Written by Don and Barb McCall and Reviewed by Doug Poland
I was not baptized, confirmed, or raised in a Presbyterian church, but came to the denomination in my late twenties. I would like to think that being raised in a church of a different Christian denomination has given me a perspective that allows me to more clearly see what distinguishes the Presbyterian church from other Protestant denominations. If I were to reduce to a single characteristic what I have experienced that makes the Presbyterian church unique is its connectional nature: the primacy of the relationships that we share with each other as a faith community.
Looking back on the 16 years I have been a member of Covenant, I have experienced a depth and breadth of connection to our church community, and to the broader Presbyter