believe

What
We Believe

As
Christians, we are UNITED
around the Bible, the written revelation of God’s Word, that reveals
all that we need to know unto salvation and life. We confess and
believe that it bears witness to Jesus Christ, the Son of God,
the only Savior and hope for sinners.

We

are REFORMED

in our faith and practice according to the Scriptures as summarized

during the sixteenth century Protestant Reformation in the Three

Forms of Unity: Belgic

Confession (1561), Heidelberg

Catechism (1563) and Canons

of Dort (1619). We believe that we come into a saving relationship

with God only because of His gracious work in our hearts and therefore

He deserves our praise in every area of life.

We
are a CHURCH belonging to
the one holy universal and apostolic Church instituted by the
Lord Jesus Christ for the ministry of the Word (preaching of the
Law and the Gospel), the ministry of the sacraments (Baptism and
the Lord’s Supper), and the shepherding of God’s people by the
pastors and elders. As a historic Christian Church we hold dear
and profess the Apostles’
Creed
, the Nicene
Creed
, and the Athanasian
Creed
. We are a member congregation of the United
Reformed Churches of North America
(URCNA), a federation established
in 1995 that has grown to nearly 110 congregations.

We
were organized in ESCONDIDO
in 1953 with sixteen families and now have a membership of about
160 families. Over the years we have extended Christ’s church
by planting several other congregations in this area and supporting
missionaries around the globe. Our latest church plants are now
the Oceanside
United Reformed Church
and Christ
United Reformed Church
in Santee.

We
also support a number of missions works around the globe. For
more information check out MissionsURC.org.