We’re a Bible-Believing, Confessional Church

To be a Bible-believing church is to believe that the Bible alone is the inspired and infallible Word of God. Our church is "built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone" (Ephesians 2:20). “We believe that this Holy Scripture contains the will of God completely and that everything one must believe to be saved is sufficiently taught in it (Belgic Confession, Article 7). Click here to learn more on what we believe about the Bible.

To be a confessional church is to be a church that believes and confesses the Word of God as summarized in the great creeds and confessions of the historic Christian church; it is to be a church firmly rooted in the Scriptures. Sometimes people claim to have ‘no creed but Christ.' However, we find that on closer examination, everyone has a set of beliefs about what the Bible teaches. We believe that having written statements of our essential beliefs helps us to clearly and transparently communicate to others where we stand. We find that creeds and confessions help: 

  1. Preserve the church's unity in the truth
  2. Protect the church from heresy.
  3. Provide instruction on the essentials of the Christian faith

As a confessional church we confess the following Ecumenical Creeds as faithful statements of the catholic faith confessed by all Christians everywhere, especially describing the nature and acts of the triune God, whose name we take in our baptism, and the glorious mystery of the incarnation of our Lord Jesus Christ.

Scroll down to learn more about what we believe as a Reformed Church and why.

The Apostles' Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty

Maker of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only begotten Son, our Lord; 

who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, 

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. 


The Nicene Creed

I believe in one God,

the Father Almighty,

Maker of heaven and earth,

and of all things visible and invisible.

And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only begotten Son of God,

begotten of the Father, before all worlds;

God of God, Light of Light,

very God of very God,

begotten, not made,

being of one substance with the Father,

by whom all things were made.

Who, for us men and for our salvation,

came down from heaven

and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit

of the virgin Mary,

and was made man; 

and was crucified also for us

under Pontius Pilate;

he suffered and was buried;

and the third day he rose again,

according to the Scriptures;

and ascended into heaven,

and sits on the right hand of the Father;

and he shall come again, with glory, to judge the living and the dead;

whose kingdom shall have no end.

And I believe in the Holy Spirit, 

the Lord and Giver of life;

who proceeds from the Father and the Son;

who with the Father and the Son together is worshipped and glorified;

who spoke by the prophets.

And I believe in one holy catholic and apostolic church.

I acknowledge one baptism for the remission of sins;

and I look for the resurrection of the dead,

and the life of the world to come. Amen.

The Three Forms of Unity

We are a Protestant Church in the Dutch Reformed tradition and therefore confess what is called the “Three Forms of Unity.” These three confessional documents from the 16th century Protestant Reformation serve both as a standard for what we believe: a norm to be upheld by office bearers–and as a useful tool for the instruction of adults and youth. The Word of God, as summarized in the Three Forms of Unity (especially the Heidelberg Catechism) is regularly preached in our services on the Lord’s Day. As a confessionally Reformed church, these Reformed Confessions are embraced by all our members and unite us in the truth of God's Word.

What is your only comfort in life and in death?

That I am not my own,
but belong—
body and soul,
in life and in death
to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ.

He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood,
and has delivered me from the tyranny of the devil.

He also watches over me in such a way
that not a hair can fall from my head
without the will of my Father in heaven;
in fact, all things must work together for my salvation.

Because I belong to him,
Christ, by his Holy Spirit,
also assures me of eternal life9  
and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready
from now on to live for him.

(Heidelberg Catechism, Lord's Day 1)