To speak with someone about entering the EPC and joining Rivers and Lakes Presbytery:

Paul Heidebrecht, Stated Clerk
Address: 1066 Amber Court, West Chicago, IL 60185
Cell Phone: 630.234.2248

– OR –


Matt Ferguson, Chair of Church Development Committee
Address:  506 S. Main
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-2171

Resources for Inquiring Churches

  • Inquiring Church Application: Churches interested in applying to be received as part of Rivers and Lakes Presbytery should print and fill and return this form to stated clerk Carolyn Nystrom (see contact info above).
  • Structure for Receiving Churches and Pastors Transitionally: Outlines a means by which congregations or associations and groups of congregations from other denominations and their pastors within the Reformed family of churches may become members of the EPC on a transitional basis toward the goal of full membership.
  • Application for Transitional Membership
  • Information Packet for Inquiring Churches: includes a letter from the Moderator and Stated Clerk regarding interest in the EPC and the Long-Range Planning Committee White Paper
  • EPC beliefs and distinctives, including Position Papers and Pastoral Letters
  • EPC Book of Order

Additonal Resources

Checklist – EPC Transfer
Checklist – Non-Reformed Transfer
Checklist – Ordination, Extraordinary Candidate
Checklist – Ordination, New Candidate
Checklist – Ordination, New CLP
Checklist – Ordination, Transfer Candidate
Checklist – Reformed Transfer
CIF 2015 (e-form)
CIF 2015 (print form)
Session Endorsement Form
Application To Come Under Care of Presbytery’s Ministerial Committee
Candidate’s Statement of Faith
EPC Personal Information Form – 2015
Westminster Subscription
Ministerial Obligation
Presbytery Transfer of a Candidate for the Ministry
Questions for Transfer Candidates
Record of Official Change for Minister’s Status and Ministry
Ethical Affirmations for EPC Leaders
Request for Ordination Examinations
RLP MC Manual