About the PCA
A New Denomination
Founded in 1973 by believers who felt strongly the need for a scriptural, evangelical and reformed witness for Christ. These believers felt that evangelism, Christian education and training should be the top priorities of the church. Many churches separated from their denominations because they believed the basic Christian doctrines were being compromised. Current membership in PCA churches is about 300,000. Read more about the PCA…
A Scriptural Denomination
The PCA believes in the “Presbyterian ” form of church government as the most scriptural. Local churches are governed by “presbyters” or Elders. Teaching elders are Pastors and Ruling Elders are ordained laymen. The Elders make up the Session, which is the governing body of the local church. The Elders are elected by the congregation.
A Growing Denomination
We are busy about God’s work. Starting new churches in the U.S. and Canada; supporting small congregations who want a full ministry in their community; teaching and training workers and leaders how to study, apply, obey and share the scriptures; sending missionaries to other countries; publishing literature and curricula for individuals, groups, schools and churches; caring for retired ministers and their families; sponsoring youth and children’s ministries; guiding men and women and families to a closer walk with the living God.
What the PCA Believes
We believe the Bible is the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the revelation of God’s truth and is infallible and authoritative in all matters of faith and practice.
We believe in the Holy Trinity. There is one God, who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We believe that all are sinners and totally unable to save themselves from God’s displeasure, except by His mercy.
We believe that salvation is by God alone as He sovereignly chooses those He will save. We believe His choice is based on His grace, not on any human individual merit, or foreseen faith.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who through His perfect life and sacrificial death atoned for the sins of all who will trust in Him, alone, for salvation.
We believe that God is gracious and faithful to His people not simply as individuals but as families in successive generations according to His Covenant promises.
We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells God’s people and gives them the strength and wisdom to trust Christ and follow Him.
We believe that Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all mankind and to receive His people to Himself.
We believe that all aspects of our lives are to be lived to the glory of God under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.