The Reformed Church in the United States (RCUS) is a communion of Christian churches in the Reformed tradition. We stand on the great Reformation principles of salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, according to the Scriptures alone, to the glory of God alone.

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The Reformed Herald

3The Reformed Herald is the monthly magazine published by the RCUS. Check out the latest edition, as well as past editions, of our magazine here:

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Our Publications

4 Looking for one of our books? We’ve made a variety of our books available for purchase through You can find more information about them here:

RCUS Publications

Canons of Dort – 2011

Introduction The Decision of the Synod of Dort on the “Five Main Points of Doctrine in Dispute” is popularly known as the Canons of Dort. This Great Synod met in the city of Dordrecht in the Netherlands during the years 1618–19 to settle a serious controversy in the Dutch churches initiated by the rise of Arminianism. Jacob Arminius, a theological …

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Belgic Confession – 2011

Introduction This doctrinal standard of the Reformed Church in the U.S. is called the Belgic Confession because it originated in the Southern Netherlands (Lowlands), now known as Belgium. Its chief author, Guido de Brès, born at Mons in 1523, was converted to the evan­gelical faith through the diligent reading of the Bible. Under Philip II of Spain, an ally of …

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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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