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What we Believe...

We believe God created humans perfect and free to make choices. Humans chose to disobey their Creator. Turning away from God, humanity fell into sin. All of the suffering and evil in the world is because of this sin.

Even though we have turned away from God, God still loves all people and wants to restore creation to its intended state of joy, peace, and perfect relationships. Right from the beginning, God had a plan to make this happen.

God's plan was to send Jesus, who lived a life of perfect obedience to God and who died to pay the price for all people's sins. God raised Jesus back to life. He is in heaven now, but he has promised to return to earth someday. When he comes again, he will resurrect all Christians from the dead and take them to be with him in heaven.

Christians are people who accept that Jesus Christ is God's Son, who believe that Jesus died for their sins and rose from the dead, and who do their best to follow his teachings and example. Together they form the church, which is called Christ's body on earth, and which has a responsibility to continue Christ's work.

Living the Christian life is not always easy, but believers receive guidance from the Bible and from the teachings and example of Christ; and they receive encouragement and power from God's Holy Spirit.

​The Apostle's Creed...

The Apostle's Creed is one of the oldest expressions of the Christian faith. It gives a helpful summary of the beliefs of the historic Christian church.

I believe in God, the Father almighty,
. . . .maker of heaven and earth;

And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord;
. . . .who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,
. . . .born of the Virgin Mary,
. . . .suffered under Pontius Pilate,
. . . .was crucified, dead, and buried.
. . . .He descended into hell.
. . . .The third day He rose again from the dead.
. . . .He ascended into heaven,
. . . .and sits at the right hand of God the Father Almighty.
. . . .From there He shall come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
. . . .the holy catholic Church*,
. . . .the communion of saints,
. . . .the forgiveness of sins,
. . . .the resurrection of the body,
. . . .and the life everlasting. Amen.

* The word "catholic" refers not to the Roman Catholic Church, but to the universal church of the Lord Jesus Christ.
What we believe matters...

What we believe is more than just statements about God that we can agree with. What we believe transforms our hearts. What we believe shapes our lives. What we believe deeply affects our relationships.

At Community, we humbly stand in the long tradition of Christians who have built their beliefs upon the foundation of God's Word as revealed to us in the Bible, the ongoing work of the Holy Spirit, and the person and work of Jesus Christ.

The Bible describes a day when the knowledge of God will cover the earth like the waters cover the sea. On that day, all mysteries of God will be made clear. Until then, we will journey together with Jesus as our example, the Bible as our path, and the Holy Spirit as our guide.
What we Believe...

So you’re interested in knowing how to join the church? We’re delighted that God is leading you to explore more about our beliefs here at Community Reformed Church! 

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