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We call ourselves the Christian Reformed Church in North America. What does that mean?

We call ourselves Christian because we are followers of Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus was the Son of God and that he is the center of human history.

We’re called Reformed because we grow on a branch of the church tree that emerged from the Protestant Reformation in sixteenth-century Europe.

We’re a Church because we believe God has called us together to be a people who belong to him and live for him.

North America tells you where we are situated, but it also tells you we’re connected with other Reformed denominations in other places around the globe.

What unites these diverse people across North America? What binds them into one entity?

Among other things, we agree on certain core beliefs. That is one of the reasons we gather to worship and to work, pursuing God’s plan for this world. We believe in the Bible as the authoritative Word of God. And we speak with a Reformed accent.

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