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  Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church is a small denomination, formed from the merger of the Associate (Seceder) and the Reformed Presbyterian (Covenanter) churches in Philadelphia in 1782.
Presbyterian pastor Ebenezer Erskine led a group of Christians in separating from the Church of Scotland into a separate Associate Presbytery.
The ARP Church is affiliated with the North American Presbyterian and Reformed Council and shares a common theology with conservative Presbyterian denominations.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Associate_Reformed_Presbyterian_Church   (628 words)

 Presbyterian Ecclesial Government
The Associate Church (1733) and the Reformed Presbyterian Church (1743) both continued to adhere to this document as the basis for their church law in their separate organizations and later carried it with them to America.
In 1799, the book of church government was revised and adopted, and included as a part of the one-volume "Constitution" of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (together with the Confession of Faith, the Catechisms, a book of discipline, directories for public and private worship and several appendices).
When the Associate Reformed Synod of the South withdrew from the parent Church in 1822 to form an independent denomination, it continued to subscribe to this document until, in 1903, prompted by the question of the use of musical instruments in churches, a new revision was adopted, and printed first in 1908.
www.duewestarp.org /government.html   (858 words)

 U.S. Presbyterianism
This church was formed by the union of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church and the Associate Presbyterian Synod of North America.
This church was formed by the union of the RPCNA, General Synod and the Evangelical Presbyterian Church.
This was a church that was formed as a result of the "revivals" in Kentucky and Tennessee in the early part of the nineteenth century.
www.americanpresbyterianchurch.org /american_presbyterianism.htm   (1273 words)

 Canonsburg U.P. Church: 2 Greenside
The Speer Spring Congregation of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church was organized in 1830.
In 1865, the congregation was incorporated as the United Presbyterian Church at Canonsburg, Pennsylvania.
During David McDonald’s pastorate, the church building debt was retired and the congregation was the recipient of Andrew Carnegie’s munificence in the form of a grant to install a Vocalion organ in the sanctuary.
www.canonsburgup.org /History/02greenside.html   (1331 words)

 Presbyterian & Reformed churches
Two bodies, the Associate and the Reformed Presbytery were formed in the colonies and eventually merged to become the forerunner of today's Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.
Presbyterian Church in Canada (PCC), federated with the University of Toronto, and a founding member of the Toronto School of Theology (TST).
Presbyterian Church in Canada and a member of the McGill University Consortium of theological colleges.
www.ecumenism.net /denom/reformed.htm   (4052 words)

 New Page 1
The Associated Reformed Presbyterian Church originated in eighteenth-century Scotland, when the Associate Presbyterian Church was formed in 1740, and the Reformed Presbyterian in 1743 as dissenters from the official state church.
The church was indeed fortunate in that it had no debt prior to the onset of the Great Depression in 1929, and it continued to thrive until about 1950.
Church building was at one time a proud member of the several majestic churches, large and small, in the city center, and the community would be well served if it were to be preserved as a historic anchor to that otherwise undistinguished end of North Tryon Street.
www.cmhpf.org /surveys&rfirstarp.htm   (2125 words)

 Reformed Christian Organizations, Ministries and Missions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Reformed Ecumenical Council is a council of churches that seeks to promote and express the unity of the growing family of Reformed Churches worldwide.
Reformation Christian Ministries is unique in that it earnestly seeks to respond not just to one or two of these universal needs, but to all three -- with a truly and consistently Christian approach that, in each area of need, addresses the root causes of problems with biblical answers that produce lasting solutions.
Presbyterian Border Ministry is a cooperative endeavor of the National Presbyterian Church of Mexico and the Presbyterian Church (USA).
members.aol.com /mariostz/christian/1organizations.html   (1984 words)

 Presbyterian Church (USA) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is part of the Reformed family of Protestantism, descending from the branch of the Protestant Reformation begun by John Calvin.
It is the largest Presbyterian denomination in the U.S. and was established by the 1983 merger of the former Presbyterian Church in the United States, a southern branch of American Presbyterianism, and the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America, a northern branch.
The United Presbyterian Church of North America merged with the Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. in 1958 to form the United Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. This sparked a period of ecumenical activism which culminated in the development of the Confession of 1967 which was the church's first new confession of faith in three centuries.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Presbyterian_Church_(USA)   (3409 words)

 Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church
Its roots are traced to the Reformation, particularly the work of John Calvin and John Knox.
The ARP Church of today began as a primarily rural denomination concentrated in the Southeast, but has followed the flow of people into urban centers, across the country, and into Canada.
The singing of metrical versions of the Psalms, a tradition of long standing, is still encouraged, though we endorse a variety of songbooks for use in worship.
www.arpsynod.org   (196 words)

 First Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church
The Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church's doctrinal statement is the Westminster Confession of Faith along with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms.
As outlined in the New Testament, the churches are governed by Elders and are served by Deacons.
Believers may join the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church by profession of faith, reaffirmation of faith, or transfer of membership from another church or denomination.
firstarpaugusta.org /faith.asp   (304 words)

 Presslys & the The ARP Church
The Associate Reformed Presbyterian (ARP) Church was created in 1782 in Philadelphia when leaders of two Presbyterian denominations, the Associate Church and the Reformed Church, united.
The Associate Church had its beginnings in Scotland in 1733 when Ebenezer Erskine and two other ministers carried out the Secession from the Church of Scotland (which was Presbyterian).
By the late eighteenth century the Covenanter Church was known in America as the Reformed Presbyterian Church.
www.presley-pressley.com /religion_arp.html   (646 words)

 World Witness - FAQs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church is an historic Presbyterian church with congregations from Canada to Florida but primarily located in the southeast United States.
The ARP Church was formed as a union of the Associate and Reformed Presbyterian Churches in 1782 in Philadelphia.
Because the home office and administrative expenses of World Witness are maintained by the Associate Reformed Presbyterian denomination, 100 percent of all gifts and donations received for the support of missionaries, their projects, or personal use go to the cause designated by the donor.
www.worldwitness.org /faq.asp   (921 words)

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The beginning of the church at Long Cane was in a fort where the settlers would go for safety.
In an Act, dated February 7, 1780, the church at Fort Boone was incorporated as the "Presbyterian Church called Fort Boone congregation at Long Cane settlement." Prior to this Long Cane Associate Reformed Presbyterian church was organized in 1771 as Associate Presbyterian church.
In the summer of 1783 he was called North and identified himself with the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (organized in 1782); and during this time he labored as a missionary among the churches of this branch in the North.
www.geocities.com /BourbonStreet/6420/LoCaChurch.htm   (499 words)

 History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
church is never a place, but always a people; never a fold, but always a flock; never a sacred building, but always a believing assembly.
The federation of the United Presbyterian and the Presbyterian Churches took place in December of 1929 when the two remaining congregations decided that a village the size of Elmira could not adequately support two churches.
On March 30th 1857, the Associate Presbyterian and Associate Reformed Presbyterian churches united as the United Presbyterian Churches of North American, so the name was again changed, this time to the United Presbyterian Church of Elmira.
www.elmirachurch.org /history.htm   (736 words)

 PC(USA) - Presbyterian 101 - Presbyterian Church History
Some 20 years later, a French/Swiss theologian, John Calvin, further refined the reformers' new way of thinking about the nature of God and God's relationship with humanity in what came to be known as Reformed theology.
Other Presbyterian ministers, such as the Rev. Jonathan Edwards and the Rev. Gilbert Tennent, were driving forces in the so-called "Great Awakening," a revivalist movement in the early 18th century.
One of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, the Rev. John Witherspoon, was a Presbyterian minister and the president of Princeton University from 1768-1793.
www.pcusa.org /101/101-history.htm   (457 words)

 History of the ARP Church
The Reformed broke away from the Church of Scotland due to the failure of the church to acknowledge Presbyterianism as the only legitimate and God-ordained civil and ecclesial government.
Later, the name of the Synod was changed to "The General Synod of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church." The denomination founded a seminary in 1837 and a college in in 1839; Erskine College and Erskine Theological Seminary are both located in Due West.
Constituted in October 1800, it was formed by the division of the Associate Reformed Presbytery of the Carolinas and Georgia.
www.duewestarp.org /history.html   (883 words)

 Erskine College
In the best of times, the Church's commitment to Scripture, the evangelical faith, and the doctrines of grace have been a source of strength for faculty and students in the seminary.
Today the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church stands strong in its commitment to the Scriptures and calls the Seminary to be faithful to its history, its confessional standards, and most importantly, its Lord.
The history of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church cannot be understood without understanding two foundational principles of Reformed and Presbyterian thought.
www.erskine.edu /news/gore/vision.html   (1471 words)

 We Believe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church is a conservative, evangelical denomination which holds to the great truths of the Christian faith as revealed in Holy Scripture.
CHURCH GOVERNMENT is by the Presbyterian system, from which the denomination takes its name.
As outlined in the New Testament, church government is by elders and deacons, elected in a democratic manner by each congregation.
www.pcarpchurch.org /we_believe.htm   (235 words)

 The Associate Reformed Church of Grand Rapids   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
THE ASSOCIATE REFORMED PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH began in 1782 when two groups of Scottish Presbyterians, the “Covenanters” (Reformed Presbyterians) and the “Seceders” (Associate Presbyterians), came together in North America and united as one body.
THE ASSOCIATE REFORMED CHURCH OF GRAND RAPIDS began with the formation of a steering committee on February 8, 2000.
AN INVITATION TO UNITE WITH OUR CHURCH: Membership is open to all who profess faith in Christ and accept the doctrines and principles of the ARP Church as agreeable to and founded on the Word of God, together with their children.
www.arcgr.org   (188 words)

 Bethel Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church
Founded in 1856 by settlers who relocated to Oak Hill, Bethel Church continues a tradition of Associate Reformed Presbyterian influence on this area which dates to the 1820's.
Because of the distance from Oak Hill to Lebanon, the Lebanon Church was disbanded and Bethel Church was formed at Oak Hill.
One characteristic of Bethel Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church which distinguishes it from most churches is its tradition of singing strictly Psalms.
members.tripod.com /~BethelARP/bethel.html   (795 words)

 NAPARC Votes to Suspend the Christian Reformed Church
After Dr. George Knight of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC) asked the Clerk to read the constitutional proviso under which the matter was being proposed, CRC delegate Ed Van Baak queried, "Does the [NAPARC] Constitution make any provision for a statement of reasons.
What do you do when you go to the church and the one who's serving the Lord's Supper [or proclaiming the Word] you feel is disqualified from office?" Speaking directly to the CRC delegates, Peterson said, "You made a choice.
Leonard Hofman spoke again, this time with regard to the Reformed Church of Japan, a denomination which was founded through both CRC and OPC efforts.
www.presbyteriannews.org /volumes/v4/1/n-crc.htm   (2733 words)

 Ten Reasons Why
No fact is more universal and unquestionable than that churches, which have most of the human in their worship and government, observe more carefully and rigidly and defend with greater zeal the rites and ceremonies of man’s invention than they do the plainest ordinances of the written word.
This principle is the acropolis of the church’s liberties, the palladium of her purity.
The position of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church is that these songs are to be sung in a version, whether it be measured or unmeasured lines, which is as true and accurate a rendering of the words and sentiments of the inspired Psalmist as can be obtained.
www.covenanter.org /Worship/Psalmody/10reasons.htm   (12814 words)

 Huntersville ARP Church - What is the ARP?
No one in the ARP Church is pushing for the ordination of homosexuals or calling for us to accept "inclusive" language for God.
No one in the ARP Church is asking us to abandon the Westminster Confession of Faith and to come up with some new confession to suit the 1990s.
No one in the ARP Church is openly denying the virgin birth, the reality of Hell or the historicity of the first 11 chapters of Genesis.
www.huntersvillearp.org /WhatIsARP.htm   (980 words)

 Spartanburg ARP Church history, Spartanburg, SC
The Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church has a history spanning more than two centuries, rooted in the Protestant Reformation (hence the term “Reformed”) and the Church of Scotland.
Construction began in Autumn 1908 and the church was completed during the winter at a cost of approximately $10,000.
Millen was a veteran ARP minister known throughout Synod as “the apostle to the country church”; Spartanburg was the only non-rural church he served during his 52 years as a pastor.
www.hornpipe.com /sarphist.htm   (1684 words)

 Prosperity ARP Church Taft, TN
Prosperity ARP Church Taft, TN The Prosperity Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church of the Yukon Community was organized on May 17, 1828, by
On September 28, 2003; a congregational meeting was held at the request of the Rev. Charles F. Edgar to make a change and retire him from his full time pastoral duties after 27 years and be the Pastor Emeritus of Prosperity and that the Rev. C.
Dana Crowell be appointed to Pastor of Prosperity ARP Church in Taft.
www.arptaft.org   (180 words)

 Churches - Associate Reformed Presbyterian - HIS-Net   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Atlanta Young Nak ARP Church - One of the first Korean Church to be the member of ARP.
CrossWay Presbyterian Church - CrossWay Presbyterian Chruch is a church plant of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church.
We are a new church in Corpus Christi, Texas.
www.his-net.com /html/arp.html   (260 words)

 Weblog - Tampa Chinese Church -- Chinese Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church in Tampa, Florida
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These kinds of disconnects are what keep the children of divorce as they grow up more distant from church.
Though generally the grown-up children of divorce are substantially less religious than those from intact families, a portion of them become much more religious.
www.tampachinesechurch.org /index.php?title=Weblog   (2023 words)

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