Calvin Church is a community of people learning to follow Jesus. As a church, we believe that in Jesus Christ, God is transforming individuals, communities, and the whole world, and we welcome anyone who’s curious about following Jesus to come, visit, and see if you’d like to join what we’re up to.
We believe that the Bible is the word of God, intended to reveal God’s plan for salvation in Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus saves us from our sin and frees us to live a new life in him. And we believe that the Holy Spirit guides and directs the church in the world today.
Our Place in History….
With other Christians around the world, we are guided by the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed. With other Reformed Christians, we are guided by the Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession, and the Canons of Dort.
Along with these historic creeds and confessions, we recognize the following Reformed expressions of the Christian faith, adopted by synod as contemporary testimonies: the call for unity, justice, and reconciliation of the Belhar Confession and the witness of Our World Belongs to God: A Contemporary Testimony.
We’re a congregation of the Christian Reformed Church in North America, which means that we are connected to other congregations as an expression of our unity in Christ. Our particular branch of the Christian family tree dates back to the sixteenth century reformer John Calvin and has a particular focus on God’s sovereignty and grace, on the importance of scripture, and on the role all Christians play in the church.
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
- What is your only comfort
in life and in death?
- That I am not my own,1
body and soul,
in life and in death—2
to my faithful Savior, Jesus Christ.3
He has fully paid for all my sins with his precious blood,4
and has set me free from the tyranny of the devil.5
He also watches over me in such a way6
that not a hair can fall from my head
without the will of my Father in heaven;7
in fact, all things must work together for my salvation.8
Because I belong to him,
Christ, by his Holy Spirit,
assures me of eternal life9
and makes me wholeheartedly willing and ready
from now on to live for him.10
1 1 Cor. 6:19-20
2 Rom. 14:7-9
3 1 Cor. 3:23; Titus 2:14
4 1 Pet. 1:18-19; 1 John 1:7-9; 2:2
5 John 8:34-36; Heb. 2:14-15; 1 John 3:1-11
6 John 6:39-40; 10:27-30; 2 Thess. 3:3; 1 Pet. 1:5
7 Matt. 10:29-31; Luke 21:16-18
8 Rom. 8:28
9 Rom. 8:15-16; 2 Cor. 1:21-22; 5:5; Eph. 1:13-14
10 Rom. 8:1-17