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. We value being open and 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.
In worship- we are liturgical (follow a form), yet we are flexible (change things up). We pray together and Scripture is read and valued. We sing hymns and songs new and old accompanied by an organ or piano. We have an active choir. We celebrate the Lord’s Supper once a month. All are welcome to worship and join us in following Christ.
For organization, the Consistory is the board that oversees and equips the congregation to love and serve God. The Consistory consists of the Minister of Word and Sacrament, Elders and Deacons.
We are an orthodox, confessional church. We believe the doctrine presented in the historical standards of the Church: Apostles’ Creed, Nicene Creed and Athanasian Creed. Particular to our faith and 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 community.