What We Believe

We believe that our world belongs to God. We also believe that God made us so that we would love, honor and serve Him.  But all of us have chosen to rebel against God. We now live in a world full of desperation and despair. And although there is much suffering and pain in this world, we deceive ourselves into thinking that we can live by our own resources. We have rejected God and as a result we have all come under His judgment.


But because God is a God of grace and love, he has provided a way for us to escape the judgment we so justly deserve. Jesus Christ, God's only Son, took upon himself the judgment of God for us. Jesus Christ died for our sins on the Cross. 


But death was not the victor, Jesus Christ was raised from the dead! We believe that only by turning from our sin to Jesus Christ can we begin to enjoy and delight in God again. 


We also believe in the work of the Holy Spirit in the lives of Christian believers. We believe that the Bible is God's complete and true Word. And we believe that by grace our Lord Jesus Christ both called us to a life of grateful service in this world, and offered us eternal life with him in heaven. 


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History

Faith Church was organized in 1979, meeting first in a school, then in a rented church facility.  Soon it was again bursting at the seams, so land was purchased in Tinley Park, and the current structure was built in 1983, with an addition built several years later. 


Faith Church has been served by 3 previous pastors: 

Pastor Mark Timmer, Rev. John Ouwinga, and Rev. Ty Hofman. 

Vision

Faith Church is a family of servants who belong to Jesus Christ. 

• Our identity comes in what Jesus has done for us. 

• Our relationships must reflect Jesus. 

• We serve selflessly, just as Jesus has served us.



For more about Faith Church, check out our profile here.


What is Christian reformed?

Faith Church is part of the Christian Reformed Church in North America. 


We call ourselves Christian because we are followers of Jesus Christ.  We believe that Jesus was the Son of God and that he is the center of human history. 


We’re called Reformed because we grow on a branch of the church tree that emerged from the Protestant Reformation in sixteenth-century Europe. 


We’re a Church because we believe God has called us together to be a people who belong to him and live for him. 


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