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Denominations - Protestant

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

About Protestant Reformed Churches in America

Date Founded:  1926

Membership/Number of Clergy:  4,552/38

Headquarters:  4949 Ivanrest Ave., SW, Grand Rapids, MI 49418

Schools & Seminaries:  Protestant Reformed Theological Seminary

Publications:  The Standard Bearer

Website:  http://www.prca.org/

Social Media:  Young Calvinists blog

Core Beliefs: Presbyterian in government, the doctrine of the covenant is the mainstay of their teaching.  They believe in a particular covenant of grace between God and His elect.  An excellent article, reprinted from Calvin Theological Journal, April, 2000, explains the controversy over Common Grace in full.  Congregations sing only the Psalms and use the King James Bible.

Short History:  Formed by three pastors and their congregations in Michigan who, in 1926, left the Christian Reformed Church over the adoption of the "Three Points of Common Grace" in 1924.

Local Churches:  There aren't any churches located within easy driving distance of campus.  The closest, Cornerstone PRC, 13251 W. 109th Ave., St.John, IN, is 4½ hours away.  A list of churches is displayed at http://www.prca.org/about/listings/churches/usa-canada

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