We Are Reformed
We are “Reformed” in our faith and practice, which simply means that our church is part of the fruit of the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century. Christ's Church is nurtured by deep, historical roots. The Reformation was a powerful force that swept across Europe under the leadership of men like Martin Luther, John Calvin, and John Knox. Driven by a passion for the Word of God, the Reformation was a recovery of five Scriptural principles:
- Soli Deo Gloria (God’s Glory Alone)—We live for God’s glory. All creation exists for His glory and praise.
- Sola Scriptura (Scripture Alone)—Scripture is the Word of God, and is the ultimate source of authority in the Church. Our consciences are not bound to the words of men, but to the Word of God.
- Sola Gratia (Grace Alone)—Scripture teaches that people are saved not by what they do, but by what God has done for them in the person and work of His Son, Christ Jesus. It is by grace that we have been saved, through faith. (Ephesians 2:8)
- Sola Fide (Faith Alone)—God is the one who saves sinners, and He saves them by giving them the ability to believe in His Son, Jesus Christ.
- Sola Christos (Christ Alone)—Christ alone is the Savior of sinners. We rely on His blood and His obedience to save us for eternal life.
This is the message that turned the world upside down. We boldly and confidently proclaim this message of freedom and liberty to sinners because this is how God lifts people out of darkness into light. This message has been preached with zeal throughout history, and we trust that this Gospel is still God’s way of saving people.