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Reformed Presbyterian Church in Myanmar

Reformed Presbyterian Church in Myanmar
Classification Protestant
Orientation confessional Calvinist
Theology Reformed Evangelical
Governance Presbyterian
Associations World Reformed Fellowship, World Communion of Reformed Churches
Founder Dr. Thal Hlei Thanga
Origin 1995
Myanmar
Branched from Presbyterian Church in America
Congregations 35
Members 2,000-2,500
Ministers 16 pastors and 10 missionaries

The Reformed Presbyterian Church in Myanmar (or Burmese Mizo) is a conservative Reformed denomination in Myanmar.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Doctrine 2
    • Creeds 2.1
  • Statistics 3
  • Interchurch organizations 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

History

The Reformed Presbyterian Church in Myanmar was founded on December 1, 1995 by Dr. Tial Hlei Thanga. He studied from 1987 to 1994 at the Reformed Theological Seminary in Jackson, Mississippi, United States. Dr. Thanga belongs to the Hualngo tribe in northern Chin State. Members are primarily from the Mizo Chin, Mru, Bhama, and Karen tribe. It is an autonomous and self-supporting and active in Evangelism Explosion, disciple building, and church planting ministry.

Doctrine

The denomination's confessional standards are the :

Creeds

There are no General Assembly, 3 mission fields in 2013.[1]

Statistics

The church currently has 15 organized churches and 20 unorganized mission stations served by 16 pastors, 10 missionaries, 35 elders and 5 school teachers. The combined membership is 2,000-2,500 in 3 Presbyteries within the General Assembly. There are minimum one evangelists in each Presbyteries. There are about 33-35 churches and missions, outreaches to the Bahma people was established since 1998. Goals are to plant indigenous churches and building disciples with the Word of God especially among the unreached people groups.[2] Since 1987 the Reformed Presbyterian Church in Myanmar has partnership with the PCA.[3]

The church maintains the Myanmar Reformed Theological Seminary & Discipleship Training Center which was founded on 30 July 1995 by Dr. Tial Hlei Thanga.

Interchurch organizations

The Reformed Presbyterian Church in Myanmar is a member both of the World Reformed Fellowship[4] and the World Communion of Reformed Churches.[5]

The Reformed Presbyterian Church in Myanmar is a member of the Reformed and Presbyterian Churches Fellowship in Myanmar.[6]

The Reformed Presbyterian Church in Myanmar is a member of "Myanmar Evangelical Churches Fellowship."

References

  1. ^ "Address data base of Reformed churches and institutions". Reformiert-online.net. 2004-02-27. Retrieved 2013-10-19. 
  2. ^ com/#/where-does-seap-serve/myanmar-partners
  3. ^ "History". Planting Myanmar. Retrieved 2013-10-19. 
  4. ^ "Denominational Members | World Reformed Fellowship". Wrfnet.org. Retrieved 2013-10-19. 
  5. ^ http://wcrc.ch/wcrc-member-churches/
  6. ^ "Feature Article". Opc.org. 2008-05-05. Retrieved 2013-10-19. 

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