The Presbyterian Church in America was formed to be a denomination that is
"Faithful to the Scriptures,
True to the Reformed Faith, and
Obedient to the Great Commission."
The PCA is an Evangelical and Reformed Presbyterian denomination.
- By "Evangelical," we mean that we emphasize the gospel (good news of salvation) through faith in Jesus Christ, as well as affirming other orthodox Christian doctrines and holding to the inerrancy of Scripture.
- By "Reformed," we mean that we are connected to the teachings of the historic church and the doctrinal beliefs recovered by the Reformation. These beliefs are expressed in the Westminster Confession of Faith with the Westminster Larger Catechism and Westminster Shorter Catechism.
All officers of the PCA must personally subscribe to and uphold the teachings of the Westminster Standards.
By "Presbyterian, we describe our representative form of church government. Local churches are governed by a "Session" of "Presbyters" (elders), elected by the members of the congregation. Representatives of local churches within a geographical area compose a "Presbytery." New Covenant Presbyterian Church belongs to the Palmetto Presbytery. Representatives of presbyteries meet annually at a "General Assembly." Thus, through the combined efforts and resources of all the churches, we are enabled to advance God's Kingdom much more effectively.
Visit the PCA website for a more complete History of the PCA.