We are glad you decided to join us, and we hope have felt welcome. We are a member congregation the Communion of Reformed Evangelical Churches (CREC). We have been receiving new folks here long enough to know that there are some questions that come up frequently. Some of these distinctives grounded in our denomination’s confessional commitments, and others are more culturally-driven—that is, by means of an unwritten set of shared assumptions. If you join together with us, you should be able to sort through those distinctions at some point. For now, we just wanted to let you know of some of the things you are likely to encounter here—and perhaps give a word or two of explanation why.
As you read, please keep in mind that our churches do not worship in lockstep. Not everything described here applies to every CREC congregation, and that’s fine, too. That’s another thing you can expect.
The fact that we have identified these things that you may have questions about does not mean that we believe these to be the most important things about our faith and worship—it is just that, for visitors, they are perhaps the most obvious things about it. So Here we go.
This is the first of a series of short pieces that describe our denomination and the things we do on Sunday Morning.