Joining God in the Renewal of All Things
LOCATING OURSELVES IN GOD’S STORY
We believe God has been actively at work in our world as witnessed in the scriptures and through the church. We stand on the shoulders of those who have come before us, and rest on the very best of our heritage to influence our practices and worldview.
ANTICIPATING GOD’S MOVEMENTS
We understand that our world faces challenges that must be thoughtfully navigated and negotiated. We are prepared to risk our comfort and security to help transform evil into good.
CREATING SACRED SPACE TO ENCOUNTER GOD
We commit ourselves to a personal, but not individualistic, devotion to Jesus. We also submit ourselves to one another trusting that in community is where we meet and hear from God.
COLLABORATING WITH GOD LOCALLY
We accept God’s invitation to participate in the healing of our world. We welcome spiritual seekers and skeptics, and conspire with God in acts of justice and restoration.
We acknowledge with gratitude that our lives of worship and service are rooted in Treaty 6 territory and the Homeland of the Métis. We offer our respect and thanks to the Indigenous peoples of this land, we remind ourselves of the long history of the covenant-making Creator at work in this place, and we commit ourselves to the hard work of truth-telling and reconciliation that is part of God’s renewal of all things.
Lakeview Church is affiliated with the Free Methodist Church in Canada, a worldwide movement with historical ties to the abolishment of slavery, early advocation of women's rights, child labour reform and the establishment of hospitals and schools. For more information, visit www.fmcic.ca