AP is the National Journal of the Presbyterian Church of Australia (PCA). As such, it reflects the confessional stance of the PCA – we believe the Bible is the inerrant and inspired Word of God that points us to the Son of God, Jesus Christ our only Lord and Saviour. We take seriously the gospel message and we seek to represent faithfully the Westminster Confessional standards.

The name of the magazine changed from Australian Presbyterian to AP in January 2012, with a simultaneous updating of its appearance, to make more obvious its enormous relevance to the broader evangelical, reformed community throughout Australasia. As a result, its ministry has expanded. However, its purpose, confessional integrity and international relevance remain unchanged in the objectives and goals espoused above.

In November 2018, AP announced it will no longer be producing printed magazines. Instead, it launched a new, fresh website with an updated logo and tagline in January 2019.