Trinity is one of over 11,000 congregations of the Presbyterian Church (USA), claiming the heritage of the Reformed Tradition, confessing the sovereignty of God, and the unity of the Trinity. We are called as a church to glorify God in the proclamation of the Word and in the administration of the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Our identity and our work as a church are drawn from the Scriptures and the creeds of confessions of the Reformed Church.
A basic tenet of Presbyterian Church (USA) government is that decisions are made by councils composed of ministers and ordained lay people (called Elders). The word “Presbyterian” comes from a Greek word meaning “elder.” At the national level, decisions are made by the General Assembly to discern the will of Christ concerning the beliefs and policies of the Church and to have oversight over national and international missions. At the local level, Presbyterian ministers and churches are accountable to a Presbytery, an organization of all the PC (USA) congregations in a limited geographical area. Meetings of the various presbyteries are held regularly to give approval to pastors who are called to service, to organize cooperation among congregations, and to work on new church development. Several presbyteries form a Synod for the purpose of supporting Presbyterian colleges, orphanages, and retirement homes.
Trinity Presbyterian Church is a congregation belonging to the Flint River Presbytery www.flintriverpresbytery.org, the Synod of the South Atlantic, and the Presbyterian Church (USA). http://www.pcusa.org/.