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Our Beliefs


We believe that the gospel of Jesus Christ is absolutely true, and we trust in it as our ultimate hope. But we are not the first to discover this truth. God gave us his truth in his Word (The Bible), and throughout the ages his Church has sought to understand, believe, and apply it. So, there's nothing all that unique about what The Refuge Church believes and teaches. However, our aim is to be uniquely clear about what this truth is and why it matters.

To do this, we lean on some creeds and confessions--both old and new--to help us communicate this truth well. We encourage you to check out the links and a summary of our key beliefs below.

Creeds & Confessions

We believe...

  • In one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

  • And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the only-begotten Son of God, begotten of the Father before all ages. He is God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God; begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father, by whom all things were made.

  • For our salvation Jesus came down from heaven and was incarnate by the Holy Spirit and the virgin Mary and became man.

  • Jesus was crucified also for us under Pontius Pilate, suffered and was buried. On the third day He rose again, according to the Scriptures.

  • Jesus ascended into heaven and sits on the right hand of the Father. He shall come again with glory to judge the quick and the dead, and His kingdom shall have no end.

  • We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and Giver of Life, who proceeds from the Father and the Son. He, with the Father and the Son together, is worshipped and glorified. He has spoken by the prophets.

  • We believe in one holy universal and apostolic Church, in one baptism for the remission of sins, and we look for the resurrection of the dead and the life of the world to come.

(from The Nicene Creed)

What is our only hope in life and death?

That we are not our own but belong, body and soul, both

in life and death, to God and to our Savior Jesus Christ.

(New City Catechism, Q&A 1)

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