History and Polity
The Presbyterian Church of Cape Cod was founded in 1974 as the only distinctive Presbyterian and Reformed congregation on Cape Cod. The church is a member of the Orthodox (meaning straight teaching) Presbyterian Church (OPC) with congregations throughout the United States and with mission works located in such places as Eritrea, Ethiopia, Japan, Kenya, Suriname, Uganda, Korea, China, Haiti, and the Ukraine. The OPC was founded in 1936 as a deliberate effort to provide for the essential need to uphold the teachings of the Scriptures as the inspired, inerrant, and infallible Word of God.
A Confessional Church
The PCCC is a confessional church. This means we adhere to a written confession of faith and two catechisms, which are the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Westminster Larger and Shorter Catechisms. We believe that these standards contain the system of doctrine taught in the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments and therefore teach an accurate and true Biblical theology. These standards are in no way held above Scripture, which is the only infallible rule of faith and practice, but are believed to be accurate summaries of the theology of Scripture.
The acceptance and/or full understanding of our Westminster Standards is not required for membership in the PCCC. One may become a member by affirming that his/her salvation is accomplished by grace alone through faith alone because of Christ alone.
However, our church officers must adhere to and vow to uphold the system of doctrine found in the Westminster Standards.