Presbyterianism is the reformed tradition established in Britain, primarily Scotland.
The church structure is similar to the original apostolic form of the church in which elders were elected ( Acts 6:3, 14:23 ) to represent the congregation. Church elders in Presbyterianism nominate and ordain Pastors and lay-preachers. Elders can also partake in Synods in which the larger church makes dogmatic decisions on particular issues of doctrine and theology, as seen in Acts 15:22
We believe the Apostles who lived in the time of Christ have a far better idea of doctrinal issues than the modern church which lives on a social crutch and has been corrupted during what we call the “Great Apostasy” and therefore we believe in “Sola Scripture” – the Gospel being complied by the Apostles and Church Fathers is the ultimate reflection of God’s design for church and doctrine.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
16 All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness:
17 That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.