Our church is part of one of the oldest active denominations in the United States, the
Reformed Church in America. It was established in New York in 1628. It is a historic denomination coming out of the Reformation when the church was “reformed”
according to the Word of God.
Faith Reforned built its first church during 1898 at
Vesper Wisconsin. In 1946 the church moved to Wisconsin Rapids and built a church, located on the corner of Wylie and 14th Street North.
During 1985, having out grown our second building, the church built and moved into our present facilities located
at 1321 32nd Street North.
Our Philosophy of Worship
We realize that worship is not about us.
Worship is an active response to God through which believers declared his worth
and celebrate a personal relationship with God.
worship occurs when believers focus their mind's attention and their heart's affection on the Lord himself, glorifying God
for who God is and what God does.
place a high priority on a personal, relevent, and creative worship that is pleasing to God.
elements of our worship are selected to encourage and enable each worshiper to communicate with God and to bring him glory.
are guided by God's word, which tells us:
"True worshippers will worship the Father in spirit and in truth,
for they are the kind of worshipers the Father seeks". John 4:23
Our worship services are planned for the believer to glorify God.
prayer is that any nonbeliever attending our worship services will observe how joyfully and attentively we praise God and
listen to His word.
hope is that their hearts will be stirred to hear more about this God and Christ in life. Genuine corporate worship inevitably
spreads out into giving witness to our neighbors.
There are many ways we worship.
preferences and tastes within a body of believers provide remarkable diversity, which is biblical, healthy and desirable.
Since worship is God centered, we discourage anything that is self-centered.
"Do it all in the name our our Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through Him". Colossians
Our church is governed by a Consistory (Board) composed of Elders and Deacons elected within
the church. Over the church is the Classis, composed of Elders and Ministers
from the churches. Above this is the Particular Synod and then the General Synod. The latter two judicatories meet annually and are composed of Elders and Ministers
appointed from within the Classis. The nature of authority from the Consistory
to the General Synod is one of Representative Church Government.