In one sense, the world has never been more connected. We text, e-mail, tweet, post on Instagram, and our iPhone is always nearby. All communication must be quick, or we become impatient. And yet, we have never been more isolated, more disconnected. We spend more time on social media than talking to family, friends, or neighbours.
God never meant for His creation to be isolated. In Genesis 1 and 2 we read that mankind was created to be in a relationship with God and in relationship with each other. We are made in the image of God, who is love. But to love, you need someone to love, which leads to our dilemma: how can we lovingly connect with others in a society that is connected yet disconnected at the same time? More importantly, how can we lead disconnected people to a connection with Christ and the Body of Believers?
As team members, we will use our interpersonal and networking skills to build connections with those who visit our church. We are personable, sociable, are enthusiastically willing to serve Christ and His church and above all, we desire to present a Christ-like image in our interactions.
Our purpose is to facilitate connections among our congregants as well as with our community. We want to be alert to the need for connections and how we can serve those needs.
Our mission is to provide our congregants with opportunities to develop connections and foster unity through Christ-centered spiritual relationships within our church and community.
Our vision is to make disciples of Jesus Christ so that the world might be transformed. If we connect with God, connect with each other, and connect with our community, ultimately, we will connect with the world and begin leading people to Christ.
Our goal is to encourage meaningful relationships through love and trust while pointing people to Jesus. We strive to encourage and nurture each other to grow in faith and love. We will share the love of Jesus with the community of believers and unbelievers, not only in word but also in deed.
“Guess who’s coming for coffee?” is an outreach that provides the opportunity to connect and make new friendships or revive old ones as we visit in our homes.
“Fellowship in the Fall” and the Annual Church Picnic are two events that are popular with all age groups and provide the opportunity to connect, reconnect, and fellowship.
“Bicycle Rides in the River Valley”, summertime picnics in the park, and other informal gatherings help to foster and develop relationships – with each other and with the Lord.
Our two-day Church Retreat is an opportunity to enjoy nature as we rest, reflect, pray, fellowship, worship, and sing.
“Let us, therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification” Romans 14:19.
Connectors are sociable, enthusiastic, helpful people who desire to serve the Lord by greeting, welcoming, and connecting with visitors to help the visitors connect with other people and ministries in our church. Simply put, connectors bring people together. The person with a big smile and outstretched hand hurrying toward a visitor is probably one of our friendly connectors, looking to make a connection.
The Welcome Centre
Here visitors can get pertinent information about our church. Volunteers at the desk will be glad to answer all questions a visitor might have and bless the first-time visitor with a welcome gift and bundle of information.
“Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God” Romans 15:7.