What is "Reformed"?

The word "Reformed" essentially means "biblical." During the Middle Ages, the Christian church in the west became increasingly corrupt in its beliefs and practices. In the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, the church experienced a great reformation, being reformed according to Scripture. The term "Reformed" refers to the biblical standards confessed during the Protestant Reformation.

As a Reformed church, we seek to be biblical in everything: our beliefs, how we worship, and how we live. We believe that Scripture alone is our only guide for faith and life. We believe that we are saved from sin and God's eternal wrath by God's grace alone, which is received not by our good works, but through faith alone in Christ alone. We believe our worship and life is now to be lived to the glory of God alone.

To summarize the doctrines of the Reformation and the truth that unifies us, we confess the "Three Forms of Unity", which are the Heidelberg Catechism, Belgic Confession, and Canons of Dort. We wholeheartedly believe these confessions, along with the creeds of the ancient church, faithfully summarize "the faith which was once for all delivered to the saints" (Jude 3). To read more about what we believe please see 'Our Beliefs' page.