University Reformed Church Takes Second Vote to Leave RCA, to Affiliate with PCA

The second vote of the congregation was 366 to 18 to withdraw from the RCA and join the PCA

At a meeting on Sunday evening, November 23, The Great Lakes City Classis conducted a congregational meeting of the University Reformed Church (URC), East Lansing, Mich., The purpose of the meeting was for Classis to oversee a discussion and vote on URC’s desire to withdraw from the Reformed Church in America (RCA), and affiliate with the Presbyterian Church in America.

 

At a meeting on Sunday evening, November 23, The Great Lakes City Classis conducted a congregational meeting of the University Reformed Church (URC), East Lansing, Mich., The purpose of the meeting was for Classis to oversee a discussion and vote on URC’s desire to withdraw from the Reformed Church in America (RCA), and affiliate with the Presbyterian Church in America. The congregation voted by secret ballot; the vote was 366 to 18 to withdraw from the RCA and join the PCA. This was the second vote taken by URC on whether to change its denominational affiliation.

On April 27, 2014, URC took its first vote, which was 282-9, in favor of leaving the RCA and affiliating with the PCA. Following the congregational vote, the URC Consistory voted unanimously (14-0) to file a petition with the Classis of South Grand Rapids requesting that URC be allowed to leave the RCA with its real and personal property and join the Presbytery of the Great Lakes of the PCA.

The request from URC goes back to the Great Lakes City Classis for review, discussion and a vote.

Kevin DeYoung has been the Senior Pastor at University Reformed Church since 2004.

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