Our Faith

East Christian Reformed Church is part of the Christian Reformed Church in North America.

  • We call ourselves Christian because we are followers of Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus is the Son of God. He voluntarily gave his life on a cross to redeem all mankind from their sins and eternal damnation.

  • We’re called Reformed because we grow on a branch of the church tree that emerged from the Protestant Reformation in sixteenth-century Europe. We believe in the Bible as the authoritative Word of God.

  •  We’re a Church because we believe God has called us together to be a people who belong to Him and live for Him.

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 confessions summarize the doctrinal standards held by the Christian Reformed Church: the Belgic Confession, the Canons of Dordt and the Heidelberg Catechism.