|The symbol of the Presbyterain Church (USA)|
Presbyterians are followers of Jesus Christ. The Presbyterian Church was founded on the ideals of leaders Martin Luther, John Calvin, and John Knox. Presbyterians are part of a church structure that is founded on a concept of democratic rule under the Word of God.
The word "Presbuteros" means elder, and refers to the custom of choosing leaders from among the wisest members of the church.
Authority in the Presbyterian Church resides with those who the congregation elects to serve.
- The local leadership body is the Session. It is comprised of elders who serve as the chairpersons of different committees. The Session oversees the day to day work of the church. The Session approves the annual budget and makes many of the key decisions of the church. The Pastor is the moderator of the Session.
In the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA), there are four governing bodies.
- The Session: (local)
- The Presbytery: (local chuches together form a Presbytery: all Utah Presbyterian churches are part of the Presbytery of Utah)
- The Synod: (a regional body of several Presbyteries: (the Presbytery of Utah is a member of the Synod of the Rocky Mountains)
- The General Assembly: (the national governing body in Lousville, KY)
What do Presbyterians believe?
What We Believe
The Brief Statement of Faith which follows was adopted by the Presbyterian Church (USA) in 1983. It serves as an excellent summary of the core beliefs of all PC(USA) churches.
In life and in death we belong to God.
We trust in Jesus Christ,
We trust in God,
We trust in God the Holy Spirit,
With believers in every time and place,
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Community Presbyterian Church2279 North Wedgewood Lane Cedar City, Utah 84721 (Cross Streets: Nichols Canyon Rd & Wedgewood Ln)
Worship (Virtual and In-person): Sunday at 10:00 am
Phone: 435-586-8891 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Hours: Tuesday - Thursday, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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