What We Believe

First Christian Reformed Church of Kingston is a local expression of the Christian Reformed Church in North America. Our roots are in the Reformation and specifically within the tradition of John Calvin which found its place in North America through immigration from the Netherlands. We are influenced by the instincts of Abraham Kuyper that call us to an engagement of faith in all parts of our lives and our world remembering that “there is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, Mine!”

Our Beliefs

We believe that the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God, the only infallible rule for faith and life.

We affirm three creeds—the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed—as ecumenical expressions of the Christian faith. We also affirm three confessions—the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, and the Canons of Dort—as historic Reformed expressions of the Christian faith, whose doctrines fully agree with the Word of God.

Along with these historic creeds and confessions, we recognize the following Reformed expressions of the Christian faith, adopted by synod as contemporary testimonies: the call for unity, justice, and reconciliation of the Belhar Confession and the witness of Our World Belongs to God: A Contemporary Testimony.

We invite you to learn about the Christian Reformed Church in North America and our reformed accent.