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
1974
28,570
0
2,584
31,154
153
1973
28,763
0
2,584
31,347
152
1972
28,711
0
0
28,711
148
1971
28,443
0
0
28,443
147
1970
28,427
0
0
28,427
145
1969
0
0
0
28,273
145
1968
0
0
0
28,312
144
1966
27,758
0
0
27,758
143
1965
0
0
0
27,464
143
1964
0
0
0
26,703
144
1963
0
0
0
27,114
143
1962
0
0
0
27,879
144
1961
0
0
0
27,690
144
1960
0
0
0
27,397
147
1958
0
0
0
27,561
148
1957
0
0
0
27,560
148
1956
0
0
0
27,467
147
1955
0
0
0
27,116
147
1953
0
0
0
27,171
146
1952
0
0
0
26,330
145
1951
0
0
0
26,544
146
1950
24,651
0
1,055
25,706
146
1947
0
0
0
24,651
142
1944
20,579
0
2,806
23,385
142
1943
20,570
0
2,921
23,491
145
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
1974
106
0
0
166
1973
101
0
0
162
1972
102
0
0
154
1971
95
0
0
144
1970
98
0
0
145
1969
97
0
0
134
1968
98
0
0
136
1966
94
0
0
131
1965
97
0
0
120
1964
104
0
0
131
1963
105
0
0
134
1962
110
0
0
127
1961
101
0
0
132
1960
88
0
0
108
1958
100
0
0
115
1957
92
0
0
118
1956
98
0
0
109
1955
100
0
0
102
1953
105
0
0
107
1952
91
0
0
107
1951
89
0
0
100
1950
86
0
14
100
1947
0
0
0
116
1944
0
0
0
116
1943
0
0
0
116
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
1972
146
0
0
16,883
1971
141
0
0
17,109
1970
141
0
0
18,084
1969
141
0
0
18,084
1968
143
0
0
16,250
1966
143
0
0
17,402
1965
144
1,930
18,116
20,046
1964
144
1,930
18,116
20,046
1963
144
1,322
18,406
19,728
1962
142
1,322
18,950
20,272
1961
144
1,322
19,018
20,340
1960
147
1,322
19,378
20,700
1958
144
1,322
23,377
24,699
1957
144
1,322
17,673
18,995
1956
143
1,322
17,670
18,992
1955
142
1,322
18,827
20,149
1953
145
1,322
18,774
20,096
1952
144
1,322
17,081
18,403
1951
144
1,322
17,537
18,859
1950
145
1,322
16,887
18,209
1923
138
0
16,394
16,394
1922
131
0
15,967
15,967
1921
146
0
13,393
13,393
1919
133
0
13,507
13,507
1916
146
1,379
13,411
14,790
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
1968
$1,274,348
$3,514,173
$2,239,825
1964
$0
$1,421,894
$0
1963
$0
$2,283,423
$0
1962
$0
$2,054,846
$0
1961
$0
$1,993,441
$0
1960
$0
$1,292,612
$0
1959
$0
$1,292,612
$0
1958
$0
$1,909,692
$0
1957
$0
$1,405,784
$0
1956
$333,655
$1,354,533
$1,020,878
1955
$289,282
$1,310,160
$1,020,878
1954
$286,228
$1,307,106
$1,020,878
1953
$451,931
$1,260,273
$808,342
1952
$366,788
$1,263,523
$896,735
1951
$360,152
$1,199,020
$838,868
1950
$0
$1,046,607
$0
1923
$0
$315,934
$0
1922
$0
$323,110
$0
1921
$0
$373,193
$0
1917
$0
$178,138
$0