International Faces of Starpoint

International Faces of Starpoint

Starpoint is about exploring new ways of fellowship with God and with one another. Encounters with the international participants from all over the word re-formed and reshaped our life.

Our Church

Facts and Statistics

In Hungary, 1.15 million people claimed a Reformed affiliation in the 2011 Census, including 600,000 active in Reformed congregations.

 

Our Call

Following the call of Christ, the RCH aims to be a witness in the world, fulfilling a faithful mission and strives to live as an ever-reforming church.

 

History

For many centuries, our Reformed church has played a significant role in the historical and cultural development of Hungary.

 

Organisation

Congregations are considered the most fundamental unit of our church, based on the principle: "the church exists in its congregations."

 

Hungarian Reformed Community

The Hungarian Reformed Church is composed of the Hungarian-speaking Reformed churches in the Carpathian Basin.

 

Diaspora

The Hungarian Reformed Church (HRC) is the "mother" of many Hungarian Reformed churches and communities all over the world. 

 

Ecumenical Relations

The RCH works with different ecumenical organizations across Hungary to demonstrate its dedication to “Communion as unity in diversity."

Roma Ministry

God Sees Under the Surface

Kép: God Sees Under the Surface

On April 8, 2017, International Roma Day, many people gathered together in the Reformed Church in Káposztásmegyer for a day of common prayer.

Closing the Gap

Krisztina Nagy shares her first-hand experiences of Reformed schools and congregations helping disadvantaged students throughout the country.

Church and Society

Mission to the People

Mission is a priority task in the life of the RCH. Through active mission, our church reaches out to every needy group in Hungarian society.

 

Diaconia

The diaconal service aims to reach people in need and motivate Reformed congregations to "Carry each other's burdens." (Gal. 6:2)

 

Institutions

The RCH fulfills its mission through maintaining certain institutions that serve not only their local communities, but people nationwide.

International Ecumenical Relations

Partnership and Co-operation

The partnership and cooperation with churches and organisations around the world, has always played a major role in the life of the RCH.

 

Coordination of Ecumenical Relations

The International and Ecumenical Committee, assisted by the Ecumenical Advisory Board, is responsible for the RCH’s ecumenical strategy.

 

Mission Coworkers

The RCH believes it is important to deepen the relationships with partner churches by inviting and welcoming mission coworkers.

 

Congregational Partnerships - Twinning

If you are interested in establishing a partnership with a Hungarian Reformed congregation, please contact us!

Reformation Jubilee

Academics Spark Discussion in Debrecen

A high-level conference recently took place in Debrecen, Hungary as part of the city’s Reformation celebrations.

Migrants in Hungary

Living Into God’s Vision

A local congregation again partnered with the RCH’s Refugee Integration non-profit to put on a superb English camp at the end of July.

No Longer Foreigners and Strangers

In advance of it’s General Assembly, the Churches’ Commission for Migrants in Europe held a conference in Prague on June 23-24 which brought together more than 70 representatives, including a large delegation from Hungary.

High-level Support for Young Persecuted Christians

The Hungarian government has recently launched a scholarship program to support young persecuted Christians in reaching their educational goals in Hungary.

Hungary Signs Accord to Support Iraqi Clinic

The government of Hungary recently signed an accord with the Archbishop of Erbil to donate a large sum of money to a hospital in Iraq that serves mainly Christian refugees.


News

In Everybody’s Language

Kép: In Everybody’s Language

The Immanuel House in Debrecen is celebrating the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in a special way: with an ecumenical, easy-to-understand Bible specifically for disabled people. We talked with Zsófia Győri, the head of the institution, about the publication.

Helping Youth Gain a Sense of Unity

Days at the RCH’s Starpoint Youth Festival are organized for optimal spiritual growth – each activity and gathering seeks to promote this.

WCRC Leadership Creates a Bold Vision for the Future

Every seven years the World Communion of World Churches hosts its General Council, a gathering of reformed churches from around the world.

Eurodiaconia Members Address Precariousness Together

The 2017 Eurodiaconia Annual General Meeting recently took place in Oslo, Norway, and was attended by important professionals from the RCH and it’s partner partner organization, Kalunba.

Contact us

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Reformed Church in Hungary

Address: H-1146 Budapest, Abonyi utca 21.   

PO Box: 1140 Budapest 70, Pf. 5

Phone/Fax: + 36 1 460 0708 

Email: oikumene@reformatus.hu




Our church through American eyes

 

We encourage you to read our GM intern Kearstin Bailey's blog about her time in Hungary.