Who We Are

The Gathering

We are a collection of people from different walks of life meeting together to encounter the Triune God, maturing our faith in Jesus Christ through the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and multiplying disciples throughout Hamilton for the glory of the Father.

Vision & Mission

Our vision is to live out the redemptive story of Jesus Christ wherever God has planted us. Our mission is for people to experience the redeeming love of Jesus and be equipped to share His redemptive story.

Core Values

Meeting

The early church met every day and enjoyed meeting together (Acts 2:46-47). They prioritized meeting together for the sake of the gospel because they recognized the importance of community—in mutually encouraging each other, praising God together, spurring one another on towards love and good deeds, and growing together.

The Gathering will strive to meet intentionally on a consistent and regular basis, focusing on fellowship in its most simplistic form. Much like a family, no one is left out and all the members care for each other. We will gather as a family of believers to celebrate and remember Jesus Christ.

Multiply

Jesus, before ascending into heaven, gave us the command to go and make disciples of all nations, to baptize them, and to teach them to obey the Word of God (Matthew 28:19-20). This was clearly at the heart of the early church as the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.

The Gathering will not be a place to come and get saved, rather it will be a place where people are equipped to bring the message of salvation to those they encounter on an everyday basis because it is the job of every believer to make disciples of all nations.

Mature

Believers of the early church devoted themselves to the teachings of Jesus Christ and to prayer (Acts 2:42). As they learned, understood, and lived out the Word of God, these believers matured in their faith and relationship with God. They understood that this God was a living God who they can communicate with.

The Word of God and prayer are essential elements for The Gathering. Not only will these elements be present when we meet together, but it will be built into our lifestyles as believers and followers of Jesus Christ. As maturity happens, we will see increased generosity and a desire to see the lost come to know Jesus.

Meet together to encounter God. Mature our faith in Jesus. Multiply disciples throughout Hamilton.

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