Another presbytery has drawn up a list of items that ministers must be instructed and guided by but it's not "subscriptionist" because folks would not be "forced to subscribe to any precisely worded articles of faith"
And yet such a statement will be given to "prospective ministers" so that "our theological expectations concerning what Reformed ministers must sincerely believe and proclaim" is made known. Also they are to be used as guidelines to evaluate ministerial candidates.
If they have this sort of coercive force that people may be ordained or not so based on them, that they represent what ministers "must sincerely believe and proclaim", we have, in every sense of the word, a creed which must be subscribed to.
The statement itself, 46 pages are filled with polemic and it becomes clear that the purpose of it is to discourage or prevent presbyterian moderate and liberal members from considering ordination in the presbytery. Here's some example of the phrases they use:
We cannot affirm any theology that seeks to substitute human effort or to promote some more "culturally relevant" paradigm for our salvation, justification, and reconciliation with God than Christ's death on the Cross for us.
We also do not affirm the notion that Christ's atoning work is universally applied to all or most of the human race, so that all or most are saved, regardless of their religion or non-religion and apart from hearing the gospel and believing in Christ.
We cannot affirm any doctrine that regards Scripture as subjectively, but not objectively, God's written Word, or that maintains the Scriptures contain the Word of God, but are not in themselves the Word of God
The last piece is of particular interest, because it's a rejection of a classic protestant formulation which goes back to Martin Luther. Instead a 19th/20th century American protestant fundamentalist formulation has now replaced this in a mainline regional body.
When one reads the statement it becomes obvious how other voices are not wanted in this church and how the "traditionalists" are not traditional at all but are placing Presbyterianism on a whole new basis which has little reference to it's own histories and insights.