River Park Church of Calgary, Alberta is a congregation of the Christian Reformed denomination in North America. Located in the Marda Loop neighbourhood, we seek to love God and love our neighbours – in Marda Loop, in our workplaces, and in the neighbourhoods of our homes.
All Nations, One Community in Jesus Christ
Living a Christ-centred life in the Reformed tradition
Words like “God’s sovereignty”, “Covenant”, and “Kingdom” shape our sermons and perspectives on the world. We share a deep commitment to the Bible as the Word of God, a strong sense that God calls his people to serve him in every occupation, and a desire to build a safe and welcoming community in which everyone can learn to love and grow in Christ.
For more specific details on our beliefs, see the following: http://www.crcna.org/welcome/beliefs
We try to live with…
Joy – this is the hallmark of God’s kingdom and a chief sign of his life in us. We are committed to enjoying God and having fun as we follow Jesus.
Justice and compassion – we believe a commitment to the poor, homeless and disadvantaged is an expression of our understanding of the gospel.
An appreciation for diversity – God’s kingdom is formed by people of every tribe and tongue, filled with many parts and many gifts, a mosaic together portraying the beauty of Jesus Christ.
An awareness of the power of small things – because God’s kingdom comes in small packages (mustard seeds, a cup of cold water) we will celebrate the power of small and everyday acts to change lives.
Regular rhythms to our lives and worship – we believe that the gospel is a way of life and is lived out through regular practices, a way of living that includes community worship, personal prayer, service to those who need help and support, generosity to the needy, time with Scripture, and time with one another.
Authenticity – we believe that people are at their best when they are being honest with themselves, others and God. Because we have been given a new identity in Christ there’s no need to pretend.