What We Believe


At Alameda Christian Reformed Church, we uphold the authority of Scripture as the inspired Word of God, “useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness.” (2 Timothy 3:16)

We believe, as the Bible teaches, we all have sinned (Romans 3:23).  Because of this, we are in need of a Savior to pay the penalty for our sins, and to bring us back into an active relationship with God.  We can not save ourselves by our own work or by our decision, but God saves us by the gift of grace, through faith in Christ (Ephesians 2:8-9).  Salvation is found in no other person (Acts 4:12).

Therefore, all of our actions must be used to give glory to God, not to ourselves. (I Peter 4:11)  We may say with the Psalmist, “Not to us, oh Lord, not to us, but to your name be the glory, because of your love and faithfulness!” (Psalm 115:1)

 What is the Christian Reformed Church?

Our church is one of nearly 1,000 Christian Reformed churches – large and small – scattered across Canada and the United States.  With almost 285,000 members, our fellowship of churches is nearly 150 years old. To find out more about the Christian Reformed Church in North America, click here

CHRISTIAN because we are sinners saved by God’s grace through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ.  In gratitude for what God has done for us, we strive to follow Jesus’ teachings in every area of our lives.

 REFORMED because the Bible has shaped our teachings and our lifestyle in every generation since the Protestant Reformation.  Reformed Christians believe that all creation belongs to God.  We seek to transform our culture by promoting goodness and confronting evils like poverty and injustice.

CHURCH because God’s Spirit gathers us together and enables us to commit ourselves to each other as a spiritual family.  Together we find support and strength to engage in service to our community and the world.