July/August 2019 ARP Magazine

The July/August 2019 ARP Magazine is available. Click here to read it online.

Be sure to read the highlights from the Synod meeting. The Moderator’s Challenge for 2019/2020 is on page 4. An interview with Andrew Brunson is on page 14.

The print magazine will be later than normal due to Synod being a week later this year.

Contact our office if you would like to receive a complimentary print copy.

Seminar Schedule and Locations


Seminars Agencies: Location:
Higher Education: Geneva College/Erskine College Skye Lounge

Theological Training: RPTS/Erskine Seminary Merriman Gym

Publications: Crown & Covenant/CEM & ARP Magazine SE022

Missions: RP Global/World Witness College Hills Sanctuary

Church Planting: RP Home Missions/ONA Metheny Fieldhouse

Synod Preparations

Be in prayer for General Synod 2019 next week. Prayer for those traveling to Pennsylvania and for the business meetings. Pray for the fellowship among the ARPs and the RPCNAs.

Be sure to follow The ARP Magazine on all social media forms and download The ARP app to keep up with the latest information and news.


Go to Northwood 013. Look for this sign! Click here for a map of the campus.
Registration is Monday 4-7 pm and Tuesday 8:30- 11 am.

Pre-Synod Conference on Psalmody

Monday, June 10 at 7pm in Metheny Fieldhouse with Mark Ross, Michael LeFebvre and Adam Kuehner. Men from the ARP and RPCNA will speak to how each denomination applies the regulative principle of worship in the area of the content of praise in the worship of God. We pray that this presentation will lead to collegial discussion about our practice of worship.

Synod 2019 News

Are you registered?Deadline is May 24th!

We respectfully request that you let us know you are coming. Please do not expect to show up and register on site!

To be sure that you have registered: Look for your name in one of these lists.
Click here for the alphabetical listing.
Click here for the Presbytery/Church listing.

If you cannot find your name on the alphabetical listing:
  1 – possibly a mistake has been made (please contact cscott@arpsynod.org)
  2 – possibly you have not registered (please register at arpchurch.org no later than May 24)


Delegates: If you have registered as a voting delegate, your fee includes a meal plan. Please make sure all non-voting guests, students and staff have registered for meals ($30) by May 24th.
If your spouse is accompanying you and plans to eat meals on campus with you, please purchase a meal ticket before May 24th – there will be no individual meal purchases.
All delegate meals include:
Tuesday lunch and dinner
Wed lunch – BBQ sponsored by Erskine College & Seminary, Geneva College & Reformed Presbyterian Theological Seminary
Wed dinner
Thursday lunch and dinner
All meals (except the BBQ) will be in Alexander Hall Dining Room. Each meal will include a variety of options including hot meals, sandwiches, pizza, and full salad bar.
Breakfast meals are on your own unless you are staying in dorm lodging. All those staying in dorm lodging will receive separate information about breakfast options.


 Synod notebooks were mailed the week of May 13 to everyone who has registered.  If you register after May 24, you may receive a link to the electronic reports instead of a hard copy. There will likely be no extra hard copies available after May 24.


Go to Northwood 013. Look for this sign!
 (There is also a map in your Synod notebook.)
Registration is: Mon 4-7 pm
      Tues 8:30- 11 am

Synod Updates & Summer Camps

As of today, we have approximately 2/3 of the ruling elders necessary to meet a quorum at the General Synod meeting. Everyone is reminded of their responsibility as delegates to be in attendance at the meeting. Synod is held June 11-13, 2019 at Geneva College in Beaver Falls, PA. For everything you need to know, please visit www.arpchurch.org.

Bonclarken Music Conference

July 14-19, 2019. For more information click here.

Come Join Us at Family Bible Conference!

We no longer live in a Christian or even nominally Christian culture. Our culture today – as our young people well know – is deeply suspicious of or even outright hostile to the historic Christian faith. How can we live confidently for Christ in such a context? The 2019 Family Bible Conference will dive into the book of Daniel and other parts of God’s Word as we engage the theme: ‘Living Victoriously in a Hostile World.’  You’ll not want to miss the 2019 Family Bible Conference!

Each day will begin with Bible study on the book of Daniel led by Dr. Iain Duguid. The days will conclude with a worship service, where Rev. Evan English will exhort us from the New Testament to be bold and confident in the Lord in our present context.  In between the morning and evening sessions, you will be able to choose from a variety of seminars by outstanding teachers as well as enjoy fun activities.

As always, we will have programs for children and youth, and childcare for the littlest ones. We are thankful that the Lord has provided Rev. Rhett Carson to teach our high school students and Bobby Duran to teach our middle school students.  Margaret Kiser will be leading the VBS style children’s program. Just remember, children and youth must pre-register by July 1, or earlier if capacity (physical space limitations) is reached, in order to participate in the programs.

Find out more on our website and be sure to register before May 1 to receive $10 off adult weekly registration. We can’t wait to see you at Bonclarken this summer, July 29 – August 1!

The Family Bible Conference Planning Committee


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