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Reformed Congregations
GG
Houttuinlaan 7
NL-3447 GM Woerden
Netherlands (Europe)
Telephone: +31 348 489 900
Fax: +31 348 485 399
Address-No.: 146 / 6375

Several congr which in 1834 or thereafter (Pastor L. G. C. Ledeboer, 1841) separated from the NHK joined neither the CGKN (cf. no. 3) nor the GKN (cf. no. 5) but remained independent and were called the “Ledeboeriaanse gemeenten (Ledeboer Congregations)” or “Reformed Congregations under the Cross.” In 1907 Rev. G. H. Kersten (1892-1948) succeeded in uniting 35 of these independent congregations into the GG. From the beginning this church had a close connection with the Netherlands Reformed Congregations in the USA (cf. United States no. 27). It also has links with a congregation in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. The GG emphasizes the need for experiencing conversion and heartfelt piety (cf. nos. 7, 9, 11). Its spirituality is less rational and activist than that of the GKN (cf. no. 5) and parts of the CGKN (cf. no. 3). The GG has its own theological seminary in Rotterdam. In 1953 a teacher of this seminary caused a split in the church (cf. no. 9). The GG did missionary work in Indonesia, Nigeria, and South Africa. It was involved in the establishment of the Gereja Jemaat Protestan di Irian Jaya (GJPI; cf. Indonesia no. 5) and of the Nigeria Reformed Church among the Izi (cf. Nigeria no. 7).
 


 


Statistic data of church

Members
total: 95973
Parishes
(conventionally): 157
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 0
Ordained clergy
total: 53
 
no women´s ordination
Elders/Presbyters
total: 0
Deacons
total: 0
  deacons available
Missionaries
total: 0
 
missionaries working abroad
Baptismal practise
infant and believer´s baptism
Godparents
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
1907
Organizational structures
4 Synods, 12 Classes
Official languages
  • Dutch
Confessions
  • Apostles´ Creed
  • Athanasian Creed
  • Heidelberg Catechism (1563)
  • Nicene Creed (381)

 

last update: 20.02.2004
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