As followers of the Lord Jesus Christ, we are committed to the historic doctrines of Biblical Christianity, as revealed in the Bible (2 Tim. 3:16-17). We are part of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America (RPCNA).
Sycamore RP Church was founded in 1994 in Kokomo after several years of church planting efforts. Our name and vision come from Jeremiah 17:7-8, “Blessed is the man who trusts in the LORD and whose trust is the LORD. For he will be like a tree planted by the water…” Like the sycamore trees prevalent in this area, we desire to be planted in the nourishing waters of God’s Word.
The "Reformed" in our name refers to our adherence to the biblical principles set down by the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century. Our spiritual fathers include men like John Calvin and John Knox, and we subscribe to the Westminster Confession of Faith which captures the essence of Reformation teachings.
"Presbyterian" refers to our form of church government. Each congregation in the RPCNA is under the oversight of those elected as elders, who are also part of the broader courts known as presbytery and synod. Our motto of “For Christ’s Crown and Covenant,” found on the Blue Banners during times of persecution in Scotland, summarizes our commitment to Christ's Dominion over the state and the recognition of Christ as King of the Church without interference from the civil government.
During the Reformation five central teachings emerged that are foundational to the Church’s existence and practice. These five teachings, which became known as the “Solas of the Reformation,” help explain what it means to be “Reformed.”
Click below to find our explanations of these vital doctrines: