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6209 Six Mile Lane, Louisville, KY 40218
(502) 491-0269
WORSHIP TIMES, ACTIVITIES
WHAT WHEN
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
Ladies' Circle Information

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" church 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
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 14:50:31 +0000
What Does Apostasy Look Like?
Here is one way: Oprah Winfrey interviews Rob Bell and asks him a few “spiritual” questions. As you watch the video (follow the link; I could not find a way to embed it), ask yourself how you would have answered Ms. Winfrey’s questions if given the opportunity. They are very much like the questions that […]
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 12:42:13 +0000
The King’s “Glory”
From C.H. Spurgeon’s Morning and Evening: “O ye sons of men, how long will ye turn my glory into shame?” — Psalm 4:2 An instructive writer has made a mournful list of the honours which the blinded people of Israel awarded to their long expected King. 1. They gave him a procession of honour, in […]
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 23:39:02 +0000
Christ in the Psalms
An objection that is sometimes raised against the singing of psalms is that they are “Christ-less,” at least in some sense. That is, because they were composed long before the incarnation of Jesus, something is missing and needs to be added to the psalms. But as Carl Trueman once quipped in a lecture, apparently Jesus […]
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 02:45:26 +0000
Finishing Well
[Note: The following was a devotion given at the 2014 Soup Supper at Midlane Park ARP Church and also appears in the Spring 2014 Newsletter. The Scripture text was Psalm 92:12-15.] Psalm 92 is unique among the psalms because of its title, which calls it “A Song of the Sabbath Day.” This mention of the […]
Fri, 07 Mar 2014 19:22:38 +0000
Mental Images
Question 109 of the Westminster Larger Catechism forbids the making of images of God, including mental images: The sins forbidden in the second commandment are, all devising, counseling, commanding, using, and any wise approving, any religious worship not instituted by God himself; the making any representation of God, of all or of any of the […]
Wed, 05 Mar 2014 21:28:02 +0000
Whatever Happened to the Lord’s Day?
Some enlightening and convicting words from Dr. Joel Beeke, on the topic of the Christian Sabbath:   Central to the concern fostered by Reformed Christianity to apply the moral law to Christian living has been the sanctification of the first day of the week as the Christian Sabbath. If there was any degree of ambiguity […]
Thu, 23 Jan 2014 02:27:17 +0000
Why Do We Baptize Our Children?
This video by Dr. Richard Pratt of Third Millennium Ministries does a good job of explaining infant baptism from the Reformed perspective.