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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
Wed, 20 Jan 2016 22:25:38 +0000
In the Merse
I am looking forward to reading Sinclair Ferguson’s upcoming book on The Marrow Controversy (available here), which should be available near the end of January. It is largely based upon a series of lectures he delivered around 1980 (see here and here for some of Dr. Ferguson’s messages on the subject). In the meantime, the following […]
Mon, 18 Jan 2016 11:51:58 +0000
Challenges to Preaching
It is a pathetic feature of contemporary church life that there are still plenty in the pews who clamour for shorter and lighter sermons and bright and easy services and not a few in the pulpits prepared to pander to popular taste. There’s a vicious circle: superficial congregations make superficial pastors, and superficial pastors make […]
Sun, 17 Jan 2016 11:33:32 +0000
Preparing for the Lord’s Day
I found the following article to be particularly helpful in that oft-neglected duty of preparing our souls for the Lord’s Day and the worship of God. PREPARATION FOR THE SABBATH The family is gathered in church on Sunday morning. The service is about to start. The minister asks a question, asks it even before the Invocation. He […]
Sat, 08 Aug 2015 16:00:19 +0000
One Way the Heart Can Deceive
The Bible’s verdict on the human heart is that it is deceitful (Jer. 17:9). And it deceives preachers of the gospel, too. It persuades us that we have more to do than to pray; that prayer is a luxury that we cannot afford; or that prayer is a practice we do not really need. Our […]
Sat, 08 Aug 2015 12:49:00 +0000
The Hypocrite’s Religion
“They weave the spider’s web.” — Isaiah 59:5   See the spider’s web, and behold in it a most suggestive picture of the hypocrite’s religion. It is meant to catch his prey: the spider fattens himself on flies, and the Pharisee has his reward. Foolish persons are easily entrapped by the loud professions of pretenders, […]
Mon, 29 Jun 2015 15:07:40 +0000
We Must Fear God
John Calvin, from his commentary on Daniel (Daniel 6:22 specifically): “Fear God, honor the king.” (1 Peter 2:17.) The two commands are connected together, and cannot be separated from one another. The fear of God ought to precede, that kings may obtain their authority. For if any one begins his reverence of an earthly prince […]
Tue, 23 Jun 2015 02:01:00 +0000
A Key for a Great Reformation
I am currently preaching through Jesus’ Beatitudes in Matthew 5. While preaching on the 4th Beatitude (“Blessed are those who hunger and thirst after righteousness”; you may access the sermon here), I made the point that we must have a hunger for spiritual things — for God and the things of God. This would extend […]