Calvary is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. What does it mean to be reformed?

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Calvary is affiliated with the Reformed Church in America. What does it mean to be reformed?

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To be reformed means to agree with the Christian beliefs outlined in the Apostles’ Creed. It also means to understand that faith is communal, and that our relationship with God always includes responsibility toward other humans. We emphasize the law of God, not that people must follow rules to be good enough for God, but that the law is a gift from God to help us live together in human community. Likewise, reformed churches are traditionally strong on discipline, meaning that the community takes care of its members and encourages them to live together in a bond of mutual responsibility to the lordship of Christ in their common life. The Reformers also have a unique understanding of vocation. Each person is called (vocatio) by God to serve both the church and the community in whatever role he or she plays. This concern for community does not stop at the doors of the church but reaches into all aspects of life. Christ is its starting point of the reformed faith, and Christ is the goal to

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