Arlington Reformed Church is a community of believers who share a passion for Christ and a compassion for people. We seek to serve the whole person in our community in order that others may know God and have life in Him. Our goal is to glorify God.
We call ourselves Christian because we confess that we belong to Jesus Christ and want to be his disciples. We believe that God has made room for us in His Kingdom and calls us to make room for all others.
We call ourselves Reformed because we’re part of this historic branch of Christ’s church. The distinctive teachings of the Reformed community emphasize that our God reigns over creation yet he calls us into a covenant with Him to show the world what the kingdom of God looks like by the way we live. You can read about the creeds and confessions of the Reformed Church in America and the leadership positions of Elders and Deacons here on the Reformed Church in America website. There the Book of Church Order and other significant readings explain in detail the long history and Bible ordered plan of church government.
We profess that Jesus is Lord. That means all of our life is lived under his leadership: our worship, work, relationships, and recreation. In addition, we emphasize that God continues his process of reforming the world. We recognize that God the Holy Spirit continues to change us and enables us to be change agents by influencing our community and world.
We call ourselves a church, a community of believers called out by God, empowered by the Holy Spirit to be followers of Christ as we represent His love in this world.
This local congregation was established in 1910 and seeks to bring about Christ's love in the Arlington and greater Poughkeepsie community. Our shared purpose is to reach out with the good news of Christ through word and deed, to build up by deepening our relationship with God through scripture study and prayer, and to share in the beauty and mission of a community of believers. The Bible gives us the core values for doing the ministry God has assigned us.
We believe that every person should know they are loved by God and called into a relationship with Him.