Our church is a gathered assembly of believers in Jesus Christ committed to and characterized by the following three “pillars”:
1. Christ is our legacy.
We want to leave a Christ-centred legacy, passing on the torch of faith to succeeding generations. We humbly yet boldly proclaim the good news of Christ - His incarnation, His crucifixion, His resurrection, His ascension, His intercession, and His vindication, when He comes again. His Person and Work are the beating heart of “the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints” (Jude 1:3). We preach it in our churches, teach it to our children, and tell it to our neighbours. What we received from our forebears, we pass down over the long-haul, leaving a legacy.
Psalm 145:4 - “One generation shall commend your works to another, and shall declare your mighty acts.”
2. The Bible is our authority
Our services are saturated with Scripture because God’s Word creates, establishes, shapes, and grows God’s people. As the Spirit of God works through the Word of God, the lost are saved, the saints are sanctified, the church is built up, and God’s glory is magnified. In the midst of the constantly-changing whims of a culture that’s marked by theological confusion and moral chaos, we uphold the authoritative truths of God’s inerrant and inspired Word.
2 Timothy 3:16 - “All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness.”
3. The church is our family.
Believers have been meeting together for corporate worship on the first day of the week since Christ rose from the dead. This is our practice on the “Lord’s Day,” as the Apostle John refers to it in Revelation 1:10. We come together to read the Word, preach the Word, sing the Word, pray the Word, and see the truths of the Word displayed in the two sacraments of the church, baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We do these things collectively, because we’ve been saved into a family of faith. We do these things joyfully, because the Lord has reconciled us to Himself and to one another. We do these things necessarily, because God wants us to, and because we need to. We come together regularly because our God is worthy, and because we are family.
Ephesians 2:19 - “You are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God.”