Ecumenical Partners

The RCA believes in Christian unity and expresses this belief by belonging to several "families" of churches. The Reformed Church is a member of the World Alliance of Reformed Churches and is a founding member of the World Council of Churches and the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A., and Christian Churches Together.

Additionally, the RCA has entered into a Formula of Agreement with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the United Church of Christ, and the Presbyterian Church (USA).

The RCA also expresses unity by working in partnership with other denominations to publish resources, host training events, and coordinate special programs. The RCA's mission program operates through partnerships with other Christian churches and mission organizations.

Ecumenical Partnerships

National Council of Churches

World Communion of Reformed Churches

World Council of Churches

Christian Churches Together

Global Christian Forum


Denominational Partnerships


A Formula of Agreement

Centuries of division between the Lutheran and Reformed branches of Protestant Christianity came to an end in 1997 when three Reformed churches (including the RCA) and the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America agreed on a relationship of full communion through a Formula of Agreement.

The Reformed Collaborative

At General Synod 2014, delegates from the RCA and the Christian Reformed Church in North America synods met in a historic joint session and unanimously approved a resolution that would deepen collaboration between the denominations in the future.  That was one step in a growing commitment to collaborative and cooperative ministries.