Our Reformed Accent
New City Church is supported and participates in two Christian/reformed denominations/networks. The first is a denomination called the Christian Reformed Church which has historical roots all the way back to the Protestant Reformation (1500's). We are also part of Acts 29 which is a Reformed church planting network comprised of many denominations and networks. To learn more about the theological distinctive of Acts 29 click here.
What is Reformed Theology?
To calm your fears we are not a cult or built on heretical teaching. We are rooted in biblical faith, a faith that has been handed down to us from the apostles of Scripture, and rediscovered afresh during the Protestant Reformation of the 1500's. Our church shares common beliefs with most orthodox, Evangelical, historic Christian churches. But, we have particular theological accents we highlight as good summaries of Christian faith. Reformed theology is an entire way to see all of life. READ MORE
A GOOD SUMMARY
Christian: We call ourselves Christian because we are followers of Jesus Christ. We believe that Jesus was the Son of God and that he is the center of human history. We are rooted, centered, and delight in, and glorify God through Jesus Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit.
Reformed: We’re called Reformed because we grow on a branch of the church tree that emerged from the Protestant Reformation in sixteenth-century Europe.
Church: We’re a Church because we believe God has called us together to be a people who belong to him and live for him. We are part of a cosmic/eternal family of God's children past, present, and future.
Three creeds adopted by the worldwide church centuries ago summarize the most important tenets of our faith...
This creed is called the Apostles' Creed not because it was produced by the apostles themselves but because it contains a brief summary of their teachings. READ MORE
Apart from the opening and closing sentences, this creed consists of two parts, the first setting forth the orthodox doctrine of the trinity, and the second dealing chiefly with the incarnation and the two-natures doctrine. READ MORE
The Nicene Creed, also called the Nicaeno-Constantinopolitan Creed, is a statement of the orthodox faith of the early Christian church in opposition to certain heresies, especially Arianism. READ MORE
These are our Reformed confessions which make us unique among Protestant/Evangelical churches of the world. These confessions summarize Christian faith handed down to us from the apostles of Scripture. As you will notice, these summaries of faith are agreed upon by most Reformed Christians past, present, and future. These confessions are designed to create a doctrinal/confessional center for our churches.Even people outside of the Reformed camp believe these are biblically grounded and solid summaries of faith.
The Belgic Confession, written in 1561, takes pains to point out the continuity of Reformed belief with that of the ancient Christian creeds. READ MORE
CANONS OF DORT
The Canons of Dort is a very finely tuned piece of theological writing, ably delineating a biblically Reformed perspective on matters central to Christian life and experience. READ MORE
The Heidelberg Catechism, written in 1563, is a remarkably warm-hearted and personalized confession of faith. READ MORE
Our Confessional Statement
This document is a summary of "big" theological/biblical doctrines drawn from Scripture that New City agrees with and adheres to. READ MORE