Course Description & Information
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to a basic understanding of both the history of the Presbyterian church and its polity, that is the way in which it governs itself. This course was last taught in 2011 and is scheduled again for the fall, 2014.
With the exception of Presbyterian Polity for Church Leaders, the above may all be found in your churches or in the libraries of your pastors. NOTE: It is important that you have the 4th edition of Gray and Tucker as it reflects changes in the form of government that occurred following the 219th General Assembly.
Gray & Tucker and the Book of Order (emphasis on sections F, G, and W) should be read before our meeting on Friday.
Friday’s class will focus on church history. Saturday’s class will focus on worship and governance. A short test will be taken at the end of Saturday’s class and an essay will be due (submitted electronically) by Friday, October 10. The essay will be assigned during the first class on Friday, October 3.