Tom Groome will lead an ongoing discussion on 'What it means to be Presbyterian' each Sunday in October. Please join Tom for this four part series in the Munich room from 5:30-7:00 pm on October 6, 13, 20, and 27.
The roots of Presbyterianism are scriptural. The name comes from the Greek word presbuteros, translated elder. It points back in the Old Testament to the elders selected by the tribes as their leaders (1 Kings 8:1-3; Judges 8:14, 16; Deuteronomy 27:1; Ezra 10:8; etc.). In the New Testament church, it is used to describe the overseers of a local congregation (Acts 14:23; 20:17; Titus 1:5). Both in name and in spirit of Presbyterianism, the Bible plays a central and significant role.