OUR HERITAGE

Trinity Reformed Church is a member of the Reformed Church in the United States (RCUS) whose roots go back to the sixteenth century Protestant Reformation. We are indebted to such men as Luther, Zwingli, Knox and Calvin who directed Christ’s church back to teachings of the Holy Scriptures. The RCUS was 265 years old in 2011. Trinity Reformed was begun in 1985.


OUR AUTHORITY

We believe that the Bible, comprising the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, is Gods inspired, infallible, and inerrant Word. It is the final authority on matters of doctrine and life. It is the Holy Spirit who sovereignly applies the Gospel, by working repentance and faith, to the hearts of God’s chosen, covenant people. The Head of our church is Jesus Christ, who has appointed officers for the care and nurture of His body. The Consistory (the pastor, elders, and deacons) are elected by the congregation to care for its needs. The Spiritual Council (pastor and elders) provide for true, Christ-centered preaching of God’s Word, the proper administration of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper, and the faithful exercise of Christian discipline. The doctrinal standards of our church are the Heidelberg Catechism (written in 1563), the Belgic Confession of Faith (1561), and the Canons of Dordt (1619). These “Three Forms of Unity” are faithful, summary expressions of the truths of historic, Protestant Christianity


OUR SAVIOR AND LORD

There is only one name under heaven, whereby we are saved – Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God. By His sacrificial death on the cross He has paid the penalty for our sins. By His perfect life He has earned for us the righteousness which is accounted to us. These are God’s gifts, as is the true faith to receive these gifts from Him. One result of the gracious, sanctifying work of God’s Holy Spirit is righteous and holy lives of thanksgiving, which God requires of us. We trust in the power and grace of God to enable us to persevere in true faith until the glorious appearing of our Lord. When He returns, He will come to judge the living and the dead, and to make our mortal bodies like His glorified body to live and to reign with Him forever. Following the command of our Lord, we call on everyone to repent of their sin and believe in the Lord Jesus Christ for their salvation. We call on everyone to faithfully and thankfully serve Him in fellowship with other believers. We welcome you to join us in this worship and service.

"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose.  For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.  Moreover whom He predestined, these He also called; whom He called, these He also justified; and whom He justified, these He also glorified."

~ Romans 8:28-30 NKJV

"For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works. Speak these things, exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you."

~ Titus 2:11-15 NKJV