Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod)

Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (General Synod)

1 Cleveland St.
Greenville, SC 29601-3696
United States

Attesting Officer
Rev. George E. Ekeroth
Executive Director & Ed.


34.8436968, -82.3974308


The Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (ARP) developed from two groups that formed in Scotland in the 17th and 18th Centuries -- the Covenanters and Seceders. These two movements developed into the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Scotland and the Associate Church of Scotland respectively, and their members migrated to America because of religious and political upheaval in Britain. The two merged in 1782 and eventually became known as the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. The church continues its commitment to the fundamental truths on which it was founded: the Lordship of Jesus Christ and the free offer of the Gospel of grace.

We are a Presbyterian and Reformed Chuch rooted in the historic Reformed tradition as expressed in the Westminster Confession of Faith and Catechisms. Each local congregation elects ruling elders to the session, and deacons to the diaconate. In this representative form of government, the session oversees the total ministry of the congregation and is concerned primarily with the spiritual life of the church. The diaconate is concerned primarily with material needs.

The governing body above the local session is the presbytery, which oversees a group of congregations in a specific geographical area. The hightest governing body is the General Synod, composed of all ARP ministers and at least one elder from each congregation. The Synod meets annually to worship together and conduct business.


Full Communicants Average Attendance Other Members Total Inclusive Members Total Churches Membership Calculation Method
2010
35,721
0
3,918
39,639
293
2008
34,911
0
4,770
39,681
296
2004
35,211
0
5,379
41,019
256
2003
35,418
0
5,285
40,703
268
2001
35,181
0
5,680
40,861
257
1998
34,642
0
5,471
40,113
244
1997
34,344
0
5,716
40,060
238
1996
34,117
0
5,723
39,840
215
1995
33,513
0
5,483
38,996
207
1994
33,636
0
5,300
38,936
206
1992
33,550
0
5,213
38,763
196
1991
33,494
0
5,058
38,552
189
1990
32,787
0
5,201
37,988
189
1989
32,600
0
5,674
38,274
182
1988
31,922
0
5,027
36,949
181
1987
32,289
0
5,296
37,585
179
1985
32,051
0
4,492
36,543
172
1984
31,355
0
4,112
35,467
170
1983
31,378
0
4,556
35,934
170
1980
0
0
0
31,518
156
1979
28,513
0
3,471
31,984
159
1978
28,644
0
3,495
32,139
158
1977
28,371
0
3,496
31,867
158
1976
28,581
0
3,273
31,854
157
1975
28,589
0
2,769
31,358
154
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
2010
255
88
119
462
2008
246
80
123
449
2004
229
75
97
401
2003
227
0
0
399
2001
209
68
89
366
1998
194
0
0
325
1997
194
0
0
325
1996
198
0
0
310
1995
164
0
0
279
1994
164
0
0
270
1992
179
0
0
254
1991
158
0
0
247
1990
158
0
0
247
1989
162
0
0
245
1988
157
0
0
237
1987
150
0
0
224
1985
139
0
0
214
1984
143
0
0
217
1983
134
0
0
202
1980
112
0
0
171
1979
115
0
0
179
1978
110
0
0
170
1977
111
0
0
171
1976
108
0
0
171
1975
106
0
0
170
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
2008
285
0
0
0
2004
208
0
16,374
16,374
2003
206
0
0
16,706
2001
195
0
16,958
16,958
1998
206
0
0
17,078
1997
206
0
0
17,078
1996
195
0
0
17,488
1995
165
0
0
16,644
1994
177
0
0
16,631
1992
169
0
0
16,525
1991
168
0
0
17,011
1990
172
0
0
16,892
1989
170
0
0
16,732
1988
164
0
0
16,042
1987
173
0
0
16,563
1985
163
0
0
16,692
1984
159
0
0
16,067
1983
160
0
0
16,258
1979
147
0
0
14,864
1978
147
0
0
15,566
1977
149
0
0
15,941
1976
146
0
0
15,306
1975
137
0
0
13,395
1974
135
0
0
14,486
1973
142
0
0
16,098
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
2010
$8,724,417
$53,379,344
$44,654,927
2008
$13,369,742
$76,353,565
$62,983,823
2004
$7,888,164
$44,640,298
$36,752,134
2003
$7,615,661
$44,279,992
$36,664,331
2001
$7,707,456
$44,684,109
$36,976,653
1998
$7,378,121
$36,210,103
$28,831,982
1997
$3,917,098
$31,848,213
$27,931,115
1996
$5,871,337
$30,324,161
$24,452,824
1995
$5,061,215
$29,111,254
$24,050,039
1994
$6,727,857
$27,625,383
$20,897,526
1992
$5,907,013
$22,840,011
$16,932,998
1990
$5,317,162
$21,984,152
$16,666,990
1989
$5,390,867
$20,421,076
$15,030,209
1988
$5,130,806
$18,720,812
$13,590,006
1987
$5,287,424
$17,426,383
$12,138,959
1985
$3,360,285
$15,199,862
$11,839,577
1984
$2,833,349
$13,996,932
$11,163,583
1983
$9,695,273
$12,820,280
$3,125,007
1979
$1,858,199
$8,013,395
$6,155,196
1978
$1,527,561
$7,392,977
$5,865,416
1977
$1,385,800
$6,627,045
$5,241,245
1976
$1,118,783
$5,489,614
$4,370,831
1975
$961,760
$5,052,081
$4,090,321
1974
$1,050,697
$4,803,817
$3,753,120
1969
$978,097
$3,921,311
$2,943,214