Our Beliefs

Our name, Christian Reformed, identifies us as followers of Jesus Christ who also have our theological, spiritual roots in the Reformed branch of historic Protestantism.

We confess the mystery of one God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God the Father created the universe and still governs and maintains it by His daily providence. The Son, Jesus Christ, is both eternal God and yet fully human, born in Bethlehem during the reign of Caesar Augustus. His death on the cross and resurrection guarantee God’s unconditional forgiveness and love, as well as eternal life, to all who accept Christ in faith. The Holy Spirit lives in and among all Christ believers, awakens and nurtures our faith, inspires our witness, and gathers us around Jesus Christ as brothers and sisters of God’s one world-wide family.

We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and as such is the sole standard for Christian lifestyle and teaching.

We believe that the universe and everything in it belongs to God. All people, regardless of language, race, gender, status, age, or ethnic origin are made in God’s image and therefore are worthy of respect and care. Although sin has tarnished all people and all things, God never gives up on His handiwork. In Christ He is redeeming and restoring all things.

The Kingdom of God is open to all without exception who put their faith in Jesus Christ.

Central to our Reformed faith is the conviction that Jesus Christ is Lord of all of life. We therefore seek to bring every part of our lives, both as individuals and as communities, under the rule of Christ. In politics, education, labour and industry, business and entertainment, as well as in personal morals, family life, and vocation, we strive to honour and follow Jesus Christ.