The Christian Reformed Church
Water Street Church (A Christian Reformed Church) is part of a denomination called the Christian Reformed Church of North America (CRCNA), sort of like a “league” of member churches throughout all of Canada and the United States, a an extended diverse family of believers, worshipping in many ways and in many languages.
CHRISTIAN: we are followers of Jesus Christ, We believe that Jesus is the Son of God. Our most important beliefs about God, Jesus, the Holy Spirit, creation, and the Bible are shared by Christians around the globe.
REFORMED: In sixteenth-century Europe, during the Protestant Reformation, an effort to reform the Roman Catholic Church ended up sparking a new movement of separate Christian churches. The teachings of the Reformer John Calvin made a great impact in the Netherlands, England, and Scotland. The churches influenced by Calvin became known as “Reformed.” That name came along with the immigrants from the Netherlands.
Six things make our denomination distinctive in God’s family of believers.