Presbyterians are Christians. In short, this means that we believe that Jesus Christ is our Lord and Savior. We believe in the doctrine of the trinity; that there is one God, made up of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Unique Governing Structure
Presbyterians have a form of government unique to many other denominations. The church government is made up of both ministers and church members who are not ministers. At the local level, the church is governed by the Session, made up of a Teaching Elder (pastor) and Ruling Elders (elected congregation members). Each church belongs to a Presbytery, which belongs to a Synod. Each Synod sends representatives to General Assembly every three years, where the policies and procedures of the church as a whole (PCUSA) may be reviewed and revised as the whole sees fit.
Presbyterians are part of what is called the Reformed Theology. We are Protestant. This means that we do not follow the Pope or the Roman Catholic Church.