ORGANIZATIONAL PROFILE OF SUTLEJ REFORMED CHURCH OF PAKISTAN
|Name of Organization||Sutlej Reformed Church of Pakistan|
|Formation||August 22, 2011|
|Head Office||Block 7 Airport Road Islami Colony Bahawalpur.|
|Contact Person & Position||THE RT. REV. ARSLAN UL-HAQ, Moderator|
THE LEGAL STATUS:
As part of the Society of Biblical Christian Churches, the Sutlej Reformed Church of Pakistan is registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI 1860 with the Registrar, Joint Stock Companies Pakistan.
To glorify God and show people the way of salvation in Jesus Christ through praying, preaching, teaching, witnessing, serving and giving sacrificially with enthusiastic and joyful Christ-like love.
As a church, our purpose is to make the invisible Kingdom visible through faithful Christian living and witness-bearing.
Our desire is to build up a Godly generation that will:
- Remain faithful to the inerrant Scriptures
- Know, proclaim and guard the one true Gospel
- Use the sacraments Biblically
- Govern the church with Biblical integrity under the headship of Christ
- Protect the heritage, and entrust it to the next generation of believers.
(Adopted from ERPC)
It was the summer of 2011 when the first congregation formed in a village of Bahawalpur city with 35 people approximately. The church grew rapidly in 2014 and our mission outreach extended throughout the areas of Cholistan desert, south and central Punjab provinces of Pakistan.
The story of our church is not primarily about the buildings, congregations, and pastors, but about what God the Holy Spirit has been doing in and through the whole Sutlej Reformed Church of Pakistan.
PRESENT MINISTERIAL ACTIVITIES:
- Church Planting
- Social Development Projects
Sutlej Reformed Church of Pakistan is an independent denomination, it is completely autonomous. This means no outside persons or organizations determine our finances, personnel, practices, or beliefs.
We have been an approved member of the World Reformed Fellowship since 2016, Pakistan Alliance of Churches and National Ecumenical Council Pakistan since 2017 and the Covenant Christian Coalition since 2018.
ECCLESIASTICAL & FRATERNAL RELATIONS WORLDWIDE:
We are in very good standing fraternal and ecclesiastical relationships with Christian churches & denominations around the world.
THE CHURCH COUNCIL:
The church council is the highest assembly of Sutlej Reformed Church of Pakistan. The congregations have been organized into “Sessions” and all the representatives from all the sessions collectively form the council.
|Vice Moderator||<Click Here>|
|General Secretary||<Click Here>|
|Executive Secretary||<Click Here>|
|Information Secretary||<Click Here>|
|Finance Secretary||<Click Here>|
|Consultant (For Local Missions)||<Click Here>|
|Consultant (For Global Missions)||<Click Here>|
|Spiritual Adviser||<Click Here>|
|Legal Adviser||<Click Here>|
The Moderator is the chairman of the church council and responsible for calling and presiding over the regular meetings of the council.
The Right Reverend Arslan Ul-Haq is the current moderator of the Sutlej Reformed Church of Pakistan. Go to his page, <CLICK HERE>.
Sutlej church holds onto the Westminster Confession of Faith. It was written by 121 Calvinistic men from Great Britain between 1643 and 1648 at Westminster Abbey. Besides being an excellent summary of major Protestant doctrines, the confession along with the Shorter and Larger Catechisms, serve as a guide against false doctrines and as a manual of instruction. Our church is governed according to a constitution. It contains the church’s objectives, doctrines, and the form of government.
FORM OF GOVERNMENT:
The Sutlej Reformed Church of Pakistan operates under a “PRESBYTERIAN (Greek word, Prebuteros)” form of government because the Apostles established a representative form of government where the elected spiritual leaders, called elders or presbyters, make up the session of the local church to oversee affairs of the church (See, the Book of Acts).