Christ alone is the leader of the church! The members of the local church manage our own affairs including worship practices, education and mission work. Each congregation is free to act in accordance with the collective decision of its members, guided by the working of The Holy Spirit and in the light of The Scriptures. Congregationalists have no hierarchy, no bishops, no presbyteries, etc. The pastor is called by, and is a member of, the congregation.
Congregationalism was carried to America in 1620 by the Pilgrims, who were fleeing religious persecution in Europe. Congregational religious heritage stems from the great traditions of the Protestant Reformation – Lutheran, Calvinist, Methodist, Puritan and Reformed. Come discover for yourself the faith that birthed America and shaped New England – yet is still fresh, relevant and exciting in our lives today.