The Presbyterian Church was founded by John Calvin’s Huguenots in 1559. The Reformed Church of France adopted a different organizational structure, whereby the ministers and lay elders were the decision-makers. Presbyterian Churches are governed by courts and councils.
- Presbyterianism – Wikipedia
6th century: Presbyterian tradition, particularly that of the Church of Scotland, traces its early roots to the Church founded by Saint Columba, through the 6th century Hiberno-Scottish mission.
- History of the Presbyterian Church – Learn Religions
Apr 8, 2018 – Trace a brief history of the Presbyterian Church and learn how reformers paved the way for religious and political changes across the globe.
- History of the Church | Presbyterian Historical Society
Arch Street, with a view of Second Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia. … westward into the American wilderness, founding congregations as early as the 1630s.
- Committee on History | The Presbyterian Church in Canada
Jul 10, 2019 – The Committee on History firmly believes in the importance of preserving Presbyterian history right across the country. We know, as well, that …
- Presbyterian and Reformed Churches | The Canadian Encyclopedia
Jul 14, 2006 – All Christian churches of the “Reformed” tradition derive from the 16th-century … session to presbytery to synod, and for the Presbyterian Church in Canada to … and its smaller “Secessionist” offshoots had been established.