In 1937 the synod of the Iglesia Presbiteriana de Colombia (IPC / Presbyterian Church of Colombia) was reorganized, with three presbyteries, in the north, the centre and the south. This was the beginning of the process by which the church became autonomous and independent of any foreign entity. In accordance with the law on religious liberty the IPC is officially recognized by the state of Colombia. The IPC directs all its projects and activities at the level of the presbyteries and the synod. It includes education, diakonia, and stewardship.