Reformed Church in the United States

Reformed Church in the United States

6121 Pine Vista Way
Elk Grove City, CA 95758-4205
United States

Attesting Officer
Rev. Frank Walker
Stated Clerk


Media Contact
Rev. Frank Walker Th.M.

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Lacking pastors, early German Reformed immigrants to the American colonies were led in worship by "readers." One reader, schoolmaster John Philip Boehm, organized the first congregations near Philadelphia in 1725. A Swiss pastor, Michael Schlatter, was sent by the Dutch Reformed Church in 1746. Strong ties with the Netherlands existed until the formation of the Synod of the German Reformed Church in 1793.
The Eureka Classis, organized in North and South Dakota in 1910 and strongly influenced by the writings of H. Kohlbruegge, P. Geyser and J. Stark, refused to become part of the 1934 merger of the Reformed Church with the Evangelical Synod of North America, holding that it sacrificed the Reformed heritage. (The merged Evangelical and Reformed Church became part of the United Church of Christ in 1957.) Under the leadership of pastors W. Grossmann and W. J. Krieger, the Eureka Classis in 1942 incorporated as the continuing Reformed Church in the United States.
The growing Eureka Classis dissolved in 1986 to form a Synod with four regional classes. An heir to the Reformation theology of Zwingli and Calvin, the Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession and the Canons of Dort are used as the confessional standards of the church. The Bible is strictly held to be the inerrant, infallible Word of God.
The RCUS supports Dordt College, Mid-America Reformed Seminary, New Geneva Theological Seminary, West Minster Theological Seminary in California, and Hope Haven. The RCUS is the official sponsor to the Reformed Confessing Church of Zaire.


Full Communicants Average Attendance Other Members Total Inclusive Members Total Churches Membership Calculation Method
2002
3,258
0
1,111
4,369
48
1998
3,201
0
1,056
4,257
40
1997
3,169
0
1,077
4,246
38
1995
3,185
0
1,065
4,250
41
1994
3,160
0
1,012
4,172
36
1993
3,207
0
997
4,204
37
1992
3,200
0
978
4,178
37
1985
0
0
0
3,778
34
1984
2,972
0
835
3,807
33
1982
2,941
0
769
3,710
30
1980
2,941
0
719
3,660
29
1977
0
0
0
3,790
26
1976
3,035
0
826
3,861
26
1975
3,115
0
845
3,960
26
1974
3,054
0
886
3,940
24
1973
3,045
0
963
4,008
24
1971
3,043
0
995
4,038
25
1969
2,850
0
1,003
3,853
23
1968
2,498
0
925
3,423
20
1965
0
0
0
2,554
20
1964
0
0
0
3,487
20
1963
0
0
0
2,519
20
1962
0
0
0
3,431
21
1961
0
0
0
3,467
21
Serving Churches Retired Other Service to the Church Total Clergy
2002
42
7
1
50
1998
34
7
1
42
1997
32
0
0
42
1995
31
0
0
39
1994
31
0
0
40
1993
31
0
0
38
1992
30
0
0
36
1985
28
0
0
34
1984
28
0
0
33
1982
26
0
0
32
1980
21
0
0
27
1977
22
0
0
31
1976
17
0
0
25
1975
23
0
0
26
1974
18
0
0
22
1973
18
0
0
21
1971
18
0
0
25
1969
15
0
0
23
1968
14
0
0
19
1965
14
0
0
18
1964
12
0
0
15
1963
13
0
0
16
1962
12
0
0
15
1961
12
0
0
15
Total Schools Staff Pupils Total Individuals
2002
48
0
951
951
1998
37
0
869
869
1997
35
0
0
922
1995
39
0
0
887
1994
36
0
0
832
1993
35
0
0
810
1992
37
0
0
796
1984
33
0
0
570
1982
30
0
0
516
1980
29
0
0
498
1976
25
0
0
598
1975
25
0
0
631
1974
23
0
0
811
1973
24
0
0
805
1971
24
0
0
807
1969
22
0
0
884
1968
20
0
0
823
1965
21
0
0
797
1964
20
0
0
797
1963
20
0
0
797
1962
21
0
0
773
1961
21
0
0
776
Total Benevolences Total Financials Total Giving Local Expenses Method
2002
$931,983
$6,241,428
$5,309,445
1998
$649,734
$3,657,850
$3,008,116
1997
$573,522
$2,768,134
$2,194,612
1995
$560,702
$1,975,023
$1,414,321
1994
$501,833
$2,196,009
$1,694,176
1993
$2,179,154
$2,179,154
$2,179,154
1992
$400,000
$2,317,000
$1,917,000
1984
$226,904
$1,172,987
$946,083
1982
$209,453
$961,274
$751,821
1980
$207,295
$684,641
$477,346
1976
$115,840
$482,738
$366,898
1975
$103,695
$541,600
$437,905
1974
$80,564
$197,759
$117,195
1973
$65,297
$292,375
$227,078
1971
$65,881
$264,240
$198,359
1969
$68,536
$271,916
$203,380