What is the difference in a christian church and a presbyterian church?
A Presbyterian Church IS Christian.
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Largest denominations in the world Catholicism - 1.2 billion . Roman Catholic Church - 1,147 million  . Roman Catholic Church (Latin Rite) - 1,125.5 million . Eas…tern Catholic Churches (Eastern Rite) - 21.5 million . Alexandrian . Ethiopian Catholic Church - 0.21 million . Coptic Catholic Church - 0.17 million . Antiochian (Antiochene or West Syrian) . Maronite Catholic Church - 3.1 million . Syro-Malankara Catholic Church - 0.5 million . Syriac Catholic Church - 0.17 million . Armenian . Armenian Catholic Church - 0.54 million . Chaldean (Eastern Syrian) . Syro-Malabar Catholic Church - 4.0 million . Chaldean Catholic Church - 0.65 million . Byzantine (Constantinopolitan) . Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church - 4.3 million . Melkite Greek Catholic Church - 1.6 million . Romanian Church United with Rome, Greek-Catholic - 0.8 million . Ruthenian Catholic Church - 0.65 million . Slovak Greek Catholic Church - 0.37 million . Hungarian Greek Catholic Church - 0.27 million . Italo-Greek Catholic Church - 0.07 million . Croatian Greek Catholic Church - 0.06 million . Belarusian Greek Catholic Church - 0.01 million . Bulgarian Greek Catholic Church - 0.01 million . Georgian Byzantine Catholic Church - 0.01 million  . Macedonian Greek Catholic Church - 0.01 million . Albanian Greek-Catholic Church - 0.01 million . Greek Byzantine Catholic Church - 0.01 million . Russian Catholic Church - 0.01 million . Breakaway Catholic Churches - 28 million . Apostolic Catholic Church - 5 million . Chinese Patriotic Catholic Association - 4 million  . Philippine Independent Church - 3 million . Brazilian Catholic Apostolic Church - 1 million . Old Catholic Church - 0.6 million . Mariavite Church - 0.03 million Protestantism - 670 million . Historical Protestantism - 350 million . Baptist churches - 105 million  . Southern Baptist Convention - 16.3 million  . National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. - 7.5 million  . National Baptist Convention of America, Inc. - 5 million  . Nigerian Baptist Convention - 3 million  . Progressive National Baptist Convention - 2.5 million  . American Baptist Churches USA - 1.4 million . Brazilian Baptist Convention - 1.4 million . Baptist Bible Fellowship International - 1.2 million  . Myanmar Baptist Convention - 1.1 million  . Baptist Community of the Congo River - 1 million  . National Baptist Convention, Brazil - 1 million . National Primitive Baptist Convention of the U.S.A. - 1 million  . National Missionary Baptist Convention of America - 1 million . Samavesam of Telugu Baptist Churches - 0.8 million  . Baptist Convention of Kenya - 0.7 million  . Union of Evangelical Christians-Baptists of Russia - 0.6 million . Methodism - 75 million . United Methodist Church - 12 million . African Methodist Episcopal Church - 3 million . Methodist Church Nigeria - 2 million  . African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church - 1.5 million . Church of the Nazarene - 1.8 million . Methodist Church of Southern Africa - 1.7 million  . Korean Methodist Church - 1.5 million  . United Methodist Church of Ivory Coast  . Christian Methodist Episcopal Church - 0.9 million . Methodist Church Ghana - 0.8 million  . Free Methodist Church - 0.7 million . Methodist Church in India - 0.6 million  . Lutheranism - 87 million  . Evangelical Church in Germany - 26.9 million  . Church of Sweden - 6.9 million . Evangelical Lutheran Church in America - 4.8 million . Ethiopian Evangelical Church Mekane Yesus - 4.7 million . Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania - 4.6 million  . Danish National Church - 4.5 million . Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland - 4.3 million  . Batak Christian Protestant Church - 4 million  . Church of Norway - 3.9 million . Malagasy Lutheran Church - 3 million . Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod - 2 million . Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria - 1.7 million  . United Evangelical Lutheran Church in India - 1.5 million  . Evangelical Lutheran Church in Papua New Guinea - 0.9 million  . Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church - 0.8 million  . Evangelical Church of the Lutheran Confession in Brazil - 0.7 million  . Evangelical Lutheran Church in Namibia - 0.6 million  . Evangelical Lutheran Church in Southern Africa - 0.6 million  . Reformed churches - 75 million . Presbyterianism - 40 million . Presbyterian Church of East Africa - 4 million  . Presbyterian Church of Africa - 3.4 million  . Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) - 3.0 million . United Church of Canada - 2.5 million . Church of Christ in Congo-Presbyterian Community of Congo - 2.5 million  . Presbyterian Church of Korea - 2.4 million  . Presbyterian Church of Cameroon - 1.8 million  . Church of Scotland - 1.1 million  . Presbyterian Church of the Sudan - 1 million  . Presbyterian Church in Cameroon - 0.7 million  . Presbyterian Church of Ghana - 0.6 million  . Presbyterian Church of Nigeria - 0.5 million  . Uniting Presbyterian Church in Southern Africa - 0.5 million  . Continental Reformed churches - 30 million . Church of Jesus Christ in Madagascar - 3.5 million  . United Church of Zambia - 3.0 million  . Protestant Church in the Netherlands - 2.5 million  . Swiss Reformed Church - 2.4 million . Evangelical Church of Cameroon - 2 million  . Protestant Evangelical Church in Timor - 2 million  . Christian Evangelical Church in Minahasa - 0.7 million  . United Church in Papua New Guinea - 0.6 million  . United Church of Christ in the Philippines - 0.6 million  . Protestant Church in Western Indonesia - 0.6 million  . Evangelical Christian Church in Tanah Papua - 0.6 million  . Protestant Church in the Moluccas - 0.6 million  . Reformed Church in Hungary - 0.6 million  . Reformed Church in Romania - 0.6 million  . Uniting Reformed Church in Southern Africa - 0.5 million  . Congregationalism - 5 million . United Church of Christ - 1.2 million . Evangelical Congregational Church in Angola - 0.9 million  . United Congregational Church of Southern Africa - 0.5 million  . Anabaptism and Free churches - 5 million . Brethren - 1.5 million  . Mennonites - 1.5 million . Plymouth Brethren - 1 million  . Moravians - 0.7 million  . Amish - 0.2 million . Hutterites - 0.2 million . Quakers - 0.4 million . Waldensians - 0.05 million . Modern Christian movements - 588 million  . Pentecostalism - 130 million . Assemblies of God - 60 million . New Apostolic Church - 11 million . International Circle of Faith - 11 million  . The Pentecostal Mission - 10 million . Church of God (Cleveland) - 9 million . International Church of the Foursquare Gospel - 8 million . Church of God in Christ - 5.5 million . Apostolic Church - 6 million . Christian Congregation of Brazil - 2.5 million . Universal Church of the Kingdom of God - 2 million . Church of God of Prophecy - 1 million . God is Love Pentecostal Church - 0.8 million . Indian Pentecostal Church of God - NA . Non-denominational evangelicalism - 80 million . Calvary Chapel - 25 million . Born Again Movement - 20 million . Association of Vineyard Churches - 15 million . New Life Fellowship - 10 million [ citation needed ] . True Jesus Church - 2.5 million . Charismatic Episcopal Church - NA . African initiated churches - 40 million . Zion Christian Church - 15 million . Eternal Sacred Order of Cherubim and Seraphim - 10 million . Kimbanguist Church - 5.5 million . Church of the Lord (Aladura) - 3.6 million  . Council of African Instituted Churches - 3 million  . Church of Christ Light of the Holy Spirit - 1.4 million  . African Church of the Holy Spirit - 0.7 million  . African Israel Niniveh Church  . Seventh-day Adventist Church - 17 million . Restoration Movement - 7 million . Churches of Christ - 5 million . Christian Churches and Churches of Christ - 1.1 million  . Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) - 0.7 million Eastern Orthodoxy - 210 million . Autocephalous churches . Russian Orthodox Church - 125 million . Romanian Orthodox Church - 18 million . Serbian Orthodox Church - 15 million . Church of Greece - 11 million . Bulgarian Orthodox Church - 10 million . Georgian Orthodox Church - 5 million . Greek Orthodox Church of Constantinople - 3.5 million . Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch - 2.5 million . Greek Orthodox Church of Alexandria - 1.5 million . Orthodox Church in America - 1.2 million . Polish Orthodox Church - 1 million . Albanian Orthodox Church - 0.8 million . Cypriot Orthodox Church - 0.7 million . Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem - 0.14 million . Czech and Slovak Orthodox Church - 0.07 million . Autonomous churches . Ukrainian Orthodox Church (Moscow Patriarchate) - 7.2 million  . Moldovan Orthodox Church - 3.2 million . Russian Orthodox Church Outside Russia - 1.25 million . Metropolitan Church of Bessarabia - 0.62 million . Orthodox Ohrid Archbishopric - 0.34 million . Estonian Orthodox Church - 0.3 million . Patriarchal Exarchate in Western Europe - 0.15 million . Finnish Orthodox Church - 0.08 million . Chinese Orthodox Church - 0.03 million . Japanese Orthodox Church - 0.02 million . Latvian Orthodox Church - 0.02 million . Non-universally recognized churches . Ukranian Orthodox Church (Kyiv Patriarchate) - 5.5 million  . Belarusian Autocephalous Orthodox Church - 2.4 million . Macedonian Orthodox Church - 2 million . Orthodox Church of Greece (Holy Synod in Resistance) - 0.75 million . Old Calendar Romanian Orthodox Church - 0.50 million . Old Calendar Bulgarian Orthodox Church - 0.45 million . Croatian Orthodox Church - 0.36 million . Montenegrin Orthodox Church - 0.05 million . Orthodox Church in Italy - 0.12 million . Other separated Orthodox groups . Old Believers - 1.8 million . Greek Old Calendarists - 0.86 million . Russian True Orthodox Church - 0.85 million Oriental Orthodoxy - 75 million . Autocephalous churches in communion . Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church - 45 million . Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria - 15.5 million . Syriac Orthodox Church - 10 million . Armenian Orthodox Church - 8 million . Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church - 2.5 million . Indian (Malankara) Orthodox Church - 2 million  . Armenian Orthodox Church of Cilicia - 1.5 million . Autonomous churches in communion . Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church - 2.5 million . Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople - 0.42 million . Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem - 0.34 million . French Coptic Orthodox Church - 0.01 million . British Orthodox Church - 0.01 million . Churches not in communion . Malabar Independent Syrian Church - 0.06 million Anglicanism - 82 million . Anglican Communion - 80 million  . Church of Nigeria - 18 million . Church of England - 13.4 million . Church of Uganda - 8.8 million . Church of South India - 3.8 million . Anglican Church of Australia - 3.7 million . Episcopal Church in the Philippines - 3.0 million . Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia - 2.5 million . Anglican Church of Tanzania - 2.5 million . Anglican Church of Southern Africa - 2.4 million . Episcopal Church of the United States - 2.2 million . Anglican Church of Canada - 2.0 million . Anglican Church of Kenya - 1.5 million . Church of North India - 1.3 million . Church of the Province of Rwanda - 1 million . Church of Pakistan - 0.8 million . Anglican Church of Burundi - 0.8 million  . Church of the Province of Central Africa - 0.6 million . Church of Christ in Congo-Anglican Community of Congo - 0.5 million  . Scottish Episcopal Church - 0.4 million . Church of Ireland - 0.4 million . Continuing Anglican movement - 1.5 million . Traditional Anglican Communion - 0.5 million . Anglican Church in North America - 0.1 million Nontrinitarianism - 27 million . Latter Day Saint movement (Mormonism) - 14 million . The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints - 13.5  . Community of Christ - 0.25 million  . Jehovah's Witnesses - 7.1 million . Iglesia ni Cristo - 6 million  . Oneness Pentecostalism - 6 million . United Pentecostal Church International - 4 million . Pentecostal Assemblies of the World - 1.5 million . Church of Christ, Scientist - 0.4 million . Friends of Man - 0.07 million . Christadelphians - 0.05 million Nestorianism - 1 million . Assyrian Church of the East - 0.5 million . Ancient Church of the East - 0.3 million
Why are there Orthodox, Conservative, and Reform Jews? Why are there Shiite Muslims and Sunni Muslims? Why are there Vishnu worshipers and Shiva worshipers? Why is there Soto …Zen and Rinzai Zen, and why Mahayana and Hinayana Buddhism? There are many differences in belief among Christians and many forms of Christianity.
The really modern as the minute theory back then was Calvinism, and John Knox brought that back to Scotland where it struck root and spread down into England and beyond. Presb…yterianism originally was against Sacraments and Priests and Bishops, saying that the Community of Faith could run the Services, the parish. It was a bit tough in the early days, checking who was having a drink and all that.. But now, most Presbyterians have moved beyond that and are not too far from what Vatican II said of the Church - that Baptism commissions us all to ministry. Nowadays, most Presbyterians use the same Lectionary as Catholics, and the Missal is not much different and people who pray better focus on how we are very much alike rather than in the minor details where we are different. Pope John Paul II always said that the division of Christianity was a scandal, and that we should work hard on being more kindred. As a priest, I always figured that when I was away I would get the local Preso minister down to help to preach the word so our Eucharistic Ministers could move on to the communion service. As the priests die off, there will be more of this. Beauty!!
The Church of England, known as the Anglican Church, has worshipand government that are very similar to the Roman Catholic church.Anglican clergy are called priests, with a hi…erarchy from prieststo bishops and archbishops. Anglican worship follows the form ofthe Mass, focusing on the Eucharist. The Book of Common Prayer, theDivine Office, and the rich history of the Church in England areamong many factors that shape the unique Anglican identity. The Presbyterian Church, or more properly, the several Presbyteriandenominations, follow the Reformed Tradition, a part of theReformation that continued reforming according to the theology ofJohn Calvin and John Knox. Like many other Protestant traditions,Presbyterians recognize the priesthood of all believers, whichmeans that no other intermediary is required between the believerand the Creator other than Jesus Christ. Clergy are called Reverendor Pastor, and the focus of the worship service is the reading andteaching of Scripture.
The Presbyterian church grew out of the reformation, when corruption in Catholic church leadership made people question the Church. Presbyterian comes from the Greek word for …"ruling elder". The Presbyterian shares many of the beliefs of the Catholic church, but instead of being ruled by clergy on up to a pope, the Presbyterian church is ruled by representatives chosen from the laity and clergy of each congregation at the presbytery level. Representatives from each presbytery are then chosen to represent them at the synod level, and representatives of each synod are chosen to make decisions at the General Assembly of the church. The checks and balances and representative governance served as part of the inspiration of the U.S. Constitution. So that is how we are run. As for what we believe, it is remarkably similar to the Catholic church, in my opinion. At Communion (which is typically celebrated once a month instead of every week), the belief of what is going on is a little different from the Catholic view. Catholics believe in transubstantiation, where the bread and wine literally become the body of blood of Christ in a metaphysical sense. Presbyterians believe that the bread and wine represent the body and blood of Jesus. From my own viewpoint, this makes more sense because when Jesus pronounced, "This is my blood, this is my body," he was was there with the apostles. I doubt they took his words in a literal sense but rather saw his words as metaphoric. As for joining the church, Presbyterians practice infant baptism like the Catholic church does, although again it is seen to be more symbolic in nature than in the Catholic church. There is a reverent belief that the Holy Spirit is present, but the actual act of baptism is not meant to be an invocation or command of the Holy Spirit, rather a reflection of the recognition of the presence of the Spirit. Confirmation occurs primarily among teenagers, but is not as structured as it is in the Catholic church. In our church, confirmation classes are offered every year, and any youth who feels accountable for their own faith may attend the classes and be confirmed. Confirmation itself is really the act of joining the congregation as an adult. Confirmed youths can technically serve as deacons and elders (lay leadership positions), although this is rare. . Catholic Answer The Catholic Church was founded by Our Blessed Lord on the Apostle Peter in 33 A.D., it was formed from His Side when He hung dead on the cross and was pierced by the soldier's lance, and shown to the world 53 days later at Pentecost. God guaranteed that the Church would be One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic and He would be with it until the end of the world. It is His Mystical Body and His Bride, and is the infallible conduit for His Grace to people so that they may reach heaven. . The Presbyterian Communion was formed by those who left the Church that Christ founded, the Catholic Church, 15 centuries after Our Blessed Lord left the earth, as they couldn't live with its beliefs, and formed their own Church using their own version of the Sacred Scripture which they took from the Church and after editing and throwing out the books they didn't agree with, they based their new found religion on their new Bible.
See http://www.lcms.org/pages/internal.asp?NavID=2241 HOLA, BUENOS DIAS MI PREGUNTA ES CUAL ES LA DIFERENCIA ENTRE LA IGLESIA PRESBITERIANS Y LA IGLESIA LUTERANA Y CUALES SON… SON SIMILITUDES
For a very thorough answer, from a Presbyterian perspective, read Charles Hodge, Systematic Theology, and look up Luther, and Lutheran Doctrine in the index. There you will fi…nd a well done treatment of each doctrinal difference, backed up with scriptural citations, and lots of reasoning to explain his interpretations. Hodge was a genius, pious, and respectful (especially of other's views). It's important to remember that there are after all, very few differences between Lutherans and Presbyterians.
Baptist Church . Presbyterian Church. - Believe that only professing believers should be baptized ( Adults and adolescents who actively believe in the Holy Trinity as oppos…ed to unaware infants) - Baptisms are 'full submersion' where a person will don a special robe and be tipped back entirely in a body of water by a pastor. - Do not believe baptism is required to attain Salvation (less ceremony involved) - Advocate for the separation of church and state and feel that ones relationship with God is entirely ones own - Predominantly evangelical in nature - Take a very literal approach to interpreting scripture and do not allow any deviation ( Are strongly opposed to homosexuality, pre-marrital sex, divorce etc.) - Believe in importance of public declarations of faith as opposed to baptism "Have you accepted Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour..." . - Will often baptize and bless infants in a ceremonial fashion with parents and god- parents present - Baptism involves using holy water on the ministers thumb to form a cross on the forehead - Confessions of Faith are very important (Not as in the Catholic church behind a screen telling the "Father" your sins- these confessions are group recitations asking forgiveness and salvation) - Have adopted a variety of texts as additional rules and church doctrine. None of these are equal in status to the Bible; but are still referred to during ethical questions among church officials - Take a very forgiving approach to scripture focusing on Christs love and his willingness to forgive all things to those who believe.. Baptist Worship Service. Presbyterian Worship Service. - Often more passionate and inciting - Sometimes more black and white/controversial sermons - More contemporary worship style in most churches (praise band, power points presentations, dramas, plays etc.) - Frequently extremely youth friendly and youth oriented in their programming and financial expenditures. (Mission is extremely important in the Baptist sect) - Many young/ younger families in attendance as a result of more contemporary approach. - Often very calm - Grey area sermons dealing with broad topics that can be applied to daily life - Often more traditional service style but growing numbers of praise bands and power point - Youth oriented for sustainability of the church body, less radical in 'recruitment' methods - Less young families as many people are raised in this sect: many churches are craving new members.
There can really only be ONE Christian religion. Anyone can call themselves 'Christian'; but that doesn't mean that they really are. Matthew 7:22, 23 shows that while… they might call themselves Christian; Jesus says that he never knew them : (New Century Version) "Not all those who say 'You are our Lord' will enter the kingdom of heaven. . . . On the last day many people will say to me, 'Lord, Lord, we spoke for you, and through you we forced out demons and did many miracles.' 23 Then I will tell them clearly , 'Get away from me, you who do evil. I never knew you .' Also: True Christianity is NOT DIVIDED as are all the different ones calling themselves such. The Bible clearly states in 1 Cor 1:10 that Christ's disciples n ot be split into groups, or divided into branches : (NCV) ". . . . that all of you agree with each other and not be split into groups . I beg that you be completely joined together by having the same kind of thinking and the same purpose ." But if you are going to count any group that calls itself Christian ; there are many such churches. .
There are actually many Presbyterian denominations. ThePresbyterian Church (USA) tends to take bold positions in areas ofsocial justice, including issues of human rights and s…tewardship ofthe earth. Equality among individuals is emphasized withoutrestricting election for ordination to any offices of the church,including both teaching and ruling elder, by gender, age orethnicity. The PC(USA) holds the Hebrew and Christian Scriptures tobe unique, authoritative and inspired, while maintaining a tensionin the church between those who believe that the Bible is inerrantand those who do not believe in inerrancy; both views are welcome.Other Presbyterian denominations vary on their view of the role ofwomen in the church. The Evangelical Presbyterian Church leaves thedecision of ordination of women as teaching elders to theindividual presbyteries, and the ordination of women ruling eldersto individual congregations. Woman are accepted as deacons. TheAssociate Reformed Presbyterians will ordain women deacons, but notas ruling or teaching elders. The Presbyterian Church in Americaand the Orthodox Presbyterian Church will not ordain women to anychurch office.
They are the same church, of course; they are all branches of one Church of Jesus Christ. The difference between the Baptist church (branch) and the majority of others is that… the Baptist church believes that a person should only be baptised if they believe, not in the assumption that they will grow up to become a Christian.
First Presbyterian Church is much larger, and exists all over the United States. The United Presbyterian Church is common in the southeast of the United States, and likely ste…ms from the large number of Scots who first lived there. (Presbyterian churches were first tied to Scotland)
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Catholicism believes in the Literal Presence Of Christ in theBlessed Sacrament, while Presbyterians do not.
This is not actually a question. However there are so many that it is impossible to count. There are many groups of people who call themselves a church. A true church in the b…iblical sense is a group of people who have accepted Jesus as their Lord and meet together on a regular basis. Roman Catholic Answer Church: from the Greek, meaning the Lord's [house] (cf. Ecclesia). i. A place of Christian worship (see below). ii. The whole visible society in communion with the pope, the Church of Christ. iii. The Christians of a patriarchate or other delimitation, e.g. the Western Church, the Maronite Church. iv. The Christians of a particular diocese or, in the days before such were organized, of a single town or province, e.g., The Church of Plymouth, of Corinth. These are exact meanings; the following uses are also sometimes met. v. A single family of Christians (Rom. xvi, 5). vi. The pastors of the Church (Matt. xviii, 17). vii. Those who are in the clerical state and whose lives are devoted to the service of the Church. viii. The name is properly extended tot he ancient non-Catholic churches of the East, as was done of Pope Pius IX in his brief Arcano divinaew providentiae of 1868, addressed to "the Bishops of the Churches of the Eastern Rite who are not in communion with the Apostolic See."; but to Protestant religious organizations only by courtesy. The other meaning of the word is the building that is set apart for ever for public Christian worship, namely for the offering up of the holy Sacrifice of the Mass, the singing of the Divine Office, the administration of the sacraments, and for the use of the faithful generally. The word can also be used in conjunction with another, such as Church Militant were it means: The members of the Church of Christ living on earth at any given moment; they are engaged in the warfare of earthly life. This is contrasted with The Church Suffering which refers to the souls who at any given moment are detained in Purgatory till they are purified and fit for the "place of refreshment, light and peace" in Heaven. and The Church Triumphant which refers to the souls in Heaven: together with the above two it forms the one Communion of Saints. from A Catholic Dictionary, Edited by Donald Attwater, 2nd Edition, Revised.
Like Baptists and other Protestant denominations, Presbyterianchurches do not have statues of any saints or relics or statues.Protestants don't really believe in the intervent…ion of saints inthe same way as Roman Catholics.
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What is the difference between the Anglican Church and the United Church of Canada and the Presbyterian Church in Canada?
The Bible speaks against all denominations and divisions in the Church, (1Corinthians 1.12,13 and 1Corinthians3,4,5), and states that there is: one Lord, one faith, one baptis…m, and one God and Father of all, (Ephesians4.5,6). How then can Christ be divided? In God's sight then, there are no denominations - no Anglicans, Presbyterians, or United - We are all one in Christ.
The decision whether any particular couple can be married in their building rests with the ruling elders (session) of each individual Presbyterian congregation. As a general p…ractice, Presbyterians usually have no objections to persons of other faiths or no faith being married in a Presbyterian building.