Mission

To become more like Christ through our relationships with God, God’s family and the lost.

Values

Authority

We are committed to the authority of God’s Word and its importance for spiritual growth.

Authority

II Timothy 2:15; 3:16,17; Col. 1:28,29

By “authority” we mean that God’s Word is the final and absolute authority. It overrides any tradition or human opinion while at the same time remaining relevant for godly living in an ever changing culture.

Vibrant

We are committed to a vibrant, personal relationship with God that expresses itself through prayer and worship.

Vibrant

Psalms 33:1-3; Eph. 5:19,20; Col. 2:6,7; Matt. 7:7-11; I Thess. 5:17,18

By “vibrant” we mean an active, growing relationship with God that expresses itself through regular communication with God through prayer and worship that brings honor and glory to God.

Discipleship

We are committed to building one another up through discipleship and Biblical community.

Discipleship

John 13:34,35; Acts 2:42-47; Eph. 4:1-7; Heb. 10:24,25; Col. 3:16,17

By “discipleship” we mean instructing, and correcting one another with the goal of helping one another move towards spiritual maturity. And by “biblical community” we mean caring for one another through mutual encouragement and support in the spirit of unity.

Godly Leadership

We are committed to godly leadership in the equipping of the body for the works of ministry

Godly Leadership

Eph. 4:11-13; I Cor. 12; I Peter 4:10,11: I Timothy 4:12-16

By “godly leadership” we mean individuals who are committed to serving rather the lording it over the people God has entrusted to them. Secondly, godly leadership recognizes that God has gifted the body to do the works of the ministry.

Compassion

We are committed to compassion for the needs of both those within and outside the church.

Compassion

Deut. 15:11; James 1:27; 2:14-17; Proverbs 19:17

By “compassion” we mean being the hands and feet of Jesus for the practical needs of individuals who find themselves in a difficult situation.

Bringing Them to Jesus

We are committed to building relationships with the lost and bringing them to Jesus. Matt.

Bringing Them to Jesus

Matt. 28:18-20; Romans 10:12-15; Acts 1:4-8

By “bringing them to Jesus” we mean sharing the gospel of salvation with those who do not yet know Jesus as their personal Savior.

Beliefs

The Bible, both Old and New Testaments, is the complete Word of God. As originally given, it is verbally inspired, without error, and entirely trustworthy. The Bible constitutes supreme authority in all matters of faith, teaching, and behaviour. The Bible has Jesus Christ as its focus and fulfillment.

2 Peter 1:16-212 Timothy 3:16-17Luke 24:27Matthew 5:17-18

God is the Creator and Sovereign Lord of all. The Lord our God is one God who eternally exists in three persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. These three have the same perfect nature and attributes. Each Person of the Godhead is worthy of the same worship, confidence, and obedience.

Genesis 1, Psalm 8, Psalm 2, Romans 8:28-30Deuteronomy 6:4Matthew 28:19-20

The Father
God the Father loves the world. He sent His Son into the world to save sinners. He raised Jesus from the dead, exalted Him — putting all things under his power — and together with Him has sent the Holy Spirit.
Luke 3:22John 3:161 John 4:141 Peter 1:21Philippians 2:9-11John 14:26

The Son
God the Son became God incarnate as Jesus the Messiah. Jesus is fully God and fully man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, and lived a sinless life. He was crucified, raised bodily from the dead, and ascended into heaven where He reigns as King and serves as our High Priest and Advocate.
He will return as King of kings and Lord of lords to set up His earthly Kingdom.
John 1:1John 1:14Matthew 1:22-23Isaiah 7:142 Corinthians 5:211 Corinthians 15: 3-4Hebrews 1:3Hebrews 7:25Revelation 22:12-13

The Holy Spirit
God the Holy Spirit glorifies the Lord Jesus Christ in all that He does. He convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. At the moment of salvation, He regenerates, baptizes, indwells, gifts and empowers for Christ-like living and service.
John 16:8-15Titus 3:5-61 Corinthians 12:11,13Romans 8:9-14Galatians 5:22-25

God created angels for His glory and service. Some rebelled under the leadership of their fellow angel, Satan, and are opposed to God and His purposes. Though Satan is still active he has been defeated by the Lord Jesus Christ and will be committed forever to the lake of fire with all the fallen angels.

Hebrews 1:14Jude 6Hebrews 2:14-15Revelation 20:10Ephesians 6:12

Human beings are created in the image of God. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were disobedient to the will of God with the consequence that every aspect of their human nature became sinful and corrupt. Thus, being spiritually dead, they became subject to physical death and the power of Satan. The image of God is distorted in all humanity, with the exception of Jesus, as we inherit a sinful nature at conception. Therefore, we are sinners by nature and by choice, alienated from God and under His condemnation.

Genesis 1:27Genesis 2:16-17Genesis 3:6Ephesians 2:1-3Romans 3:9-10Psalms 51:5John 3:36Romans 5:12-14

Redemption is accomplished solely by the blood of our Lord Jesus Christ. He was made to be sin and died in our place as an acceptable sacrifice to God. His atoning death is sufficient for all and effective for every person who repents and believes in Him, resulting in a reconciled relationship with God.

Salvation is available by grace through faith. This salvation is not our own doing. It is the gift of God.

Salvation includes being declared righteous by God [justification], being transformed into the likeness of Christ [sanctification] and being fully restored to the image of God [glorification]. This Salvation which includes our new birth and eternal inheritance is kept by God’s power. It is therefore impossible for the saved to lose their salvation.

Ephesians 2:8-9Romans 5:6-10Galatians 3:131 Peter 1:18-191 Peter 2:242 Corinthians 5:21Romans 5:1John 17:17-191 John 3:2John 5:24John 10:27-30Romans 8:28-391 Peter 1:3-51 Timothy 4:10

The Church consists of all the redeemed who are united by the Holy Spirit in the Body of Christ, of which Jesus is the Head. Local assemblies of believers are visible representations of the Church that gather regularly for the purpose of worship, which includes instruction in the Word, fellowship, the breaking of bread, and prayer.

The Lord Jesus mandated two ordinances: Believer’s Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Though not the means of salvation, these ordinances testify of the gospel.

The Church has been entrusted with the task of global discipleship as found in the Great Commission.

Matthew 16:17-181 Corinthians 12:13Acts 2:421 Corinthians 11:23-28Luke 22:19-20Romans 6:3Matthew 28:19-20

At a time known only to God the Father, the Lord Jesus Christ will return bodily and in glory, receive His own, and establish His earthly thousand-year reign.

God will raise the dead bodily and judge the world.

The unsaved will be cast into the lake of fire to suffer eternal conscious punishment. The saved of all ages will be forever with the Lord.

God will rule over His Kingdom in the new heaven and the new earth for all eternity.

Matthew 24:36Acts 1:7Mark 13:261 Thessalonians 4:16-17John 14:1-3,Revelation 20:1-15Revelation 14:111 Corinthians 15:50-54Revelation 21:1Revelation 22:1-5

Team

Get Involved

Sunday Morning Worship – Every Sunday morning at 11 a.m. we have a service in which we spend time singing worship songs together (mix of traditional and contemporary), prayer for each other as well as study the Bible together. We don’t put anyone on the spot and invite you to participate at whatever level you are comfortable with. If you simply want to come and listen you’re more than welcome to do that as well.

Bible Study – This takes place on Wednesday nights at 7p.m. and is an informal interactive time in which we take a topic from the Bible and discuss it together.

Prayer Events – These are events in which we spend time hearing from God through worship and prayer. It usually involves a combination of personal and group worship and prayer.

Mentorship –  We really believe it is important that all of us are in relationships in which we are held accountable as well as encouraged in our journey of faith. We were not wired to do life alone and particularly not the pursuit of our faith. And so our desire is to see each person have at least one other person in their life who they can check in with in regards to their spiritual journey.

Discipleship classes – These are seminars that are offered throughout the year, again with the intent of seeing us grow deeper in our relationship with God. Some of the topics that are offered are; How to study the Bible, spiritual gifts, Holy Spirit, prayer, etc. Look under Upcoming events.

Compassion ministries – Obviously there are many needs both locally and globally. And so we aim to do our part by participating in local organizations such as the Food Bank  as well as globally through organizations such as Tear Fund (Global Response). We also have a benevolence ministry that individuals can apply to for help.

Outreach Ministries – We also desire to share the hope of the gospel through supporting missionaries in different parts of our country as well as offer courses here in Prince Albert that give one the opportunity to explore what having a personal faith in God is all about.

1 John 5:11-12 And this is the testimony: God has given us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. The one who has the Son has this eternal life; the one who does not have the Son of God does not have this eternal life.

This passage tells us that God has given us eternal life and this life is in His Son, Jesus Christ. In other words, the way to possess eternal life is to possess God’s Son. The question is, how can a person have the Son of God?

SEPARATION FROM GOD

Isaiah 59:2 But your sinful acts have alienated you from your God; your sins have caused him to reject you and not listen to your prayers.

Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

According to Romans 5:8, God demonstrated His love for us through the death of His Son. Why did Christ have to die for us? Because Scripture declares all men to be sinful. To “sin” means to miss the mark. The Bible declares “all have sinned and fall short of the glory (the perfect holiness) of God” (Rom. 3:23). In other words, our sin separates us from God who is perfect holiness (righteousness and justice) and God must therefore judge sinful man.

Habakkuk 1:13a You are too just to tolerate evil; you are unable to condone wrongdoing.

Scripture also teaches that no amount of human goodness, human works, human morality, or religious activity can gain acceptance with God or get anyone into heaven. The moral man, the religious man, and the immoral and non-religious are all in the same boat. They all fall short of God’s perfect righteousness. After discussing the immoral man, the moral man, and the religious man in Romans 1:18-3:8, the Apostle Paul declares that both Jews and Greeks are under sin, that “there is no one righteous, not even one” (Rom. 3:9-10). Added to this are the declarations of the following verses of Scripture:

Ephesians 2:8-9 For by grace you are saved through faith, and this is not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; 9 it is not of works, so that no one can boast.

Titus 3:5-7 he saved us, not by works of righteousness that we have done but on the basis of his mercy, through the washing of the new birth and the renewing of the Holy Spirit, 6 whom he poured out on us in full measure through Jesus Christ our Savior. 7 And so, since we have been justified by his grace, we become heirs with the confident expectation of eternal life.

Romans 4:1-5 What then shall we say that Abraham, our ancestor according to the flesh, has discovered regarding this matter? 2 For if Abraham was declared righteous by the works of the law, he has something to boast about (but not before God). 3 For what does the scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” 4 Now to the one who works, his pay is not credited due to grace but due to obligation. 5 But to the one who does not work, but believes in the one who declares the ungodly righteous, his faith is credited as righteousness.

No amount of human goodness is as good as God. God is perfect righteousness. Because of this, Habakkuk 1:13 tells us God cannot have fellowship with anyone who does not have perfect righteousness. In order to be accepted by God, we must be as good as God is. Before God, we all stand naked, helpless, and hopeless in ourselves. No amount of good living will get us to heaven or give us eternal life. What then is the solution?

God is not only perfect holiness (whose holy character we can never attain to on our own or by our works of righteousness) but He is also perfect love and full of grace and mercy. Because of His love and grace, He has not left us without hope and a solution.

Romans 5:8 But God demonstrates his own love for us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

This is the good news of the Bible, the message of the gospel. It’s the message of the gift of God’s own Son who became man (the God-man), lived a sinless life, died on the cross for our sin, and was raised from the grave proving both the fact He is God’s Son and the value of His death for us as our substitute.

Romans 1:4 who was appointed the Son-of-God-in-power according to the Holy Spirit by the resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord.

Romans 4:25 He was given over because of our transgressions and was raised for the sake of our justification.

2 Corinthians 5:21 God made the one who knew no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we would become the righteousness of God.

1 Peter 3:18 Because Christ also suffered once for sins, the just for the unjust, to bring you to God, by being put to death in the flesh but by being made alive in the spirit.

Because of what Jesus Christ accomplished for us on the cross, the Bible states “He that has the Son has life.” We can receive the Son, Jesus Christ, as our Savior by personal faith, by trusting in the person of Christ and His death for our sins.

John 1:12 But to all who have received him–those who believe in his name–he has given the right to become God’s children

John 3:16-18 For this is the way God loved the world: he gave his one and only Son that everyone who believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. 17 For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world should be saved through him. 18 The one who believes in Him is not condemned. The one who does not believe has been condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the one and only Son of God.

This means we must each come to God the same way: (1) as a sinner who recognizes his sinfulness, (2) realizes no human works can result in salvation, and (3) relies totally on Christ alone by faith alone for our salvation.

Paul writes in Romans 10 :9-11,13. verse 10:9 reads- because if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes and thus has righteousness and with the mouth one confesses and thus has salvation. 11 For the scripture says, “Everyone who believes in him will not be put to shame.” 13 For everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.

If you would like to receive and trust Christ as your personal Savior,and  and cross the gap from being outside the fellowship with God to being with the Holy God in fellowship. You may want to do what Romans 10:9 says (because if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.)You can express your faith in Christ by a simple prayer. Something like” God I know I am a sinner and I want to cross the gap and be in fellowship with you. I am now doing what you said to do: I know that Jesus is my Lord and I believe you raised Him from the dead and now according to your scriptures I have salvation and will live forever with you.”

If you prayed that prayer we would love to hear from you. Contact the church and we’ll get  back to you as soon as possible.