We exist to Love Jesus, Love One Another, and Live with Purpose
Princetown is an unincorporated area of Schenectady County, New York, ten miles west of Albany and seven miles southwest of Schenectady. It is a somewhat rural area, yet on the edge of the suburbs and easily accessible to and from the cities. Many of Princetown Church's members and attenders come from Rotterdam, Duanesburg, Delanson, Schenectady, and Guilderland.
Being "Evangelical," we believe in spreading the Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout our community. We are a Bible-centered church that holds true to the traditional interpretation of Scripture and moral values. We take seriously the words of Jesus in His Great Commission. We desire to help people place their trust in Jesus as their leader and forgiver, and after beginning a relationship with Jesus to grow in that relationship. We desire that as people grow in their relationship with Jesus, that they enjoy him so much, that they are compelled to share him and the gospel with the world so that those far from Jesus might then follow him (Matt. 28:19-20, Luke 19:10, Eph. 3:21, 2 Cor. 5:18-20a)
Historically, Presbyterians belong to a family of faith that can be described in two ways. If you talk about how we govern ourselves, we are called "Presbyterian" which means "rules by Elders." Our form of government is different from the episcopal form with a heirarchy, or the congregational form where the government is by the congregation, for we have a representative form of church government.
If you talk about what we believe, we are called "Reformed." This means that our belief grows out of the Christian faith as it was "reformed" during the Protestant Reformation, particularly through John Calvin and John Knox.
We believe that a church is people, not a building. Our church building is simply a meeting place for the real Church to come together - those who love Jesus, those who serve Him, and those who are becoming interested in Christianity. We try to focus more on the family rather than the facility. We value authentic community. We seek to love Jesus, love one another and live with purpose by applying the Bible, building relationships, and caring for each other (Matt. 22:39, 1 Pet. 1:22, Heb. 3:12-13, Heb. 5:14)