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Igreja Presbiteriana Renovada do Brasil
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Renewed Presbyterian Church
IPRB
Rua Gaviao de Caude Curta, 115
Caixa Postal 2011
CEP 86703-990 - Arapongas
, PR
Brazil (South America)
Telephone: +55 43 276-5441
Fax: +55 43 276-5441
Email: aleluia@onda.com.br
Address-No.: 1277 / 2331

Information in the internet:

URL: http://www.iprb.org.br
Languages of the website:

The church has two roots. In 1968, groups of Presb, members of the IPB (cf. no. 1), who were influenced by the Pentecostal movement, left their church and founded the Christian Presbyterian Church (Igreja Crist? Presbiteriana). A similar process took place in the Independent Presbyterian Church (IPIB). In response to the Pentecostal movement, groups of Presb left their church and founded in 1972 the Independent Renewed Presbyterian Church (Igreja Presbiteriana Independente Renovada). On January 8, 1975, the two groups became one and the Renewed Presbyterian Church of Brazil was officially constituted. Its work has spread all over Brazil, but its greatest strength is in the states of ParanŠ (16,334 members) and S?o Paulo (15,427 members). Some of the local churches have given special attention to social work. The church has a missionary institution (Miss?o Priscila e Aquila) that gives support to 27 missionaries in Brazil and 8 abroad. It is also active in the Amazon region. It has a ship which sails in the south of the state of ParanŠin the north of Brazil and gives assistance to communities that live along the riverbanks. Two theological schools are available for the formation of pastors. The church also runs a publishing house.
 

Periodicals:
Jornal Aleluia (newspaper/monthly/6000)
Revista de estudios Biblicos Aleluia (Bible studies/quarterly/20.000)
 


Statistic data of church

Members
total: 80025
Parishes
(conventionally): 805
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 453
Ordained clergy
total: 380
 
no women´s ordination
Elders/Presbyters
total: 0
Deacons
total: 0
  deacons available
Missionaries
total: 0
 
missionaries working abroad
Baptismal practise
believer´s baptism
Godparents
No information about godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 12
(every month)
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no information about publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

 
Number: 2

Schools providing general education
no information about other schools
Founded in
1975
Organizational structures
(a) The Denomination has 37 Presbyteries. Every Presbytery is composed by pastors and local churches. Every local church is represented in the Presbytery by an elder.

(b) The Church has a General Assembly composed by all pastors of the Denomination and by the churches. Every local church is represented by one elder.

(c) The General Assembly elects every three years the so-called Executive Board (seven persons).

(d) The moderators of the Presbyteries, the members of the Executive Board, the directors of the seminaries, the director of the Publishing House and the director of the Mission Organization constitute the so-called Administrative Board. The Administrative Board has ordinary meetings once a year.
Traditional type
  • presbyterian
Official languages
  • Portuguese
Languages during church services
  • Portuguese
Confessions
  • Apostles´ Creed

 

last update: 16.08.2002
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