We are part of the Christian Reformed Church in North America, a denomination with about 200,000 members in 1,000 congregations across the United States and Canada.

Our name is Christian because we confess that we belong to Jesus Christ and want to be His followers. Our name is Reformed because we’re part of that historic branch of the Christian church that follows the teachings of 16th-century reformer John Calvin. Our name is Church because God has called us to be a fellowship of His people in the world.

The emblem of the Christian Reformed Church is the cross in a triangle. The triangle represents the Trinity, our belief in the one God we know as three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The cross symbolizes our belief in Jesus Christ’s sacrificial death for our salvation.

The beliefs and doctrine of the Christian Reformed Church are based on the Holy Bible, God’s infallible written Word contained in the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments. We believe that the Bible is the inspired Word of God and that it is the supreme and final authority in all matters on which it speaks.

The Christian Reformed Church subscribes to three confessions: the Belgic Confession, the Canons of Dort and the Heidelberg Catechism.

The Christian Reformed Church subscribes to three creeds: the Apostles’ Creed, the Athanasian Creed and the Nicene Creed. They are called ecumenical (general, universal) because they have been approved and accepted by nearly all Christian churches.

Our Church Vision

Our church’s vision can be described in one phrase: the Gospel in all of life. At Bethel CRC we love Jesus Christ and seek to make the Gospel central to all we do.

Our sermons proclaim Christ crucified; our worship centers on glorifying and adoring our savior Jesus; we seek to let grace train us for righteousness; we seek to love each other sacrificially like Jesus loved us; and we seek to speak the Gospel to each other, building each other up in love.

Our Church logo helps to express this vision. We chose the image of the cross because Christ’s substitutionary death is the heart of the Gospel. The circle around the cross indicates that the Gospel needs to affect all we do. The circle is open which shows we need to invite others in.