What We Believe

Presbyterian Beliefs

The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) is a church of great diversity unified by our beliefs and traditions. While differences of belief and opinion do exist within our denomination, we are guided by the Bible and our Book of Confessions. Here is what we believe:

Advent
Infant Baptism
Bible
The Book of Confessions
Four Understandings of How Humans Receive Salvation in the History of Christianity
The Holy Spirit
The Liturgical Year
Lent
Who Was and Is Jesus
How Does One Become a Presbyterian Minister
The PC(USA) Seal
Predestination
The Revised Common Lectionary
Sacraments
Sin and Salvation
Social Issues
What Makes Presbyterians Unique?
What is Presbyterian Worship Like?

What does it mean to be ordained?
Worship
Who Are We as Presbyterians

Another way to learn about Presbyterian Beliefs is to study the catechisms approved by the 210th General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).  For those of you unfamiliar with the term, catechisms are summaries of the principles of the Christian faith, in a question and answer format (a centuries-old version of the FAQ). 

Catechisms

A special committee of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) developed Standards of Ethical Conduct for church members, employees, volunteers, and ordained officers. These standards are guidelines for living together within our community of faith.

What are the Standards of Ethical Conduct?
Standards of Ethical Conduct for Members

Standards of Ethical Conduct for Employees and Volunteers
Standards of Ethical Conduct for Ordained Officers
Standards of Ethical Conduct for Ordained Officers with References and Examples



 

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.