God Surrounds You - Starpoint 2019

God Surrounds You - Starpoint 2019

At this year's Starpoint, we wanted to show how we are all surrounded by God’s love. RCH hosted 31 internationals from 11 different countries and from 17 different partner churches, most of whom are members of the World Communion of Reformed Churches.

Our Church

Facts and Statistics

In Hungary, 1.15 million people claimed a Reformed affiliation in the 2011 Census, including 600,000 active in Reformed congregations.

 

Our Call

Following the call of Christ, the RCH aims to be a witness in the world, fulfilling a faithful mission and strives to live as an ever-reforming church.

 

History

For many centuries, our Reformed church has played a significant role in the historical and cultural development of Hungary.

 

Organisation

Congregations are considered the most fundamental unit of our church, based on the principle: "the church exists in its congregations."

 

Hungarian Reformed Community

The Hungarian Reformed Church is composed of the Hungarian-speaking Reformed churches in the Carpathian Basin.

 

Diaspora

The Hungarian Reformed Church (HRC) is the "mother" of many Hungarian Reformed churches and communities all over the world. 

 

Ecumenical Relations

The RCH works with different ecumenical organizations across Hungary to demonstrate its dedication to “Communion as unity in diversity."

Roma Ministry

In Peace for God, each other, ourselves

Kép: In Peace for God, each other, ourselves

In light of International Romani Day, Reformed Roma communities in the Carpathian Basin gathered to worship and pray for one another. This year, reconciliation is the focus of the event.

Building a House of Reconciliation

Kép: Building a House of Reconciliation

A seminar on reconciliation took place in the beautiful mountains of Mátraháza, Hungary. The aim of the workshop was to facilitate reconciliation within the Hungarian context.

Church and Society

Mission to the People

Mission is a priority task in the life of the RCH. Through active mission, our church reaches out to every needy group in Hungarian society.

 

Diaconia

The diaconal service aims to reach people in need and motivate Reformed congregations to "Carry each other's burdens." (Gal. 6:2)

 

Institutions

The RCH fulfills its mission through maintaining certain institutions that serve not only their local communities, but people nationwide.

International Ecumenical Relations

Partnership and Co-operation

The partnership and cooperation with churches and organisations around the world, has always played a major role in the life of the RCH.

 

Coordination of Ecumenical Relations

The International and Ecumenical Committee, assisted by the Ecumenical Advisory Board, is responsible for the RCH’s ecumenical strategy.

 

Mission Coworkers

The RCH believes it is important to deepen the relationships with partner churches by inviting and welcoming mission coworkers.

 

Congregational Partnerships - Twinning

If you are interested in establishing a partnership with a Hungarian Reformed congregation, please contact us!

Starpoint Youth Festival

Kép: Starpoint Youth Festival
Read more about the Reformed Youth Festival on the official Starpoint website!

News

RCH at Summer School on Human Rights

Thanks to the generous support of the Protestant Church in Rhinland (EKiR), RCH was able to send a young participant to the United Evangelical Mission's Human Rights training in Wuppertal.

Christian Values in Public Life

A Conference of Reformed Intellectuals about Public Theology, Protestant roots and Christian values. Inteview with Gábor Zila from the Reformed Culture and Public Life Foundation.

God does not Want a Boring Church

Kép: God does not Want a Boring Church

Debrecen’s newest Reformed community, the congregation of Úrrét, just turned one year old. The community, dynamically expanding, maybe they will have a church in the years to come.

Vision Trip to Ukraine

Personal testimony about the third consecutive visit and mission trip of the Korean Presbyterian Church in Minnesota with to the Hungarian reformed communities in Ukraine.

Hungarian Protestants expressed commitment for climate-neutral Europe

Reformed and Lutheran Churches’ environmental organisations sent a letter to the President in Hungary in support of the EU long-term climate strategy for a climate-neutral economy by 2050.

Friends in Need

“We want to return the favour and express our friendship". Bishop Szabó handed over donation to the Korean Reformed Congregation in Budapest for the survivors of the boat tragedy.

Application Call for ThM program in English

Károli Gáspár University of the Reformed Church in Hungary is offering a new Master of Theology program in English. The application deadline has been extended.

Middle East

We Are Not Small

Kép: We Are Not Small

The Reformed Congregation in Szentendre has begun building relations with a congregation in Syria. We asked Rev. András Harmathy about the plans, including visit to the war-torn country.

Life Returning to Syria

In late March, a sizeable delegation visited the Evangelical churches of Lebanon and Syria, signing memoranda of commitment. We have asked the delegates about their experiences.

Going Against Traffic on the Damascus Road

RCH visited the 2000-year-old Christian memorials of Syria’s capital, its Armenian and Arab-speaking Evangelical communities. A spiritual journey with Apostle Paul.

Migrants in Hungary

I was a stranger and you welcomed me

“Depending on the context, the challenges are different, but as a church, we are all confronted with the issue of migration,” - RCH represented at the Church of Westfalia's partner conference.


Contact us

Click here if you are interested in twinning.

 

Reformed Church in Hungary

Address: H-1146 Budapest, Abonyi utca 21.   

PO Box: 1140 Budapest 70, Pf. 5

Phone/Fax: + 36 1 460 0708 

Email: oikumene@reformatus.hu





Our church through American eyes

 

We encourage you to read our  former GM intern Kearstin Bailey's blog about her time, spent in Hungary.