Presbyterians believe in:
GOD as the Creator of the universe.
JESUS the CHRIST as the incarnation of God on earth.
The HOLY SPIRIT as the presence of God in the world and in the believer.
The CHURCH as a universal company of Christ’s followers.
FORGIVENESS OF SIN as made possible by the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus.
LIFE EVERLASTING – also as a gift made possible through Jesus as the Christ.
The BIBLE as the inspired Word of God, and the authoritative source for faith and practice.
The denominational name – Presbyterian – comes from the Greek word presbyterios which means “elder.” The name refers to our form of government, and signifies that a group of elders are responsible for church government, rather than a bishop or group of bishops.
Presbyterians are also confessional, in that a Book of Confessions is part of our constitution. The latest confession is a Brief Statement of Faith (1991).