The Christian Reformed Church: Our Story, Our Beliefs
The Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA) consists of over a thousand congregations in Canada and the United States. About one quarter are Canadian and three quarters are American. We are a small part of the global Christian church, and we share a long and lasting connection to the whole.
For the Christian Reformed story see: https://www.crcna.org/welcome
The origin of the Christian Reformed Church is found in the Bible, especially the good news about Jesus Christ. His life and teaching, his sacrificial death and his resurrection are a profound and lasting source of faith, hope and love for all who follow him.
The CRC accepts the three ecumenical creeds—the Apostle’s Creed, Nicene Creed and Athanasian Creed—as consistent with the teaching of Scripture. This confirms our unity with the Christian church from its beginnings.
The ecumenical creeds are here: https://www.crcna.org/welcome/beliefs/creeds
Some time later, during the Protestant Reformation, a stream called “Reformed” found its own place in the greater church. The Reformed faith is summarized in three “confessions”—the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, and the Canons of Dordt. These unite us with churches across Europe, North America, Africa and Asia.
The Reformed Confessions are here: https://www.crcna.org/welcome/beliefs/confessions
More recently, the Christian Reformed Church felt the need to restate its faith in light of changes in our times. These efforts produced “Our World Belongs to God,” a Contemporary Testimony. Our church has also accepted the Belhar Confession as an ecumenical faith statement in opposition to racism and its past and present expressions.
The Contemporary Testimony and Belhar Confession are here: https://www.crcna.org/welcome/beliefs/contemporary-testimony
The Christian Reformed Church has made position statements relating to a variety of doctrinal and ethical issues.
Summaries are found here: https://www.crcna.org/welcome/beliefs/position-statements