Community Church is home to people from a variety of different church backgrounds, including many from the background of “I’ve never been part of a church before and can’t believe I’m part of one now.”
While we feel solidarity with Christians of all continents, languages and backgrounds, our specific Christian accent is “Reformed.” As such we highlight God’s covenant family love, his desire to see all things reconciled through Jesus, his sovereign, gracious rule, and the guiding authority of the Bible.
Our denomination is an intriguing network of churches called the Christian Reformed Church. What does it mean to be Christian Reformed? This gives a little insight to our beliefs and what makes us who we are:
- CHRISTIAN: We hold to the historic Christian faith; we believe in one God and salvation through the saving work of Jesus Christ upon the cross.
- REFORMED: We came out of the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century, where God called the church back to the authority of the Bible as the Word of God. We believe in salvation by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.
- CHURCH: We are called by JESUS to come together as a community of faith and fellowship to love GOD and one another.
We find freedom in embracing robust, historic Christian faith, expressed in three ancient creeds:
And in our favorite historic confession: