Iglesia Presbiteriana de Venezuela
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Presbyterian Church of Venezuela
Synod Office: Colegio Americano; Calle Colegio Americano Las Minas de Baruta, Edo. Miranda Venezuela
Apartado 75396
Caracas 1070-A
Venezuela (South America)
Telephone: +58 212 944 5326, 943 3529, 945 0808
Fax: +58 212 943 3529, 945 0808, 58212
Email: ipvsinodo@cantv.net

Address-No.: 112180 / 2120

Information in the internet:

URL: http://www.ipv.org.ve
Languages of the website: Spanish

Between 1970 and 1985 the Presbyterian Church experienced difficult times. The issues of Pentecostalism and liberation theology created a series of conflicts during which the church lost half of its membership and a whole generation of young ministers. In 1983 a split occurred in the oldest and largest congr (El Redentor). More recently another conflict led to a considerable loss of members. The church then went through a slow recovery process. In 1991 the National Synod was organized with two presbyteries (Western and Central). Mission became a priority and new churches were founded. In 1997 ecumenical work was started with the Luth and Angl churches.

5 Ministros actualmente en el exterior en funciones educativas

Theological schools: 2 (1= Instituto Ecuménico de Estudios Teológicos, fundado en 2001, proyecto de educación teológica de la Iglesia Presbiteriana de Venezuela, Iglesia Evangélica Luterana en Venezuela, Iglesia Anglicana en Venezuela, Colegio Americano y Acción Ecuménica). La iglesia Presbiteriana de Venezuela tiene además 1 escuela de educación preescolar, 3 escuelas de educación primaria y dos escuelas de educación primaria y secundaria. Posee además un Centro Comunal, dos Centros de alojamiento vacacional o campamentos: Casa presbiteriana de Mérida y Centro Jubileo de Samta Bárbara del Tuy.

2 diaconal institutions:
Asistencia Médico - odontologica - Centro Comunal Guarena
Campa mentos - Convenciones Operativos Médicos comunitanos - Centro Jubileo

Text which the church sent to us:
Church founded in 1897, por los Misioneros Presbiterianos Teodoro Pond y su esposa. Para el inicio se apoyaron en al trabajo educativo fundado por la familia Osuna: el Colegio Americano.
En 1900 iniciaron la primera Iglesia en Caracas: Iglesia El Redentor, luego la obra se extendio hacia el interior del pais.

Statistic data of church

total: 921
admitted to participate in the Lord's Supper: 670
baptised: 251 
(conventionally): 21
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 8
Ordained clergy
total: 12
Men: 9
Women: 3
women´s ordination
since 1972
total: 55
Men: 23
Women: 32 
total: 59
Men: 32
Women: 27
  deacons available
missionaries do not working abroad
Baptismal practise
infant and believer´s baptism
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 12
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

Number: 1

Schools providing general education
other schools
Founded in
Organizational structures
Presbyterian, having two Presbyteries (one central and one western) and a national Synod
Traditional type
  • reformed
Official languages
  • Spanish
Languages during church services
  • Spanish
  • Apostles´ Creed
  • Barmen Declaration (1934)
  • Heidelberg Catechism (1563)
  • Nicene Creed (381)
  • Second Helvetic Confession (1562)
  • Westminster Confession (1646/47)
Partner churches

International assiciations


last update: 27.02.2006
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