WHAT IS THE PCA?
The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) has a strong commitment to evangelism, missionary work at home and abroad, and to Christian education. From its inception, the church has determined its purpose to be, “faithful to the Scriptures, true to the reformed faith, and obedient to the Great Commission.”
Our goal as a local body of believers is to heed the words of the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 4:5, to “preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.”
This means we are:
We believe that God has revealed Himself in the Scriptures, which are without error and are completely trustworthy. Therefore, the Bible is our ultimate authority. It contains everything we need to know God and faithfully follow Jesus.
We are committed to the timeless message of the Bible, which was taught by the early church, and rediscovered in its fullness in the Protestant Reformation. The PCA separated from the Presbyterian Church in the United States (Southern) in opposition to the long-developing theological liberalism which denied the deity of Jesus Christ and the inerrancy and authority of Scripture.
Organized at a constitutional assembly in December 1973, this church was first known as the National Presbyterian Church but changed its name in 1974 to Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). For more visit https://pcanet.org/about-the-pca-2-3/
The PCA is a "confessional" denomination. This means that we have a written "confession of faith" which we believe to be a good and accurate summary of the teaching of whole Bible. The PCA has made a firm commitment on the doctrinal standards which had been significant in presbyterianism since 1645, namely the Westminster Confession of Faith and Westminster Shorter and Larger Catechisms.
Christ Redeemer PCA is proud to adhere to these great theological standards and traditions. For more info visit https://pcanet.org/about-the-pca-2-2-2/.
First and foremost we abiding under the authority of Christ who is the one and only true “head of the church.” It is He who binds the conscience and ultimately calls leaders, imperfect as they may be, to lead His church as those who will give an account (Hebrews 13).
We use a “presbyterian” form of church government that uses a plurality of church leadership with ordained elders and deacons found in Matt. 16:19 "I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven."