Loving Jesus,
Loving Our Neighbor

The Apostles Creed

 

This creed is called the Apostles' Creed not because it was produced by the apostles themselves but because it contains a brief summary of their teachings. It sets forth their doctrine "in sublime simplicity, in unsurpassable brevity, in beautiful order, and with liturgical solemnity." In its present form it is dated no later than the fourth century. More than any other Christian creed, it may justly be called an ecumenical symbol of faith. This translation of the Latin text was approved by the CRC Synod of 1988.


I believe in God, the Father almighty,
      creator of heaven and earth.

I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
      who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
      and born of the virgin Mary.
      He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
      was crucified, died, and was buried;
      he descended to hell.
      The third day he rose again from the dead.
      He ascended to heaven
      and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
      From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.

I believe in the Holy Spirit,
      the holy catholic* church,
      the communion of saints,
      the forgiveness of sins,
      the resurrection of the body,
      and the life everlasting. Amen.


*that is, the true Christian church of all times and all places


© 1987, CRC Publications, Grand Rapids MI. www.crcna.org. Reprinted with permission.

Core Values

Biblical

God's Word is the ultimate guide and authority for our life and ministry.

Prayerful

We will depend on God's guidance and strength as provided to us through faithful times of seeking His blessing through prayer.

Purposeful

All our ministries will serve to fulfill Christ's calling to seek the lost and  disciple the found.

Authentic

We will serve God's calling wholeheartedly and make every effort to avoid superficiality with Him and with each other.

Relevant

We will communicate God's love in ways that are clear and understanding and relate to the situations in which people find themselves.

Caring

We commit ourselves to love and care for each other and our neighbors with sensitivity and humility.

Gift Based

We will affirm the significance of each believer's spiritual gifts and encourage the development and implementation of each throughout the various areas of ministry.