Beliefs

What does it mean to be Christian Reformed?We call ourselves Christian because we are followers of Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus was the Son of God and that he is the center of human history. We’re called Reformed because we grow on a branch of the church tree that emerged from the Protestant Reformation in sixteenth-century Europe.

In addition to the Gospel of Jesus Christ, themes you will often hear in Christian Reformed Churches are God’s sovereignty, his covenant with believers, and his eternal kingdom.

What do Christian Reformed people believe?The bulk of what we believe we hold in common with the Christian church around the world and throughout the ages. Three creeds adopted by the worldwide church centuries ago summarize the most important tenets of our faith: the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed.

Three documents that are more specific to our reformed faith are the Belgic Confession, the Canons of Dort and the Heidelberg Catechism.

Position Statements

What does Sumas CRC believe regarding important issues like biblical authority, creation, church & state, and baptism? Click on any of the following links to read the official denominational positions on these important topics.

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