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Christian Reformed Church
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Christian Reformed Church

We are part of the Christian Reformed Church in North America, a denomination with about 300,000 members in 1,000 congregations across the United States and Canada.

Christian Reformed Church in North America

Our name is Christian because we confess that we belong to Jesus Christ and want to be His followers. Our name is Reformed because we're part of that historic branch of the Christian church that follows the teachings of 16th-century reformer John Calvin. Our name is Church because God has called us to be a fellowship of His people in the world.

The emblem of the Christian Reformed Church is the cross in a triangle. The triangle represents the Trinity, our belief in the one God we know as three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The cross symbolizes our belief in Jesus Christ’s sacrificial death for our salvation.

Doctrinal Standards

The Christian Reformed Church subscribes to three confessions: the Belgic Confession, the Canons of Dort and the Heidelberg Catechism.

Ecumenical Creeds

The Christian Reformed Church subscribes to three creeds: the Apostles' Creed, the Athanasian Creed and the Nicene Creed. They are called ecumenical (general, universal) because they have been approved and accepted by nearly all Christian churches.

Christian Reformed Church — Beliefs