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Nestled at the intersection of Canadian and American religious landscapes, the Reformed Church in America (RCA) stands as a venerable mainline Reformed Protestant denomination. With a faithful membership tallying around 104,921 souls, the RCA remains a formidable presence in North American Christianity.
The RCA’s historical roots delve deep, stretching back to its inception in 1628. For nearly two centuries, until the year 1819, it proudly bore the mantle of the North American branch of the Dutch Reformed Church, carrying forth the rich theological traditions of its Dutch forebears.
In a spirit of ecumenism and global fellowship, the RCA aligns itself with several prominent Christian organizations. As a founding member of the National Council of Churches, it actively participates in the ecumenical tapestry of American Christianity.
The global arena also beckons, with the RCA being a steadfast member of the World Council of Churches (WCC) and the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC), forging bonds that transcend geographical boundaries. Furthermore, the denomination’s affiliations extend to Christian Churches Together, fostering collaborative efforts in the name of faith.
While firmly rooted in the mainline Protestant tradition, some segments of the RCA find camaraderie in fellowships such as the National Association of Evangelicals, the Canadian Council of Churches, and the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, a testament to the diversity of theological expressions within its ranks.
The Reformed Church in America, with its centuries-old heritage, embraces its place within the tapestry of North American Protestantism. It unites with the broader Christian community in the pursuit of shared goals and the proclamation of faith, embodying a tradition that continues to resonate with believers on both sides of the border.
The RCA’s basic beliefs are:
- The Bible is the inspired Word of God.
- Salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, on account of Christ alone.
- The only means of grace are baptism and Holy Communion.
- The church is the body of Christ, made up of all believers.
- The Christian life is one of discipleship, following Jesus Christ.
List of Christian Denominations in USA
- Conservative Congregational Christian Conference
- Reformed Catholic Church
- Church of God Cleveland
- North American Baptist Conference
- Church of God Holiness
- African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church
- Congregational Holiness Church
- International Pentecostal Holiness Church
- Christian Reformed Church in North America
- United Pentecostal Church International
- Christian Union
- Church of God Anderson
- Alliance of Baptists
- Association of Free Lutheran Congregations
- Christian Methodist Episcopal Church
- Congregational Methodist Church
- Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church
- Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship
- National Baptist Convention of America
- Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod
- American Baptist Association
- Mennonite Church USA
- Progressive National Baptist Convention
- International Church of the Foursquare Gospel
- Reformed Episcopal Church
- Pentecostal Church of God
- Pentecostal Assemblies of the World
- Missionary Church
- Bible Fellowship Church
- Evangelical Free Church of America
- Independent Baptist
- Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
- Orthodox Presbyterian Church
- Disciples of Christ church
- Orthodox Church in America
- Worldwide Church of God
- Brethren Church
- National Baptist Convention
- Evangelical Covenant Church
- Christian and Missionary Alliance
- African Methodist Episcopal Church
- Evangelical Presbyterian Church
- Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
- Church of God of Prophecy
- Church of the Brethren
- Church of God in Christ
- Presbyterian Church in America
- Churches of Christ
- United Church of Christ
- Roman Catholic Church
- Southern Baptist Convention
- Seventh-day Adventist Church
- United Methodist Church
- Calvary Chapel
- Church of the Nazarene
- Assemblies of God
- The Episcopal Church