Along with the historic Christian Church our beliefs are beautifully summarized in the Apostle’s Creed:
I believe in God the Father almighty,
Creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord,
who was conceived by the Holy Spirit
and born of the virgin Mary.
He suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died and was buried;
he descended to hell.
The third day he rose again from the dead.
He ascended to heaven
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty.
From there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
The holy catholic church,
The communion of saints,
The forgiveness of sins,
The resurrection of the body,
And the life everlasting.
These beliefs are central to our being. They shape our mission in our community. We are called to help anyone take the next step toward becoming more like Jesus.
Our Vision: To be God's Source of Shining Light and Living Water in the western suburbs, by Drawing People to Know Jesus, Becoming Like Jesus, and Serving as Jesus.
We’ve identified five activities by which we carry out our vision. These are more than simply things we think we should do; they reflect the core values of our faith community.
Elmhurst Christian Reformed Church is a part of the Christian Reformed Church (CRC), which has its roots in the Protestant Reformation. In North America, we are made up of about 1,000 congregations, 80,000 families, and over 300,000 members. The U.S. denominational headquarters is in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
As a denomination, we are enthusiastic supporters of evangelism and mission activities extending from our local communities to the world. Our major mission activites include: World Renew, Resonate Global Mission, and Back to God Ministries International.
Another significant aspect of the Christian Reformed Church is our support of Christian education, from preschool through post-graduate. Here in Elmhurst, we maintain strong ties with Timothy Christian Schools, which provide preschool through high school education.