Our Beliefs


We, the members of the First Christian Reformed Church of Lynden, are part of the body of Christ who exist for the purpose of praising God and honoring Him as the Lord of all.  We do this as we joyfully and eagerly celebrate the goodness of God in worship and as we equip the members for ministry.  The aim of this is to form a body that is characterized by the depth of our love and care shown to one another and our willingness to be the servants of God in word and deed to our community and world.  As such, the Mission of First Christian Reformed Church of Lynden is to be “a church that cares”.  First Church does this by helping to build disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Our desire is to show the love of Christ in all we do, whether the spoken word or the word lived out in service to others.

Our Vision

The mission of God is to reconcile all things to Himself.  God sends the church into the world to spread the gospel, to evangelize, to proclaim the good news of the kingdom  of God, and to embody in its corporate life the message of reconciliation.

First Christian Reformed Church is a church dedicated to living out the command to serve, follow, and worship the Lord Jesus Christ.  We do that by keeping our focus on the Gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.   We do this by being a church that expresses relational ministry through caring for others. 


Doctrinal Standards: 

Link to CRCNA:http://www.crcna.org/pages/beliefs.cfm

We believe in the One Triune God, manifested in three persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and the complete sovereignty of God.

We believe in the inerrancy and completeness of God’s Word, the Scriptures.

We believe in the total depravity of man.

We believe in unconditional election of sinners.

We believe in the irresistible grace of God.

We believe in the perseverance of the saints.

We believe in the sinless life of Christ, His substitionary death and the resurrection from the dead.

We believe that our aim in life and death is to glorify God and enjoy Him forever.