The Armenian Presbyterian Church aims to be a first century church in the twenty-first century. We rely on the Grace of God to devote ourselves to the teachings of Scripture and prayer. We share our food, resources, and time with each other. We worship and participate in the sacraments together and welcome others to the salvation that is solely available in Jesus Christ. We strive to be an Acts-based church within northern New Jersey and the Greater New York City area. We strive to continue the zeal of our Armenian Evangelical forefathers to preach and to bear witness to the Gospel to every creature, to every soul that will listen to the Good News of Salvation in Jesus Christ.
Our Vision of worship is based on the following passage:
“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe at the many wonders and signs performed by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. They sold property and possessions to give to anyone who had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” – Acts 2:42-47
We make disciples who make disciples of Jesus Christ. In the Scriptures, there are two overarching passages in which we’ve been given our purpose as individuals and as a church. We seek to live those out through the following:
The Great Commandment
Jesus replied, “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ The entire law and all the demands of the prophets are based on these two commandments.” – Matthew 22:37-40
The Great Commission
Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always even to the end of the age.” – Matthew 28:18-20