Get to Know Us - Brief History of the PCA
What is the PCA?
The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) is an evangelical denomination committed to the Reformed faith and the Great Commission. Consistent with the Protestant Reformation, the PCA is dedicated to the inerrancy of Scripture, the sovereignty of God in salvation and biblical worship.
How does Presbyterian government work?
The form of church government that we believe is most biblical is called “Presbyterian.” Presbyterian government is based on groups of elders, “presbyters,” working together with mutual accountability. This functions on three levels: The local church, the regional level and the national level. This structure is non-authoritarian and avoids problems inherent in one-man-rule or hierarchical systems.
What are our doctrinal beliefs?
The PCA is a “Reformed” denomination. “Reformed” denotes our doctrinal beliefs. We believe that the purest and clearest expressions of scriptural doctrine are found in the Calvinistic creeds, particularly the Westminster Confession of Faith with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms.
What is our mission?
The Great Commission tells us to make disciples for Jesus Christ of all nations through preaching and teaching. This includes training believers to adhere to everything the Lord Jesus Christ taught us.