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Presbyterians: Who are we?

Questions have been raised about the position of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in comparison to other Reformed bodies. It is always helpful to compare parallel categories.  Sometimes the official positions of one body are compared with a characterization of the other body.  Here are some resources to help anyone to know and understand the actual positions of the PC(USA). 

We’d like to hear from you. What other resources would be helpful? Do you have suggestions as to the ones linked here? Have you developed resources that may be helpful to others and that can be shared? We welcome your comments below.


This series of videos about the Foundations of Presbyterian Polity by Stated Clerk, Gradye Parsons speak to theological issues

“What Presbyterians Believe” from Presbyterians Today magazine. This link includes articles on what Presbyterians believe about such topics as Jesus, the Resurrection, the Bible, the Holy Spirit, and the Trinity.

Ordination Standards

Marcia Myers, Director of the Office of Vocation and Andrew Black, Director of Constitutional Services discuss ordination standards in this video 

Cynthia Bolbach  Moderator of the 219th General Assembly (2010) discusses Amendment 10A and ordination standards 

Advisory Opinion #24, on the standards for ordination

Theology and Worship on ordination standards, "Sanctify Them in the Truth"

Church Conflict

Negotiation and church conflict resources

 Why Stay?

Why Stay from Lake Murray Presbyterian Church, Columbia, SC

Why Stay video Part 1: A video from Tropical Florida Presbytery and Part 2

A series of Why Stay videos from Olympia Presbytery