We desire to walk out our ministry vision in the following ways …
Declaring the Gospel
The gospel is the good news that Jesus perfect life, sacrificial death and divine resurrection has fully paid the price for the sin of all who believe in Him. The gospel is not simply a set of beliefs that serve as the entrance into our faith, but also as the transforming power of grace by which we live it out. Therefore, we gather to receive from God as He meets us through His ordinary means of grace: Worship, preaching Christ, receiving the Lord’s Supper & baptism.
Walking in Love
The church is God’s family and Christ is the head. We are like every family – we have our problems and dysfunctions. The church is not where “good people go”, it’s where forgiven sinners go to worship the only One who is good by God’s standard and loves us despite our inability to be good by His standard. God loves us when we are at our worst. Therefore, we desire to love others when they are at their worst. God’s love for us fuels our ability to live for the benefit of others at our expense.
Compassion on those in Need
We acknowledge the call of Christ to remember those in need and to minister healing and the hope of the gospel to the broken.
We love the diversity and vitality of KW. We celebrate the arts, professions, education and the diverse cultural expressions that are here. We desire to be an outward facing church, involved in our community. We welcome seekers and skeptics. We invite their questions, graciously sharing why our hope is in Christ. We desire to show love to those who disagree with our convictions and maintain that this can be done without abandoning our convictions. We actively support St. John’s Kitchen, the Mennonite Central Committee for Refugee Support and church planting in Canada.