We are an indigenous North American group of churches continuing historic Scottish Presbyterian orthodoxy in doctrine, worship, government and discipline, on the basis of a conviction that these principles and practices are founded upon and agreeable to the Word of God.
We confess the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments to be the Word of God written, the only infallible rule of faith and life.
We declare the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms to be founded upon and agreeable to the Word of God in setting forth the system of truth taught in Holy Scripture.
We affirm our adherence to and determination to continue the simplicity and purity of worship hitherto practiced in these congregations.
We accept the Westminster Directory for the Public Worship of God as a scriptural and suitable guide for the conduct of public worship.
We adopt the Presbyterian form of church government as the form of government instituted by Christ for the government of His church to the end of the age.
We are desirous of spreading the gospel and the Reformed faith in North America, and we would be pleased to see new congregations established. We invite inquiries by those wishing to join with us in this testimony and fellowship. To cite the words of John Murray's original proposal for the creation of the presbytery, we extend an invitation to those “maintaining a similar position and testimony, with a view to organic union with them, so that in the unity of the Spirit and the bond of peace, we may by God's grace bring to more effective and fruitful expression the unity of the body of Christ in that Presbyterian form of government which we believe to be the institution of Christ as the head of the Church.”