If you are interested in the governance of our church,
this is a good time to become familiar with the polity,
or organizational structure of an RCA congregation.

 

As a courtesy to Penrod readers, we are providing several important sections of
The RCA Book of Church Order

We urge you to read these sections carefully.

We also recommend that you should disregard interpretations of these documents
posted by others on this site - or elswhere -
until you understand the official version yourself.

 

Introduction - What is a Faithful Consistory?

 

RCA Book of Church Order - Preamble

 

RCA Book of Church Order - The Consistory   * IMPORTANT

 

RCA Book of Church Order - The Classis

 

This is a link to the RCA website, where you can find the complete Book of Church Order.

 

Reformed Church in America

MEMBERSHIP IN AN RCA CHURCH