C.R.C. IS . . .
who we are
Community Reformed Church is a people learning together how to love Jesus and the people and the world He has created. We don’t have this all figured out, nor are we perfect at living this out, but we hope to be an encouragement to each other, no matter where we are on this journey. We believe God is working in each one of us, and that through His work, God will (and is) blessing those around us. We are learning that we don’t exist for ourselves, but we exist to be His ambassadors and disciples, proclaiming to the people around us God’s amazing love. This “proclamation” is not simply through our words, but through our actions, as we learn to be not only hearers of the Word, but doers. As Paul says in 1 Corinthians 2:1-5,
“When (we) came to you, brothers and sisters, (we) did not come
proclaiming the mysteries of God in lofty words or wisdom, for (we)
decided to know nothing among but Jesus Christ and Him crucified.
(We) came in weakness and in fear and in much trembling. Our speech
and proclamation were not with plausible words of wisdom, but with a
demonstration of the Spirit and of power, so that your faith might not rest
in human wisdom, but in the power of God.”
We are multi-generational and come from diverse faith and socio-economic backgrounds. We are stay at home Moms & Dads, high school students, business professionals, grandmas and grandpas. We are young families learning how to raise our kids. We are empty nesters renewing our marriages and discerning how to be parents from a distance. We are children. We are politically minded or not, sports junkies or not, outdoorsmen, shoppers, car enthusiasts, and scrap-bookers. We are definitely diverse in our interests and backgrounds, but uniting together in Christ.
That is who we are today, but we recognize God is still working and we recognize that each new person and/or family adds to our identity. It is hard to summarize who we are, but it is not hard to summarize who we want to be. We desire to be who God wants us to be – new creations, and we know this path He has us on may take us places we cannot see. In fact, that is pretty much guaranteed, isn’t it?
We are His people finding joy in the journey that God has us on. It is definitely not the easy path; it requires courage. But it is the path of abundant life – following the Way, the Truth, and living His Life.