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Denominations - Protestant

Short profiles of selected Christian denominations in the U.S.

United Reformed Churches in North America

Presbyterian/Reformed, Evangelical

Founded: 1996

Headquarters: The URCNA does not have a central office, but a Stated Clerk who handles federation communication.


Seminaries: The United Reformed Churches do not have a denominational seminary or college; rather, Candidates for Ministry are extensively examined by their Calling Church regardless of seminary prior to their installation.

Core Values: The United Reformed Churches in North America confess Jesus Christ as the only Savior and the Sovereign Lord over all of life, and are fully committed to the Bible in its entirety as the Word of God written, without error in all its parts, and to its teaching as set forth in the historic Reformed standards (the Three Forms of Unity) and in the Ecumenical Creeds. For more information go to

Brief History: The first Synod of the United Reformed Churches in North America was held in Lynwood, Illinois in 1996, but our story does not begin there. The beginning of our story is the same beginning as other Christian churches that submit to the authority of the Scriptures and the early Creeds of our Fathers: the Apostles' Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed. We find our foundation in the writings and preaching of the Apostles, who in turn rest upon the cornerstone, Jesus Christ, the main subject of the Old and New Testaments. In summary, United Reformed Churches are biblical, historical, and Reformed churches. For more information go to

Area Churches: The closest church to the Louisville area is

Christ Reformed Church, 7804 Pleasant Valley Rd, Florence, KY 41042

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