We have recently put to words our mission and vision. Our hope is that it captures what we are and what we want to become.
As the Body of Christ the mission of Middleburgh Reformed Church is to demonstrate the transformative message of Jesus Christ.
Our vision is that we will grow as disciples through payer, worship, education and service.
We are a worshiping community with a long history in this place. As we respond to the Holy Spirit in our lives we value being hospitable and honoring our past in meaningful ways.
We are a part of the Reformed Church in America (RCA). With roots in the Netherlands, the worship and practice came with the people as they settled in the Schoharie Valley around 1720.
Our worship is liturgical (that is: follow a form) yet we are flexible (adapt to our needs and God’s leading). We pray together, listen to Scripture and sing hymns and songs. We have an active choir. We celebrate the Lord’s Supper usually the first Sunday of the month. You are welcome to worship the risen Lord and following Christ with us.
For organization, the Consistory is the board that oversees and equips the congregation. The Consistory is made up of the Minister of Word and Sacrament (pastor), Elders and Deacons.
We are an orthodox, confessional church. We believe the doctrine expressed in the historical standards of the Church: Apostles’ Creed, Nicene Creed and Athanasian Creed. Particular to our practice in the RCA, we also confess the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, the Canons of Dort. The Belhar Confession was also recently added (2010).
We are called to join God in His life in drawing people to Himself and for the church to bless the world.