Synod Identity

The Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, a conservative evangelical Christian denomination, has been faithfully preaching the Gospel of Jesus Christ for over 225 years. Its roots are traced to the Reformation, particularly the work of John Calvin and John Knox. Scottish immigrants who came to America in search of religious freedom brought the faith to these shores.

The ARP Church of today began as a primarily rural denomination concentrated in the Southeast, but has followed the flow of people into urban centers, across the country, and into Canada. With just over 250 congregations, relationships are strong between individual churches as well as members. We stand firm on the tenets of Reformed theology as stated in the Westminster Confession of Faith, but our worship styles range from traditional to contemporary.

We hope you will visit one of our churches. There you will find resources and people ready to help nurture your relationship with Jesus Christ. To find out more about the ARP Church, please feel free to explore the rest of this site, or contact us.

If you are interested in visiting, attending or joining an Associate Reformed Presbyterian church you can locate the nearest church using the Find a Church link.

If you are a minister seeking opportunities in the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church use the Ministerial Opportunities link.

If you represent a body of believers are located within the geographical bounds of an existing presbytery, please contact the Stated Clerk of the presbytery.

If you represent a body of believers located outside the geographical bounds of our existing presbyteries, please contact the Principal Clerk of the General Synod. Procedures for a congregation or congregations located outside the geographical boundaries of our existing presbyteries are outlined in the Form of Government, Chapter XIII.B.2.e.