Ministering in the Bow Valley, and impacting our world, by being a biblical community where Jesus is present, grace is shown, truth is loved and people are valued.
Jesus is present here. Grace is shown here. Truth is loved here. People are valued here.
We value Biblical authority.
We particularly value Bible-centered, Christ-exalting preaching and teaching. We read and study the Word of God together as a Body, in small groups and personally, so that we may better understand, delight in and obey our God, and so come to maturity as followers of Jesus.
We value authentic worship.
When worship is authentic it happens in our homes, at our work and play, and when we gather as a Body. Together we will study God's Word, sing His praises, share a meal, give voice to our joys and burdens and seek God together in prayer, remember the Lord Jesus at His table, and bring our tithes and offerings to Him, and we will faithfully serve Him, whether in the fellowship or in the world, with the gifts He has given us.
We value biblical community.
Biblical community flows from our common saving faith in Jesus, is led by godly servant leaders who shepherd the flock, and is evidenced by warm fellowship. Here every person is valued, families are strengthened, Christians are lovingly discipled, believers, (especially those who are younger) are equipped and encouraged to serve and lead, and those in need are cared for in a spirit of compassion.
We value the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
We follow the example of Jesus, who came to "seek and to save the lost". We will use this facility as a place to grow in grace, learn the Gospel, and pray for those who do not yet have a saving relationship with the Lord Jesus. We will minister to seekers and those needing our help, and from here we will go to proclaim the Gospel, in word and deed, to strangers, to our neighbours and to our world.
We value ministry in Jesus' name.
We will seek to be culturally relevant in serving Him as we build one another up in the faith, and as we engage with friends, our neighbours around us and those who came here for work or recreation. We will seek to minister to the poor and distressed. We will value people of every culture, and will address the issues of our time from God's Word, while keeping the gospel of Jesus Christ at the centre of all we do.