Hear the truth.
Who We Are
We are a church for ordinary people. It’s easy for church to become fake. A place to escape the difficulties of real life by getting lost in a spiritual world. A place to put on a smile and act cheerful. A place to feel self-righteous through moralism. But that doesn’t work. It doesn’t honor God. It doesn’t offer real hope. And so it doesn’t help.
Jesus says that He came to seek and to save the lost, the sick, and sinners. We are not a church for good people, but rather for real sinners – for those who are weary of themselves and seeking for hope and truth. Jesus purchased His Church with His own blood. Through His sacrifice we have been forgiven and adopted into God’s family. As God’s forgiven children, we strive to be holy as He is holy, helping one another along the way.
Our King has come. He is building a Kingdom. We want to be part of that Kingdom and build it with Him, one disciple at a time.
That’s the aim. That’s the goal. That’s who we are.
And to that end, we strive to be:
To boldly share struggles and love one another, putting truth above face.
For passion and guts to meet humility.
To walk with each other on the road to becoming the people God has created us to be.
To use cultural relevance as a way to relate to and connect with people.
What We Believe
Chinese Reformed Church of Bloomington is protestant, reformed and evangelical. In a nutshell, that means that we believe in:
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word and is absolutely true.
We believe that Christ died for our sins and is the only hope of salvation.
We believe that God has given His grace to us freely.
We believe that faith is the only way we can receive God’s free gift of grace.
5:Glory of God
We believe that the triune God deserves all the glory for His works.
What to Expect
First time to church? Welcome! Here's a few things to expect on a Sunday morning:
God calls us to worship Him through singing. Singing together directs our hearts and minds toward God in a way that nothing else can. We sing mostly traditional hymns but also a few modern songs. Can’t carry a tune? No problem! God is delighted with worship that is directed to Him in truth and sincerity.
Prayer is speaking to God. When we pray, we adore God, confess our sin, thank God, and ask Him to give us what we need. We bow our heads and close our eyes when we pray to show reverence and to shut out distraction as we come before God. God listens when His people pray and promises to answer prayers made in His Son’s name.
Hearing the Bible
The Bible is God’s Word, and preaching is the primary way God speaks to us. Although it is an ancient book, it is a living book which continues to be applicable to our lives today. We come to it with reverence, recognizing its divine authority, but also honestly, admitting where we are resistant to it and asking questions when we don’t understand.
The church is a family, not just a place to meet on Sundays. Christians need each other — for encouragement, comfort, correction, and sometimes just to talk. Like any family, it’s not always pretty. There are sorrows and sins, disagreements and fights. We are committed to loving one another and sharing life together – when it’s easy, but especially when it’s hard. Come see for yourself!
Jason was born and raised in San Francisco. In 2005, he came to Bloomington to study the violin at IU. Sensing a call to ministry, he began pastoral training at New Geneva Academy, finishing in 2014. Jason was ordained as a Pastor in Evangel Presbytery in 2021. Jason married Chen in 2018 and they have two children, Jane and Paul.
Provisional Elders Board
Paul Belcher – (Pastor, Christ Church, Cincinnati)
Josh Congrove – (Elder, Trinity Reformed Church, Bloomington)
Andrew Dionne – (Pastor, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Spartanburg)
Tulip Tree Shelter (Behind Campus View Apartments)
800 N Union St.