because we belong to Jesus Christ and want to be his followers. We recognize as fellow-Christians all people who accept the teachings of the Bible as summarized in the Apostle's Creed.
because we're part of that historic branch of the Christian church that follows the teachings of 16th-century reformer John Calvin, who struggled to return to return Christianity to its biblical roots.
because God has called us to be a fellowship of his people in the world.
We often call ourselves "the CRC" for short.