Christian Reformed Church in North America
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2850 Kalamazoo Avenue S.E.
Grand Rapids MI 49560
United States of America (América del Norte)
Teléfono: +1 616 244 0832
Fax: +1 616 224 5895
E-Mail: borgdorp@crcna.org
No: 112196 / 3228

informaciones en la red:

URL: http://www.crcna.org/
idiomas disponibles en el sitio: English

In 1847 a group of Dutch immigrants who had separated from the national Ref church in The Netherlands settled in Michigan and Iowa. In 1857 they founded the Christian Reformed Church, after delegates returned disappointed from a synod of the Reformed Church in America on the east coast. The church grew with several other waves of immigrants, but it was slow to become americanized. Only after World War I did English become commonly spoken in the churches. After World War I the church began to expand its views. Foreign missions were started, and a widespread system of Christian day schools were begun, orga-nized by the church community but under parental control. These extended to the tertiary level, with Calvin College being the liberal arts college of the church. In the latter half of this century, four other colleges and one graduate school loosely affiliated with the church’s members were set up, three of them in Canada. Since the 1960s the church has gradually changed its Dutch ethnic character. There are now services in up to 14 languages in congregations across the country. About 7% of the members belong to an ethnic and cultural minority. The church is organized in 47 classes, or regional bodies, although the congregations are more numerous in Michigan, Illinois, and Iowa. In recent years, there have been challenges to its unity, especially over a 20-year debate on the ordination of women. After several approvals and reversals of women’s ordination, a local option was accepted in 1995. The church has an active home mission program, a foreign mission program, an international broadcast ministry, “The Back to God Hour,” a relief and development agency, and a publications wing that gives it a strong presence on the North American church scene. Approximately 30% of the membership resides in Canada and 70% in the United States.

English is spoken in 97% of the services; 13 other languages are used in the other churches.

Diaconal institution:
World Relief and Development

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datos de la iglesia

total: 279000
permitidos en la Santa Cena: 186674
bautizado(s): 92326 
(tradicional): 992
comunidades domésticas
(comunidades en desarrollo): 0
total: 1524
hombres: 1504
mujeres: 20
la ordenación de mujeres para el ministerio es usual
since 1995
total: 0
total: 0
  existen instituciones diaconales
total: 0
existe labor misionera en el extranjero
bautismo de niños y creyentes
padrinos de bautizo
no se usa el concepto padrino/madrina
Santa Cena
por año: 4
Practice varies; Church Order requires at least 4 times per year.
edición de revistas propias (vs. texto)
instituciones de formación teológica

número: 1

colegios científico-humanistas
no existen otros colegios
año de fundación
estructura organizacional
47 classes and synod
tipo de origen
  • reformando
idiomas oficiales
  • Chinese
  • English
  • French
  • Indonesian
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Vietnamese
  • Cambodian
  • Zuni
  • Hmong
  • Khmer
  • Navajo
  • Ojibway
  • Tagalog
idiomas del culto
  • English
  • Cánones de Dort / Cánones del Sínodo de Dort (1618/19)
  • Catecismo de Heidelberg (1563)
  • Credo de Atanasio (Quicumque Vult)
  • Credo de los Apóstoles
  • Credo Niceno (381)
cooperación con
participación en

asociaciones internacionales

asociaciones nacionales

miembros, instituciones representantes y contrapartes:


última actualización: 01.03.2006
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