We are a community that is most excited about one thing – the Good News of Jesus Christ. We understand that we are all broken people who are being restored through Jesus – the only One who can heal, forgive sins, and restore our relationship with the Father. Our prayer is that the Holy Spirit fills us so fully with the love of Christ, that we continually encourage each other to learn more about God’s truth, to grow deeper in our relationships, and to serve authentically wherever God leads us.
We value a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, because He offers abundant life. John 1:12
We value God’s Word because it is the truth that directs our lives, our homes, our communities, and our worship. Heb 4:12
We value prayer because it is the vital connection that keeps us in constant communication with God.Phil 4:6
We value worship because it is God's purpose for our lives.1 Cor 10:31
We value people because everyone matters to God. Matt 10:29-31
We value serving because it is what Christ taught us to do. Matt 25:40
As a body of Christ, we are part of the Christian Reformed Church denomination of North America. As members we believe:
The Bible is our only reliable guide to what we should believe and how we should conduct our lives (2 Tim. 3:14-17).
The Bible is God’s unfailing Word to us. It shows us who God is by telling us the great things God has done.
The Bible leads us to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ.
God saves us by grace, by his acts of kindness and love that we do not deserve. Our own efforts cannot rescue us from sin. Only Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross can make us right with God (Eph. 2:8-10). The good we do is the result of our salvation, not its cause. We can be saved only by faith in Jesus Christ (John 3:16-18).
We invite you to read about the teachings and confessions of the Christian Reformed denomination, including the Heidelberg Catechism, the Belgic Confession and the Canons of Dort. Visit: www.crcna.org
Pastor - Peter Tuininga
Ministry Coordinator - Angela Attema
Office Administrators - Caryn Tilstra, Sandra Van Geest
In January, 1973 morning worship services began in the gymnasium of the College Street Public School in Smithville. A group of 65 families largely from the Riverside Christian Reformed Church of Wellandport and with others from surrounding Christian Reformed churches, gathered together for the morning worship service. In the month of April of 1973, it was decided to have an afternoon service as well.
Soon it became evident that this group of worshippers had the desire and ability to form a church of their own. The consistory of the Riverside Christian Reformed Church then requested Classis Hamilton for permission to institute the Christian Reformed Church of Smithville. At a congregational meeting on July 1, 1973, office bearers were chosen and thus a new congregation came into existence.
In September of 1973 a planning committee was appointed to look into the possibility of purchasing a site for a future church building. A parcel of land was purchased. On June 2, 1975 the congregation assembled for a sod turning ceremony. The new church building was dedicated on April 23, 1976.