What We Believe
We affirm, as followers of Jesus Christ, God’s Son, our Lord and Savior, that our living faith heritage has deep roots grounded in the Bible, God’s inspired and authoritative Word, which were affirmed by the Early Church in the Apostles Creed, reaffirmed in the insights of the Protestant Reformers as summarized in the Heidelberg Catechism, and given a fresh voice by churches in our contemporary age.
The Apostles Creed
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ His only begotten Son, our Lord; Who was conceived by the Holy Ghost,* 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 is seated on the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the quick** and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Ghost,* the one holy Universal Christian Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
* or “Holy Spirit” ** or “living”
The Heidelberg Catechism
The Heidelberg Catechism was written in 1563 as a summary of Reformed faith in Heidelberg, Germany. It teaches the articles of faith, based on Scripture, through a series of 129 questions and answers relating to the Apostles Creed, the Sacraments, the Ten Commandments and the Lord’s Prayer.
Baptism and the Lord's Supper
We affirm with evangelical Christians across the globe that Jesus instituted two sacraments: water Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. These play a central role in our life together as an authentic Christian community.
- We celebrate both infant baptism and believer’s baptism by sprinkling or immersion, following the practice of the Early Church.
- The Lord’s Supper is celebrated on the first Sunday of each month and on other special occasions.