Core beliefs

CORE BELIEFS

We are a Christian church belonging to the Reformed branch of Protestant tradition. Among other things, that means we affirm human beings are saved by grace alone through faith alone in Christ alone, ultimately for God's glory (but also our joy!). Moreover, we hold Scripture to be the supreme authority over matters of faith and godliness.

We are further united by ancient documents which confess our understanding of essential biblical teachings (i.e, the Trinity, Christ's bodily death and resurrection, and the inerrancy of Scripture). Relative to some churches we are doctrinally conservative, but we are warmly welcoming of anyone wishing to learn of Jesus and experience his love.

vision statement

VISION STATEMENT

Fellowship Church strives to be a vibrant church that brings glory to God, through Christ centred worship, as equipped by the Holy Spirit, based on the teachings of the Bible, and that reaches out to our neighbours.

To further its vision, Fellowship Church members:

Focus upward to God:

/ in worship which glorifies the Father, Son and Holy Spirit

/ in prayer and Bible study to draw closer in a loving relationship with God

Support each other:

/ by building spiritual relationships to grow together in faith, knowledge, and love

/ by encouraging our youth and each other through study groups

/ by using our talents in mutual assistance, and in engaging in our culture

Reach out to our community:

/ by being the face of Christ in the world

/ by sharing in meaningful relationships in our community

/ by sharing the good news of salvation, in Christ alone, founded on Scripture alone

/ by grace alone, through faith alone

We are a church focused upwards, inwards, outwards.

life

LIFE

Every Christian is called to be not only a hearer, but a doer of God's Word—to be a disciple of Christ. We are therefore devoted to growth, godliness, and good works. Our leaders and members practice mutual accountability and strive for personal holiness (Eph 5:21).

 

As members of Jesus' spiritual Body, we each have a living role to play in God's ministry and mission (Eph 4:12-16).We are covenantal. Practically, this means we highly value the presence of children in worship, not simply as observers but as Christ's disciples who are being nurtured in the faith.

 

We are kingdom-oriented in our worldview, seeking to translate our Christian convictions into every sphere of life while maintaining our distinction from the world (1 Tim 6:13-16; Romans 12:22).

history

HISTORY

Fellowship Canadian Reformed Church was launched in 1983 with a small group of families and individuals who shared a common desire to see a vigorous gospel-centered church planted in Aldershot. Since our humble beginning, we have seen God's hand clearly at work. God has blessed us with the addition of individuals and families, wonderful relationships, fulfilling worship, substantive teaching, mission consciousness, and an expectation that He has yet to do more than what could ever ask or imagine (Eph. 3:20). To God be the glory!

mission

MISSION

Because God is a missionary God, his church is to be a missionary people—a “light to the nations” (Mt 5:13-16, I Pt 2:9,10). Believers devote themselves individually and corporately to bringing the gospel to the world (Matthew 28:18-20; Luke 24:46-48; John 20:21; Acts 1:8).

We encourage the Christian mission to proceeds in many ways, including:    

• Preaching the gospel (Romans 10:17)    

• God-centered and evangelistic worship (I Corinthians 14:25)    

• Prayer (Colossians 4:2-4)    

• Informal conversation (Colossians 4:5,6, I Peter 3:15)    

• Deeds of love (Acts 2:42-47, 4:32-35)    

• Caring for the poor (Deuteronomy 14:28,29). 

 

Through these and other means, our lives bear witness to God’s grace and Christ’s kingdom.

leadership

LEADERSHIP

Christ our King governs the Church by his Holy Spirit, according to the Word. Moreover, he does so through a system of ordained order involving two offices: elders (pastor included) and deacons. As well, we belong to a federation of churches for mutual advice, accountability, and partnering in mission.