Our congregation is a member of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). The PCA was founded in 1973 in response to the need for a scriptural, evangelical, and reformed witness to Christ.
We are delighted to be part of a Christian denomination that takes seriously its ministers’ vows to teach the truths of Scripture, and hold to a systematic summary of that teaching as recorded in our Confession and Catechisms. We rejoice to be united with other Presbyterian congregations equally dedicated to spreading the Gospel here and in other lands. We count it a great and joyous privilege to be united in fellowship across the region and the nation so that our members enjoy the security of leadership and accountability that is larger than our local church government while always respecting that local church government.
As a member congregation of the PCA, Redeemer is governed by the PCA’s Book of Church Order (the BCO), which defines for us the scope and purpose of our various offices (Teaching Elder, Ruling Elder, and Deacon), the various procedures to be followed by our officers/ministers and congregations, and the way the various Church Courts work. These include the Session (the body of Elders in a local congregation, meeting at least monthly), the Presbytery (the body of Elders in a defined geographic region, meeting at least quarterly; Redeemer is part of the South Texas Presbytery), and the General Assembly (the international body of Elders in the PCA, meeting annually).
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