Statement of Faith


The Constitution of the Council of Reformed Churches of India, which is subject to and subordinate to the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, the inerrant Word Of God, consists of its doctrinal standards set forth in the Westminster Confession of Faith, together with the Larger and Shorter Catechisms, ancient creeds of the Church, using the historic Book of Common Prayer, commonly called the Apostles Creeds, Nicene and the Manual of Church Operation, comprising the Form of Government, the Rules of Discipline and the Directory for Worship; all as adopted by the Church. Finding unity with the Church of the earliest Christian eras through submission to the government of godly bishops

  1. That the Council of Reformed Churches of India adopted Episcopal form of governance of Church administration and follow the doctrine, faith and order of Episcopal church by exercising their right guaranteed under Article 25 & 26 of the Constitution of India.
  2. CRCI accepted episcopacy and will maintain The Historic Episcopacy in a constitutional form as has been accepted by the churches from early times.
  3. The Church’s Inheritance of Truth and Life are both historical and constitutional and governance of Council of Reformed Churches of India (CRCI) shall be in the theory of both Apostolic successions.
  4. We Declare that the Council of Reformed Churches of India is a part of the one Holy, Catholic and Apostolic Church. It holds the faith which the Church had ever held in Jesus Christ, the Redeemer of mankind and in accordance with the revelation of God which he, bring Himself God incarnate, made, it worships one God in Trinity and Trinity in Unity.

Biblical beliefs

Among other equally important biblical beliefs, CRCI accepts:

  • the divine inspiration of the scriptures
  • the Holy Trinity
  • the redemption of sinners through Christ
  • the resurrection of Christ and
  • the everlasting bliss of the saved

The Council of Reformed Churches of India consists of different dioceses, independent churches and other organizations. The CRCI currently has 9 dioceses and several independent churches as members of the synod. The CRCI is growing rapidly and is influencing many believers to join in the Council at present CRCI has more than 3000 Churches in Andhra Pradesh, Odisha and Telangana. 

and 2000 more churches will be added by the end of 2019.