Thursday, July 27, 2017

Beliefs

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OUR STATEMENT OF FAITH

The Gathering Place aggressively reaches out to people who are far from God. We don't apologize for who we are or what we believe in, but rather become relevant in our society to connect with people and show them God's timeless truths. Our approach is not traditional by any means but spirit contemporary: culturally relevant withoug being spiritually irrelevant. We believe in and maintain a conservative biblical position.

We believe...

1.

The Bible to be the inspired and infallible authoritative Word of God.(Deut. 29:29)

2.

There is one God eternally manifested in the Person of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.(Matt.28:18-20)(Col 2:9)(Rom 1:20)

3.

In the virgin birth of Jesus Christ, in his vicarious and atoning sacrifice through His shed Blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension, and in His personal return in power and glory upon the earth. (Matt.1:25)(Is. 7:14)(Is.9:6)(1 Tim. 3:16)

4.

Regeneration and conversion through faith in Jesus Christ is absolutely essential for the salvation of lost and sinful humanity. (Rom. 10:9-10)(Eph.2:8)

5.

Water baptism is not a saving ordinance but is essential in obedience to the Gospel and should be administered by immersion.(Acts 1:5)

6.

The Gospel includes holiness of heart and life, healing of the body, and a definite personal experience with the Holy Spirit whereby the gifts of the Spirit become active in the life of the believer. This work of the Holy Spirit is for men, women, and children. (Jn. 11:25-26 )(1 Thes. 3:13)(Is.11:6)(2Tim.3:15)(Matt.18:1-4)

7.

In the bodily resurrection of believers at the end time and the judgment of all mankind; the just unto eternal life the unjust into eternal damnation.(1 Cor. 15:15-16)(1 Thes. 4:16)(Mk. 16:16)

8.

In the spiritual unity of all believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.(Ps.133)(Eph 4:5)(Eph.4:13)

9.

In the full function of the five-fold ministry, which was given to perfect and equip the saints so they can enter into the work of their ministry, thereby edifying the whole Body of Christ. Eph. 4:11-12; Eph: 2:19-22

10.

Both men and women may be called to service church ministry without restriction due to gender. (Romans 16:1-15; Galatians 3:26-28; Acts 2:7-18)

11.

Marriage is a holy sacrament ordained by God as a union of one man and one woman in covenant relationship. (Gen 1:27-28, 2:23-24)

 

OUR MISSION

We are a holiness church. Where the gift of repentance flows and forgiveness is essential.
•     To be a lighthouse where the presence of God is manifested and Jesus is exalted.
To reach out to the broken, hurting, grieving and lost. Where the captives are set free. A place where they belong and are restored. Micah 4:6
To be a House of Prayer for all nations. Where prayer is central in the lives of believers. To encourage prayer for revival, healing, victory, salvation, deliverance, and prayer for our town and nation.
To present the gospel to each person in Aurora in a relevant, age-appropriate manner. To make it hard for anyone in Aurora to go to hell.
To raise the water lever in all life-giving churches. To pray for life to come to those churches that need it.
To reach young people and young adults. To train and equip them to reach their generation.
To send teams and plant other churches both here at home and various parts throughout the world.
To provide meaningful opportunities to reach the mature, older citizens in our community.
To build strong marriages and families in our community.
To develop the Five-Fold Ministry. To impart the gifts of the Spirit and give encouragement and direction in their use.

 

 

Office Information

The Gathering Place of Aurora
210 Edward St
Aurora, ON  L4G 1W6
T: (905) 727-2900

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