Who We Are
New Cut Presbyterian Church 2617 New Cut Church Road Lancaster, SC 29720
New Cut is a mission-focused community of faith unified in spirit, growing and supporting future spiritual leaders through Biblical teachings and preaching. We focus on engaging and encouraging our youth, young adults and young in Christ. We promote unity in the church by expanding our sense of community. We strive to meet the needs of the congregation and community, through an understanding of our stewardship; spiritual, physical and financial. We feel the call through Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior. With the help of the Holy Spirit, we choose to live our lives with compassion; loving our neighbors as ourselves.
Where We Are
The New Cut community is located 6 miles east of the city of Lancaster and 27 miles south of the city limits of Charlotte, NC. The rural community comprises approximately 30 square miles of farms, small businesses and family homes. Lancaster County is experiencing significant growth and New Cut Presbyterian Church is located in an area identified for targeted growth driven by an exceptional school system. Buford schools (elementary, middle and high) are small, academically high-performing and much sought after.
New Cut Presbyterian Church is a member of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC). The EPC is both evangelical and Presbyterian. It is evangelical in its zeal for the Gospel, as well as evangelism, missions and living obediently as followers of Jesus. At the same time, it is rooted deeply in the Protestant Reformation. The EPC embraces the Westminster Confession of Faith as its doctrinal standard and believes that the best way to guide local congregations is by the rule of spiritually mature elders linked together regionally.
All Scripture is self-attesting and being Truth, requires our unreserved submission in all areas of life. The infallible Word of God, the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, is a complete and unified witness to God's redemptive acts culminating in the incarnation of the Living Word, the Lord Jesus Christ. The Bible, uniquely and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit, is the supreme and final authority on all matters on which it speaks. On this sure foundation we affirm these Essentials:
We believe in one God, the sovereign Creator and Sustainer of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. To Him be all honor, glory and praise forever!
Jesus Christ, the living Word, became flesh through His miraculous conception by the Holy Spirit and His virgin birth. He who is true God became true man united in one Person forever. He died on the cross a sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. On the third day He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where, at the right hand of the Majesty on High, He now is our High Priest and Mediator.
The Holy Spirit has come to glorify Christ and to apply the saving work of Christ to our hearts. He convicts us of sin and draws us to the Savior. Indwelling our hearts, He gives new life to us, empowers and imparts gifts to us for service. He instructs and guides us into all truth, and seals us for the day of redemption.
Being estranged from God and condemned by our sinfulness, our salvation is wholly dependent upon the work of God's free grace. God credits His righteousness to those who put their faith in Christ alone for their salvation, thereby justifies them in His sight. Only such as are born of the Holy Spirit and receive Jesus Christ become children of God and heirs of eternal life.
The true Church is composed of all persons who through saving faith in Jesus Christ and the sanctifying work of the Holy Spirit are united together in the body of Christ. The Church finds her visible, yet imperfect, expression in local congregations where the Word of God is preached in its purity and the sacraments are administered in their integrity; where scriptural discipline is practiced, and where loving fellowship is maintained. For her perfecting, she awaits the return of her Lord.
Jesus Christ will come again to the earth—personally, visibly, and bodily—to judge the living and the dead, and to consummate history and the eternal plan of God. "Even so, come, Lord Jesus" (Revelation 22:20).
The Lord Jesus Christ commands all believers to proclaim the Gospel throughout the world and to make disciples of all nations. Obedience to the Great Commission requires total commitment to "Him who loved us and gave Himself for us." He calls us to a life of self-denying love and service. "For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them" (Ephesians 2:10).