Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Cumberland Presbyterian Church

Classification

Protestant

Orientation

New School Presbyterian

Origin

February 4, 1810

Dickson County, Tennessee

Separated from

Presbyterian Church in the United States of America

Separations

Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America (separated 1878); just over half of the Cumberland Presbyterian congregations rejoined the PCUSA in 1906

The Cumberland Presbyterian Church is a small (less than 50,000 active members[1] and about 800 congregations[2]) Presbyterian body spawned by the Great Revival of 1800 (also known as the Second Great Awakening).[3] As with any church holding to a presbyterian polity, individual congregations are represented by elders (who form a session to govern the local church) at presbyteries. Presbyteries, in turn, send delegates to synods. Finally, the entire structure is governed by the General Assembly. The Assembly charges various boards and agencies with the day-to-day operation of the denomination.

From: Wikipedia



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