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 witness of Our World Belongs to God: A Contemporary Testimony, adopted by synod as a current Reformed expression of the Christian faith, and the Belhar Confession, adopted by synod as an ecumenical faith declaration. 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.
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).
A testimony that speaks to the changes in church, society, technology, and politics since our confessions were written.
Synod 2012 created this category when it adopted the Belhar Confession.
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.