What We Believe

The Reformed perspective is centered in the overwhelming love of God toward us. We believe that God is three in one, God the father, God the son (Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit.  We believe that we are saved by grace alone through faith, not by what we think or do to earn God's favor. Our good works don't earn our salvation, but are a way to thank God for this free gift of salvation. 

The Reformed Church in America celebrates two sacraments: baptism and the Lord's Supper. They remind us of God's promises to us and help us to claim those promises as our own. The RCA is confessional, which means that together we have statements of belief, called creeds and confessions. These statements guide our understanding of faith and shape its practice. The RCA is "Reformed and always reforming," earnestly seeking to know the mind of Christ as it strives to be faithful in a changing, complex, and often troubled world.

The Reformed Church in America has a presbyterial, or representative, form of government that is biblically based. Each congregation is governed by a body called a consistory. The consistory is made up of elders and deacons, elected by the congregation, and the congregation's installed minister(s). For more information on the governmental organization of the RCA, please see https://rca.org/organized.