Here are just some of the questions we get asked frequently hopefully you’ll find an answer here. If your question isn’t answered please use the form on the contact page.
Q. What does ‘Presbyterian’ mean?
A. Presbyterian is an old English word which comes from the Greek word presbuteros (πρεσβύτερος) which means ‘elder’. Our church leaders are Elders, just like in the New Testament.
Q. Why is the Church called “St. Andrew’s”?
A. The Church is named after the Apostle Andrew, he brought his brother Simon (later called Peter) to meet Jesus. We want to bring people to meet Jesus just like Andrew.
Q. What does ‘reformed’ mean?
A. To say we are ‘reformed’ is another way of saying we are committed to the ideas that were articulated during the Protestant Reformation (16th Century), sometimes called the 5 solas (latin for alone).
- Scripture alone (sola scriptura)
- Faith alone (sola fide)
- Grace alone (sola gratia)
- Christ alone (solus Christus)
- Glory to God alone (soli Deo gloria)