The CRCNA has a horizontal ecclesiastical governing structure comprised of the local council; the classis, or regional assembly; and the synod, or bi-national Canadian and US assembly.
The second two groups are broader, not higher than the local council.
Baptism - Christ's blood and spirit wash away sins in baptism.
The Christian Reformed Church had its beginning in the Netherlands.
Today, the Christian Reformed Church is spread across the United States and Canada, while missionaries take its message to 30 countries in Latin America, Africa, and Asia.
Sin can result in alienation from God but cannot blot out a person's longing for God and wholeness.
Trinity - God is One, in three persons, as revealed by the Bible.
Persecution by the state church led to a formal secession by Rev. By 1857, a group of four churches seceded and formed the Christian Reformed Church.
The Christian Reformed Church in North America is headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA, with congregations throughout the United States and Canada, and about 27 other countries in Latin America, Asia, and Africa.
The Bible is the central text of the Christian Reformed Church in North America.
Jerry Dykstra, Hendrik de Cock, Albertus Van Raalte, Abraham Kuyper.
Clergy - Women may be ordained to all ecclesiastical offices in the Christian Reformed Church.
Synods have debated this issue since 1970, and not all local churches agree with this position.
The Holy Spirit is God with us in the here and now, empowering and guiding both the church and individuals.