We are Presbyterian.
The term Presbyterian comes from the Greek word presbuteros which means elder. Rather than being governed by single individuals (priests, bishops, archbishops) like in an episcopalian system, or being governed by the congregation like in a congregational system, a Presbyterian church is governed and led by ministers and elders.
We are governed by presbyters
- A presbyter is simply a minister or elder in a local church. Presbyters govern across four different levels of church government: at a session in a local church, in a presbytery, and at the State and General Assembly.
We are part of the Presbyterian Church
- As a church, we are part of the Presbyterian Church of Queensland (pcq.org.au) which is part of the Presbyterian Church of Australia (pca.org.au).
We hold to the Westminster Confession of Faith
- The Westminster Confession of Faith is the confessional document on which the Presbyterian Church of Australia is based.
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