Vision Statement

Our Motto

Loving God, Serving People

Our Mission

The Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church is a purposeful community being transformed by the love of God and engaging the world with the grace and truth of Jesus through the practice of Christian hospitality. We are called to create a welcoming and healing space where we embrace those who enter into life with us. We seek to cultivate relationships in which we learn, grow, and thrive together. We seek to live out the love of the Triune God through compassion, reconciliation, and justice in our community and the world.

Our Mission Statement

The Ann Arbor Christian Reformed Church is a purposeful community that engages the world with the love of Jesus through the practice of Christian hospitality.

Our Guiding Principles

We believe that . . .
1. God’s love is fully revealed in Jesus Christ.
2. Salvation is a gift from God through Jesus Christ.
3. God’s Spirit empowers us to live grateful lives for Jesus.
4. Following Jesus requires lives devoted to prayer, self sacrifice and service to others.
5. The Bible is God’s word and our authoritative guide for living.
6. The whole world belongs to God and he places it in our care.

We are committed to . . .
1. Loving God above all and others as ourselves.
2. Sharing the good news of salvation.
3. Welcoming, loving and serving all of our neighbors.
4. Embracing the opportunities of multi-cultural ministry.
5. Encouraging and equipping people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
6. Understanding and engaging God’s world with both heart and mind.

Who We Are

We call ourselves Christian because we belong to Jesus Christ and are his followers. We recognize as fellow Christians all people who accept the teachings of the Bible as summarized in the Apostles’ Creed.
Reformed because we’re part of that historic branch of the Christian church that follows the teachings of 16th-century reformer John Calvin, who worked to return Christianity to its biblical roots.
Church because God has called us to be a fellowship of his people in the world. We often call ourselves “the CRC” for short.

Our Emblem

The Christian Reformed Church’s emblem 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.

Biblical Standard

The beliefs and doctrines of our church are based on the Bible, God’s infallible Word contained in 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.

Ecumenical Creeds

Our church subscribes to the following three creeds:
· The Apostles’ Creed
· The Athanasian Creed
· The Nicene Creed

Doctrinal Standards

Our church subscribes to the following confessions:
· The Belgic Confession
· The Canons of Dordt
· The Heidelberg Catechism

Our Testimony

Our church subscribes to Our World Belongs To God – A Contemporary Testimony

Priorities & Action Plans

Each ministry of the church has priorities and action plans to help us accomplish our mission in their respective ministry areas.

Additional Information

Christian Reformed Positions