What do we believe?

We are committed to the proclamation of the gospel of God’s grace revealed and realized in Jesus Christ. We believe that salvation comes from the Lord alone and cannot be earned by sinful humans. Our full statement of belief can be found expressed in the confessions to which we subscribe: the Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession and the Canons of Dordt. It is with conviction that we teach these convictions! For a shorter summary of what we believe we provide the following affirmations:

We are convinced that the Bible is divinely inspired and inerrant, revealing the One Eternal Triune God who is Holy in all his ways, Creator and Sustainer of all things made, the completely Sovereign Lord of heaven and earth.

We believe man fell into sin, yet we rejoice in God’s gracious plan to save many through the person, work, death, burial and resurrection of His Son Jesus Christ. Accomplished by Christ, this salvation is applied through the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit.

We are certain that our Lord lives and reigns today and that a final judgment awaits all upon His glorious Return.

We proclaim the Good News of God’s Kingdom as realized in Jesus Christ. He is the King and the Lord whose rule extends over all of life-work, family, study, business, recreation, thoughts, emotions, etc. As His grateful servants we delight in submitting to His rule.

We stand by the central truths of the Reformation summarized in the five Latin phrases: sola scriptura (The Bible is the only measure and ultimate authority for all matters of faith and life); solus Christus (Jesus Christ is the only Mediator between God and man); sola gratia (Grace is the only method of divine salvation-we cannot save ourselves); sola fide (Faith is the only means by which the righteousness of Christ is imputed); soli Deo Gloria (God’s Glory is the chief end of and motivation for living).

We rest in God’s promises and His self-revelation as a God who makes and keeps Covenant to redeem a people for Himself. The initiative is completely His and the relationship is one of love and care. This covenant of grace began with Adam after the fall, finds fulfillment in the person of Jesus Christ and assures God’s people always that our Lord is eternally faithful.

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