First  Presbyterian  Church  of  Lockhart, Texas


What Presbyterians Believe                              


What is distinctive about the Presbyterian Church?

Presbyterians are distinctive in three major ways:

1)     they follow a formulation of religious thought known as      Reformed theology;

2)     they have a form of government which stresses the active, representational leadership of ministers and church members;

3)     and Presbyterian is a connectional body of worshipers who participate in mission, ministry and organizational oversight of congregations locally (through a presbytery), regionally (through a synod), and nationally (through the General Assembly).


 Presbyterians believe the will of God may be better discerned by a collective body of believers rather than by a single individual, which is why the Presbyterian Church is governed at all levels by a combination of clergy and laity, men and women who represent the diversity of the congregation.

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