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Heidelberg Catechism – 2011

The Heidelberg Catechism, Modern English Version Introduction This catechism, or instruction in the Christian faith, received its name from the place of its origin, Heidelberg, Germany, the capital of the Electorate of the Palatinate. That the Reformed faith might be taught and maintained in his domain, the godly elector Frederick III commissioned Zacharias Ursinus, professor at the Heidelberg University, and …

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Worship in the RCUS

We seek for the Spirit of Christ to be pleased with the public worship of the Triune God of our Reformed Congregations. Our desire is that all parts of our service may be done decently and in order according to his truth. May God be glorified as His people regularly meet before His holy face.

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3.11 Restoration

SECTION 11. Restoration ARTICLE 173. Members of the Church, deacons, elders, licentiates, or ministers who are under discipline may be reinstated either by the judicatory which disciplines them, or, with its official consent, by a co-ordinate judicatory; provided, however, that the evidence of their repentance and amendment is satisfactory. The reinstatement of a minister shall not be final until it …

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3.8-10. Complaints & Appeals

SECTION 8. Complaints ARTICLE 150. A complaint is a written representation made for grievances other than those that necessitate an accusation and a judicial trial. Any member of the Church in good and regular standing shall have the right of complaint, provided that due notice is given to the party against whom complaint is made. ARTICLE 151. If the constitutional …

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3.4-7 Process of Discipline

SECTION 4. Parties in Cases of Process ARTICLE 125. Judicial proceedings against alleged offenders shall be instituted only on accusation by a communicant member or by a judicatory finding it necessary to investigate an offense. ARTICLE 126. When an individual brings an accusation, he is named as the accuser; and when an accusation is brought by a judicatory of the …

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