Members and partners of the World Communion of Reformed Churches (WCRC) are invited to gather for the 27th General Council in Chiang Mai, Thailand, in October 2025.
The Council’s theme, “Persevere in Your Witness” (inspired by Hebrews 12:1), will guide the gathering and is a strong biblical call to remain true to the faith held in Jesus Christ and continue to strive for the promise of an abundant life for all.
Postponed a year due to the COVID pandemic, the 2025 General Council comes in a year of significance for the Communion, the 150th anniversary of the founding of the “Alliance of the Reformed Churches throughout the World holding the Presbyterian System,” which has since evolved into the WCRC.
The Council will mark the anniversary while also moving the Communion into a post-pandemic world in which the challenges are as great as ever.
Special caucus groups for women, youth, Indigenous people, and people with disabilities will be more closely incorporated into the Council, rather than simply being pre-Council meetings.
Invitations recently have been sent to all member churches, with information also posted to a new section of the WCRC website: wcrc.ch/gc2025
Registration for the Council will begin in 2024, but members have been encouraged to begin their planning to participate as preparations continue.
Much of the upcoming programmatic work of the WCRC will prepare the Communion for the Council, including incorporating the learnings and methods of the COVID & Beyond process; re-examining the meaning of the word “empire” as used in the Accra Confession; studying theologically what it means to be a “communion;” and developing resources based on the Council’s theme.