What do you teach?
We preach the Bible every Lord’s Day proclaiming Christ. Jesus Christ lived and died and rose again from the dead somewhere around 33 A.D. He is the Son of God who took on human nature. For a full description of our statement of faith, you may refer to the Confession of Faith & Catechisms of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (Westminster Standards). We take Him as the ultimate prophet who spoke the truth. We take Him as the ultimate priest, who sacrificed Himself for our sins on the cross. And, we take Him as our Lord and King, and that means He has the right to tell us what to do.
What is your music like?
We sing the psalms. They are literally God-inspired songs recorded by David and others and preserved for us in the Book of Psalms. For about 2900 years (until 1900), Christian churches would sing the Psalms. We continue this biblical tradition (Eph. 5:19). We also sing some of the best hymns and songs written over the centuries of the church.
Why is your name “Reformation Church of Elizabeth”?
The name Reformation Church of Elizabeth was chosen for two reasons. First, we hold to the doctrines of the first reformation during which the Protestant church broke away from the Roman Catholic Church in the 16th century. The doctrines of Justification by Faith and Salvation by Grace are crucial to the vitality of the Christian Faith. But secondly, we believe that the church today is in great need of reformation. We need to proclaim a God-centered faith in the midst of a man-centered age. We hope that this is reflected in our worship, our preaching, and our lives.
What is an Orthodox Presbyterian Church?
Reformation Church of Elizabeth is a congregation of the Orthodox Presbyterian Church. Since the latter part of the 19th century, liberalism and humanistic thought has virtually routed the modern Christian church. In the midst of this great decline, which has affected the teaching practice of a great deal of Christianity, the Orthodox Presbyterian Church was formed in 1936 out of a desire to revive a passion and respect for the authority of God’s Word against the modernist compromise that had crept into the church. At a time of great social and religious decline, it is time to return to the old paths and stand first and foremost on the Word of God. To learn more about the Orthodox Presbyterian Church, you can go to www.opc.org
What’s your dress code?
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your mind, and with all your strength.”
How do I join this church?
We warmly receive all visitors to Reformation Church of Elizabeth in the name of our Savior Jesus Christ. We do encourage those interested in this local expression of the body of Christ to spend a little time getting to know us before making a commitment to membership. We believe that church membership is necessary for the kind of accountability that God laid down for his church. The Bible speaks of joining the number (Acts 2:41, 47), distinguishes between those outside and those inside the church (1 Cor. 5:11-13, Eph. 2:11-13), and holds elders responsible for shepherding their own flocks (Acts 20:28).
We have 5 simple questions that bind us together in covenant. Briefly stated, we ask those joining our body, “Do you believe the Bible is the Word of God, do you believe in the Triune God, do you believe in Christ as your Saviour, do you accept Christ as Lord and heed His Word, and will you be accountable to the leadership of this particular church?”