For all to receive and live out the love of Christ.
Jesus said this in Mark 12:29-31, “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.” Therefore, everything we do is to move people towards loving God and being loved by God.
We are called to be into intentional Christian community. We believe real change happens when we live in community with one another, whether it is in small groups or as a greater church community. In fact, it is in community where deep relationships are forged, as well as discovery of one’s spiritual journey. As it says in Hebrews 10:24-25, “And let us consider how to stir up one another to love and good works, not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near.”
Jesus’ life was love in action. Therefore, “…just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many,” (Matt. 20:28), so we do the same in serving God and others. We are all part of God’s body and have been given gifts to build God’s Kingdom together. We believe that as we love and serve, we will be able to reach the community we’re placed in.
Our desire is for all to be missionally active in their community and to step out into the world to share the love of Christ. In the book of Matthew, it says “The King will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'” (Matt 25:40). As well, Jesus said, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matt. 28:19-20)
We are a non-denominational church located in the East Vancouver community of South Hill. We started back in 1984 as a small church plant in the Marpole Community Center for Cantonese-speakers and have now grown to have our own building with services in three languages: Cantonese, English and Mandarin.