Trinity is a Presbyterian congregation. Like Reformed theology, Presbyterianism is new and strange to many people in Cleveland. However, Presbyterianism is nothing to be feared. In fact, Presbyterianism is simply a form a church government or organization.
To be Presbyterian is to be ruled by elders. That is, in a Presbyterian congregation elders are given the responsibility of overseeing the work of making mature disciples.
The qualifications for elders are clearly set forth in Scripture (1 Timothy 3.1-7 and Titus 1.5-9). From among those who meet these qualifications each congregation elects men to serve them as elders. These men are then entrusted with the responsibility of leading the congregation in the work God has given them to do.
Presbyterianism is looked at with suspicion because some prominent Presbyterian denominations have rejected the authority of God's Word over their faith and practice. We understand and appreciate this concern and want you to know Trinity is not part of such a denomination.
Trinity belongs to the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA), a conservative denomination committed to the authority of Scripture and the importance of the Great Commission. As such, we have more in common with our evangelical Baptist and Pentecostal brothers and sisters in Christ than we do with other Presbyterians who have rejected the authority of God's Word.