We believe and confess:

  • Covenant United Reformed Church is a creedal and confessional church.

  • We affirm the ancient creeds of the church:  the Apostles' Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed.

  • As a confessional church, our officers (ministers, elders, and deacons) subscribe to a public set of doctrinal standards, The Three Forms of Unity.

  • We subscribe to them because we believe these standards "do fully agree with the Word of God" (from our Form of Subscription).

  • By subscribing to these standards, "we promise therefore diligently to teach and faithfully to defend the aforesaid doctrine, without either directly or indirectly contradicting the same by our public preaching, teaching, or writing."

  • These standards are the Belgic Confession (1561), the Heidelberg Catechism (1563), and the Canons of Dort (1619).

  • The Three Forms of Unity have served as the doctrinal standards of Reformed churches for nearly 400 years.