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 expressesions 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. To learn more about our beliefs, explore the sections below.

The bulk of what we believe we hold in common with the Christian church around the world and throughout the ages.
The good news of the Christian faith begins with the recognition that you are loved and accepted by the God who created and sustains the world.
We call the Bible God’s Word, believing that, by the power of the Holy Spirit, God speaks to us through this book.
It’s all about God! Those of us who speak with a Reformed accent hold a very high view of God’s sovereignty: God’s plan, God’s will, God’s power...
Three creeds adopted by the worldwide church centuries ago summarize the most important tenets of our faith...
The 2011 translation of the Three Reformed Standards is the result of the work of a joint task force formed by the Reformed Church in America (RCA) and the Christian Reformed Church in North America (CRCNA).
Contemporary Testimonies are dynamic statements of faith that serve the CRCNA—its congregations and members—and speak to essential matters in a given time period.
Summaries of the denomination's doctrinal and ethical positions as stated over the years by synod. This material is meant to offer clear and concise descriptions of the positions of the CRCNA.
Over the years, synods of the CRCNA have approved a number of Bible translations for use in worship by Christian Reformed congregations.