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The Gathering House is a café-community-church located in Chesterville, Ontario.
Our Hope is to see people grow in their relationship with Christ and with each other. We believe that a Christian grows in their faith through Lavish Worship, Intentional Community, Faithful Service, Effective Outreach and Radical Discipleship. We design all of our programs and activities around these things.
We desire to have those in our community see that we love them and care for them with the love we have received from Christ.
We hope to see you this Sunday!
The triune God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, is the centre of this ministry. Our deep desire is to glorify Him in all that we do by following His example, in Christ, through the enabling of the Holy Spirit.
We believe the Bible to be God’s Word and accept its authority as the ultimate guide for our lives, both individually and corporately.
The Body of Christ
We believe that God has created each of us as unique members of one body of believers. He has equipped each of us with gifts that are given for the good of the whole. We seek to identify and utilize these gifts for the purposes of expanding and strengthening His Kingdom. We also seek to care for each member out of the wealth of Christ’s love.
We understand that our identity in Christ is inextricably linked to the depth of our unity and love for each other. We are committed to strengthening the bonds that bind us together and lovingly address issues that have the potential to divide us.
As grateful recipients of God’s grace, we seek to extend that grace to all those who connect with any one of TGH’s ministries or members.
We serve a perfect God whose dealings with mankind have always been right and just. We seek to model this Godly commitment in all of our relationships.
We serve a God who paid the ultimate price to foster deeply intimate relationships with those He created. He created the church through building loving and accountable relationships. We experience God each day in relationship and understand the incredible potential inherent in building relationships within and outside the church.
Our God is a God of order and authority. We appreciate the need for clearly defined roles, responsibilities and lines of authority that are in keeping with God’s Word.
We consider evangelism to be inextricably linked to the process of discipleship. Christ’s final words to His disciples included a mandate to multiply or make disciples by spreading the good news of salvation throughout the world. We feel called to apply this mandate in both local and global contexts. We seek to do this in a manner that is clear and understandable in our post-modern context.
Being a follower of Christ is a dynamic, maturing process that requires education, mentoring, and experience. We understand the importance of intentionally and strategically developing passionate disciples of Jesus Christ.
Eastern Ontario is rich in church and para-church organizations pursuing similar missions. TGH is committed to work with and support these other ministries.
Discipleship involves, for each member, the development of Biblical disciplines that will strengthen personal and corporate faith.
TGH promotes individual and corporate learning. There is so much to learn about the Kingdom of God. Our learning is focused on application and seeks to enable us to grow in our faith.
Prayer, Meditation and Fasting
God invites us to a deep and profound spiritual life that includes continuous communication with Him. We appreciate this invitation and understand the power of investing in this spiritual life.
Our God is worthy of praise. We understand that we can glorify God in a wide variety of ways and so we promote the exploration and integration of worship into all that we do.
Christ is the Servant King and as His disciples we accept our calling to have the same attitude and to serve others with the same attitude that Christ had in serving us.
Christ encouraged the church to play a leading role in caring for the less fortunate in our world. We seek to be a church that extends its concern for the poor and oppressed beyond the boundaries of the spiritual to the temporal.
God has richly blessed TGH and its members materially. We see these resources as a trust to be wisely managed for the purposes of expanding and strengthening His Kingdom.