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 Reformed Church in America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Reformed Church in America (RCA) is a Calvinist Reformed Protestant denomination that was formerly known as the Dutch Reformed Church.
The church embraced many of the historic colonial churches of New York and New Jersey, the denominational stronghold; fresh immigration from the Netherlands in the mid-19th century led to the development of the church in the Midwest.
Hansen, The Reformed Church in the Netherlands, 1340–1840 (1884)
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Reformed_Church_in_America   (876 words)

 Reformed-Presybterian Family Churches
The council describes itself as committed to Christian unity and working "toward a fellowship as comprehensive as the spirit and teachings of Christ and as inclusive as the love of God." The council is a loosely organized fellowship of free and autonomous congregations.
The Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) was formed in 1983 by the union of the United Presbyterian Church in the United States of America and the Presbyterian Church in the United States.
The Presbyterian Church in America adheres to the traditional Presbyterian documents, the Westminster Confession of Faith, and both the Longer and Shorter Westminster Catechisms.
www.jmahoney.com /reformed-preschurches.htm   (753 words)

 Presbyterian Church in America
Reformed University Fellowship (RUF) seeks to communicate the gospel by sending ordained PCA ministers to serve on the college campus, to equip students to live all of life under the Lordship of Christ.
Christian Education and Publication serves the PCA through teaching and training leaders and members of churches and providing resources for the equipping and building of the church.
Mission to North America serves PCA churches and presbyteries by defining church planting vision and strategy; providing services to equip church planters; and coordinating church revitalization, chaplain ministries, and mercy ministries.
www.pcanet.org   (266 words)

 The Reformed Ecumenical Council: Focus 3.2.8   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Reformed Christians join with Christians in all times and places in affirming the saving purpose of God to unite all things in Jesus Christ, the mission of the church to proclaim this good news, and the hope of Christ’s return in glory to usher in the new heaven and the new earth.
Reformed Christians are “confessing Protestants” whose posture is not first of all defined polemically (against liberals or against fundamentalists) but is defined historically by a theological tradition that goes back to John Calvin and the Reformers and to St. Augustine.
A key Reformed principle is that “a Reformed church is always to be reforming.” The Reformation itself was a radical reforming and renewing of the church, and thus, the church is always reforming and renewing, dying and rising again.
community.gospelcom.net /Brix?pageID=4741   (9088 words)

 Westview Christian Reformed Church - Links   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Christian Reformed Home Missions - Missions in the United States and Canada - its task is to bring the gospel to the people drawing them into fellowship with Christ and his church.
Dordt College is an institution of Reformed, Christian learning for the benefit of both students and the broader community by providing serviceable insight to prepare students for competent, obedient service in all aspects of contemporary life.
Reformed Bible College - provides and education that assists students in their spiritual development equips them to think and act as Excellent Christians, and guides their preparation for careers in ministry and other professions.
www.westviewcrc.org /links.htm   (2008 words)

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NR #1995-102: Christelijke Gereformeerde Kerken in Nederland Sever Ties with Christian Reformed Church in North America By a margin of 42 to 10, the Christelijke Gereformeerde Kerken in Nederland voted on October 19 to sever ties with the Christian Reformed Church in North America.
Replying to the allegation that the Dutch church was breaking the ties, den Butter argued that by departing from Reformed orthodoxy, the CRC itself caused the break.
These Doleantie churches merged with the Afscheiding churches in 1892 to become the Gereformeerde Kerken in Nederland - a merger promptly recognized by the CRC in North America but into which a number of Christelijke Gereformeerden declined to enter.
www.iclnet.org /pub/resources/text/reformed/archive95/nr95-102.txt   (1373 words)

 True Brothers: The Netherlandic Origins of the Christian Reformed Church in North America, 1857-1880
Having become a friend of the Associate Reformed Church pastor in Gun Plains, Michigan, which was a conservative, psalm-singing, Scottish Calvinist body, Schepers in 1852 obtained ordination as an evangelist in that Presbytery, and the South Holland church effectively seceded from the RCA.
This church had a history of factiousness and strife, which was caused by a spirit of clannishness already rife in the old country that pitted people from the western Staphorst region against those from the eastern area of Emmen and Sleen.
The declaration of secession by the consistory of this church simply stated that "we have betaken ourselves to the standpoint we had when we left the Netherlands, in order thus again to be in connection with the church of the Netherlands." Polkton clearly considered their action a return to the 1834 church.
www.swierenga.com /Kampen_pap.html   (6696 words)

 Christian Reformed Church in North America - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The church was founded by Gijsbert Haan and Dutch immigrants in the mid 1800s.
CRC churches are predominantly located in areas of Dutch immigrant settlement in North America, including western Michigan, Chicagoland, the city of Lynden in Washington State, British Columbia, Ontario, Alberta, Iowa, suburban southern California, and northern New Jersey.
The CRC belongs to the Reformed Ecumenical Council and the National Association of Evangelicals.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Christian_Reformed_Church_in_North_America   (888 words)

 Christian Reformed Church - Theopedia
The Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA or CRC) is a Protestant Christian denomination which follows Reformed Calvinist theology.
The Christian Reformed Church split from the Reformed Church in America in a theological dispute that originated in the Netherlands.
The Christian Reformed Church belongs to the Reformed Ecumenical Council and the National Association of Evangelicals.
www.theopedia.com /Christian_Reformed_Church   (545 words)

Reformed as a Percentage of All US Residents in 2000.
Christian Reformed congregations in Grand Rapids, 1970 to the present
A History of Faith Community Christian Reformed Church by John P. Battema, son of Faith Community's second pastor, shares some personal memories from the congregation's early years.
reformed.net   (376 words)

 Palos Heights Christian Reformed Church - Palos Heights, Illinois - Beliefs   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Christian Reformed Church in North America is a denomination founded about 170 years ago, with about 1,000 congregations in North America.
The beliefs and doctrine of the Christian Reformed Church are based on the Holy Bible, God's infallible written Word contained in the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments.
We believe that it was uniquely, verbally and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit and that it is the supreme and final authority in all matters on which it speaks.
www.paloschurch.org /phcrc/beliefs   (119 words)

 Calvin Institute of Christian Worship - Reformed Churches Worldwide: A common heritage
But broadly speaking, the Reformed branch of Christianity includes all churches with roots in the 16th-century Reformation led by John Calvin, John Knox, Ulrich Zwingli, and others, as well as churches that trace their heritage back to medieval Reformers such as Jan Hus and Peter Valdes (Waldo).
Some WARC members, such as the Christian Reformed Church in North America and the Reformed Church in Japan, also belong to the smaller Reformed Ecumenical Council, which will meet next summer in Utrecht, the Netherlands.
A large church moved its service up one hour so there would be time to introduce her, let her bring greetings from the U.S., and receive gifts and greetings to bring back to her church—all before she had to leave for the airport.
www.calvin.edu /worship/stories/reformed_churches.php   (3840 words)

 About the CRC - Christian Reformed Church
The Christian Reformed Church is a denomination that has about 300,000 members in 1,000 congregations across the United States and Canada.
Reformed because we're part of that historic branch of the Christian church that follows the teachings of 16th-century reformer John Calvin, who struggled to return Christianity to its biblical roots.
Church because God has called us to be a fellowship of his people in the world.
www.crcna.org /pages/aboutthecrc.cfm   (293 words)

 Westview Christian Reformed Church - About Us   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Mission Statement -- Westview Christian Reformed Church is a body of believers whose purpose is to glorify God by living holy and obedient lives as directed by God's holy and infallible Word, by equipping members to minister to others in the name of Christ, and by bringing others to a saving relationship with Jesus Christ.
Westview is one congregation in a denomination called the Christian Reformed Church in North America.
REFORMED means we have roots in the historic part of the Christian church stemming from the Protestant Reformation in the 1500s.
www.westviewcrc.org /about.htm   (985 words)

 Christ Community Church - Victoria, BC
Christ Community Church was formed as a new church in 1985 and is a member of the Christian Reformed Church in North America.
The CRCNA is one of many denominations with origins in the Protestant Reformation, a church reformation movement in the 1500's.
The CRCNA as a specific denomination was formed in 1857, first in the American Midwest.
www.cccvictoria.ca   (407 words)

 Bible Presbyterian Church Online
The Bible Presbyterian Church remembers with thanks the support and aid of the CRC to our church when we took a stand for the Word of God against the apostate Northern Presbyterian Church in the late 1930's.
The Sixtieth General Synod of the Bible Presbyterian Church, meeting in Cincinnati, Ohio, August 1-6, 1996, calls upon the CRC to repent of its error and to return to its former stand for the Word of God.
The Christian Reformed Church's departure from the Word of God serves as a solemn warning to the body of Christ.
www.bpc.org /synod/resolutions/060_13.html   (252 words)

 CCSN - Roseland Christian School   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
The Christian Reformed Church is a Protestant denomination having a Calvinist theology.
The Christian Parents and Teachers' Association is a branch of the Board of Trustees where parents actively take ownership of the school.
The purpose of Roseland Christian School is to work as partners with the Christian home and church in bringing our students up in the training and instruction of the Lord.
www.ccsnetwork.org /roseland.html   (254 words)

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Is it "congregationalist" for churches which have theological problems with the denomination of which they are a part to be able to leave that denomination with their property?
The monies were given in trust to the local congregations of the Christian Reformed Church in North America, and it's not to be taken over to be used for the property of some other denomination." According to Engelhard, the classical review of local church splits and withdrawals is essential.
"I believe that churches on the fence now will be forced, at least encouraged to act now in order to save the property that they have sacrificed so much for rather than waiting to see what will happen with the denomination in the future," said Cammenga.
www.iclnet.org /pub/resources/text/reformed/archive97/nr97-063.txt   (730 words)

 More about the Christian Reformed Church
This is a group of representatives from about twenty churches in a geographic area who meet two or three times a year to discuss matters of common interest and to rule on problems that have arisen in individual congregations.
You may be called to be elder or a deacon or a church school teacher or to serve in the church's evangelism program.
The church offers many opportunities for our children to grow in the faith: doctrinal instruction and Bible teaching in church school classes; youth activities such as Cadets, Calvinettes, and young people's groups; and other programs that are unique to individual congregations.
home1.gte.net /res05b3x/crcmore.htm   (2432 words)

 Calvinist Churches in the USA
Netherlands Reformed Congregations in North America - 9,047
Reformed Church in the United States - 4,257
Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America - 6,105
www.orlutheran.com /calvinistchurches.html   (57 words)

 Church and Ecumenical Organizations, Christian World Communions, Regional Councils of Churches and National Councils of ...
Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in Poland*
Evangelical Church of the Augsburg Confession in the Slovak Republic*
Orthodox Church in Belgium, Orthodox Archdiocese of Belgium and Exarchate of the Netherlands and Luxemburg (Ecumenical Patriarchate)
www.wcc-coe.org /wcc/links/church.html   (709 words)

 South Bend Christian Reformed Church | Links of Interest   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Located in Grand Rapids, Michigan, and affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church in North America, Calvin College is a comprehensive liberal arts college in the Reformed tradition of historic Christianity.
The Christian Reformed World Relief Committee (CRWRC) is a relief, development, and educational ministry supported by the Christian Reformed Church in North America.
The Center's goal is to assist each family and individual in achieving self-sufficiency, which involves possessing the knowledge and skills to secure decent housing, to sustain a healthy lifestyle, and to establish the life-giving relationships necessary for personal stability and growth.
www.sbcrc.org /links.htm   (329 words)

 Home - Faith Christian Reformed Church - New Brighton, MN   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Calvin Christian School, with K-8 campuses in Edina and Blaine, and a high school campus in Crystal, offers Christ-centered Christian education.  Please see Calvin's website at www.calvinchristian.org for more information.
Christian Reformed World Missions - This is the church planting and educational arm of the CRC's international outreach.  Almost 300 long- and short-term missionaries serve in approximately 30 countries around the globe, proclaiming the Gospel and developing churches.
Their mission is to assist youth ministry efforts in the local church to effectively reach junior and senior high youth with the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
www.forministry.com /USMNCRCNAFCRCF/Resources   (604 words)

 Christian Reformed Church Appoints First Executive Director | Christianpost.com- Christian News Online , Christian ...
The Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRC) on Tuesday appointed its first executive director, during the denomination's annual top legislative gathering - the 2005 Synod - at Trinity Christian College in Palos Heights, Ill.
“The General Secretary was responsible for church polity and the executive director of ministries was responsible for the ministries of the church, and having these two co-equal positions was seen as being a little bit awkward,” explained Hess.
Bremer also told delegates that the CRC has a wonderful legacy of rigorous academic scholarship that is the envy of the evangelical community, according to CRC news.
www.christianpost.com /article/20050616/3685.htm   (585 words)

 Christian Reformed Guam Mission
Providing opportunities in significant ministry for the members of the Christian Reformed Church in North America.
Begun almost 30years ago, the first Korean church on Guam, now prominently located on the top of Barrigada Heights, overlooking the north end of Guam.
Helping existing Christian schools on Guam and (in the future) throughout Micronesia with teacher recruiting, administrative tools, consulting and encouragement.
www.guam.net /home/koine   (184 words)

 Crossmap Christian Directory :: Reformed   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-02)
Brief history of the Dutch Reformed churches in the Netherlands and in North America.
The news service carries news from primarily the conservative wing of the Christian Reformed denomination and independent congregations in the Alliance of Reformed Churches.
Committed to planting and multiplying Reformed churches on the foreign field through the biblical education of promising young people in Korea, Pakistan, Hungary, and Mexico.
dir.crossmap.com /church_and_denominations/denominations/Reformed   (333 words)

 Home - Christian Reformed Church
Faith and Development: Calvin College is hosting the second annual Faith and Development Conference, Feb. 1-3, 2007, with a focus on peace-building, global health, environmental care and economic justice.
Copyright © 2006, Christian Reformed Church in North America.
Copyright © 1996-2006, Christian Reformed Church in North America.
www.crcna.org   (197 words)

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