Presbyterian Church of East Africa
Presbyterianism is a part of the Reformed tradition within Protestantism which traces its origins to the British Isles, particularly Scotland. Presbyterian churches derive their name from the presbyterian form of church government, which is governed by representative assemblies of elders.
Presbyterian Church definition. A Protestant denomination based on the doctrines of John Calvin and governed by elders ( presbyteros is the Greek word for “elder”). The Presbyterian Church traces its origin in Scotland.
Presbyterian church government means the body is governed by elders, and congregationalists are governed democratically by the vote of the congregation. Polymodal baptism means the Presbyterians will accept sprinkling, pouring or immersion as valid baptism, but Baptists accept only immersion as valid.
Presbyterians are considered to be Protestant along with Methodists, Baptists, and many others. Protestant means "protest" the Catholic church. All these denominations were formed during what was called the Protestant Reformation. ... All Presbyterians are Protestants, but all Protestants are not Presbyterians.
Contrasts between infant and adult baptism. ... Believers and the children of believers become members of God's covenant community (or church) through baptism. It is believed by some Christians that in the heart of a baptised child, faith as a gift or grace from God, as distinct from an act by the person, is made present.
Sacraments are acts of worship which use physical symbols to represent spiritual ideas. Holy Communion is a Christian sacrament in which bread and wine are used to represent the body and blood of Jesus Christ, which Christians believe was sacrificed for them during Christ's crucifixion.