Our church is not united by ethnicity, family, common interest, political party or cultural practice, but by “one faith, one Lord, one baptism” (Eph 4:5). It is our faith that binds us together! We think it is important to know what you believe and why you believe it, because it is by what you confess and believe that you are saved (Rom 10:9-10). We did not come up with our beliefs or formulate them ourselves, but have come to accept, own and practice what has been taught and handed down to us for generations. This is what the Apostle Paul called, “The faith that was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 3).
We are called a "Reformed" church because we are a part of the branch of Christ's church that always seeks "being reformed according to God's Word." In the early 16th century in Europe, the "reformers" began establishing Reformed churches with the goal of returning the church to practice that is regulated by and based upon Scripture alone, with salvation by God's grace alone, received through faith alone, centered upon Christ alone, for the glory of God alone. We proudly carry on what they began.
Our Creeds: We are a Christian church that believes in the Bible as our primary authority. What we believe the Bible teaches about the identity of God, Jesus and the Trinity is summarized in the three great ecumenical creeds of the ancient church, the Apostle’s Creed, the Athanasian Creed and the Nicene Creed. (click on name to view each creed).
Our Confessions: We are also a Protestant and Reformed church. In addition to the above creeds, our faith is summarized three “confessions,” which originated in Europe and are common to many Reformed churches: the Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession, and the Canons of Dort. (click on name to view each confession) We believe these are firmly grounded in Scripture. We call ourselves a “confessional” church, because these confessions still actively guide our faith and practice under the authority of the Bible.
Our affiliation: we are a congregation of the Christian Reformed Church in North America (go to CRC of NA).