Ecclesia is...

...a church that longs to be the heartbeat of North Oshawa. Just as the cells that bring us life are gathered together in our hearts, then scattered to bring that life throughout our body, we want to gather and scatter in our own neighbourhoods. We value  coming together to be renewed and empowered in worship, so that we can go out and bring Life to all those who live, work, study, and play in North Oshawa. Consistently gathering and scattering as a faithful rhythm of life in Christ.

 

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Gathering

Worship and community will be a vital part of the life of our church, rooting us in the truth of our faith and consistently reminding us of God's faithfulness.

 

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Scattering

Our gathering will send us out into our scattering, where we venture out beyond the walls of our church into our neighbourhood where we live, work, study, and play. As individuals and as a community, we are committed to loving and serving our neighbours in both big and small ways.

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Grace

We will be a community that both receives and reflects God's grace in our gathering, in our scattering, and throughout our place. We will hold a posture of grace toward each other and toward our neighbours, making space for others to belong in our community even, perhaps, before they believe in Christ - just as this is God's posture toward us.

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Place

Following the model of Christ's incarnation - in which Christ ministered intentionally in and with a specific time and place -  we will take our place seriously, seeking out ways in which we can root ourselves in our community of North Oshawa. Because of our presence, we want our neighbourhood to be transformed by the love of Christ.