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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" 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
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 […]
Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:49:04 +0000
A Change Will Do You Good
Among the good news happenings at the very beginning of the 2015 meeting of General Synod was word from the stated clerk that extraneous chapters had been officially removed from the ARP version of Westminster Confession of Faith. These two chapters (“Of the Holy Spirit” and “Of the Gospel”) were not originally in the WCF, […]
Sun, 14 Jun 2015 20:55:15 +0000
Encouragement for Pastors
I just recently returned from the 2015 meeting of General Synod of the Associate Reformed Presbyterian Church. Overall, it was a good meeting, and I am especially thankful for the fact that it was a concurrent synod with the brothers in the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America. It was good spending time with them. […]
Wed, 15 Apr 2015 18:51:30 +0000
Flavel on Infant Baptism
As I prepare for the baptism of my infant twin daughters this coming Lord’s Day, I found the following exposition by John Flavel on the Westminster Shorter Catechism Q. 95 to be a helpful examination of the subject: WSC Q. 95. To whom is baptism to be administered? A. Baptism is not to be administered […]
Thu, 09 Apr 2015 17:49:09 +0000
Be Wary of Those Who Divide Christ’s Church
Attend and listen to nothing except what comes to you in God’s prescribed manner. Some men — indeed, very many in our days — have such itching ears after novelty that they run greedily after everyone who lies in wait to deceive with cunning, enticing words to make out some new pretended revelations, and this […]
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, […]