Church Services:

Sundays: 10:00 am

Sunday School:

Sundays: 11:15 am

Britt Christian Reformed Church

Bringing the Presence & Power of the Almighty God in a personal way

Essential Beliefs

    All Christian churches are part of the Kingdom of God.  The Christian church throughout history and in all parts of the world have organized differently, done worship differently, and practiced the expression of their faith differently.  However, there are essentials that all biblically based Christians believe.  These beliefs cross over denominational lines and historical lines of difference.  These biblically based truths make up the foundation of what it means to be a true follower of Jesus Christ.

Our Essential Beliefs

1.  God is the Creator:  That God created all things out of nothing through His spoken word for His distinct purposes - to love Him freely and enjoy Him forever.

2.  God's Word is the source for all of Life: God's Word (the Bible) accurately shows God's desire to draw us closer to Him. It is inspired truth so that God's Spirit can empower us to find His goodness bearing fruit while being ever relevant to the changing times.

3.  God is Triune: God is diversely distinct in both essence and nature.  As Father, he presents God's attributes as Originator & Sustainer of all of life.  As Son, he presents God's attributes of love as the Initiator & Redeemer of our broken lives.  Finally, as Holy Spirit, he presents God's purpose and power through the personage of Counselor and Connector.  All three persons are God yet they differ not in quality or character of being.

4.  The reality of Sin and its Consequences: God initiated our ability to choose freely to love and enjoy Him, but the human decision continues to rebel causing pain and death (both physical & spiritual). This reality shows itself from the very conception and birth of life.

5.  The Person of Jesus Christ: Unique in His personage - being fully like us - without sin while remaining fully God in submissive obedience to the Father.  He exactly represents the completeness of the image of God in us to all who believe in Him.  

6.  The Work of Jesus Christ: Jesus came with one purpose - to once for all, do what we could not perfectly follow the will of God and then offer his life in our place so that we through faith would receive His new life now and forever.

7.  Sovereign Grace and Human Responsibility: We are saved continually under the Grace of Jesus, for even though our brokenness caused by sin does not completely disappear, God accepts our trust in Jesus work.  Our responsibility is not to try and be good; rather to open our lives and faith to God's presence through the Holy Spirit to bring forth God's goodness more and more into our lives.

8.  The Person and power of the Holy Spirit: Accepting Jesus into one's life - thinking, believing and doing - allows for the Holy Spirit to dwell within you.  The Spirit always dwells in us, but can be held back by sin or simple ignoring. At times God fills a person with the Spirit's presence and power but He always offers the gifts and fruits of the Spirit's presence.  

9.  The Second Coming of Jesus Christ:  Jesus is coming again, but we don't know when; rather we are called to Watch for His coming.  When he returns all will see him and all will acknowledge Him as the Lord of all.

10.  The Final Judgment:  At the final judgment everyone will stand before Jesus. He will distinguish between those who believed and those who did not.  This sounds harsh but all Jesus does here is acknowledges whether the person has said, "Lord, your will be done" or "Hey god, my will be done".  

In Conclusion:
    A great summary of these essential teachings is found in the statement of the Christian church called the Apostle's Creed. 

I believe in God, the Father, Almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.  He ascended to heaven and is seated at the right hand of God the Father, Almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy church universal, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.    Amen.