Welcome to Navarre Presbyterian Church!
Navarre Presbyterian Church has a strong heritage and presence in between the Gulf Breeze and Fort Walton Beach area. Our Church is one of the Christian churches established to serve the needs of a growing community, and we are still growing!
Just as we believe that God is active in our world today, we are active in our communities. We support both local efforts that help the disadvantaged as well as join with many other congregations, denominations, and faiths to support worldwide projects.
We hope that this web page will help better explain a little bit about our church and our programs. Our congregation is composed of local families, active/retired military folks, and many repeat visitors. Our Christian education program offers discussions and learning for all ages. We actively celebrate Christian calendar events and again welcome you to our fellowship. If this sounds like a congregation for you, we invite you to join us. Our worship service is held every Sunday morning at 10:00 AM.
If you have questions about our church, please reach out. We will be happy to talk with you with our congregation, worship, Christian education programs, and ministries.
The Members of Navarre Presbyterian Church
What is a Presbyterian?
“Reformata semper reformanda”
Reformed and always being reformed (by the power of the Holy Spirit)
All that is required to be a Presbyterian is to confess that Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior, to trust in his forgiveness and salvation, and to seek to follow Christ and Christ’s example for living. Anyone who can be a Christian can be a Presbyterian!
The word Presbyterian comes from “presbuteros” – Greek for “elder.” It refers to the system in apostolic times of choosing leaders from among the wisest members of the church. Navarre Presbyterian Church of Navarre, Florida is a Christian community of believers founded on the ideals of the Protestant Reformation and based on the concept of democratic rule under the authority of God.
Some Basic Beliefs:
- God the Father: Creator of the universe
- Jesus Christ: The incarnation of God on earth; fully human and fully divine; and the Head of the church
- Holy Spirit: The presence of God in the world and in the believer
- The Church: A universal company of Christ’s followers
- The Bible: The inspired word of God
- Forgiveness of Sin: Made possible by the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross
- Life Everlasting: Shown by the resurrection of Jesus from the dead
- The Trinity: One God existing in 3 persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit
- Heaven: The souls of the faithful are reunited with God in a loving relationship
- Hell: Separation from God, which may exist now as well as in the hereafter
- Two Sacraments: Baptism and The Lord’s Supper
Baptism (including Infant Baptism): The visible sign and seal that we have been united with Christ through water and the Spirit by God’s invisible grace and made members of the household of God.
The Lord’s Supper (also called Communion or Eucharist): The visible sign and seal that we continue to be united, by God’s invisible grace, with the Risen Christ and with all believers of every time and place as we share the Bread and the Cup.
Becoming A Member Of The Presbyterian Church: Public profession of faith in Jesus Christ. If not already baptized, the person making the profession of faith shall be baptized. Certificate of transfer, when a person is a member of another Christian church. Reaffirmation of faith for persons previously baptized in the name of the triune God and having publicly professed their faith.
Some information from About Being a Presbyterian, a Scriptographic Booklet and The History of the Presbyterian Church, a Scriptographic Booklet. South Deerfield, MA: Channing L. Bete Co., Inc. 1983.