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The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) The Drayton Avenue Presbyterian Church is part of The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has approximately 2.4 million members, 11,100 congregations and 14,000 ordained and active ministers. Presbyterians trace their history to the 16th century and the Protestant Reformation. Our heritage, and much of what we believe, began with the French lawyer John Calvin (1509-1564), whose writings crystallized much of the Reformed thinking that came before him.

221st General Assembly Welcome to the D! The General Assembly, the highest governing body in the PC(U.S.A.), seeks to protect the church from errors in faith and practice and is responsible for assuring that the expression of our theology remains true to the biblical standards in our historic confessions. The General Assembly also presents a witness for truth and justice in our community and in the world community. It sets priorities for the entire church and establishes relationships with other churches or ecumenical bodies.

Synod of the Covenant The Synod of the Covenant is a gathering of 196,879 people who belong to 802 congregations, organized into 11 presbyteries in Michigan, Ohio and surrounding states. The Synod is a regional governing body of the church immediately above the Presbytery. Each Synod consists of commissioners elected by the member Presbyteries.

Presbytery of Detroit The Presbytery of Detroit is a regional governing body of the church immediately above the Session of the local church. Each Presbytery consists of commissioners elected by the member church. Presbyteries have a number of responsibilities, including the ordination of ministers and oversight of the local churches in its area. Each Presbytery consists of all of the Ministers in the Presbytery and elder commissioners elected by the member Sessions.

Church And World (Presbyweb) On Presbyweb you will find “All the National Presbyterian News”, “from left to right”, official and unoffical, plus important U.S. and worldwide news of and for the Church, including news and opinions about the Church’s interaction with the cultures in which it lives and works.

Presbyterian Outlook The Presbyterian Outlook Foundation is organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, literary and educational purposes. Its principal activity is the publication of The Presbyterian Outlook.

Covenant Network of Presbyterians The Covenant Network of Presbyterians is a broad-based, national group of clergy and lay leaders working for a church that is simultaneously faithful, just, and whole. CNP seeks to support the mission and unity of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in a time of potentially divisive controversy. CNP intends to articulate and act on the church’s historic, progressive vision and to work for a fully inclusive church.

More Light Presbyterians MLP is a network of people seeking the full participation of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people of faith in the life, ministry and witness of the Presbyterian Church (USA).

That All May Freely Serve – Michigan A ministry working for ordination of qualified gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender candidates in the Presbyterian Church (USA) as Elders, Deacons, and Ministers.

The Layman Online The online publication of the Presbyterian Lay Committee.

Presbyterians for Renewal Presbyterians for Renewal serves the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) by providing leadership in multiple facets of ministry. A strong emphasis is placed on equipping the laity for the work of their ministry in the church and the world.

The Presbyterian Coalition A Movement of Christ’s People that is Committed to Life and Transformation in the PC(USA), Exalting Jesus Christ, Energizing Congregations and Upholding Historic Biblical Leadership Standards.

Presbyterian Villages of Michigan A faith-based non-profit organization, Presbyterian Villages of Michigan sponsors, develops and manages a growing number of retirement communities, senior housing facilities and programs for older persons.

The National Association of Presbyterian Scouters The National Association of Presbyterian Scouters (“NAPS”) is a denominational Scouters association recognized by the Boy Scouts of America.

Presbyterians Pro-Life Presbyterians Pro-Life believes that the central truths we hold as Christians should determine how we understand life-issues and how we minister to those who face pregnancies under difficult circumstances and those who have experienced abortion.

Presbyterian-Reformed Ministries International A worldwide fellowship of Christians from the Presbyterian and Reformed churches.

Presbyterians for Faith, Family and Ministry A group of Presbyterian women and men, clergy and laity who believe that what we believe has consequences for our family and our ministry.