Reformed Church in America

Reformed Church in America

Classification

Protestant

Orientation

Mainline Evangelical

Polity

Presbyterian

Associations

National Council of Churches; World Council of Churches; Canadian Council of Churches; Christian Churches Together; World Alliance of Reformed Churches; Evangelical Fellowship of Canada; National Association of Evangelicals

Geographical area

Canada, USA

Origin

1628 (first Dutch Reformed congregation organized in New Amsterdam); 1754 (American classis gains independence)

Branched from

Dutch Reformed Church

Separations

Christian Reformed Church (separated 1857; further congregations join the CRC in 1882)

Congregations

931 (2007)

Members

270,858 (2007)

The Reformed Church in America (RCA) is a Mainline Evangelical Reformed Protestant denomination that was formerly a part of the Dutch Reformed Church and known as the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of North America. The denomination has about 270,000 members and has congregations in both the U.S. and Canada. The RCA is a founding member of the National Council of Churches and the World Council of Churches, Christian Churches Together, World Alliance of Reformed Churches, and some parts of the denomination belong to the National Association of Evangelicals, the Canadian Council of Churches and the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada.

From: Wikipedia



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