“Presbyterian” refers to our type of government. The leaders of our local church are “elders,” (which in Greek sounds a bit like “presbyters”) who govern the church together. As a group, these local elders are called the “session.” The body that governs a large geographical area of churches is called a “Presbytery.” The body that governs the entire denomination is called the “General Assembly.” This kind of church government can be seen in its beginning stages in the New Testament in such passages as Titus 1 and Acts 15. And yet, long before the time of the early church, God’s people recognized the value of being under the authority of a plurality (group) of elders—even as early as the time of Moses (Exodus 18:17-23).
Unfortunately, today, many associate Presbyterianism with progressive ideology and politics. We, however, reject the theological innovations of the 20th and 21st centuries that undermined faith in an inerrant, infallible Bible, and that has led to the embrace of anarchy in every area of life. We are committed to the “ancient paths,” the faith held by Christians for 2,000 years of church history.