Reformed Church in America
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475 Riverside Drive
New York NY 10115
New York
United States of America (North America)
Telephone: +1 212 870 2841
Fax: +1 212 870 2499
Email: wgranberg-michaelson@rca.org
Address-No.: 12222 / 3206

Information in the internet:

URL: http://www.rca.org/
Languages of the website: English

Dutch settlers in New Amsterdam, later New York, created the Reformed Church in America in 1628. One of the oldest churches in the United States, it was known as the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church until 1867. The church remained under the authority of the Amsterdam church until 1776. It was an East Coast church, concentrated in New York and New Jersey, until immigration and migration in the 19th century spread the church across the country. It also has a small group of churches in Canada. Even today, the RCA reflects that history. The East Coast churches tend to have a more liberal ethos, while the Midwest leans toward the conservative side. The church has two seminaries, in New Jersey and Michigan. While its main offices are in New York, there are also regional offices in the Midwest. It is affiliated with three liberal arts colleges, Hope College in Michigan and Central and Northwestern Colleges in Iowa. The RCA has never been in a merger, but it is involved in major discussions with other mainline Prot in the United States. It has been active ecumenically, and manages a substantial mission organization.

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Statistic data of church

total: 312802
(conventionally): 956
house fellowships
(Number of growing parishes): 0
Ordained clergy
total: 1691
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: 8
Newspapers/ Periodicals
no information about publication of magazines
Theological training facilities

Number: 2

Schools providing general education
no information about other schools
Founded in
Organizational structures
congregations, 956 consistories (elders and deacons), 46 classes, 8 regional synods, General Synod (bi-national USA and Canada)
Official languages
  • English
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • Taiwanese
  • Apostles´ Creed
  • Athanasian Creed
  • Canon of Dort (1618/19)
  • Heidelberg Catechism (1563)
  • Nicene Creed (381)
Partner churches

International assiciations

Members and partners:


last update: 17.02.2006
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