Our Form of Church Government
Presbyterian churches are made up of four categories of church government; the session, presbytery, synod, and general assembly.
Northminster is governed by elected elders who make up a “session.” Presbyteries are made up of ordained clergy and elder delegates from each congregation within their bounds. Presbyteries, in turn, send delegates to synods. Finally, the entire structure is governed by the General Assembly.
Moderate and Middle-of-the-road
We do not run to extremes, nor are we fanatic in theology, attitudes, or practices. Some of our members are more conservative, while others are more liberal and we are fine with that.
Our members reflect many denominational and theological backgrounds and concepts. We are tolerant and accepting of different notions. We are not dogmatic. However, we have an official creed, stipulated by both PC(USA) and the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, in their Confession of Faith to which we require loyalty on the part of ministers and church officers.
A Mixture of Traditionalism and Openness
We attempt to conserve established traditions while at the same time we try to adapt our methods and message to the present day.