Beliefs

  • We are fully committed to the authority of the Holy Bible as God’s inerrant and infallible Word. This means that we believe in the Triune God: Father, Son & Holy Spirit. We acknowledge our total inability to save ourselves and, in faith, depend on the Lord Jesus Christ alone as our Savior. We acknowledge Him as Covenant Lord in every area of life, and we vow together to advance His kingdom on earth.
  • Our worship is simple and is centered upon expository preaching from the Bible, singing a cappella psalms, and prayer.
  • We are called Reformed because our theology is derived from the Protestant Reformation which recognizes God’s sovereignty over all things and man’s absolute dependence on Him for every aspect of life and salvation.
  • We are called Presbyterian because our church is led by elders who are elected from within the congregation to provide the spiritual guidance of the church.
  • We are a congregation of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America. Our “subordinate standards,” agreeable to and founded upon the Scriptures, are the Westminster Confession of Faith, the Larger and Shorter Catechisms and the Testimony of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America.
  • The Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America is part of The North American Presbyterian and Reformed Council (NAPARC) which is an association of several Presbyterian and Reformed churches in the United States and Canada including the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA) and the Orthodox Presbyterian Church (OPC). For further information: https://www.naparc.org/

STATEMENT OF PURPOSE

We, the Bloomington Reformed Presbyterian church, seek to glorify God by being faithful to His purposes for us as stated in Mark 12:30-31 and Matthew 28:18-20 by being committed to God, committed to people, and committed to growth.

  • Worship – our desire is to gather each Lord’s Day for God-centered worship to celebrate the love, holiness, power, wisdom, and blessings of God and to be motivated for services in His kingdom.
  • Devotional Life – Our desire is that each person, out of a heart overflowing with gratitude to the God of salvation seek to develop a deep, genuine, and life-changing relationship with the living God.
  • Consistent Christian Living – Our desire is to live as a body of believers, in our families, at work, at school, and during recreation, in such a way that we commend the gospel of Christ both to the watching world and to fellow Christians.
  • Facilities – Our desire is that the loving use, care, and maintenance of God’s house be a reflection of our love, adoration, and devotion to our gracious Lord.
  • Social Concern – Our desire is to have a positive impact on our community in such a way that human suffering is alleviated, justice is promoted, and the love of God is demonstrated.
  • Caring Fellowship – Our desire is to be a local body of Christ that loves, encourages, challenges, and prays for one another and those with whom God brings us in contact.
  • Outreach – Our desire is that, by the power of the Holy Spirit, we communicate the good news of Jesus Christ to the Bloomington community and the Indiana University campus with the expectation that God will use this witness to draw men and women to Himself and that we will grow.
  • Discipleship – Our desire is that the whole congregation, including the children and youth, become more like Christ, grow in their knowledge of God’s Word, and increase in their service to God. Further, we desire that each person increasingly demonstrates the fruit of the Holy Spirit in his/her life and identify, develop, and use his/her spiritual gifts.