What is a Reformed Church?

Welcome to the Reformed Presbyterian Church! What kind of a church is this? We hope that this explanation will help to begin to answer this question.

Reformed Christianity has its root in the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century. Reformed Christianity is biblical, evangelical Christianity. The early teachers of the Protestant Reformation were evangelical. They taught that sinners were saved from death, and given the gift of eternal life, through faith alone in the work of Jesus Christ alone; His life, death, and resurrection. Nothing other than faith was necessary for justification, Romans 4:5.

The Reformed Presbyterian Church continues to believe and teach the evangelical way of salvation which the Protestant Reformers left as their legacy for Christ's church.

Another belief which is characteristic of a true church of the Reformation is that the Bible is true, and that it is the final authority for faith and life.

Reformed churches are Calvinistic in doctrine. Calvinistic doctrine places a Biblical emphasis on the majesty and sovereignty of God. Especially, it calls attention to the sovereign grace of God in salvation. This does not mean, however, that true Reformed churches lack zeal for the preaching of the gospel and evangelism.

As one branch of the broader Protestant and Reformed Church, we hold to the Westminster Confession of Faith as a faithful summary of biblical doctrine. We believe that the Confession is subordinate to the Bible, and we pray that we will not confess anything which is not taught in Scripture

As you worship with us, you may notice that we sing the Psalms of the Bible without the use of musical instruments. This practice reflects our understanding of what God has commanded for His worship. Until late in the last century, most Reformed Christians shared this view, and Psalm-singing was widespread in their churches.

Our motto is "Reformed and reforming according to God's Word."

Much more can and should be said about what makes a Reformed Church. Perhaps this can be a starting point for further conversations. We cordially invite you to worship and fellowship with us in the Reformed Presbyterian Church. Bring your questions and we will learn together.

Let us summarize in two sentences the Reformed Faith: We say with Paul,

For from Him and through Him and to Him are all things. To Him alone belongs the glory forever and ever. Amen.” (Romans 11:36).


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Canadian Congregations

Hudson/St-Lazare, Quebec | Hudson/St-Lazare RPC

Kitchener, Ontario | New Creation RPC

Ottawa, Ontario | Ottawa RPC

Almonte, Ontario | Hillside RPC

Toronto, Ontario | Evangelical Presbyterian Church of Canada

Edmonton, Alberta | Shelter RPC

Calgary, Alberta | RPC of Calgary

Toronto, Ontario | Shelter RPC

American Congregations

Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania| College Hill RPC

Belle Center, Ohio | Belle Center RPC

Bloomington, Indiana | Bloomington RPC

Cambridge, Massachusetts | First RPC of Cambridge

Clay Center, Kansas | Hebron RPC

Colorado Springs, Colorado | Springs RPC

Elkhart, Indiana | Elkhart RPC

Fresno, California | Fresno RPC

Fulton, New York | Fulton RPC

Hazleton, Pennsylvania | Hazleton RPC

Kokomo, Indiana | Sycamore RPC

Lafayette, Indiana | RPC of Lafayette

Los Angeles, California | Los Angeles RPC

Manhattan, Kansas | Manhattan RPC

New Castle, Pennsylvania | Rose Point RPC

Oswego, New York | Oswego RPC

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | Providence RPC

Prairie View, Illinois | Westminster Christian Fellowship

Ridgefield Park, New Jersey | Ridgefield Park RPC

Rochester, New York | Rochester RPC

Southfield, Michigan | Southfield RPC

State College, Pennsylvania | Grace RPC

Sterling, Kansas | Sterling RPC

Stillwater, Oklahoma | Stillwater RPC

Syracuse, New York | Syracuse RPC

Waldorf, Maryland | Anchor Fellowship

Washington D.C. | Trinity RPC

Westminster, Colorado | Westminster RPC

White Lake, New York | White Lake RPC