Presbyterian

What is Presbyterianism?

The word presbyterian means the church is "ruled by elders." 

  • Pastors (teaching elders) preach the Word of God and administer baptism and the Lord's supper.

  • Ruling elders lead the church. They help people understand and obey God's word.

  • Deacons serve the needy. They manage the money of the church and care for the property.

What does it mean to be Reformed?

Our historical roots extend to the Protestant Reformation.

  • Scripture Alone expresses our strong commitment to the unquestionable authority of the Bible. 

  • Grace Alone expresses that the entirety of salvation is God's gracious gift through Christ. 

  • Faith Alone expresses that justification before God is a one-time event that takes place through faith in Jesus. 

A summary of our doctrine is outlined in the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms.

Presbyterian Church in America

Our church is a member of a denomination called the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). The PCA was organized in December 1973. It separated from the Presbyterian Church in the United States (Southern) in opposition to the long-developing theological liberalism which denied the deity of Jesus Christ and the inerrancy and authority of Scripture.