ABOUT US

Roots

In the heart of Salt Lake City, our church has been a part of the 9th and 9th neighborhood story since the 1950s. Founded by immigrants from the Netherlands after World War II, our church became a home away from home, and members became family to one another, most living only blocks from one another and the church. Today, this sense of family is still evident and you will hopefully feel an atmosphere of warmth and familiarity that longstanding relationships are bound to nurture.  A continuous response to the plight of “the other” has led our church to become a home to Native Americans relocating from their reservation, to Cambodian refugees fleeing political oppression. Throw in university students pursuing academic endeavors in a new place, Chinese Americans settling in the valley, urban professionals relocating to our city, locals exploring life outside their culture and you start to get a picture of the faces that together call themselves Life in Christ.


Our Faith

Our denomination is the Christian Reformed Church in North American, to learn more about our beliefs go here: CRCNA Website 


We believe that the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God, the only infallible rule for faith and life. We affirm three creeds—the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed—as ecumenical expressions of the Christian faith. We also affirm three confessions—the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, and the Canons of Dort—as historic Reformed expressions of the Christian faith, whose doctrines fully agree with the Word of God.

Along with these historic creeds and confessions, we recognize the following Reformed expressions of the Christian faith, adopted by synod as contemporary testimonies: the call for unity, justice, and reconciliation of the Belhar Confession and the witness of Our World Belongs to God: A Contemporary Testimony. To learn more about our beliefs, explore the sections below.


Ministry Principles & Priorities

Relationships:  The ministries of our church spring from God’s relationship with us and our relationships with others. We aim to be a community that deeply knows and cares for one another and embraces people of all ages, races, ethnicity, and languages.

Nurture:   We seek to identify how God has gifted people, to mentor and empower them to use their gifts to strengthen our ministry, and to      equip all of our members for leadership and service.

Reconciliation:  We recognize that our relationships – with God, ourselves, our neighbors, and creation – are often broken as a result of sin. Life in Christ involves the process of reconciliation – calling ourselves and others to repentance and healing in Christ’s name.

Neighborhood:  We understand that we are a unique part of our 9th and 9th neighborhood and we are committed to the well-being of the local community in which God has placed us.

Hospitality:   A significant part of our past and present identity involves welcoming new-comers to Salt Lake City, the state of Utah, and the United States as well as offering a home to believers no matter where they come from.

Commitment:  Our response to God’s grace must grow into commitment to Jesus Christ and his church. We must therefore act as faithful stewards of our lives and our world for Christ’s glory.