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What is a disciple? A disciple is a learner.
Disciples learn about the life and love of Jesus - and learn to live and love like him. At Caledonia CRC, we seek to grow as followers of Christ through engaging in 1:1 discipling relationships.
Are you interested in learning about the Gospel?
Do you want to better understand the gravity of sin and the gift of grace?
Would you like a framework of materials to help you share the good news of Jesus Christ?
Can you see how the Gospel gives you new lenses to see and live in this world?
Any and all of these questions are addressed while participating in a 1:1 discipleship relationship. One hour, Once a week walking through a Gospel roadmap.
God calls people to follow Jesus together. Being a part of church community comes with great benefits and responsibilities. Paths to membership at Caledonia CRC include transfer from another Christian church or through public Baptism/Profession of Faith. If you want to learn more about becoming a member, please contact Michelle Dieleman.
Scripture teaches that we and our children are sinners from birth, from the time our mothers conceived us (Ps. 51:5). This means that we are all under the judgment of God and for that reason cannot be members of his kingdom unless we are born again. Baptism, whether by immersion or sprinkling, teaches that sin has made us so impure that we must undergo a cleansing which only God can accomplish.
Baptism is a sign and seal that our sins are washed away through Jesus Christ. For this reason we are baptized into the name of God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.
Baptism also places us under obligation to live in obedience to God. We must cling to this one God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We must trust him and love him with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. We must abandon the sinful way of life, put to death our old nature, and show by our lives that we belong to God. If we through weakness should fall into sin, we must not despair of God's grace, nor use our weakness as an excuse to keep on sinning. Baptism is a seal and totally reliable witness that God is always faithful to his covenant.
Public profession of faith is a significant milestone of faith in our lives. You declare that Jesus Christ is your Lord and Savior. With your Public Profession of Faith you will take your place as a full participant in the life and mission of this congregation.