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Denominations - Protestant

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

About the Reformed Church in America

Date Founded:  1628

Membership/Number of Clergy:  256,278/2,053 as of 2016

Headquarters:  4500 60th St. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49512

Schools & Seminaries: Central College, Hope College, Northwestern College, New Brunswick Theological Seminary,  Western Theological Seminary

Publications:  RCA Today  Click on Current Issue - Read the magazine


Social Media:  Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo

Core Beliefs: The Bible is the final authority, the triune God, salvation through grace.  There are two sacraments: the Lord's Supper and baptism.  The RCA accepts the Apostles' Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed. 

Short History:  Established by Dutch settlers in what is now New York City, the RCA is the oldest Protestant denomination with a continuous ministry in North America.  Known until 1867 as the Protestant Dutch Reformed Church, the RCA has never merged with any other denomination, but it has entered into full communion with the Evangelical Lutheran Church of North America, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the United Church of Christ, and the Christian Reformed Church in North America.

Local Churches:  The two closest churches to Louisville are McKee Reformed Church,108 Highway 290, McKee, KY 40447 and Christ's Community Church,13097 Allisonville Rd., Fishers, IN 46038.  Use the Church Finder to locate another congregation.  Most are located in Michigan, northern Indiana, northern Ohio, and in the south Chicagoland area.

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