Mainline Denominations

Reformed Church in America splits as conservative churches form new denomination

"The departure of the theologically conservative congregations to the new group, the Alliance of Reformed Churches, leaves some who remain in the RCA concerned for the denomination’s survival. Before the split, the nearly 400-year-old denomination had fewer than 200,000 members and 1,000 churches." - RNS

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ELCA becomes first mainline denomination in US to install trans-identified bishop

"The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America has installed Rev. Megan Rohrer as the first openly transgender bishop to serve in the liberal mainline Protestant denomination’s history." - CPost

(See also AP/ChurchLeaders)

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