WHO WE ARE?
The Reformed Presbyterian Global Alliance (RPGA) is a consultative community of Reformed Presbyterian Churches worldwide. Formed in June 2015 by the RP Churches of Australia (RPCA), Ireland (RPCI), North America (RPCNA), and Scotland (RPCS), it also represents the RP Churches in Canada and Japan which are currently part of the RPCNA. The RP Global Alliance has a confessional foundation (please see below) and provides a forum for co-operation between the member RP churches in mutually agreed areas.
The RPGA Advisory Committee administers the affairs of the Alliance’s work. This Committee is comprised of two appointed representatives from the RP Churches of North America and Ireland and one appointed representative from the RP Church of Australia and Scotland. The current representatives are:
- Rev. Andrew Stewart (RPCA)
- Rev. Matt Filbert (RPCNA)
- Rev. Matt Kingswood (RPCNA)
- Rev. David Silversides (RPCI)
- Rev Bill Matthess (RPCI)
- Rev. Andrew Quigley (RPCS)
The goal of the RP Global Alliance is to work together in order to better utilise the resources already existing within the worldwide RP Church, in the fulfilment of our collective God-given responsibilities. It also provides a means by which other Presbyterian and Reformed churches in the world can access this worldwide Reformed Presbyterian community, a community which in the providence of God has been a part of the visible Church for the past 300 years. Churches seeking to become members of the RPGA can do so by submission to the RPGA’s doctrinal constitution through the recommendation of two existing member RP Churches.
The RPGA Advisory Committee meets regularly through use of online technology and has one face to face meeting per year, to promote and facilitate the work of the alliance. It seeks to identify areas of potential co-operation and draw together office bearers from the member churches to undertake work in ‘Working Groups’.
The Advisory Committee also oversees the management of a website and Facebook page through which individuals can be kept informed of upcoming events, news items and prayer requests from across the worldwide RP church. It seeks to promote and increase awareness of member churches and the ministries they are involved in. This includes promoting Reformed doctrine through providing easy access to online sermons, blogs, articles and Bible reading notes by Reformed pastors.
To contact Rev Andrew Quigley, the chairman of the Advisory Committee, please click here.
To contact the site admin please click here.
To enquire about a news item, or event listed on the website please click here.
RPGA CONFESSIONAL CONSTITUTION
The member Churches of the RP Global Alliance assert that:
- The Word of God is the sole, inerrant, and infallible standard of doctrine and governance within the member RP Churches, and the only rule of faith and practice for members within those churches.
- Their subordinate confessional standards are the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Westminster Larger and Shorter Catechisms, as originally adopted.
- They define themselves as confessing churches which seek to bear living and active witness in the fulfilment of the commission of Christ as it is found in Matthew chapter 28:18-20, in order to see Christ build His church through the salvation of sinners and the sanctification of Christians.
- They hold to the Lordship of Christ, in the individual’s life, and the Mediatorial Kingship of Christ in the Church (as Her Head), and in the nations (as their Governor), and its outworking in the principle of Covenanting within each realm of human activity: personal, ecclesiastical, and civil at both local and national levels.
- The Law of God, as it is summarised in the Ten Commandments, is to be taught wholeheartedly, and that obedience to the same is to be required without exception.
- The sole Biblical form of Church government is Presbyterianism.
- Biblical worship is defined by the regulative principle, and in relation to praise specifically, this requires the singing of only the inspired 150 psalms, hymns, and songs of the book of Psalms without instrumental accompaniment.