Governance

Structure and Governance of the Free Presbyterian Church of Ulster

The church originates in the Sovereign mind of God (Eph 3:10-11) and is not an institution of man. As such, the church and its government must be subject to the will of God as revealed in Scripture. The church is not governed by the traditions or precepts of man (Matt 15:9) but only upon the principles taught in, and derived from, the Word of God.

Presbyterian church government is founded on the Word of God and is the model set forth in the New Testament church. Presbyterianism works on the principles of representative government, with elders called and ordained to rule and oversee local churches under the oversight of a Presbytery body.

 

Ephesians 3:10-11
10 To the intent that now unto the principalities and powers in heavenly places might be known by the church the manifold wisdom of God,
11 According to the eternal purpose which he purposed in Christ Jesus our Lord:

 

Matthew 15:9
9 But in vain they do worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.



Moderator: Rev Thomas Murray, Comber Free Presbyterian Church
Deputy Moderator: Rev Kenneth Elliott, Portadown Free Presbyterian Church
Clerk of Presbytery: Rev Ian Brown, Martyrs Memorial Free Presbyterian Church

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