What is a Presbyterian?
Presbyterians are Christians who focus on the Word of God and participate in a democratic form of religion. They have been in existence since the 1500s, founded in Switzerland by John Calvin, a Reformer of the Christian faith. The Presbyterian Church was brought to the United States from Scotland in the 1700s.
Presbyterians are protestant Christians who believe that the church should be always Reforming, seeking to follow God in new and different ways as we learn more about God everyday, every year, every decade and century.
Presbyterians are connectional. That means we network with over 2.3 million Presbyterians in the U.S. and more than 10,000 congregations in the U.S. As part of the reformed movement of Christians around the world, we are also connected to the World Council of Reformed Churches in Geneva, Switzerland.
Presbyterians are faithful Christians, believing in God as Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer. Members have free will to understand God based on biblical interpretation, theological study, and human experience.
Presbyterians celebrate God with worship, education, mission, music, and social activities. Presbyterians celebrate the Lord's Supper and Baptism as important sacraments.
First Presbyterian Church of Beloit is a member of the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Synod of Lakes and Prairies and the Presbytery of Milwaukee. For more information, see: