So, What do we believe?
We are always looking for new and relevant ways to express our faith and our commitment to our community, but we also find that it’s not always necessary to re-invent the wheel. People spent a lot of time and effort to try and summarize the key points of the Christian faith when they came up with statements like the Apostles’ Creed. It is a good summary of what we believe as a church.
Kitsilano Christian Community is committed to our neighbourhood of Kitsilano. We appreciate and respect all Christian denominations that know, love and serve the Lord Jesus. Our affiliation is with one of the largest Protestant communities, the Baptists. Canadian Baptists are one of the most culturally, ethnically and geographically diverse denominations in Canada. Committed to the bible as an authority, we believe the good news of the gospel message unites salvation and compassion, evangelism and justice.
Like many churches, we believe each of us must personally trust God in working out our relationship with Him through prayer, Bible study, life experience, relationship and instruction. At Kits there is room for everyone. That includes those who aren’t yet ready to trust God and who are on a journey where they are searching and want a safe place to ask questions and interact with a community of faith.
We believe in God the Father Almighty,
maker of heaven and earth,
and in Jesus Christ His only Son, our Lord.
Who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, dead and buried.
He descended into hell.
The third day He rose again from the dead.
He ascended into heaven,
and sits at the right hand of the Almighty,
from there He shall come to Judge the living and the dead.
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.