Word and Spirit
We value God’s Word and believe it to be inspired and the only authoritative standard for faith and life. We may never separate the Word of God from His Holy Spirit, but we need the Holy Spirit to breathe His life into the scriptures and take what is Jesus’ will and reveal it to us. The Holy Spirit needs be active in the daily life of the believer and in the corporate life of the church with the fruit and the gifts of the Spirit being evident resulting in a vibrant and expressive faith.
Kingdom of god
When Jesus began His earthly ministry, He began with preaching the Kingdom of God and so the message of the Kingdom is precious to us. We are called to repent, turn from our own ways and come under the rule and reign of God and then we will find abundant life. Wherever we are and in all of life we are to bring the rule and reign of God as an extension of Jesus’ ministry. “For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.”
We have experienced the grace of God in our salvation and acceptance before Him and now desire to walk daily in that grace. God’s grace is the power to perform what He asks or requires of us and that grace is at work in us so that we are able to live a transformed life in the freedom He has called us into. We are called to be a grace filled people who rest in the grace of God convinced of the New Covenant benefits of being in Christ.
We value the church as the people or family of God, which is the Body of Christ joined together by the Holy Spirit and choosing to be committed to one another. Like most followers of Jesus, we understand that the church is not a building, a place or a meeting but rather the church is the family of God. The church is not made up of many programs or ministries to meet the needs of those who attend, but within Christ’s family or body we learn to function in our gifting and serve one another in love. In this way we all grow up into maturity in Him.
We treasure being relational and desire to put relational Christianity into practise. Father is teaching us to move away from our own independence and to share our lives together developing a care for and a love for one another through practical expressions. This fellowship that is building allows us to walk in unity and put the wellbeing and success of others above ourselves.
What We Believe
We affirm the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada's Statement of Faith
The Holy Scriptures, as originally given by God, are divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy, and constitute the only supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Our Lord Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh; we affirm his virgin birth, sinless humanity, divine miracles, vicarious and atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension, ongoing mediatorial work, and personal return in power and glory.
The salvation of lost and sinful humanity is possible only through the merits of the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, received by faith apart from works, and is characterized by regeneration by the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit enables believers to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Church, the body of Christ, consists of all true believers.
Ultimately God will judge the living and the dead, those who are saved unto the resurrection of life, those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.