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Reformed?

1. We believe that the interpretation of the Bible summarized in the Three Forms of Unity and the Westminster Standards is right and true. And being "Reformed" means we are both biblical and confessional. Like many churches, we confess that the Bible is the only infallible source of God's revelation to the Church, that it is fully inspired and without error and that there is no higher authority. Moreover, we believe that Jesus Christ, the Word of God made flesh, is the everlasting Head of the Church.

Personal experience and individual interpretation can err. So, we rely on the apostolic doctrine as taught and handed down through the history of the Church as it is explained and expounded in these historic confessions. The councils and communion of saints they represent are rooted in the apostolic tradition and its Holy Spirit-led progressive exposition, faithfully interpreted in accordance with the original texts and their corresponding authorial intention, application and meaning. So, as it is said, as we look to the future we remain rooted in the past.

2. We also hold to a Christian world-and-life view. Abraham Kuyper said it best: “There is not one square inch in the entire universe of which Christ cannot say, ’This is Mine!’ And we are committed to handing it over. This means that we confess Christ's Lordship in ever aspect and sphere of life. Christ's commission to the Church in Matthew 28:18-20 says it all: “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.” All belongs to Christ and so must be brought into submission to the will of Christ. And so, we endeavor to “make disciples,” bring them into the community of Christ, “baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” and “teaching them to observe all things” Christ commanded. As Head of the Church, He who called us will do it. As promised, He is with us always, “even to the end of the age.”

3. "O, for a thousand tongues to sing our great Redeemer's praise." Worshipers of Christ will seek more worshipers of Christ. As a Reformed congregation of worshipers, we align ourselves with like congregations that don't merely exist for their own people, but definitively exist for the glory of God. This means an emphasis on missions that extends to the nations but begins in our homes, local neighborhoods and the personal lives of our worshipers. Inspired and fueled by fervent prayer, we seek to bring others to the throne of grace to enjoy Him forever with us and pray and support those who do the same across the globe.

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