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What do we Believe?

Capitol Hill Presbyterian is committed to following Jesus, obeying Scripture, and guided by the basic tenets of Reformed Theology. We are a Presbyterian Church, specifically PC(USA). Our theology is biblically based, expressed in our Book of Confessions and lived out in our Book of Order. These confessions, along with our Book of Order, comprise the constitution of our denomination.

For more about our faith and beliefs, please see our
Frequently Asked Questions.

The sources of our beliefs, in order of authority, are:

  • Jesus Christ, the Word of God incarnate, the full revelation of God and humanity.
  • Scripture, God’s Word, the authoritative witness to Jesus Christ, as revealed through God the Holy Spirit. https://www.biblegateway.com/
  • The Book of Confessions. A collection of Christian catechisms and statements of faith from the church over the past 2000 years. They interpret Scripture into the basic Christian beliefs. https://www.pcusa.org/resource/book-of-confessions/
  • The Book of Order takes these beliefs and applies them to the ordering of our life together, namely our government, worship and church discipline. https://www.pcusa.org/resource/book-order-2013-2015/


 About our Church:

The unique story of Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church began as a vision for a new community of faith, rooted in the teachings of Jesus Christ, to love and serve our Creator, each other, Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood, and beyond.

This community was born of the merger between two local Presbyterian churches, and has grown to include many other members committed to following the example of Jesus by reaching out to extend his hand of compassion to the world. Our celebratory style of worship honors the diverse backgrounds and artistic influence of our congregation, emphasizing a variety of methods in which we express our faith in response to God’s love for us.


Mission & Values  >>

A missional community devoted to the life changing reality of Jesus Christ, growing in faith, sharing in hope, serving in love; one another, Capitol Hill, and to the ends of the earth.

Staff  >>

The people who lead our congregation and work to maintain the church and property.

What We Believe  >>

Who is God? Who is Jesus? What does it actually mean to be saved? If you have questions about what we believe, this is a great place to learn more.

History of CHPC  >>

Learn the unique history of Capitol Hill Presbyterian Church, and how it was formed from the union of two very different churches, into one.

Location  >>

We are located on Harvard Ave. between Denny and Pine, just behind Seattle Central College. Check here to find us on the map and for parking information.

Leadership  >>

The church is a body supported by many ligaments. Elders make up the Session, the governing body of a Presbyterian church. Deacons are charged with caring for the practical needs of congregational care.

Finances  >>

Money is one more resource that God has given us responsibility over. We maintain the value that our financial resources are a partner in ministry by utilizing them with integrity, prudence, stewardship and accountability.

Jobs  >>

All the positions which we are currently hiring for, or seeking help with.