OUR BELIEFS

WHAT WE BASE OUR FAITH ON


BELIEFS


Quite often we think beliefs are just things in our head.

But in the Christian faith, the word ‘belief’ also has the nuance of loyalty, courage and trust.

Therefore, our beliefs impact every aspect of our lives.

We stand alongside millions of others when we affirm historic faith statements like the Apostles’ Creed which serves as a kind of summary of key elements of the faith:

“I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.”

You may also be interested in a modern faith statement of our denomination, The Presbyterian Church in Canada, called Living Faith. You can link to it here: LivingFaith

SERVICE TIME

Sundays at 10:01am


LOCATION

170 Steel Street
Barrie, ON  L4M 2G4
(Front & Back Parking Lots)



OUR VISION

Alive with the Holy Spirit, Westminster is a Christ-centred, family-friendly church.


OUR MISSION

Loving God, Loving our Neighbours.


OUR TRADITION

We are a part of a larger community of faith, a denomination called The Presbyterian Church in Canada. It is made up of about 1000 congregations nation-wide. We are also a part of something larger--the Reformed family of faith. Of the two billion plus Christians in the world, about 75 million in 107 countries are of this Reformed persuasion.

OUR HISTORIC EMPHASIS

Through time, Reformed and Presbyterian Christians have emphasized different things. But there are some consistent themes that emerge: The centrality of Jesus Christ, the importance of the Bible, learning, simplicity, an ethical life, and doing everything for the glory of God.


10
NUMBER OF SUNDAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS

55
YEARS OF MINISTRY

1000
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCHES IN CANADA

22.1
SELF-IDENTIFYING CHRISTIANS IN CANADA (IN MILLIONS)

You don't have to change the world. But you do have to change yours.

Pastor Ruttan www.TheUpDevo.com