Our Statement of Faith
- 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 the Synod of the Christian Reformed Church in North America as a current Reformed expression of Christian faith.
This statement of faith does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, as the inspired and inerrant Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe. For purposes of Orland Park Christian Reformed Church's faith, doctrine, practice, policy, and discipline, our council is the final interpretive authority on the Bible's meaning and application.
Why we are called “Orland Park Christian Reformed Church?”
“Orland Park” is our location in a southern suburb of Chicago, Illinois.
“Christian” is a reminder that our focus is on Jesus Christ and our relationship with Him.
“Reformed” is a reminder that we have a world and life view that reflects the fact that all areas of life are related to God, and that we are always to be changing and “reforming” as God leads us to be what He wants us to be.
“Church” is a reminder that we are not isolated as believers, but we are called to worship and serve God together as believers, supporting one another in love.