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About St. Philip

St. Philip Presbyterian Church is a particular congregation of the Presbyterian Church (USA). It shares in the programs of the following organizations to the glory of God and to promote the effective witness of the Church: Tarrant Area Community of Churches, the Texas Conference of Churches, the National Council of Churches of Christ in America, and the World Council of Churches.

Presbyterianism distinguishes itself from other Christian denominations through its theology and government.

  • Presbyterian theology emphasizes the sovereignty of God, the importance of Scripture as the unique and authoritative witness to Jesus Christ, justification by grace through faith, and the priesthood of all believers.
  • Presbyterianism derives its name from “presbuteros”, the Greek word for “elder”. Presbyterian churches and higher-governing bodies are governed by “elders” (officers), and emphasize active, representative leadership by ministers and laypersons alike. Congregations are governed by Sessions, and answer to a local Presbytery. Presbyteries are grouped in regional synods, all of which are presided over by the national General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA).
  • St. Philip is a member church of Grace Presbytery, which is located within the Synod of the Sun.

    The Session of St. Philip is a group made up of the Pastors and elected elders of the church. The Session is responsible for the mission and government of the congregation, summarized in St. Philip’s Mission Statement:

    “In grateful response to God’s love and grace, St. Philip Presbyterian Church proclaims the good news of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior of us all, educates and equips people of all ages to be His disciples, enjoys fellowship with one another, and nurtures those in need. Led by the Holy Spirit, we strive to bring the message of Christ to the world by example in discipleship and action in mission and service.”

    Currently, the Session is joined in ministry by twelve committees: Administration, Adult Education, Building and Grounds, Childhood Education, Congregational Life, Evangelism, Finance and Stewardship, Mission Outreach, Nurture, Personnel, Worship, and Youth and Families.

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