Theological Heritage

As Presbyterians we think in our believing, and believe in our thinking.  If our are hearts are united in Christ, our heads don’t have to be.  We firmly believe in unity without uniformity.  As children of God we can learn how to disagree well.  The particularities of our theology and polity guide the ordering of our lives according to the word of God.

The Church of Scotland is Trinitarian in doctrine, Reformed in tradition and Presbyterian in polity.  It exists to glorify God and to work for the advancement of Christ’s Kingdom throughout the world.  As a national Church, it acknowledges a distinctive call and duty to bring the ordinances of religion to the people in every parish of Scotland through a territorial ministry.  The ecumenical heart of our tradition always makes us attentive to unity of the church universal.  Click on the link below to learn more about our history and beliefs.

Ecclesia Reformata, Semper Reformanda.

We often speak of the old and misused motto: The Church reformed, always being reformed.  It is important to note that God is the reformer and we are the ones be being reformed.  For more information on this concept please click on this helpful article from the PC(USA).