Presbyterian church government was ensured in Scotland by the Acts of Union in 1707, which created the Kingdom of Great Britain. Because of covenant theology, Presbyterianism places a premium on expository preaching through the entire Bible, finding Christ and the Christian gospel just as clearly in the Old Testament as in the New.
Presbyterian Church exhibits their faith through generosity, the constant pursuit of social justice, hospitality and reform. They also recognize that we are all sinners in need of a Savior. Presbyterians believe that the supreme standard of belief is the Bible, and also for practice, that is received as Word of God. Presbyterian theology typically emphasizes the sovereignty of God, and the necessity of grace through faith in Christ.
Few beliefs set them apart from the other Protestant Christians.
Elders as the Governing Body
There is a Governing Body that is based on a system of elders. Elders or ministers have responsibility for ruling and teaching, worship and performing sacraments, and are responsible for the discipline and mission of the local congregation.
If there is a policy or an action to consider, they talk, pray, and then they vote. Usually, they take more votes than any other religious group. They believe that Holy Spirit is in the individuals, but it works through the whole community. All votes come equal, no matter the level of a hierarchy.
Also, they put emphasis and great importance on equal education and lifelong learning for all people. In times past, when they come to a new town, they would usually build a church, a school, and a hospital. They see the worship of God and education as necessary so that they can serve the world in the name of God. It is considered that the point of this learning is to enable one to put one’s faith into practice. They strive to live each day as if it’s the day that Christ returns. Treating all people with the respect and love, welcome all who come to worship with them. They always demonstrate compassion in their relationships with congregants, staff, session members, bearing one another burdens gladly.