Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Synod Meeting: Report 4

The Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Synod met June 23-27, 2014 in Marion, Ind.

The Associate Presbyterian Church (ARP) has invited the RPCNA to meet at Bonclarken Christian Conference Center during their 2015 meeting of Synod (the ARP and the RPCNA had parted ways in 1782). The main concern of the RPCNA with meeting with the ARP was the increased cost for this meeting … The ARP has graciously... Continue Reading

Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Synod Meeting: Report 3

The Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Synod is meeting June 23-27, 2014 in Marion, Ind.

A recommendation to work toward a global alliance of Reformed Presbyterian Churches was also approved. This effort would seek to bring all of the RP bodies from around the world into greater fellowship and deliberation as we attempt to stand for the kingship of Christ in the midst of a rebellious world.   Wednesday morning... Continue Reading

Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Synod Meeting: Report 2

The Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Synod is meeting June 23-27, 2014 in Marion, Ind.

Synod spent some time discussing how the kingship of Jesus Christ applies to us in a culture growing ever more hostile. A seven man committee was recommended to study current applications of the mediatorial kingship of Christ.  At least three of the committee members will be from countries outside North America.  The charge to this... Continue Reading

Reformed Presbyterian Church, NA Synod Meeting: Report 1

The Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Synod is meeting June 23-27, 2014 in Marion, Ind.

Rev. Phil Pockras of Belle Center, OH was unanimously elected as the moderator of 2014Synod. Rev. Pockras has served faithfully for 30 years in Belle Center, a rural congregation. He is a godly example of a pastor with an ordinary-means-of-grace and confessional ministry and who exhibits love for his flock and love for the church... Continue Reading

The RPCNA Synod Day Three

Report of Day 3of the RPCNA Synod meeting in Marion, Ind.

The court discussed an invitation from the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (ARP) to hold joint Synods at Bonclarken in 2015. The ARP said that for the sake of conscience, all worship services and singing would be acapella psalmody for the sake of the RPCNA. The court accepted this invitation and looks forward to deepening the... Continue Reading

The Synod of the RPCNA Report of Day Two

Report of Day 2 of the RPCNA Synod meeting in Marion, Ind.

The Home Missions Board reported and John Edgar spoke of the many encouraging opportunities for church planting in the RPCNA. The Lord is providing church planting opportunities in many parts of the country by way of planting historic confessional reformed churches. The need for more funding is a need, as the vision and planting efforts... Continue Reading

Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America Synod Meeting – Day 1

Rev. Bruce Backensto of Beaver Falls, Penn., was elected moderator of the 183rd RPCNA Synod

Some of the work that the Synod has before us this week includes: (1) Majority and minority reports on multi-pastor churches as the Synod debates the role of terms such as “senior pastor” and “associate pastor.” (2) A proposal to realign the Presbyteries of the Midwest and Pacific requesting transfer of the congregations in Colorado... Continue Reading

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