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What does presbyterian mean?
The word “Presbyterian” comes from a Greek word meaning “Elder.” “Presbyterianism” refers to our church’s unique form of government, which includes: our session (local group of elders), our presbytery, our synod, and our general assembly (our national government). Presbyterians are a part of the “Reformed tradition.” The Reformed tradition is a term referring to all churches who follow Reformed theology. Reformed theology is a type of Protestant theology that came out of the Reformation in 16th century Europe. Presbyterians follow Reformed theology but not all Reformed churches follow Presbyterian government. (In other words, all Presbyterians are Reformed BUT not all Reformed are Presbyterian.) Some types of Reformed churches have different types of government (some examples: Reformed Church of America, Congregational churches, etc.).
What do presbyterians believe?
Our beliefs are outlined within our Book of Confession, which includes the Nicene Creed, the Apostles' Creed, the Scots Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, the Second Helvetic Confession, the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Shorter Catechism, the Larger Catechism, the Theological Declaration of Barmen, the Confession of 1967, and the Brief Statement of Faith. Which can all be found here.
What should i expect in worship
Our services our liturgical, and last about an hour. We use the 1990 Presbyterian Hymnal as the basis of our music, but are never limited by what is in our hymnal. We have many talented people sharing their gifts and talents with the congregation, as we all listen for what the Word of God is saying to us today. Come as you are, ready to hear Good News!
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Bainbridge, NY 13838