Monday, October 29, 2001

What We Believe


OUR VISION

We visualise Mansfield Christian Reformed Church to be a holy congregation of believers, united in true faith in Jesus Christ as Lord, thankfully serving each other with special gifts received from the Holy Spirit, joyfully worshipping and praising God, proclaiming His pure Word, teaching His way, confessing our sins, offering prayers and gifts, purely administering and celebrating sacraments, practicing church discipline with love and grace, and celebrating and nourishing our new life in Christ, holding Jesus Christ as our only Head, who stays with us in the Holy Spirit, thrusting Spirit, thrusting us into worldwide mission.

OUR MISSION

Together using our gifts of grace received from Christ our Lord, we want to worship and glorify God by making people disciples of Jesus Christ, baptising them in the Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything Jesus Christ has commanded us.
Our Logo

Our logo indicates that we are called to obey the Great Commission of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19)
What we believe

Mansfield Christian Reformed Church believes

That Jesus Christ is the Son of God sent to redeem the world. We love and trust Him as the One who saves us from our sin. We will continue to turn from our rebellion against our Lord, and with repentance and joy we embrace Him as the Lord of our lives.

Mansfield Christian Reformed Church acknowledges

That the teaching of the Old and New Testaments, summarised in the Apostles’ Creed and our Confessions, and taught in our Church, is the true and complete doctrine of salvation.

Mansfield Christian Reformed Church accepts

The gracious promises of God sealed to us in our baptism and we affirm our union with Christ and His church which baptism signifies
Baptism and the Lord's Supper as the holy sacraments through which the Lord assures us that our entire salvation rests on Christ's one sacrifice for us on the cross

Mansfield Christian Reformed Church accepts

the following creeds and confessions as a summary of the teaching of the Old and New Testaments:
Apostles’ Creed
Nicene Creed
Athanasian Creed
Belgic Confession
Heidelberg Catechism
Canons of Dort

If you want to learn more about what we believe, it is a good idea to work through these confessions of faith during your personal devotions.

The Apostle's Creed

I believe in God the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth.
And in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord.
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, Born of the virgin Mary;
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead, and buried;
He descended into hell.
The third day He rose again from the dead;
He ascended into heaven,
and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty;
from there He shall come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic (Christian church of all times and places) Church,
the communion of saints;
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
Amen.

Christian Reformed Churches of Australia

Mansfield Christian Reformed Church is a member of the Christian Reformed Churches of Australia.

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