We are a Biblical church...

  • We believe the Bible is God’s Word, and preach it that way.

  • We believe the central message of the Bible is not “good advice” we can take or leave – but the “good news” of God’s love for us in Jesus Christ.

We are a Gospel-Preaching church...

  • The “Gospel” means “good news.” But first, we need to hear the “bad news.”

  • We believe that we are broken, sinful people. We have failed to love God and our neighbors with the total, self-giving love that God requires of us in His Law of love.  And so we need His grace and forgiveness.

  • That is why we need to hear the “good news” of Jesus Christ. This is the message of who Jesus is, and what He has done to save His people.

  • Jesus is the Son of God who has become man. He is the God-man, who brings us back to God. How does He do this?

  • Jesus lived a perfect life of love on our behalf, died for our sinful failure to love God and one another, and rose from the dead to give us new and eternal life in Him.

  • This is the message we need to hear and believe to be “saved” (forgiven of our sins and reconciled to God).  And we need to hear and believe this same message to continue to grow as Christians, in love for God & neighbor.

  • We preach this good news every Sunday in every sermon, as we preach through each book of the Bible.

We are a Reformed church...

  • We look like a “traditional” Protestant church. We have a “liturgy” (an order of service, with shared prayers, etc).  We sing from a hymnal as a congregation.  We read and preach from the Bible. We have the Lord’s Supper every Sunday morning (please see the web page, "Lord's Supper Invite").  We baptize believers and their children.

  • But we do not worship the way we do merely because it is traditional, but because we believe it is biblical, honoring to God, and edifying to us.

  • We joyfully acknowledge that we are connected to the historic church of the ages.  We use biblically faithful Creeds as part of our worship. 

  • We confess and teach our faith as summarized in the “Three Forms of Unity,” a set of biblically accurate teachings from the 16th and 17th centuries. These are comprised of the Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession, and the Canons of Dort.

  • Here is a sample, from the first question and answer of the Heidelberg Catechism:  "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…” 

  • Read more about our Three Forms of Unity.

We are a Welcoming church...

  • We love and welcome all visitors!

  • We hope you will linger after our service, to enjoy some coffee & refreshments, so we can get to know one another.

  • All children are welcome in the service, and a nursery is available if that works better for your child/children.

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