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Who We Are

Plainfield Christian Reformed Church was established in September of 2022. We are a part of the Christian Reformed Church in North America, a denomination which traces its history back through the Reformation to the New Testament Church. As “reformed’ Christians, we have a world and life view that reflects the fact that all areas of life are related to God, and that we are always to be changing and “reforming” as God leads us to be what He wants us to be. Plainfield Christian Reformed Church is also a campus of Orland Park Christian Reformed Church. Together we are committed to being relentlessly Christ-centered in all we do and believe that trusting in Jesus Christ is the most important thing in life and in death. We hope that you will come to trust in Jesus as well!

Our Mission

The gospel of Jesus Christ compels us to worship, serve, and learn about God, and, by the transforming power of the Holy Spirit, to take that gospel to our community and the world.

Our Vision

We desire to lead people to know Jesus Christ as Friend, Savior, Lord, and God.

What it Means to be Reformed

As Christians, we fully affirm that, Scripture, both the Old and New Testament are the inspired and infallible Word of God. And that we as a Church, seek to be a community that is grounded in the truths expressed in Scripture, particularly regarding it’s wonderful message of salvation. The Gospel message that says that Jesus Christ, the Son of God came in the flesh, to save sinners like you and me. Now, most churches will likely say the same thing –That they believe and teach Scripture –And yet, as we so often see, there can be a lot of disagreements in how Christians read and interpret the Bible.

Well, this is where that word, “Reformed” comes in. The Christian Reformed Church today stems all the way back to the time of the Reformation, back to the 15th century when men like Martin Luther or John Calvin rediscovered the Gospel message and sought to bring reform to the Church. As a part of that tradition, we affirm the historic creeds, like the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed, and we also affirm our three confessions, the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, and the Canons of Dorts. And we believe that the doctrines they express fully agree with the Word of God.

What this means for us is that we have a particular view of ourselves, our Church, and our world, that says that we are guilty of sin, and yet saved by grace, and because of that, we seek to live lives of gratitude and worship together.