Christelijke Gereformeerde Kerken in Nederland
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Christian Reformed Churches in the Netherlands
Vijftien Morgen 1
P.O. Box 334
NL-3900 AL Veenendaal
Netherlands (Europe)
Telephone: +31 8 58 23 50
Fax: +31 8 58 23 51
Email: lkb@cgk.nl
Address-No.: 143 / 6363

Information in the internet:

URL: http://www.cgk.nl
Languages of the website: Dutch

In 1834 Rev. Hendrik de Cock (1801-1842) was suspended from the ministry by the NHK, mainly because of his vociferous criticisms of the new church order of 1816 (cf. no. 1). This measure led to the separation of his congregation in Ulrum from the NHK. Other ministers also protested against theological liberalism and state influence in the church and decided to leave as well. Within two years more than one hundred independent congregations were established throughout the country. They were known as the Christelijke Afgescheiden Gemeenten or the Gereformeerde Kerk onder het Kruis (Reformed Church under the Cross). In 1869 the main stream of these congregations established the Christelijke Gereformeerde Kerk. In 1892 most of them joined the GKN (cf. no. 5). A few congr, however, objected to this union, mainly on the ground that the independence of local congregations was not sufficiently recognized. This remnant of the Reformed Church under the Cross reorganized itself and established its own classes and particular and general synods. In 1947 the church changed its name into Christelijke Reformed Churches in the Netherlands. In 1952 it suffered a division: Rev. J. G. van Minnen and a few others decided to leave the church. Since 1894 the church has had its own theological seminary. In 1917 it moved to Apeldoorn, and it has recently been transformed into a theological faculty. From 1950 to 1977 the church belonged to the ICCC. In 1989 it withdrew from the REC, and in 1995 it joined the ICRC. It has close ties with several churches in North America, Australia, New Zealand, and Southern Africa. Its missionary work in Sulawesi, Indonesia, resulted in the foundation of the Gereja Toraja Mamasa/ GTM (cf. Indonesia).

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Statistic data of church

total: 75302
(conventionally): 104
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 0
Ordained clergy
total: 179
no women´s ordination
total: 0
total: 0
  no information about deacons
total: 0
missionaries working abroad
Baptismal practise
no information about baptism
No information about godparents
Lord's Supper
Frequency per annum: 4
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no information about publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

Number: 1

Schools providing general education
no information about other schools
Founded in
Organizational structures
13 Classes, 4 Synods, 1 General Synod
Official languages
  • Dutch
  • Apostles´ Creed
  • Athanasian Creed
  • Canon of Dort (1618/19)
  • Heidelberg Catechism (1563)
  • Nicene Creed (381)
Partner churches

International assiciations

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last update: 20.02.2004
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