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6209 Six Mile Lane, Louisville, KY 40218
(502) 491-0269
Worship Sundays, 11 AM
Sunday Classes Sundays, 10 AM
Afternoon Worship 2nd & 4th Sundays, 1:30-2:30 PM
Fellowship Meal Most Sundays, 12:20 PM
Prayer Meeting Wednesdays 7-8 PM
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About Us

Midlane Park Presbyterian Church is a member of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church, a conservative denomination that is located primarily in the southeastern United States, but stretches from New York to California and Canada to Texas. We have a missionary presence in Mexico, Pakistan, Turkey, and Europe.

We are a part of NAPARC (the North American Presbyterian and Reformed Council), and enjoy fraternal relations with other conservative Presbyterian denominations, such as the PCA, OPC, and RPCNA.

Our confessional standard is the Westminster Confession of Faith, along with the Westminster Shorter Catechism and Larger Catechism. You may also be interested to read our Directory of Public Worship.

We understand that the name Midlane Park Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church is quite a mouthful! We are part of an historic denomination, and we want our roots to define our present and future church culture.

We are a combination of Reformed and "Associate"* churches that existed in the 18th century in America. These churches held core beliefs in common, allowing them to merge.

Our founding fathers cared a great deal about evangelism and emphasized the ordinary means of grace within the church: heartfelt prayers, powerful preaching of the Word, meaningful celebration of the Lord's Supper and baptism, and teaching youth and new believers the full message of the gospel set forth in the Old and New Testaments of Holy Scripture.

We continue these traditions and look to the Westminster Confession of Faith and the Larger and Shorter Catechisms as excellent summaries and teaching tools.

* Since the "Associate" in our name causes people to wonder if we are only an "associate" of the reformed tradition, we want to explain its origin and meaning, briefly. In the early 1700s in Scotland there was only one church, called "The Church of Scotland." Its leaders felt that the offer of salvation ought to be preached only to those who had shown repentance and faith. However, our founders believed that the Gospel offer should be made to all people. They referred to John 6:22-59 and Acts 2:38-39 as their guide. They formed an "Associate" presbytery to invite listeners to accept Christ, particularly those outside the church, in "open air" gatherings. If you would like to learn more about these historic ARP roots, a Bible study, "Commending What We Cherish," is available.
Pastor's Blog
Sat, 06 Dec 2014 16:18:08 +0000
A Husband’s Love
You have heard how important obedience is; you have praised and marveled at Paul, how he welds our whole life together, as we would expect from an admirable and spiritual man. You have done well. But now listen to what else he requires from you; he has not finished with his example. Husbands, he says, […]
Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:11:08 +0000
Much Ado about the Sabbath
The difference between the Puritan Sabbath and the Continental Sunday should not be exaggerated, especially so far as the actual practices of churches in the Reformed tradition are in view. To be sure, at the confessional level, there are differences, although these, too, are not as substantial as sometimes maintained. The Three Forms of Unity, […]
Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:56:36 +0000
A Different Religion
But what was the difference between the teaching of Paul and the teaching of the Judaizers? What was it that gave rise to the stupendous polemic of the Epistle to the Galatians? To the modern Church the difference would have seemed to be a mere theological subtlety. About many things the Judaizers were in perfect […]
Wed, 02 Jul 2014 19:10:10 +0000
True Love
Here is my newsletter article for Summer 2014 at Midlane Park ARP Church.   This past week my wife and I celebrated our 13th wedding anniversary. Our anniversary is on June 30, the same day as another couple in the congregation. And I was told that for another couple, June 29th was their anniversary! Undoubtedly […]
Sun, 11 May 2014 01:58:18 +0000
Religion in the Soul
Look upon your dear Redeemer! look up to this mournful, dreadful, yet, in one view, delightful spectacle! and then ask thine own heart, Do I believe that Jesus suffered and died thus? And why did he suffer and die? Let me answer in God’s own words, “He was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised […]
Sun, 27 Apr 2014 22:44:06 +0000
True Zeal
The earnest desire of a true Saint is the enjoyment of God, and the glory of God; and, of both these sin is the only let and hindrance. And therefore a soul that is passionate for God hath not so great an indignation against anything as against sin. Can he endure to that God, whom […]
Thu, 17 Apr 2014 15:25:05 +0000
Great and Worldly Saints
Maturity is a compound of wisdom, goodwill, resilience, and creativity. The Puritans exemplified maturity: we don’t. A much-traveled leader, a native American (be it said), has declared that he finds North American Protestantism — man-centered, manipulative, success-oriented, self-indulgent, and sentimental as it blatantly is — to be three thousand miles wide and half an inch […]