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We believe the Bible is the Word of God and the only rule for our faith and practice.

We believe the Bible testifies of God’s love for us, the full expression of which is found in the life and ministry of the Lord Jesus Christ. 

We believe the Bible can help transform our lives, molding us into the kind of people God has called us to be, and indeed created us to be. 

In the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus said, “It is written, ‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.’” We encourage all people to read and study the Holy Scriptures for spiritual nourishment and instruction. 

With the Bible as our rule for truth and living, we are a confessional church, embracing three ecumenical creeds (Apostles’ CreedNicene Creed, and Athanasian Creed), and three Reformed Confessions (Heidelberg CatechismBelgic Confession, and the Canons of Dordt), as well as the Belhar Confession.


And we accept each of these creeds as an historic and faithful witness to the Word of God. They root us in the historic Christian faith, provide unity with our sisters and brothers, and guide our contemporary confession of faith in our daily life.


Second Reformed Church will continue to be affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. Our church members co-exist as a community of diverse people who respect each other and our differences. We acknowledge our diversity as a strength and are determined to remain together. Complete conformity is not necessary to create a vibrant community of faith. This was true in the New Testament Church. It is true in the history of our denomination and in the history of Second Reformed Church. 

A majority of the official positions, approved by the General Synod of the RCA, are consistent with the convictions of Second Reformed Church. (We urge you to be informed by exploring RCA History and Policies located here: Our church, led by our Consistory, has the responsibility and authority to determine the practice of ministry within this congregation. Second Reformed Church members graciously welcomes each person who comes through our doors to worship and to participate in the ministry of the church.

Jesus said, "Love the Lord, your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and love your neighbor as yourself." This directive and the ministry of Jesus informs how we relate to our neighbors. We stand united as followers of Jesus and remain in fellowship with the RCA.

Human Sexuality and the RCA: (Note: SRC's position and practice is consistent with the RCA's position stated here.)

A List of Official Positions of the RCA:

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