What We Believe


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First Reformed Church's Core Beliefs


The Bible is the inspired Word of God and is our only authority for our faith and practice.


God in essence is One and yet exists as three persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


While still retaining God's image in our fallen state, we are eternally separated from God, guilty, dead to Him, and are enslaved to our sinful nature.


God so loves the world that He sent his Son, Jesus Christ, born of a virgin, to pay the price for our guilt through his death on the cross. We receive God's grace through faith in Christ, not by human effort.


Jesus Christ bodily rose from the dead, conquering sin, death, and Satan.

The Church

All people who have personally received God's gift of salvation belong to God's family, the church, and can experience the power of the Holy Spirit in their lives.

The Return of Christ

Jesus will come again to bring judgment and receive His Church into eternal life in Heaven.

Mission and Ministry

The church is called to bring the message of salvation to the ends of the Earth and express God's love in acts of service and social justice.

Our Mission Statement

“Empowered by the Holy Spirit, First Reformed Church of Rock Rapids seeks to glorify God the Father by faithfully proclaiming Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, developing mature disciples, nurturing a loving fellowship, preparing for and participating in ministry, and engaging in meaningful worship.”

The links below are creeds and confessions of the Reformed Church in America: