Our Beliefs

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, reformers began establishing new churches seeking worship and practice regulated by and based upon Scripture alone, preaching and teaching salvation by God's grace alone, received through faith alone, centered upon Christ alone and for the glory of God alone. We proudly carry on their work. 

As a Christian church, what we believe the Bible teaches about essential Christian truths is summarized in the three great ecumenical creeds of the ancient church, the Apostles' Creed, the Athanasian Creed and the Nicene Creed. (click on name to view each creed). 

As a Reformed and Protestant church, our distinct faith is summarized in three confessions, or statements, 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, and so these confessions still actively guide our faith and practice under the authority of the Bible. For that reason, we consider ourselves to be a "confessional" church. 

Our affiliation: we are a congregation of the Christian Reformed Church in North America.