Beliefs | Values
At Third Church you will find people from different walks of life who have been joined together by the gospel of Jesus Christ. We seek to glorify God through the implementation of ministries that provide physical, spiritual and educational resources needed for the strengthening of our congregation and surrounding community.
What Does "Presbyterian" Mean?
Presbyterian describes the way the church is governed. Responsibility for oversight of the local congregation rests -- not on individuals appointed by a distant authority or on the congregation by majority vote -- but on elected bodies at the congregational, regional, and national levels. The ruling council in each congregation is called the Session -- a body made up of men and women known as elders, who have been "set apart" by election and ordination into a supervisory role. "Elder" is the English equivalent of the Greek New Testament word presbuteros, from which we get the word Presbyterian.