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Ebenezer Christian Reformed Church

A little about Ebenezer CRC


 

Join us for Sunday services at 10:00 a.m. Evening services are held at 6 p.m. on special occasions. All are welcome!

Lead Pastor: Pastor Adam Veenstra
Music Coordinator: Gary Haveman
Church Office Administrator: Shary Weaver
The Office is open Mon to Fri 9 a.m.- Noon during the summer; and 
Mon 9 a.m. - Noon, Tues to Fri 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. September to June.
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18 Fourth Ave, Trenton, ON, K8V 5N3
Phone: (613) 394-5046
Fax: (613) 394-0832
E-mail:
office@ebenezercrc.ca
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Mission Statement:  “Reaching Up and Out, Together in Love”

 

Vision Statement:  We will passionately celebrate becoming a spirit-filled body of Christ that freely employs its gifts, gently ministers to the lost and hurting, and eagerly steps out in faith as it openly expresses God’s love.

Primary Goals:

  • Prayer: Fellowship with God & His people
  • Celebration: Celebrating who we are as God’s people in worship and special events.
  • Holistic Small Groups: A comfortable place to share, care, & grow together.
  • Gift-Oriented Ministry: Discovering and eagerly employing our spiritual gifts for body-building and outreach.
  • Outreach: Bring others to Jesus by reaching out with unconditional love.
  • Youth: Nurturing youth in the Christian faith through strong youth programs.

Our Name:

Thank you for your interest in finding out more about who we are. In the hope of helping you better understand us, let us explain the meaning of our name.

EBENEZER: Personal name meaning, “stone of help.”

Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Mizpah and Shen. He named it Ebenezer, saying, “Thus far has the Lord helped us”    1 Samuel 7:12

CHRISTIAN:

  • Our next name roots us in the universal church and its basic beliefs. We communicate this biblical faith in the following statements:
  • We believe that the Bible is God's Spirit-inspired Word and accept its authority over our faith and lives.
  • We believe in God as revealed in the Bible: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that this God is the almighty Creator and Sustainer of all things and our own faithful Father through Jesus Christ His Son.
  • We believe that human kind, though created in the image of God and originally able to love and serve God perfectly, fell for Satan's lie, breaking God's word and God's heart, bringing sin, sickness and death to all creation and deserving God's righteous judgment. All people are now sinners both by nature and choice.
  • We believe that this God is the Saviour Jesus Christ who came to earth as a man, lived a perfect life, revealed the heart of the Father, died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins, arose from the dead to give us new life and now reigns in heaven as the Lord of the universe.
  • We believe that this God is the Holy Spirit who lives in believers, setting them free by the truth of God's Word, assuring them of their salvation, nurturing them in their understanding and expression of the Christian life and equipping and empowering them to carry on the ministry of Jesus Christ
  • We believe that God does His work in His world through the ministry of the church as it reaches out through the words and works of Jesus Christ, wholeheartedly praising God for His grace, faithfully witnessing to the message of the Gospel, lovingly functioning as the body of Christ and practically extending Christian compassion toward the needs of people.
  • We believe that by God's grace through faith in Jesus Christ alone we receive the forgiveness of sins and are restored into a right relationship with God, gaining membership in His family as His sons and daughters.
  • We believe that one day Jesus will return to earth to raise the dead, judge all people and recreate heaven and earth, giving eternal life to all who have loved Him and damming Satan and all who have rejected Him in hell.

REFORMED:

    If the church universal is the trunk that gives us root, then the Reformed tradition and, more specifically, our own Christian Reformed denomination, make up the branch on which we grow.

    One of teachings that this Christian tradition highlights is the belief that sin has so infected and affected every aspect of our lives that apart from Christ we are spiritually dead and in bondage to sin. Because of this spiritual condition we cannot make a move to God unless He first makes a move to us, liberating us from the power of sin and giving us spiritual life. This He graciously has done through the sacrifice of Jesus and continues to do through the power of His Word and the regenerating work of the Holy Spirit who leads us to repentance and faith.

    We also stress God's unique relationship with our families. God doesn't just relate to us as individuals, but to us as families, from generation to generation. In other words, God cares deeply about our children and He calls parents and the whole church to raise them to know, love and serve Jesus Christ as both Saviour and Lord.

    Another biblical teaching that we highlight is the fact that Jesus is Lord of all of life. There is no aspect of life as individuals, families, church and even communities and nations that doesn't fall under His ultimate authority. Therefore, we seek to live according to the principles of His Kingdom in every facet of life - from education to recreation, from work to entertainment, from science to politics.

These are just a few of the biblical teachings that our Reformed tradition highlights. 

 

CHURCH:  For us a church is not so much a building, as it is a people - a people with a mission. Following the model of the early church (Acts 2:41-47) we make this our mission:

Worship & Prayer - The church gathers as God's accepting family to meet Him in praise, confession and thanksgiving; to hear His Word for their life; and to dedicate themselves to lives of service and prayer.

Education & Discipleship - the church enables people to see Jesus clearly, helps them to know His will for them, and equips them to follow Him in all of life.

Care & Fellowship - The church members help others carry their own load, bearing each others' burdens and so showing Christ's love, concern and compassion.

Service & Witness - The church meets the needs of people in Christ's name and invites them on His behalf to be His disciples.


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