For the last several months we have been attempting to show the fuller sense of what it means to be Reformed in our monthly newsletters. However, another helpful resource is the document put out by Calvin Seminary in 2002 entitled, What It Means to Be Reformed: An Identity Statement.
This link not only a renders a simple explanation of the main features of Reformed theology but it also breaks them down into three helpful categories. The headings express what Reformed believe regarding doctrine, personal piety, and cultural engagement.
The document might be enhanced by adding a few comments on the Creeds and Confessions of the church. Those who hold to Reformed theology recognize that the voice of the Spirit as it has spoken through the church. Our forefather's in the faith have provided us with comprehensive statements of what the Bible reveals to be used as guides and teaching resources. This is why Reformed churches may also be called "Confessional Churches" from time to time.