Presbyterian Reformed Church in India

The Presbyterian Reformed Church in India (PRCI) is a Presbyterian denomination, established in South India, in 2015, as a result of the missionary work of the Presbyterian Church of Brazil (later assisted by the Presbyterian Church of Australia) in Goa, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh.[3][4]

Presbyterian Reformed Church in India
AssociationsWorld Reformed Fellowship[1]
RegionSouth India
Branched fromPresbyterian Church of Brazil and Presbyterian Church of Australia
Congregations10 (2022)[2]
Ministers9 (2022)[2]

History edit

The Presbyterian churches originate from the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century. It is the Christian churches Protestant that adhere to Reformed theology and whose form of ecclesiastical organization is characterized by the government of an assembly of elders. Government Presbyterian is common in Protestant churches that were modeled after the Reformation Protestant Switzerland, notably in Switzerland, ScotlandNetherlandsFrance and portions of Prussia, of Ireland and later in United States.[5]

In 2015, Presbyterian Church of Brazil (later assisted by the Presbyterian Church of Australia) start church planting work in Goa, Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh. As a result, 10 churches were organized. These churches together have formed the Presbyterian Reformed Church In India ever since.[3][4][6]

Later, the denomination formed a seminary to train Indian leaders.[4][6]

Doctrine edit

The PRIC subscribes to the Apostles' Creed, Athanasian Creed, Nicene-Constantinopolitan Creed, Westminster Confession of Faith, Westminster Shorter Catechism, Westminster Larger Catechism and the Three Forms of Unity (Belgic Confession, Heidelberg Catechism and Canons of Dort).[7]

Interchurch Relations edit

The denomination is a member of the World Reformed Fellowship.[1]

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ a b "World Reformed Fraternity: Member Denominations". March 10, 2020. Retrieved July 22, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "List of Churches of the Presbyterian Reformed Church in India". Retrieved December 16, 2021.
  3. ^ a b "History of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in India" (PDF). The Presbyterian Banner. November 1, 2019. Retrieved December 16, 2021.
  4. ^ a b c "Presbyterian Church of Australia sends Rev Hiralal Solanki to India". February 7, 2020. Retrieved February 16, 2021.
  5. ^ "Presbyterian and Reformed Churches". Britannica. Retrieved January 17, 2022.
  6. ^ a b "Delhi Bible Presbyterian Church". IFA. March 15, 2015. Retrieved January 17, 2022.
  7. ^ "Doctrine of the Reformed Presbyterian Church in India". Retrieved February 5, 2022.