What We Believe

Northeast is part of the Presbyterian Church (USA)


Who are We Presbyterians?

In America, the first presbytery (gathering of churches) was organized in 1706. Today’s Presbyterian Church (USA) was created by the 1983 reunion of the two main branches of Presbyterians in America, separated since the Civil War: The Presbyterian Church in the U.S. and the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. The Presbyterian Church (USA) is distinctly a confessional and a connectional church, distinguished by the representation of elders (presbuteros or laymen and laywomen) in its government. The church today has a membership of over two million in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, with some 20,000 ordained ministers and over 100,000 elders.

What Do Presbyterians Believe?

We are Christians who place our hope and trust in the Triune God: Father, Son (Jesus Christ), and Holy Spirit. The Bible is the source of our church's faith. We also have the guidance of historic Christian confessions such as the Apostle’s Creed and the Westminster Confession, for example. Simply put, the Presbyterian Church affirms the ancient truths of Christianity and seeks to apply those foundations to daily living and the difficult issues of the contemporary world. While our church government is representative and democratic, we cherish and uphold the belief in the “priesthood of all believers.” Though our church has an orderly and well-balanced constitution, the government of our entire church looks to “the Lord Jesus Christ as the only Head of the Church.”

Biblical Foundation 

An intergenerational worship community founded on the biblical principles of love, fellowship, and servitude.Therefore, a church that is called to a deeper understanding and love for God and people. A church called to do whatever it takes to reach people for Jesus Christ.

“You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind.’ And, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’” Luke 10:27.

19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” Matthew 28:19-20

“When I am with those who are weak, I share their weakness, for I want to bring the weak to Christ. Yes, I try to find common ground with everyone, doing everything I can to save some.” 1 Corinthians 9:22