MISSION & POSTURES

MISSION:

Joining God in the renewal of all things.

POSTURES: 

BACKWARD LEANING: 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.

 

 

FORWARD THINKING: 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.

 

 

INWARD REFLECTION: 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.

 

 

OUTWARD DISPOSITION: COLLABORATING WITH GOD LOCALLY & GLOBALLY

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.

  

 

Respectfully, we recognize that we worship here together on the traditional lands of First Nations and Métis people. We acknowledge that the land we are on is in Treaty 6 Territory.

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.