What does it mean to be Presbyterian?
The term “Presbyterian” is descriptive of our church government. It means we are elder-led and connectional. We have elders (presbyters) elected by the congregation who teach, shepherd, govern, and represent the church. Our church is a member of a group of churches in the area, called a presbytery, as well as our national denomination, the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). These connections to churches in our area and throughout the country help to provide accountability and a sense of unity with the entire Body of Christ. For more information on our denomination, go to www.pcanet.org.
A few of our guiding principles include:
The Lord Jesus Christ is the only true Head of the Church
The Bible is the inerrant Word of God and our only rule of faith and practice.
We greatly value the contributions of church history and tradition, and never seek to throw tradition out, but are careful to always test and reform them in light of Scripture (thus the term “Reformed”).