If you are not aware yet, there is a black-side to conservative presbyterianism. For several decades numerous heavy-handed independent ‘presbyterian’ churches have torn lives and families apart by excommunicating believers, with little due process and no recourse for appeal.
What is not always well known is that the Bible and historic presbyterianism does not allow independent churches to excommunicate believers out of the visible Church, and hence such ‘excommunications’ are invalid. It is your Savior’s will that ‘you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.’ (Jn. 8:32)