The Reformed Church in America is a denomination in the U.S. and Canada with 900+ churches and about 260,000 members. Its roots lie in the Protestant Reformation, drawing particularly on the teachings of John Calvin. The denomination has a long history of engagement in mission. The RCA is evangelical, embracing the authority of Scripture and the centrality of the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is ecumenical, seeking to work collaboratively with many other churches and Christian groups. And it is Reformed, seeking to live creatively according to Scripture in all of life. Its order and structure are similar to Presbyterian churches, governed by ministers, elders, and deacons in the local church and in larger assemblies.