Our mission is to serve the Presbyterian Church in America’s Teaching Elders and Ruling Elders by curating easily navigable resources on the nature, procedures, and history of our denominational polity.

Our Mission

Over the past several years, interest in the biblical rationale, organizational procedures, and growing historical record of the Presbyterian Church in America’s governance has spiked. Many new and veteran elders are eager to engage with the work of our Church beyond the congregational level (i.e., in presbyteries and the General Assembly). The mission of pcapolity.com is to serve Christ’s undershepherds in the PCA by gathering, producing, and publishing informative and instructional resources concerning our ecclesiastical government.

Our History

The Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) was founded in 1973 as a denomination seeking to be Faithful to the Scriptures, True to the Reformed Faith, and Obedient to the Great Commission. By God’s grace, the PCA has grown to 383,338 members gathered in 1,580 particular congregations and 348 mission works as of the 48th General Assembly (2021). The 1,928 local churches (including mission works) are distributed among 88 regional presbyteries. At the national level, the PCA maintains special ministries focusing on foreign missions (MTW), domestic church planting and disaster relief (MNA), college ministry (RUF), Christian education (CTS, CC, CDM), stewardship (RBI, PCAF), administration (AC), and a retreat center (RH).

This website was launched in 2021 by a small group of PCA Elders passionate about doing all things “decently and in order” (1 Cor. 14:40) to the glory of God.

Editorial Board

RE Matt Fender (All Saints Reformed Presbyterian Church of Richmond, Virginia | James River Presbytery)

TE Jacob Gerber (Harvest Community Church of Omaha, Nebraska | Platte Valley Presbytery)

TE Zachary Groff (Antioch Presbyterian Church of Woodruff, South Carolina | Calvary Presbytery)

RE Brad Isbell (Covenant Presbyterian Church of Oak Ridge, Tennessee | Tennessee Valley Presbytery)

RE Rich Leino (Hope of Christ Presbyterian Church of Stafford, Virginia | James River Presbytery)

TE Jared Nelson (New Life Presbyterian Church of Hopewell Township, Pennsylvania | Ascension Presbytery)

RE Chris Shoemaker (Christ Our Hope Presbyterian Church of Charlestown, Rhode Island | Southern New England Presbytery)

TE Stephen Spinnenweber (Westminster Presbyterian Church of Jacksonville, Florida | Northwest Florida Presbytery)

TE Steve Tipton (Covenant Presbyterian Church of Panama City, Florida | Gulf Coast Presbytery)

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