Reformed Church in America (RCA), was established on this continent
150 years before the Revolutionary War. In fact, it is the oldest
Protestant Christian Church in all of North America with a continuous
Reformed comes from the Protestant Reformation which swept across
Europe in the 1500’s under the leadership of such men as martin Luther
and John Calvin. Calvin’s reformation at Geneva spread to many
countries, including Scotland (where it became the Presbyterian
Church) and Holland (where it became the Reformed Church).
Reformed Church in America’s official title is: “The Church of Jesus
Christ Reformed According to the Word of God”. The title says it
all. The RCA is Christ centered and biblically sound, and has been
from the beginning. It’s form of church government is Presbyterian
which means that it is Elder based/ruled not congregational where the
Reformed Church in America highly values the Bible and Christian
Education in both the church and home. The RCA established the very
first Protestant Seminary in North America which was New Brunswick
Theological Seminary in New Brunswick, New Jersey. It is still
producing ministers and missionaries, thus spanning four centuries of
training and equipping servants of Christ. Presently the RCA has 2
seminaries and 3 colleges.
Reformed Church is part of the rich history of the RCA here in the
great Northeast Iowa area. Our Congregation has been serving our Lord
Jesus Christ here in Dumont & Butler County since 1912. We are proud
of our heritage in that God has blessed us, and through humble
gratitude we have passed on those blessings to each generation of our
church family and to our community down through the years.
had the great privilege to represent Christ and His Kingdom for a long
time, and we will continue to do so for many years to come; Lord
willing and He waits in His return.