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Our Presbyterian Heritage

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Europe :1530-1600

Presbyterian churches trace their roots back to John Calvin, a French-born theologian whose writings and ministry in the city of Geneva influenced many churches' structure and theology starting from the mid-16th century. These include the Church of Scotland, the Presbyterian Church in Ireland and, in England , the United Reformed Church.

Pilgrims:1620-1700

Religious persecution and concern for their families drove some of their congregants to America . The most famous voyage was made aboard the Mayflower by the Pilgrims, who formed a colony in Massachusetts in 1620.

America :1700-1900

More settlers and immigrants followed, bringing their theology and Presbyterian polity to America in succeeding centuries. Included in these traditions are:

  • Belief in the sole sufficiency of God's grace for salvation.
  • Emphasis on knowledge of Scripture.
  • Unique system of governance by “presbyters” – ministers and elders of each church

America :1900-Present

The Evangelical Assembly of Presbyterian Churches has assembled to succeed nearly five centuries of Presbyterian history. Our work includes:

  • Building strong families centered on Christian faith.
  • Raising believers in knowledge of Scripture, edifying worship, loving fellowship and Christ-like charity.
  • Creating programs to train believers for worldwide Christian service.

By establishing model churches to lead America , we envision transforming this nation into “a city on a hill” [Matthew 5:14 ] that beams the light of the Gospel to the entire world.

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