At Guelph Bible Chapel, our vision is to witness God transforming lives, as stated in Romans 12:1-2. We are excited about the work of God in the churches of Guelph. With this in view, our church family is committed to:
- Sharing Jesus with others – Consistently expressing the Gospel of Jesus Christ in a relevant manner
- Equipping through the Bible – Helping people become students of God's Word
- Connecting with God – Developing a life of Spirit-filled prayer and worship
- Following Jesus boldly and serving well – Making disciples of all ages
- who understand, develop and exercise their spiritual gifts to the glory of God
- who recognize, share and celebrate the journey of God’s leading in their lives
- Doing life together – Building deep and lasting Christ-centred relationships with each other
Guelph Bible Chapel encourages people to know and enjoy God through the transforming power of Jesus Christ His Son.
Pastor: Dan Andrade
Pastor: Chris Timm
Elders: Dan Chapman
Patrick Thornton (on sabbatical from summer 2023)
Statement of Faith:
(a) In the Scriptures, Old and New Testament, as the inspired Word of God, which are entirely trustworthy, and without error in the original writings. They are the complete revelation of God's will for salvation of people and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.
(b) In one God, Almighty, Creator of all things, holy and eternally existing in three persons, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is gracious, merciful, compassionate, and steadfast in love. He is also the righteous Judge of all.
(c) In the Lord Jesus Christ, true God and true Man, who was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary in His incarnation. He lived a sinless life, died on the cross as a perfect sacrifice for our sins, was buried and rose bodily from the dead. He ascended into heaven, was exalted by the Father and now intercedes as our High Priest and Advocate.
(d) In the Holy Spirit, co-equal with the Father and the Son, who glorifies the Lord Jesus, convicts people of sin, regenerates the believing sinner, and indwells all Christians. He guides, instructs, empowers, and gives gifts to believers for godly living and for service in building up the body of Christ.
(e) That mankind, who was created in the image and likeness of God, has sinned and is guilty before a holy God, and is condemned to eternal separation from God.
(f) Salvation is provided through the death and resurrection of Christ and is the only ground for a sinner's justification and acceptance by God. All who receive the Lord Jesus by faith are redeemed by His blood and are born of the Holy Spirit. They become children of God and have eternal life.
(g) In the personal return of the Lord Jesus to take all believers to be with Him forever. His coming is to be expected at any time and will be followed by the wrath of God upon unredeemed society, and the Millennium.
(h) That the true Church is a living, spiritual Body of which Christ is the head. It is composed of all those who are genuine believers.
(i)In the two ordinances for the church:
Guelph Bible Chapel is an affiliate member of The Evangelical Fellowship of Canada (EFC), the national association of evangelical Christians in Canada. The EFC provides a national forum for Evangelicals, fosters ministry partnerships, conducts research on religious and social trends and provides a constructive voice for biblical principles in life and society.
We are committed to accountability and transparency in our finances and are a member of the Canadian Council of Christian Charities. Financial Statements are available upon request.
We collaborate in ministry with other organizations in support of our mission and vision, including Celebrate Recovery Canada, Precept Ministries Canada and Vision Ministries Canada.
216 Silvercreek Pky S, Guelph, ON N1H 3S7