About Presbyterians

The Presbyterian Church is a "big tent" church theologically, which is to say that it includes people of a variety of theological perspectives on the Christian faith.  Our congregation models this: we welcome and include people with a wide diversity of theological understandings.   However, our congregation is generally theologically centrist-to-progressive.  That is to say, we are neither fundamentalist nor unitarian.  We focus on the love and joy of Christ and on the Kingdom of God that Christ initiated.  We welcome all who seek to know, grow in, or serve Christ, regardless of race, class, or sexual orientation.


As Presbyterians, we are "denominational."  This means we believe that there is a great "catholic" (universal) fellowship of all who are baptized in Christ.  Though we cluster in groups with different names ("denominations"), systems of church government, and theologies, yet we are one in Christ.   Our underlying unity of faith is ultimately more important than our differences.  Hence we are strongly ecumenical, working readily with other denominations and Christians. 

Presbyterians are non-doctrinal. Although Presbyterians have a rich (and sometimes divisive) history of theological debate, and are part of the "Reformed" branch of Protestant Christianity, it is not necessary to agree with particular doctrines to be a Presbyterian.  It is necessary only to trust in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and be baptized.  Nevertheless, we offer the following links to further information about the Presbyterian denomination and history. 


Presbyterian 101: A general guide to facts about the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)