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.”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). It 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.
We are committed to the Scriptures and the historic Westminster Confession of Faith (http://www.opc.org/documents/MESV_frames.html). based firmly on a biblical theology that answers the questions and issues of each culture and people to which we minister.
We are committed to worship that practices the presence and power of God within the church so that God is glorified and our culture is transformed.
We are committed to extending God’s grace through ministries of evangelism both locally and internationally through the ministry of the Word and to significant ministry to the needy through deeds of mercy and service.
We are committed to the freedom of every member to minister through spiritual gifts and also to the responsibility to do so under spiritual authority and loving discipline.
We are committed to guarding and strengthening the biblical family and also to a ministry to the broken family forms such as the divorced, the widowed and the unwed parent.
We are committed to teaching and discipling men and women in the whole counsel of God and also to ministering to the needs of the whole person.
True to the Scriptures, the reformed faith, and obedient to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ
Adapted from the Presbyterian Church in America web site. Used with permission. For more information, please go to: pcanet.org