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Who We Are

What We Believe

We are a group of Christians who meet together in Kitchener, Ontario to preach the good news of God’s salvation and to worship, pray and study the Bible.

 

Since 1906, we have met as a local church to serve God and witness to the community. Here are a few things you might be interested to know about us:

  •  We are gathered to the name of the Lord Jesus Christ alone (Matthew 18:20). We are not part of a denomination. We do enjoy fellowship with a large number of local churches throughout the world on the basis of a common understanding of the Word of God

  • Our building name, ‘Gospel Hall’ is indicative of the priority we give to the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We devote every Sunday evening service to preaching the Gospel (Romans 1:16)

  • We believe the Bible is God’s Word and is the basis for all our teaching and preaching, and the foundation for all of our practices (2 Timothy 3:16)

  • We aim to give Christ His rightful place as Lord, Head, and Chief Shepherd. Spiritual activity such as preaching, teaching, collective prayer and worship is a shared responsibility

  • Church leadership is through a body of elders who are accountable to God, and whose only authority is the Word of God (Acts 20:27 

God and Man

 

We believe in one God — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The triune God has created human beings in His own image and has called them to manifest and reflect holiness through obedience to His commandments. However, man sinned and entered into a state of moral corruption. All are born with a sinful nature and are estranged from their Creator. The Bible says that all are sinners and in need of salvation (Romans 3:23).

 

Jesus Christ

 

Because of a profound love for His creation, God has initiated a plan of redemption. ‘For God so loved the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.’ (John 3.16). Redemption is located in the historical incarnation of God in the person of Jesus of Nazareth. We confess Jesus to be the Christ of Old Testament prophecy, being at the same time fully God and fully man. Jesus, through His substitutionary death and bodily resurrection, has provided the basis of our justification, which, by God's grace, we receive by faith alone in His finished work upon the cross of Calvary (Romans 5:6).

 

The Holy Spirit

 

Proceeding from the Father and the Son, the Holy Spirit dwells in the hearts of believers from the moment they trust Christ as Saviour and operates in their sanctification and empowers them for the service of bearing witness to the kingdom of God and preaching the Gospel of His grace.

The Bible

 

The Bible, in its entirety, is divine revelation and we submit to the authority of Holy Scripture, acknowledging it to be inerrant and inspired by God, thus carrying the full weight of His authority.