A welcoming, growing Christian Community
where faith comes alive
Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all you that hope in the LORD.
“A welcoming, growing Christian Community where faith comes alive.”
The Presbyterian Church in Canada
“Relying on the power of the Holy Spirit, we proclaim the love and good news of Jesus Christ through our words and actions. As a reformed church, we rely on the truth and inspiration of Scriptures for God’s guidance into the future—a future that we approach with wonder and anticipation, knowing God is with us. As worshiping communities joyfully celebrating the sacraments, we are supported, strengthened and equipped to share the love of God revealed in Jesus Christ.”
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Presbyterians are known for the type of leadership they have. The Greek word presbuteros means elder and it is from this word that we get the word Presbyterian. We are ruled by elders. Sessions are made up of elders – ruling elders and the minister(s). Ruling elders are women and men who have been elected by the local congregation and ordained. The session provides for the overall ministry of the congregation, including pastoral care, worship, Christian education, stewardship and mission. It has representation at presbytery. The minister, or teaching elder, acts as the moderator.