About Us

About us

We appreciate your interest in Parklane Christian Reformed Church and the opportunity for us to share with you a little bit about who we are and what we are about.  Below are answers to some of the questions you may have about Parklane.  If you cannot find an answer to your question on this page or by browsing through our web site, our staff will be happy to answer your question.

What is your mission statement?

As the forgiven, living body of Jesus Christ,
Parklane Christian Reformed Church exists to
   Worship God,
       Nurture spiritual growth,
           Fellowship with other believers, and
                Proclaim the truth of His gospel to the world.

When do you gather for worship?

There are two worship opportunities each Sunday. Our morning worship service is at 11:00 AM and our evening worship service is at 6:00 PM. Details.

Sunday School begins at 9:30 AM for all ages.

Nursery is provided during our worship services and during our Sunday School hour.

Do you have programs and activities for all members of my family?

Yes! We offer programs and activities that are designed to assist every member of your family to come to know the Lord and live for Him.

What does your church believe?

We believe that the Bible, both the Old Testament and the New Testament, is the inspired Word of God, the only infallible rule of faith and life. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God sent to redeem the world; we love and trust Him as the one who saves us from our sin; and with repentance and joy we embrace Him as Lord of our life.  

Our beliefs are summarized in three ancient creeds, the Apostles', the Nicene, the Athanasian, which are the product of hundreds of years' reflection on the nature and work of Jesus Christ. We also use three Reformation documents, the Belgic Confession, the Canons of Dordt and the Heidelberg Catechism, to help us articulate the central meaning of scripture.

Learn more about What We Believe

Do you baptize both infants and adults?

Yes.  We believe that children of Christian parents are included in God's plan (covenant) of salvation. Therefore, infant baptism could more accurately be called the baptism of children of Christian parents.  Baptism is a sign of God's promise and a child baptized as an infant still needs to make a commitment at the point of belief.  We also baptize believing adults who were not baptized as children.

What denomination do you belong to?

We are part of the Christian Reformed denomination. This simply means that our roots are in the Protestant Reformation of the 16th century. We still hold to the principles promoted by the Reformation:

* The Bible alone is our authority because it is our source of knowledge of God's will.
* Grace alone, that is God's free gift of his love and forgiveness, restores people to a right relationship with the Lord.
* Faith alone, and not our best efforts at becoming good enough for God, is the way we become God's own children.

Learn more about Christian Reformed Church and its beliefs.

Who serves as your staff?

Pastor Peter Armstrong
Ricky Soto serves youth director. 
Ellen Flikkema is our church secretary.

Where is your church located?

We are located at 16001 SE Main Street in Portland OR.