The Dell Rapids Reformed Church has been a direct part of the community since 1966. We are part the Reformed Church in America with historical roots in Protestant Reformation of the 16th century. Having been transformed by Christ, we are living out our mission to bring Christ to the world. God has called us to be available and minister to everyone: children, youth, and adults. We're like one big family and we have room for you.
Transformed by Christ … bringing Christ to the world
God is calling The Reformed Church of Dell Rapids to have our hearts transformed by Christ, to become more like Christ, to equip us to boldly be Christ in the world, walking with others into a passionate relationship with Christ, all to the glory of God.
God: We believe in one God eternally existing as one essence and three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit, each of whom is fully God, yet there is one God.
Jesus: We believe Jesus, the Son of God, entered our broken world and lived a life that reveals God to us and tells us who we are: beings created by God in God’s image who suffer in a broken world. Jesus lived a life of perfect obedience to God and suffered and died on a cross to create the way for people to be reconnected to God, as we were created to be. God brought Jesus to life again—defeating death—and Jesus returned to his Father in heaven.
Sin: We believe that sin has fractured all things, leaving the world in desperate need for salvation.
Salvation: The salvation of humanity is fundamentally the work of God. Before the foundation of the world, God elected His people, setting His affection and grace upon them (Rom. 8:29-30). In love God predestined His people for adoption (Eph. 1:4-6). Faith is a gift of grace that is given by the mercy and pleasure of God, so that no one may boast. Apart from the intervention of God, humanity cannot choose of his own accord to worship God and pursue righteousness (Rom. 3; Eph. 2:1-3). God’s sovereignty in salvation is comprehensive: from first to last, all of salvation is the work of God.
Inerrancy: The Bible, being God’s inspired and authoritative Word, is God’s witness of Himself to humanity. It is therefore free from falsehood and error. We confess that when all the facts are known, and when the Bible is properly interpreted, the original autographs of the Bible will be shown to be completely true in all that they affirm.
In addition, we hold to the following standards of unity.