CORNERSTONE because Jesus Christ, the cornerstone (Ephesians 2:20), is the foundation of everything we believe and do.
CHRISTIAN because we are part of the historic Christian church that traces itself back to the New Testament and the Lord Jesus Christ.
REFORMED because we are rooted in the Reformation with its commitment to the Bible as the only authority for faith and life and to salvation by grace alone through Christ alone.
CHURCH because we have been gathered together and filled by the Holy Spirit to love one another and to love and bless our community.
We affirm three creeds—the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed—as ecumenical expressions of the Christian faith. We also affirm three confessions—the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, and the Canons of Dort—as historic Reformed expressions of the Christian faith, whose doctrines fully agree with the Word of God.
Along with these historic creeds and confessions, we recognize the following Reformedexpressions 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.