Our church is a gathered assembly of believers in Jesus Christ committed to and characterized by the following five values:
Faith comes by hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ. The public proclamation of God’s Word is central to Christian worship. As such, we are strongly committed to preaching which unpacks, unfolds, explains, and applies the meaning of the text of Scripture… We proclaim the authority of God’s Word and the exclusivity of Christ’s Gospel, and we do it without apology.
“Preach the word; be ready in season and out of season; reprove, rebuke, and exhort, with complete patience and teaching.” - 2 Timothy 4:2
We believe that what we do in the church is to be pleasing to the Holy Spirit, and therefore, regulated by the Holy Scriptures. We are not free to worship God however we feel like worshipping Him, but only in line with how He says we ought to worship Him. We read the Word (1 Tim. 4:13), preach the Word (2 Tim. 4:2), sing the Word (Col. 3:16), pray in accordance with the Word (Matt. 21:13), and see the truths of the Word displayed in the two sacraments of the church, baptism and the Lord’s Supper (Matt. 28:19, Acts 2:38-39, 1 Cor. 11:23-26, Col. 2:11-12). We come to worship on God’s terms, not ours; governed by the Bible, not our preferences; doing what He wants, not what we want. Simple as that… We worship simply and scripturally, according to the blueprint laid out in the Book, without any extra frills.
“The hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.” - John 4:23
We believe firmly in the power of prayer, because we believe firmly in the power of the God to whom we pray. We can accomplish nothing on our own, but are completely dependent on God for everything… We acknowledge this dependence on our God by giving ourselves continually and wholeheartedly to prayer.
“Pray without ceasing.” - 1 Thessalonians 5:17
We want our community to be marked by honesty, grace, forgiveness, humility, and harmony. Our desire is to create a church culture where we don’t have to pretend to be more than we are. Yes, we challenge one another to walk in holiness, but we strive to do so knowing that we are all sinners in need of grace. We love one another in spite of our flaws, dealing gently and patiently with one another in our weaknesses… We acknowledge that we are all alike, stumbling, suffering sinners, and the ground is levelled at the foot of the cross.
“Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ.” - Galatians 6:2
The Holy Spirit gives us boldness to testify to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We proclaim, herald, profess, announce and declare that Christ lived a sinless life, died a substitutionary death, and rose again in victory over the grave. All who trust in Him will be saved. Scattering throughout our neighbourhoods and communities, we live on mission for Jesus, telling the good news to our friends, neighbours, co-workers, family members, and anybody and everybody who will give us a hearing…
We preach Christ, “for there is no other Name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved” (Acts 4:12).
“And Jesus came and said to them, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.’” - Matthew 28:18-20