We are a thoughtful, intentional, vibrant, evangelistic, engaging, multi-generational, and multi-cultural service every Sunday at 2:30 PM. Our focus is to bring people together, those who are already committed Christians and those who are on a journey to faith in Christ, in order to worship our God
What We Believe
The Word Of God
(John 17:17; Romans 15:4; 2Tim 3:16; 2Pet 1:19-21)
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God fully and verbally inspired by the Holy Spirit. We believe that the Bible in its original manuscripts is free from all falsehood or mistake and so is entirely true and trustworthy in all its assertions on all matters of natural and theological fact and that it has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct. (John 17:17; Romans 15:4; 2Tim 3:16; 2Pet 1:19-21)
(Matt 28:19; John 1:1-4; 1John 5:7)
We believe that there in one living and true God, eternally existing in three persons; that these are equal in every divine perfection, and that they execute distinct but harmonious offices in the work of creation, providence and redemption.
God the Father
(John 3:16,17; 4:24; 17:5)
We believe in God, the Father, an infinite personal spirit, perfect in holiness, wisdom, power and love. We believe that He concerns Himself mercifully in the affairs of men, that He hears and answers prayer, and that He saves from sin and death all who come to Him through Jesus Christ.
(Isaiah 7:14; John 1:14; Philippians 2:5-11; Hebrews 1:2,3; 1John 1:7)
We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, conceived by the Holy Spirit. We believe in His virgin birth, sinless life, miracles and teachings. We believe in His substitutionary atoning death, bodily resurrection and ascension to heaven, perpetual intercession for His people, and personal visible return to earth.
The Holy Spirit
(John 14:26; John 16:7-15; Romans 8:14-17; Ephesians 1:13-14)
We believe in the Holy Spirit who came forth from the Father and Son to convict the world of sin, righteousness and judgment, and to regenerate, sanctify and empower all who believe in Jesus Christ. We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells every believer in Christ, and that He is abiding helper, teacher and guide.
(Psalm 91:11-13; Luke 1:26-38; Revelation 12:7-12)
We believe that angels are a distinct order of created spiritual beings; that they can appear in human form; that good angels minister to human beings and serve God as special messengers; that Satan, a fallen angel, and his evil angels whom he leads, exercise great but limited power in the world, and will suffer final defeat at the hands of the Lord Jesus Christ.
(John 1:12-13; John 3:3, 16,17; Acts 20:21; Ephesians 2:1-9; Titus 3:5)
We believe that all men are sinners by nature and by choice and are, therefore, under condemnation. We believe that those who repent of their sins and trust in Jesus Christ as Saviour are regenerated by the Holy Spirit.
(Matt 16:16-18; Acts 2:38-41; Ephesians 2:19-22; 5:25-27)
We believe in the universal church, a living spiritual body of which Christ is the head and all regenerated persons are members. We believe in the local church, consisting of a company of believers in Jesus Christ, baptized on a credible profession of faith, and associated for worship, work and fellowship. We believe that God has laid upon the members of the local church the primary task of giving the gospel of Jesus Christ to a lost world.
(2Cor 9:6-8; Eph 4:11-16; Phil 2:14-16; Colossians 3:17-23; 1Thessalonians 5:17-18)
We believe that a Christian should live for the glory of God and the well being of His fellowmen; that his conduct should be blameless before the world; that he should be a faithful steward of his possessions; and that he should seek to realize for himself and others the full stature of maturity in Christ.
(Matt 28:18-20; Acts 2:41-2; Romans 6:3-5; 1Cor 11:23-32)
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ has committed two ordinances to the local church, baptism and the Lord’s Supper. We believe that Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water into the name of the triune God. We believe that the Lord’s Supper was instituted by Christ for commemoration of His death. We believe that these two ordinances should be observed and administered until the return of the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that every human being has direct relations with God, and is responsible to God in all matters of faith; that each church is independent and must be free from interference by an ecclesiastical or political authority; that therefore Church & State must be kept separate as having different functions, each fulfilling its duties free from dictation or patronage of the other.
(Acts 15:22-23; 1Cor 16:3)
We believe that the local churches can best promote the cause of Jesus Christ by cooperating with one another in a denominational organization. Such an organization, whether regional or district conferences, exists and functions by the will of the churches. Cooperation in a conference is voluntary and may be terminated at any time. Churches may likewise cooperate with interdenominational fellowships on a voluntary independent basis.
The Last Things
(John 5:28,29; Rev 20:1-15; 2 Cor 5:10; Matt 25:31-46)
We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth and the establishment of His Kingdom. We believe in the resurrection of the body, the final judgment, the eternal felicity of the righteous, and the endless suffering of the wicked.
CELEBRATING GOD’S PRESENCE
Short-term Missions Trip
HONDURAS August 2019
Gordon & Anna Mackenzie
The Gathering Church is privileged to have the opportunity to send a team of 12-14 individuals on a short-term mission trip to Honduras in August 2019. With the leadership of Gordon & Anna Mackenzie, we are able to reach out and serve the community in many ways: Street ministry; serve in the local church; and much more, just to spread the love of Jesus Christ.
More details to follow in the coming weeks/months.