That's a great question!
Presbyterian is a Christian denomination and it gets its name from the way the church governs itslef.
You see, there is no hierarchal "top-down" structure in the Presbyterian church. Each congregation elects for itself elders - servant leaders from within that very church - who meet the Biblical qualifications of leadership in the church. But even that church places itself under even more accountability. The church and all the other churches in a given area, form a "Presbytery" and all of the Presbyteries combined is called "Synod."
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