What kind of church are we?
Great question. We're part of something called the Church of God movement, which is distinguished by a major centre in Anderson, Indiana. The name may sound a bit egotistical, but don't worry, we don't mean it to say we are God's church and no one else is. The Church of God movement began with a desire for Christians to come together in unity as one chuch. The name "Church of God" was selected because of its common use in the Bible about the church. It started in the USA in the 1880s and has since spread around the world. We tend to hold a commitment to seeking what Christians have in common and to build on those things, rather than emphasizing differences.
--Western Canadian Church of God website
One of our early church songs says: "The Bible is our rule of faith and Christ alone is Lord." That still summarizes the core belief of most Church of God people. While we have been hestiant to issue any offical belief statements, these beliefs reflect the heart of the Church of God movement:
Salvation makes us members of the body of Christ. We enter into the life of the church, not by joining a denomination or a human organization, but by commiting our lives to Christ
The body of Christ is one, here and now. We believe that God calls all Christians to live in unity and peace.
All members of the body of Christ are to live a holy life. As God's people, we represent Christ in this world.
-- Adapted from the Church of God in North America website
For more detailed information on the background of the Church of God, our core Biblical principles, and other questions about who we are, please peruse the following resources:
Western Canadian Church of God
North American Church of God Beliefs Page