Protestant Reformed Churches in America

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Organization Information Record Year 2016

Name: Protestant Reformed Churches in America
Denomination type: Reformed Bodies
Year Reporting: 2016
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Description: The Protestant Reformed Churches (PRC) have their roots in the sixteenth century Reformation of Martin Luther and John Calvin, as it developed in the Dutch Reformed churches. The denomination originated as a result of a controversy in the Christian Reformed Church in 1924 involving the adoption of the "Three Points of Common Grace." Three ministers in the Christian Reformed Church, the Reverends Herman Hoeksema, George Ophoff, and Henry Danhof, and their consistories (Eastern Avenue, Hope, and Kalamazoo, respectively) rejected the doctrine. Eventually these men were deposed, and their consistories were either deposed or set outside the Christian Reformed Church. The denomination was formed in 1926 with three congregations. Today the denomination is comprised of some twenty-eight churches (more than 7,000 members) in the USA and Canada. The presbyterian form of church government as determined by the Church Order of Dordt is followed by the PRC. The doctrinal standards of the PRC are the Reformed confessions - the Heidelberg Catechism, Belgic Confession of Faith, and Canons of Dordrecht. The doctrine of the covenant is a cornerstone of their teaching. They maintain an unconditional, particular covenant of grace that God establishes with His elect.

Contact Information Record Year 2016

Address: 4949 Ivanrest Ave. SW
Address line 2:
City: Grandville
State: Michigan
Zip Code: 49418
Country: United States
Phone: (616)531-1490

Media Contact Record Year 2016

Name: Stated Clerk, Rev. Ronald VanOverloop
Phone: (616)643-8085

Attesting Officer Record Year 2016

Name: Rev. Ronald VanOverloop
Position: Stated Clerk
Phone: (616)643-8085

Membership & Attendance Record Year 2016

Full Communicants: 4,982
Other Members: 3,704
Total Inclusive Members: 8,686
Total Churches: 31
Average Attendance: 7,700
Membership Calculation Method: Census

Clergy Record Year 2016

Serving Churches: 30
Other Service to the Church: 5
Retired: 11
Total Clergy: 46

Religious Education Record Year 2016

Total Schools: 24
Pupils: 0
Staff: 0
Total Individuals: 0

Finance Record Year 2016

Total Benevolences: $0.00
Total Giving Local Expense: $0.00
Total Financial: $0
Receipts/Expenditures: Expenditures