The Fun of Being Presbyterian

There are advantages to being Presbyterian! It's called General Assemblies. True, the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church In America is like no other. More about schmoozing than ecclesiastical politics. Truth is, we're more akin to Congregationalism than we dare admit. There's connectionalism of course; we have a common identity, a shared vision (of sorts) and when it comes to the ordination of ministers it's decidedly corporate and hierarchical. But the autonomy of the local church is an important undercurrent.