What We Believe
We want to be a movement, working towards God's redemption of people, institutions, and culture, bringing good news that a better world is possible, coming, and in some ways, already breaking in around us.
We want to be a presence, celebrating what is good, creative, and beautiful in this world and this place,supporting local arts, culture, businesses, and neighborhoods.
We want to be a family, utilizing and celebrating the unique gifts of each member, living life together, sharing each other's burdens and joys.
We want to be peace-makers, tearing down walls that separate people from God, each other, and a healthy relationship with the Earth.
We want to be transformed, seeking the renewal of our whole selves through the ancient practices of prayer, meditation, Scripture reading, and Sacraments.
We believe in one God,
the Father, the Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
of all that is, seen and unseen.
We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ,
the only Son of God,
eternally begotten of the Father,
God from God, Light from Light,
true God from true God,
begotten, not made,
of one being with the Father;
through him all things were made.
For us and for our salvation
he came down from heaven:
was incarnate of the Holy Spirit and the Virgin Mary,
and became truly human.
For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate;
he suffered death and was buried.
On the third day he rose again
in accordance with the Scriptures;
he ascended into heaven
and is seated at the right hand of the Father.
He will come again in glory to judge the living and the dead,
and his kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life,
who proceeds from the Father (and the Son),
who with the Father and the Son is worshiped and glorified,
who has spoken through the prophets.
We believe in one holy catholic and apostolic Church.
We acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
We look for the resurrection of the dead,
and the life of the world to come. Amen.
Our Larger Church Body
Blacksoil is part of the Reformed Church in America, a large, diverse, international family of churches rooted in orthodox Protestantism. You can learn more about the history, doctrine, and work of the RCA at rca.org.