We value Creativity
God has made us a diverse and complex people who worship in many different ways therefore we encourage creativity and diversity in how we express Biblical truth and bring glory to God.
We value Relationships
Therefore we will constantly keep our focus on people and we will work to enhance relationships within the church family and establish connection points in the community to share the message of God's love to the people.
We value Integrity
Therefore we will seek to be above reproach in all our dealings as the people of God inside and outside the church.
We value Service
Therefore we will use the resources at our disposal to provide compassionate aid to those in need.
We value Involvement
Therefore we will encourage and provide opportunities for all members to be involved in the Church’s ministry as an expression of our Christian citizenship.
We value Growth
Therefore we will find opportunities for all members to grow in faith, knowledge and character.
It is our duty as Christians to look after our brothers and sisters who are lost or in need.
"If there is a poor man among you, one of your brothers, in any of the towns of the land which the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart, nor close your hand to your poor brother; but you shall freely open your hand to him, and generously lend him sufficient for his need in whatever he lacks."
- Deuteronomy 15:7
We are involved in both our local and global communities and we strive to affect change and spread the Word of God in everything we do.
Whether it is addictions, poverty, counseling or hunger, our church is always trying to find ways of making a difference. Our ultimate goals are to improve the quality of life of people in need and to help people find salvation and spiritually peace.
"Give to him who asks of you, and do not turn away from him who wants to borrow from you"
- Matthew 5:42
Local and Global Missions
The nerd and geek community is often considered by society to be misfits and outcasts, those living on the fringes of society, and often a childhood stage to be left behind at adulthood. In reality geeks are the connoisseurs and fanatics of science fiction, fantasy, comics, anime, board games, video games, computers, and all the art and creativity that comes along with these things.
They are often the forward thinkers of our society, undeterred by what is perceived as impossible with full belief that it can be, it should be, and will be possible one day. We seek to be a holy sanctuary for these troubadours of society.
Located at 320 Princess Street in Winnipeg, Union Gospel Mission is an inner city shelter for those who have no food or clothing, a centre where men and women can get help with addictions and a place for evangelism about the Word of God. Various members of our church donate their time and help with general cleanup, kitchen work and organize donated materials in their warehouses.
Athletes in Action
"Athletes In Action is committed to using the language of sport to communicate the most powerful message of all: God’s passionate love for his children as communicated through his Son, Jesus Christ." We are actively sponsoring our own Deborah Yeboah as she engages in missional work in Edmonton and Winnipeg. She will be coaching, leading sport camps and various other outreach events through her love of basketball and the talents God has given her.
This year as part of our joint Good Friday service with Crestview Fellowship Church we took up an offering for Dignity House (http://www.dignityhouse.ca/), a local mission that provides care and hope for people trapped in the sex trade.
Through International Child Care Ministries, our church is currently sponsoring children in Ghana, Ecuador and Burundi.
Build A Well
In collaboration with many generous souls, our church was involved in the construction of a well for a community in Dedeiman, Ghana. We continue to search out other impoverished communities in need of basic drinking water.
Churches Responding to the TRC
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission has published a report from the survivors of residential schools and have issued 94 calls to action, some to churches specifically. We are one of several churches in the greater St. James area involved in providing reconciliation through educating our congregations and community. To begin we are involved in planning and facilitating four information sessions in Spring 2016. We are also committed to creating a welcoming place for all people and a church where all people are equal under God, deserving of love and dignity and the freedom to live out their culture in service of Him.
Grace Church, Ghana
This year we are sending a canister of school supplies, clothing and children's material to Grace Church in Ghana. We hope to send this in the fall to support their vibrant children's ministry.