What We Believe


  • We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God and the final authority for our faith and life.

  • We believe in one God, revealed in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

  • We believe God created us in His image to be in relationship with Him and glorify Him forever.

  • We believe a personal relationship with God is found through Jesus Christ.

  • We believe we are all sinners in need of God's grace which only comes through true repentance of sin.

  • We believe the only way to become a Christian is by turning from a sinful life to Christ, and by trusting in Him as Savior and Lord.

  • We believe the Holy Spirit has given spiritual gifts to each Christian in order to build up and serve others.

  • We believe in an evangelical and reformed understanding of the Christian faith.


The Heidelburg Catechism


Communicate Jesus Intentionally - We are passionate about sharing the good news of God's love for all people by being the voice, hands, and feet of Jesus in our community and the world.

Cultivate Life in Jesus Personally - We are passionate about being formed into Jesus' image in groups; exhibiting His fruit and character by God's grace and the Holy Spirit's power; and using our spiritual gifts and talents to serve God and others.

Care for Others Unconditionally - We are passionate about loving, caring relationships within our families, our church and our community.

Celebrate Jesus Authentically - We are passionate about being consistent in weekly worship and daily individual praise and gratitude toward God.


Climate of Acceptance (Romans 15:7)

Authentic Leadership (Hebrews 13:7)

Life Development Process (Ephesians 4:13-15)

Vision Driven (Matthew 22:36-40, 28:19-20)

Alternatives in Worship (I Corinthians 9:22-23)

Relevant Preaching (James 1:22)

Yielded to Prayer (I Thessalonians 5:17)



Calvary Reformed Church, a part of the Reformed Church in America (RCA), was established in 1934 in Ripon, California. Since that time the congregation has served the community with a balanced program of worship, education and Christian fellowship. If you'd like to learn more about the history of Calvary you can visit this link that will have pictures and much more detail.