ARP News Updates

You are Invited!

images-43The Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church will host the 39th meeting of the North American Presbyterian and Reformed Council (NAPARC) November 19-20 at Bonclarken Conference Center. You are invited to attend the evening meal on Tuesday the 19th, after which Dr. Mark Ross will give an address. Please contact Bonclarken to make meal or housing reservations for the evening. Observers are also welcome to attend the business meetings of the Council, which begin at 1:30 on Tuesday afternoon, and continue through Wednesday afternoon.

NAPARC is made up of twelve member churches that confess Jesus Christ as the only Savior and the Sovereign Lord over all of life, and are fully committed to the Bible in its entirety as the Word of God written, without error in all its parts, and to its teaching as set forth in the historic Reformed standards (the Three Forms of Unity and the Westminster Standards). The purpose of NAPARC is to facilitate discussion and consultation between member bodies on those issues and problems which divide them as well as on those which they face in common; promote the appointment of joint committees to study matters of common interest and concerns; exercise mutual concern in the perpetuation, retention, and propagation of the Reformed faith; promote cooperation wherever possible and feasible on the local and denominational level in such areas as missions, relief efforts, Christian schools, and church education.

Something new is coming!!!

images-41The 2014 ARP Plan Book has a new name arp365 

and is available on and in The ARP Magazine.

Let us help with the transition from printed to electronic calendar:

  • If you rely on the directory pages of the Plan Book, did you know that the same information is located in the Minutes of Synod?
  • If you rely on the hard copy of the calendar to write on, you’ll be able to print it yourself from the website free (or) we’ll be happy to supply a printed copy of calendar pages with the dates of ARPC events. The printed copy (calendar pages only) will be available from the ARP Bookstore ($2 each plus shipping and handling). Contact CEM at 864-233-2491 or
  • If you rely on the information pages for more details about events or birthday listings, you only have to subscribe to The ARP Magazine ( or send us your email address to receive the ARP News Update. Contact Susan Tanner (

If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Scott (or) 864-232-8297 ext. 221

The ARP Magazine is Hiring!

The ARP Magazine is hiring a part-time assistant editor starting January 2014.

Duties include but are not limited to proofreading articles, writing feature articles, covering events and handling correspondences with subscribers. They would also involve processing subscriptions, and providing administrative and clerical support to the editor.

Qualifications include computer proficiency, organizational skills, ability to manage multiple projects and to meet deadlines. The successful candidate must have strong proofreading, editing, and writing skills.

Please send your resume to Susan Tanner ( by November 18.

It’s Time to Renew

Screen shot 2013-10-24 at 9.07.50 AMStay in touch with your church family through the ARP Magazine. It is our goal to keep ARPs informed about programs and events across our denomination. We hope to provide material that is informative, encouraging and enlightening.

We are excited about the changes for 2014.  There will be new pages for the whole family including a teen page which we will hear testimonies from teens all across our denomination. There is an ARPinterest page where you can get ideas and recipes from and a new prayer calendar which will guide you to read the Bible through in a year. We will continue to have exciting information from each ARP agency in the denomination such as Christian Education Ministries, World Witness, Bonclarken, and Outreach North America. Don’t forget about Women’s Ministries and Erskine.

The ARP magazine is striving to make the connection across the entire denomination. Please support your denomination by subscribing today. There are forms at your church, you can sign up on our website or you can contact Susan Tanner with any questions,