What We Believe
What we believe at Riverside Christian Reformed Church can be generally expressed by the beliefs of the Christian Reformed Church in North America. Riverside is one of just over one-thousand congregations across the United States and Canada that are part of the CRC.
We believe there is one God – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – and that He has made Himself known to us through His holy and infallible Word, the Bible. We believe that salvation is His gift to us by grace, through faith in the death and resurrection of His Son, Jesus Christ. And we strive to follow Christ in all that we do. In this, we hold to three historic, worldwide creeds:
As a Reformed church, our theological roots are found in the Protestant Reformation of the 1500’s. We affirm the Bible as the Word of God, the only reliable guide for faith and life. We also affirm the sovereignty of God over all creation, that salvation is by God’s grace alone, and that the Christian life is lived in gratitude to God for His gifts and blessings. In this, we hold to three historic, Reformed confessions:
As the church, we are a people called into fellowship with one another – to love, support, encourage, and correct as we seek to live out our faith with lives of gratitude. We believe that Worship, Scripture study, Gospel mission and Christian service are ways for us to live that life.