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Last Update  08/30/2008
Name/Website  Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church (ARP)
WikipediaURL  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Associate_Reformed_Presbyterian_Church
Congregations  255
In NAPARC  Member of NAPARC
Members  35,200
Location  USA: AL, AR, AZ, CA, CO, FL, GA, KY, LA, MD, MI, MO, MS, NB, NC, NS, NY, ON, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WA, WV; Canada: NB, NS, ON
Publications  ARP Magazine
Started  1785
Creed  Their own modified Westminster Confession
Subscription  System/Loose
Worship Style  
Worship Music  Psalms & Hymns
Lord's Supper (e.g. Wine, Geneva Table)  Unknown
Holy/Special Days  Most Observe
Bible Version  Various
Days of Creation  Various Views Allowable
Other Doctrinal Distinctives  Allows female deacons
History  [taken from their website] Formal union talks between the "Associates" and the "Reformed" began in 1777 and by 1782 the Associate Reformed Synod came to be in Philadelphia. This Synod, even though all "Associates" and "Reformeds" did not join, included churches in Pennsylvania, New York, Ohio, North and South Carolina and Georgia. Eight years later, the Associate Reformed Presbytery of the Carolinas and Georgia was formed in Abbeville County, S.C., followed some twenty years later (1803) by the division of the entire church into four Synods and one General Synod. The Synods were those of the Carolinas, Pennsylvania, New York and Scioto with the headquarters of the church in Philadelphia. In 1822 the Synod of the Carolinas was granted separate status, and by the end of the century was the sole remaining body of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church as several mergers over the years had absorbed the rest of the denomination into the old United Presbyterian Church. The remaining "A.R.P.s" in the Southeast continued on as the denomination we have today.
Notable People  Randall T. Ruble, Sinclair B. Ferguson, John R. deWitt, Mark Ross, Jay Adams, Dr. John Currid and Dr. Iain Duguid

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