Being presbyterian is simply a way of ordering and leading a church. Presbyterian comes from the biblical word for elder. Therefore, being presbyterian means that local churches are led by elders, who are elected by the local congregation. We have two kinds of elders: “teaching elders” (or pastors), and “ruling elders” or ordained laymen. Together, the elders make up the “Session”. The Session oversees the faith and life of the local church. Simply put, we are an elder-led church, connected to and supported by other elder-led churches.