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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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
Squamish, British Columbia | Coram Deo RPC
Toronto, Ontario | Shelter RPC
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
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