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2.2 The Consistory

SECTION 2. The Consistory ARTICLE 61. The Consistory is composed of the pastor or pastors and the elders and deacons, and has oversight and government of the congregation and of all its organizations. ARTICLE 62. The pastor shall be President of the Consistory, unless the existing charter provides otherwise. When a charge is without a pastor, or the pastor is …

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THE CONSTITUTION OF THE REFORMED CHURCH IN THE UNITED STATES PREAMBLE For the maintenance of truth and order in the propagation of Christianity, in accordance with the Word of God, the Reformed Church in the United States ordains this Constitution to be its fundamental law for government, doctrine, worship and work, and declares the same to have binding authority on …

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1.3 Offices

SECTION 3. Offices ARTICLE 15. The Offices of the Reformed Church. 1. The Offices are: I. The Office of Minister of the Word. Students for the Ministry. Licentiates. Ministers of the Word. Teachers of Theology. II. The Office of Elder. III. The Office of Deacon. 2. The officers of the Reformed Church are to be male members who have the …

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1.2 Congregations

HTML clipboard SECTION 2. Congregations ARTICLE 7. A congregation of the Reformed Church in the United States is a body of Christians accepting the Bible as the Word of God and the Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession of Faith, and the Canons of Dort as its subordinate standards of faith and doctrine, and organized agreeably to the provisions of the …

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Singing with Praise

Singing and music is an essential part of our worship of God. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord” (Col. 3:16). Our Directory of Worship says, “Since it is the purpose of public worship …

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