FAQ

1. Where did y’all get the name “Berea”?

The name “Berea” comes from the New Testament. Acts 17 tells of Paul and Silas having trouble in one city and going to Berea where the people “welcomed the message very eagerly and examined the scriptures every day to see whether these things were so.” (Acts 17:11b). The people of Berea Presbyterian also believe in studying the Bible, the unique and authoritative word of God.

2. How old is this church?

In 1917, during World War I, Berea was begun as a Sunday school on the previous site of a sawmill. It was started by members of Oakland Presbyterian Church. What was originally called “Flower’s Mission” became “Berea Presbyterian Church” on November 24, 1934.

3. What is “predestination”?

One definition is “Predestination is the extremely disturbing idea that God actually knows what God is doing.” (Crazy Talk a not-so-stuffy dictionary of theological terms, Rolf A. Jacobson, editor. 2008)

Also, see https://www.presbyterianmission.org/ministries/101/predestination.

4. What else do Presbyterians believe?

See 'Presbyterian 101’.