Just like people, a church has the capacity to be selfish and hurtful. What we see in Scripture is that we as a church community need to be connected to other bodies. By having elders in every church, not just a single pastor who makes all the decisions, we seek to be guided by a plurality of elders elected from within the local church.
To be a connectional church is to be an accountable church. We are a part of a denomination called the Presbyterian Church in America. Knowing that Christianity holds to a set of historic beliefs we also hold to an historic confession. The Westminster Confession of Faith written in the mid 1600’s is a summary of what we believe.