Welcome to the Philadelphia Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church in America! This site is for prospective candidates for gospel ministry, members of the Presbytery, officers in training, and just for people who are curious about the Presbytery and the PCA.
September 15, 2018 Stated Meeting – 8:00 am at Rock of Israel (meets at Bethesda Presbyterian Church @ 808 Red Lion Road in Northeast Philadelphia).
November Edification Meeting – location TBD
January 19, 2019 Stated Meeting — 8:00 am at Creshiem Valley Church
March 16, 2019 Stated Meeting — 8:00 am at TBD
May 18, 2019 Stated Meeting — 8:00 am at TBD
Our vision is to see Philadelphia saturated with Gospel-centered churches so that many people come to Christ and together communities are transformed.
We will bond together as Philadelphia PCA churches to plant and support the development of Gospel-centered churches that will reproduce themselves, engage in a ministry of word and deed for the transformation of their particular communities, and participate in cooperative ministries, all to accomplish what can only happen in connection with others.
- "The Church as a Refuge" — A One-Day Conference with Dr. Diane Langberg on 6/23/18 @ Tenth Presbyterian Church
Leadership in the church of Jesus Christ is a holy trust from the Lord himself, who loves his people and is fiercely devoted to them. Any power that we have—at home, in the workplace, in society, or in the church—is ours only as it is received from God (Westminster Larger Catechism 129). That power carries with it unique temptations, alongside unique opportunities to bless others. This conference is designed for leaders in the church, to equip them more fully to protect and serve those under their care. Read more and register here!
- Phila Presbytery Statement on Racism, Anti-Semitism, and White Supremacy
At our 9/16/17 stated meeting, the Philadelphia Presbytery (PCA) approved this statement, which the Fraternal Relations Team encourages each church to communicate to its members and community:
1. As the Philadelphia Presbytery, PCA, is called to proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ, the recent demonstration on the University of Virginia campus in Charlottesville compels us to publicly denounce racism, anti-Semitism, and white supremacy as sin. Read more...
- Annual Edification Meeting, with Paul Miller: Join the Philadelphia Presbytery on Thursday, 11/16/17 from 6:30-9:30pm for our annual edification dinner/meeting. All are welcome to join us for this event, but we especially hope that all pastors, ruling elders and their wives will join us! This year we will be joined by author and speaker Paul Miller. Read more...
Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) - Our denomination's central website
Book of Church Order - The BCO of the PCA, including 2014 updates
Westminster Confession of Faith - Along with the Westminster Larger and Shorter Catechisms, the Confession is the secondary standard of the PCA (subordinate to Scripture).
Westminster Larger Catechism, part 1; Westminster Larger Catechism, part 2
Mission to North America - The national church planting and evangelism agency of the PCA
Mission to the World - The International mission-sending agency of the PCA