Updated information on 50 largest "Presbyterian" and "Continental Reformed" denominations in North America:

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Daniel Silva Mendanha

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1. Presbyterian Church (USA):
Statistics: 1,245,354 members and 8,925 churches (2020).
Trend: Rapid decline since 1984.
Positioning: mainline, liberal, ecumenical, ordaining women and supporting same-sex marriage.
Affiliations: World Council of Churches (WCC) and World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC).

- North American Presbyterian and Reformed Council:
Statistics: 589,026 members and 3,667 churches (Sum of the most recent statistics for all members).

2. Presbyterian Church in America:
Statistics: 383,338 members and 1,928 churches (2020).
Trend: Stable. While the peak in membership was in 2018, it's too early to say whether the slight decrease in membership in 2019 and 2020 will continue after the Covid-19 pandemic. Until 2018 it was in rapid growth and may resume it.
Positioning: Evangelical, conservative, does not ordain women and does not support same-sex marriage.
Affiliations: World Reformed Fellowship (WRF) and North American Presbyterian and Reformed Council (NAPARC).

3. Christian Reformed Church in North America:
Statistics: 211,706 members and 1,057 churches (2021).
Trend: Rapid decline, since 1992.
Positioning: Evangelical, ordaining women and not supporting same-sex marriage.
Affiliations: WCRC and WRF.

4. Reformed Church in America:
Statistics: 158,538 members and 879 churches and congregations (2021).
Trend: Rapid decline, since 1967.
Positionings: Mainline, ecumenical, ordained women and from 2021 will allow their churches to reorganize into classis that support same-sex marriage.
Affiliations: WCC and WCRC.

5. ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians:
Statistics: 129,765 members and 383 churches (2018).
Trend: Growth since 2012.
Positioning: Evangelical, ordaining women and not supporting same-sex marriage.
Affiliations: WCRC and WRF.

6. Evangelical Presbyterian Church:
Statistics: 122,216 members and 637 churches (2020).
Trend: Decline since 2016.
Positioning: evangelical, ordained women (allows each church and presbytery to decide on this) and does not support same-sex marriage.
Affiliations: WCRC and WRF.

7. Korean-American Presbyterian Church:
Statistics: 80,000 members and 650 churches (2021).
Trend: Growth, since foundation.
Positioning: Evangelical, conservative, does not ordain women, and does not support same-sex marriage.
Affiliations: NAPARC.

8. Presbyterian Church in Canada:
Statistics: 79,961 members and 1,337 churches (2019).
Trend: Decline.
Positions: mainline, ordain women and support same-sex marriage.
Affiliations: WCC and WCRC.

9. Cumberland Presbyterian Church:
Statistics: 67,074 members and 685 churches (2018).
Trend: Decline since 1990.
Positionings: Evangelical, ordained women and does not support same-sex marriage. The denomination does not subscribe to the Westminster Confession of Faith and is Arminian.
Affiliations: WCRC.

10. Korean Presbyterian Church Abroad:
Statistics: 55,000 members and 302 (2003).
Trend: Unknown. Until 2003 it was growing. There are no recent statistics published.
Positioning: mainline, ordain women and does not support same-sex marriage.
Affiliations: WCRC.

11. Orthodox Presbyterian Church:
Statistics: 31,809 members and 328 (2020).
Trend: Slow growth.
Positioning: Evangelical, conservative, does not ordain women, and does not support same-sex marriage.
Affiliations: International Conference of Reformed Churches (ICRC) and NAPARC.

12. United Reformed Churches in North America:
Statistics: 24,617 members and 123 (2018).
Trend: Growth.
Positioning: Evangelical, conservative, does not ordain women, and does not support same-sex marriage.
Affiliations: ICRC and NAPARC.

13. Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church:
Statistics: 22,459 members and 264 (2019).
Trend: Decline since the 2010s.
Positioning: Evangelical, conservative, does not ordain women as pastors or elders (but rather as deaconesses), and does not support same-sex marriage.
Affiliations: WRF, ICRC and NAPARC.

14. Canadian and American Reformed Churches:
Statistics: 19,205 members and 57 (2018).
Trend: Growth.
Positioning: Evangelical, conservative, does not ordain women, and does not support same-sex marriage.
Affiliations: ICRC and NAPARC.

15. Cumberland Presbyterian Church in America:
Statistics: 15,145 members (1996) and 113 (2022).
Trend: Decline.
Positioning: Evangelical, ordain women, and does not support same-sex marriage. The denomination does not subscribe to the Westminster Confession of Faith and is Arminian.
Affiliations: WCRC.

16. Netherlands Reformed Congregations:
Statistics: 11,142 members and 27 (2016).
Trend: Growth.
Positioning: Evangelical, conservative, does not ordain women, and does not support same-sex marriage.

17. Korean American Presbyterian in America (Kosin):
Statistics: 10,300 members and 135 (2015).
Trend: Growth.
Positioning: Evangelical, conservative, does not ordain women, and does not support same-sex marriage.
Affiliations: NAPARC.

18. Alliance of Reformed Churches:
Statistics: 125 churches (2021).
Trend: Founded in 2021, by churches that grew out of Reformed Church in America.
Positioning: Evangelical, ordain women, and does not support same-sex marriage.

19. Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches:
Statistics: About 90 churches in North America.
Trend: Growth.
Positioning: Evangelical, conservative, does not ordain women, and does not support same-sex marriage. The denomination includes Calvinist Baptist churches.

20. Protestant Reformed Churches in America
Statistics: 8.716 members and 33 (2017).
Trend: Growth.
Positioning: Evangelical, conservative, does not ordain women, and does not support same-sex marriage.
Affiliations: observer NAPARC.

21. Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America
Statistics: 7,076 members and 36 (2016).
Trend: Growth.
Positioning: Evangelical, conservative, does not ordain women as pastors or elders (but rather as deaconesses), and does not support same-sex marriage. The denomination practices exclusive psalmody.
Affiliations: ICRC and NAPARC.

22. Hungarian Reformed Church in America:
Statistics: 6,080 members and 29 congregations (2006).
Trend: Unknown.
Positioning: Mainline, ordain women, and does not support same-sex marriage.
Affiliation: WCC and WCRC.

23. Evangelical Assembly of Presbyterian Churches in America:
Statistics: 73 churches (2022). However, there are claims that the denomination does not actually exist, since the address of none of its churches is known.
Trend: Unknown.
Positioning: Unknown.

24. Reformed Church in United States:
Statistics: 3,033 churches and 49 churches (2019).
Trend: Decline. In 2002 it had 4,369 members.
Positioning: Evangelical, conservative, does not ordain women and does not support same-sex marriage.
Affiliation: ICRC and NAPARC.

25. Calvin Synod (United Church of Christ):
Statistics: 2,500 members and 29 churches (2016).
Trend: Decline.
Positioning: Mainline, ordain women, and does not support same-sex marriage.

26. Bible Presbyrerian Church:
Statistics: 27 churches (2022).
Trend: Growth.
Positioning: Evangelical, conservative, does not ordain women, and does not support same-sex marriage. It defends historical premillennialism, abstention from alcohol and a strong separatist tradition.
Affiliations: observer NAPARC.

27. Korean Evangelical Presbyterian Church in America:
Statistics: 26 churches (2002).
Trend: Unknown.
Positioning: Unknown.

28. Free Presbyterian Church in North America:
Statistics: 22 churches (2022).
Trend: Unknown.
Positioning: Evangelical, does not ordain women, and does not support same-sex marriage. Members can choose between paedobaptism and credobaptism.

29. Free Reformed Churches of North America:
Statistics: 4,689 members and 21 churches and congregations (2012).
Trend: Unknown.
Positioning: Evangelical, conservative, does not ordain women, and does not support same-sex marriage.
Affiliations: ICRC and NAPARC.

30. Reformed Presbyterian Church, Hanover Presbytery:
Statistics: 19 churches (2022).
Trend: Growth.
Positioning: Evangelical, conservative, does not ordain women, and does not support same-sex marriage.

31. Vanguard Presbytery:
Statistics: 18 churches (2022).
Trend: Growth.
Positioning: Evangelical, conservative, does not ordain women, and does not support same-sex marriage.

32. Covenant Presbyterian Church:
Statistics: 13 churches (2022).
Trend: Unknown.
Positioning: Evangelical, conservative, does not ordain women, and does not support same-sex marriage. Allows paedocommunion.

33. Heritage Reformed Churches:
Statistics: 2,089 members (2015) and 11 churches and congregations (2022).
Trend: Growth.
Positioning: Evangelical, conservative, does not ordain women, and does not support same-sex marriage.
Affiliations: ICRC and NAPARC.

34. Upper Cumberland Presbyterian Church:
Statistics: 1,000 members and 12 churches (2014).
Trend: Unknown.
Positioning: Evangelical and does not support same-sex marriage. The denomination does not subscribe to the Westminster Confession of Faith and is Arminian.

35. Reformed Presbyterian Church General Assembly:
Statistics: 11 churches (2022).
Trend: Unknown.
Positioning: Evangelical, conservative, does not ordain women, and does not support same-sex marriage.

36. Evangel Presbytery:
Statistics: 10 churches (2022).
Trend: Growth.
Positioning: Evangelical, conservative, does not ordain women, and does not support same-sex marriage. Churches can choose between paedobaptism and credobaptism.

37. Faith Presbytery, Bible Presbyterian Church:
Statistics: 9 churches (2014).
Trend: Unknown.
Positioning: Evangelical, conservative, does not ordain women, and does not support same-sex marriage. It defends historical premillennialism, abstention from alcohol and a strong separatist tradition.

38. Free Church of Scotland:
Statistics: 9 churches in North America (2014).
Trend: Unknown.
Positioning: Evangelical, conservative, does not ordain women, and does not support same-sex marriage.
Affiliations: WRF and ICRC.

39. Presbyterian Reformed Church:
Statistics: 7 churches (2014).
Trend: Unknown.
Positioning: Evangelical, conservative, does not ordain women, and does not support same-sex marriage. The denomination practices exclusive psalmody.
Affiliations: NAPARC.

40. Free Church of Scotland (Continuing):
Statistics: 6 churches in North America (2014).
Trend: Unknown.
Positioning: Evangelical, conservative, does not ordain women, and does not support same-sex marriage.
Affiliations: ICRC.

41. Federation of Reformed Churches:
Statistics: 6 churches (2022).
Trend: Decline.
Positioning: Evangelical, conservative, does not ordain women, and does not support same-sex marriage.

42. Reformed Congregations in North America:
Statistics: 1.831 members and 5 churches (2014).
Trend: Growth.
Positioning: Evangelical, conservative, does not ordain women, and does not support same-sex marriage.

43. Reformed Church of Quebec:
Statistics: 500 members and 5 churches (2021).
Trend: Unknown.
Positioning: Unknown.
Affiliations: NAPARC.

44. Kingdom Network:
Statistics: 5 churches (2022).
Trend: Founded in 2021, by churches that grew out of Reformed Church in America.
Positioning: Evangelical, ordain women, and does not support same-sex marriage.

45. Free Presbyterian Church of Scotland:
Statistics: 3 churches (2022).
Trend: Unknown.
Positioning: Evangelical, conservative, does not ordain women, and does not support same-sex marriage.

46. Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church:
Statistics: 3 churches (2022).
Trend: Decline.
Positioning: Evangelical, conservative, does not ordain women, and does not support same-sex marriage.

47. American Presbyterian Church:
Statistics: 60 members and 2 churches (2014).
Trend: Unknown.
Positioning: Unknown.

48. Covenanting Association of Reformed and Presbyterian Churches:
Statistics: 2 churches (2017).
Trend: Decline.
Positioning: Unknown.

49. Westminster Evangelical Presbyterian Church:
Statistics: 2 churches in North America 2022).
Trend: Unknown.
Positioning: Evangelical, conservative, does not ordain women, and does not support same-sex marriage.

50. Associated Presbyterian Churches:
Statistics: 1 church in North American (2022).
Trend: Unknown.
Positioning: Evangelical, conservative, does not ordain women, and does not support same-sex marriage.
Affiliations: WRF.

51. Lithuanian Evangelical Reformed Church:
Statistics: Unknown.
Trend: Unknown.
Positioning: Evangelical, ordaining women and not supporting same-sex marriage.
Affiliations: WCRC and WRF.

Notes: Orthodox Christian Reformed Church, Westminster Presbyterian Church in the United States, American Reformation Presbyterian Church, Christian Presbyterian Church, Reformed Presbyterian Church in the United States and Evangelical Reformed Presbyterian Church have been extinct in the last 20 years.
 
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SeanPatrickCornell

Puritan Board Junior
After just skipping the top 25 or so, it looks like all of the liberal groups are shrinking and the conservative groups have at least some measure of growth.
 

Logan

Puritan Board Senior
Fascinating information, thanks! Did I miss it or is the RCUS not on this list? I think they are members of NAPARC.
 

Ethan

Puritan Board Freshman
I'm reading "You Shall Be My People" right now and really enjoying it. Chapter 1 (with the history of the German Reformed) was very interesting and well-written.
That great, my pastor gave me one of his copies last year and I've been reading through it off and on since. I found the chapter on the 1934 merger and the men who stood against it particularly inspiring.
 

Logan

Puritan Board Senior
That's a strange one. I'd seen the Wikipedia article before on this denomination and it seemed odd I had not seen it mentioned elsewhere.

Wow you're right, that is strange. All the information on their website is remarkably "non-information", words without any meaning behind them.

It's almost like one of those auto-generated websites talking about "[item you searched for] is a valuable product that many people find useful. Some people may not find it useful but we can help you pick the best [item you searched for] with our informative articles on [item you searched for]."
 

Taylor

Puritan Board Graduate
That's a strange one. I'd seen the Wikipedia article before on this denomination and it seemed odd I had not seen it mentioned elsewhere.
Wow, that is odd. Their website is strange, too. Even weirder is their YouTube channel, which is nothing but a dozen or so videos, all from 9 years ago, most of which are just vague slideshows and songs with lyrics and terrible audio. They do have a Moderator listed, as well as a physical address for their denomination's office. But the address seems to lead to a random house in a residential area in LA.
 

Daniel Silva Mendanha

Puritan Board Freshman
That's a strange one. I'd seen the Wikipedia article before on this denomination and it seemed odd I had not seen it mentioned elsewhere.
I created the Portuguese language Wikipedia article with the information I found about her. I will update the English language article later to include this information. The article in English is terrible and contradictory.
 

Logan

Puritan Board Senior
Wow, that is odd. Their website is strange, too. Even weirder is their YouTube channel, which is nothing but a dozen or so videos, all from 9 years ago, most of which are just vague slideshows and songs with lyrics and terrible audio. They do have a Moderator listed, as well as a physical address for their denomination's office. But the address seems to lead to a random house in a residential area in LA.

Google maps identifies that address as a "hotel". Also, their "find a congregation" on their main page is just a gif image of the US with some dots on it but no link to anywhere, even in the page source. Seems really fake.
 

Jake

Puritan Board Senior
Wow you're right, that is strange. All the information on their website is remarkably "non-information", words without any meaning behind them.

It's almost like one of those auto-generated websites talking about "[item you searched for] is a valuable product that many people find useful. Some people may not find it useful but we can help you pick the best [item you searched for] with our informative articles on [item you searched for]."

I found a Flickr that had supposed pictures from some congregations. One of them references LA Pilgrim Church: https://flic.kr/p/cpZyMd
Which does have a website: https://lapilgrim.org/ and also calls itself Presbyterian (see at the bottom it also uses the term "Pilgrim Presbyterian Church" which is also referenced on the Flickr account above)

The old version of their website has a congregation map that matches the EAPCA website, but does not mention the EAPCA: https://web.archive.org/web/20150305163850/http://www.lapilgrim.org/

They list some other congregations on their website: https://lapilgrim.org/network2/

Which includes Grace Community Church, also on the Flickr: https://flic.kr/p/cHLF23
 
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BuddyOfDavidClarkson

Puritan Board Freshman
I'm not sure how the PCA could be listed as anything other than "decline". I was shocked by the Revoice conference being held in a PCA church.


I've also heard of issues with egalitarianism:

 

Daniel Silva Mendanha

Puritan Board Freshman
I also added the NAPARC data (adding the data of the member denominations). If the organization were a single denomination, it would have 589,026 members and 3,667 churches.
 

BertMulder

Puritan Board Junior
Also missing from the list is the churches that seceded from the PRCA, the Reformed Protestant Churches...
 
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