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local governance

Governing Structure

In 2013, the Session voted to change the governing structure of the church, creating a system that favors "small government" and puts ministry in the hands of the members.

Special Report of the Governance Task Force

annual report

Each year, the church publishes an annual report on the state of its ministries and financials, which is distributed at the annual meeting of the congregation.

2016 Annual Report


Denominational Affiliations

grace presbytery

It's the regional governing body of the PCUSA, yes, but Grace Presbytery serves as so much more. The quarterly meetings provide a forum for both teaching and ruling elders to grow as congregational leaders. And by creating a network of churches across the region, local ministry becomes connectional and collaborative, its reach extending beyond each individual church.

GP Stated Meetings
GP Ministry Resource Center

Presbyterian Church (USA)

First Presbyterian Church of Tyler is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), our denomination’s governing body. The following documents outline the policy and theology by which we lead our congregation.

Book of Order
Book of Confessions