Evangelical Assembly of Presbyterian Churches in America

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The Evangelical Assembly of Presbyterian Churches in America (EAPCA)
Logo of Evangelical Assembly of Presbyterian Churches.png
The logo of Evangelical Assembly of Presbyterian Churches in America (EAPCA)
Classification Protestant
Orientation Reformed Evangelical
Polity Presbyterian
Moderator Rev. Dr. Tom J. Cowley
Associations National Association of Evangelicals; World Evangelical Alliance
Region United States
Headquarters New York, USA
Origin 2004
Congregations 73
Official website www.eapca.org

The Evangelical Assembly of Presbyterian Churches in America (EAPCA) is an Evangelical, Protestant denomination based in the United States[1] with its global mission network. The Evangelical Assembly of Presbyterian Churches in America (EAPCA) was officially formed in 2004, and its churches can be found in every state. The EAPCA is a denomination member of the National Association of Evangelicals,[2] the uniting body of American evangelicals, and is also a denomination member of the World Evangelical Alliance,[3] the global association of Evangelical alliances in 129 countries.[4]

Structure[edit]

Constitution[edit]

The Constitution of the EAPCA includes the Book of Order and the Book of Confessions. The Book of Order is composed of three parts, which are the Book of Government, the Book of Worship, and the Book of Disciplines. The Book of Confessions is composed of four parts, which are the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Westminster Shorter Catechism, the Westminster Larger Catechism, and the EAPCA's own Statement of Faith.[citation needed]

Core Value[edit]

The Evangelical Assembly of Presbyterian Churches in America is both Evangelical and Presbyterian in its doctrine and tradition, emphasizing the authority of the Bible and importance of mission and education.[5]

Department[edit]

Office of Evangelical Assembly of Presbyterian Churches in America

Six departments of the EAPCA include the General Assembly Office, Department of Mission and Church Planting, Department of Communications, Department of Finance, Department of Member Care, and Council of Education and Spiritual Development. Rev. Dr. Tom J. Cowley, the author of A Biography of Jesus,[6] serves as current Moderator, and Rev. Anthony Chiu as Stated Clerk, the chief ecclesiastical administrator.[1]

Presbytery[edit]

As of December 2009, the Evangelical Assembly of Presbyterian Churches in America consists of seven geographical presbyteries, of which seventy-three churches coordinate both local and global missions.[citation needed]

Affiliation[edit]

National Association of Evangelicals (NAE)[edit]

The EAPCA holds a membership with National Association of Evangelicals (NAE) as one of its 39 Denominational Members in the United States.

World Evangelical Alliance (WEA)[edit]

The EAPCA holds a Church/Network/Denomination membership in World Evangelical Alliance as one of its global constituencies.

Olivet University[edit]

In 2000, with the purpose of educating and training the denomination's ministers, the Evangelical Assembly of Presbyterian Churches in America officially launched Olivet Theological College & Seminary (OTCS), which is now Olivet University with its seven College divisions.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "The Evangelical Assembly of Presbyterian Churches in America". Eapca.org. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  2. ^ "Website of National Association of Evangelical". 
  3. ^ "Wikipedia". 
  4. ^ "World Evangelical Alliance Opens Office in New York". Christiantoday.com. 2007-05-05. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  5. ^ "The Evangelical Assembly of Presbyterian Churches in America". Eapca.org. Retrieved 2012-06-21. 
  6. ^ "Amazon.com". 
  7. ^ "Olivet University, History". Olivetuniversity.edu. Retrieved 2012-06-21.