Who We Are
Rusk Christian Reformed Church was organized in 1897. We are a well-established church with deep roots and many lifetime families, but also have a friendly and welcoming spirit to all who would come to Rusk CRC. The Bible is central to our worship. We believe that the Bible has ultimate authority over our lives because it is the very Word of God, is without error, and contains everything we need for life and our eternal salvation.
We believe that the only way of salvation is through faith in the finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross of Calvary, confirmed by His resurrection from the dead and his ascension into heaven. A personal relationship with Jesus Christ as Savior from sin and “owner” (Lord) of our lives is what identifies the child of God.
We trace our roots back to the Protestant Reformation of 1517. As Reformed Christians, we acknowledge the Bible to be God’s infallible Word and our only rule for faith and practice. We believe in the sovereignty of God in creation, salvation, sanctification, and all areas of our life. We stress the importance of living our lives in the presence of God and for the glory of God.
We are an important part of the one holy community that God from eternity has chosen to gather from all ages, places, and peoples. God also defends and preserves us with His Word and Spirit. We cherish the biblical description of “family of believers” and pray that God might increase our family and our Christian love for one another.
About Our Pastor
Pastor Mark Neymeiyer is our wonderful pastor and has been with us for several years. Outside of church, he enjoys fishing, water skiing, and making maple syrup.
“We hope that you will join us as we together worship our God and Savior, grow as His disciples, serve Him and encourage each other as children of the King. To Him be all the praise and Glory.”
What We Believe
Everything we believe can be summarized succinctly by the five solas: Saved by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone, according to Scripture alone, for the glory of God alone. For more on what we believe and why, please read the following Creeds and confessions:
- Our church believes in the three ecumenical Creeds: the Apostles Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed.
- We are Reformed which means we further believe in these three confessions: the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, and the Canons of Dort.
- Rusk is part of the Christian Reformed Church in North America and you can learn more about what that means here.
Interested in learning more about Rusk’s history? Click here to read about our church from 1897-1969.