What Does “Presbyterian” Mean?
The word ‘Presbyterian’ comes from a Greek word that means ‘rule by elders’. It is our form of Church government that sets us apart from other denominations. We believe that Jesus Christ is the only King and Head of the Church. We interpret God’s will and word in community, believing that decisions should be reached by communities, not individuals.  Presbyterian Churches are governed by Sessions, made up of elders and ministers who are responsible for pastoral care and keeping order in the congregation; Presbyteries, groupings of congregations in a local area; Synods, groupings of Presbyteries in a region; and General Assemblies, the annual general meeting of The Presbyterian Church in Canada. Our processes may not always be quick but we provide careful study, prayer and discussion, and seek the leading of the Holy Spirit.