Eastern Pennsylvania Presbytery is a gathering of local churches of the Presbyterian Church in America united by our regional proximity, our reformed theological perspectives, our submission to the Word of God and our commitment to the Great Commission.
Being men of integrity in our theology and in our lives, committed to resolving conflict biblically.
Spiritual unity, brotherly love, growing relationships, unity and diversity without requiring uniformity, unique yet inseparable, having strong mutual trust and support.
Leadership (pastoral) Development
Developing men for more effective leadership in the church through the development of character and knowledge in their personal lives, their families and their ministry. This includes strengthening current elders within the Presbytery, as well as developing, mentoring, and providing oversight for ministerial candidates.
Church Health (renewal)
Strengthening existing churches through loving, pastoral oversight, mutual prayer, and providing opportunities for worship characterized by humiliy and repentance before God. This means building mutual support and encouragement between the congregations in the Presbytery and providing training opportunities for present and future elders and deacons, teachers and other leaders.
Identifying areas which are in need of a reformed gospel witness and strategically moving towards planting new churches in those areas; and supporting churches and church planters within the presbytery which are prepared to start daughter churches.
We desire to be a presbytery characterized by a strong sense of spiritual unity, both as individuals and as churches within the bounds of our commitment to be true to the Scriptures, true to the Reformed faith, and true to the Great Commission.
We desire to be characterized by ongoing leadership development, both in terms of current members of Presbytery and officers of our local churches, as well as developing future elders, deacons, and teachers within the bounds of a commitment to biblical truth and integrity in both theology and life.
We desire to see existing works growing both qualitatively and quantitatively as well as seeing new works strategically pursued.
Eastern Pennsylvania Presbytery consists of the counties of Susquehanna, Wayne, Pike, Monroe, Wyoming, Luzerne, Carbon, Lehigh, Northampton, Bucks, and Montgomery (north of Germantown Pike and east of I-476, excluding Cheltenham and Abington Townships).