We Exist To Serve
“The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members.”
– Coretta Scott King
Statement of Values and Beliefs
Our Vision is our Purpose is Our Process
“Reaching our community and leading them into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ..”
We filter every idea, program, and budget request through our purpose statement. If what
we plan doesn’t help us meet our purpose, then we don’t do it.
Our statement of purpose is based on three teachings of Jesus:
18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given
to me. 19 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, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have
commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
MATTHEW 28:18-20 NIV
He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Whoever
believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
And these signs will accompany those who believe…” Then the disciples went out and
preached everywhere, and the Lord worked with them and confirmed his word by the signs
that accompanied it. MARK 16:15-17, 20 NIV
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you; and you will be my
witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”
Acts 1: 8 NIV
Statement of Values
1. We value worshipping God by surrendering inwardly to God’s love in Christ and expressing outwardly in wisdom. (John 4: 24; Romans 12: 1 – 2; Psalm 150)
2. We value the unity of the church. (John 17: 23; Ephesians 3: 14 – 21).
3. We value the ministry of small groups for life change happens through meaningful relationships and accountability received. (Acts 2: 44 – 47; Hebrews 10: 25)
4. We value servant leadership as a means of caring for and leading the church and raising up future leaders. (Matthew 20: 20 – 28; 1 Peter 5: 1 – 4; 2 Timothy 2: 2)
5. We value prayer and intercession both personally and corporately as the foundation for having a fulfilling life and ministry. (Acts 4: 23 – 31; Isaiah 56: 7; Philippians 4: 6)
6. We value every believer as a minister and desire to help them fulfill their role within the local church. (Romans 12: 3 – 8; 1 Corinthians 12: 1 – 11).
7. We value all spiritual gifts given by the Holy Spirit for the common good. (1 Corinthians 12: 7)
8. We value an environment where people can grow in biblical knowledge, character and gifting without fear of failure. (Philippians 1: 6; Colossians 1: 9 – 12).
9. We value the Word of God and the power of the Holy Spirit as the primary means of Godly direction and life change. (2 Timothy 3: 16 – 17; John 8: 31 – 32)
10. We value God’s heart for those without Christ and desire to reveal His love through the expression of our faith in him. (Luke 15; John 3: 16; Matthew 22: 37–39).
11. We value serving God and others through the giving of our time, talents, resources and finances. (1 John 3: 16 – 18; Proverbs 11: 25; 1 Peter 4: 10).
12. We value creativity in communicating the gospel through the arts. (Psalm 33: 1 – 3; Psalm 149: 1 – 3; Psalm 150).
13. We value equipping, sending and supporting of missionaries around the world. (Matthew 28: 19 – 20; Matthew 9: 36 – 38).
Statement of Beliefs
Seine River Church asserts and holds to the following fundamental truths as the foundational doctrines of the Kingdom of God.
THE ONE TRUE ETERNAL GOD
a) There is one true eternal God, Creator of the universe, and Redeemer of mankind (Deuteronomy 6:4, Exodus 3:14, Isaiah 43:10-11, Psalm 90:2).
b) God has further revealed Himself as a triune being manifested as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Isaiah 48:16, Matthew 28:19, Luke 3:22, 2 Corinthians 13:14).
THE INSPIRED SCRIPTURES
The scriptures, both Old and New Testament, are inspired of God, and comprise the infallible and authoritative Word of God to mankind (2 Timothy 3:15-17, 2 Peter 19-21).
THE DEITY OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST
a) The Lord Jesus Christ is God as manifest to mankind, and shares in the divinity and deity of God (Matthew 1:23, John 5:22-23, 2 John 1:3,Hebrews 1:1-13 John 1:1-2, John 20:28).
b) Christ lived a sinless life (2 Corinthians 5:21, Hebrews 4:15).
c) Christ performed divine miracles by the power of the Holy Spirit (Acts 10:38).
d) Christ was born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14, Matthew 1:23, Luke 1:34).
ORIGINAL SIN AND THE FALL OF HUMANITY
a) Adam and Eve were created good and upright before God (Genesis 1:26-27).
b) The first man, Adam, through disobedience, fell from the grace of God, and thus sin entered into the world and spread to all humans (Romans 5:12). Since the fall of Adam all humanity has been born with a sinful nature (Ephesians 2:3).
THE EXISTENCE AND REALITY OF SATAN
Satan is a fallen angel, and an enemy of God and mankind (Isaiah. 14:12-16, Ezekiel 28:12-16, 1 Peter 5:8, 1 John 3:8).
SALVATION OF HUMANKIND
a) Humankind’s only hope of salvation from the power and consequences of sin and death is through the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, bringing us into life and victory in Christ (1 Corinthians 15:55-57, Acts 4:12, Romans 5:8-13, Romans 10:9-10, James 1:21, Ephesians 2:8).
b) Humanity’s full redemption was purchased through Jesus’ substitutionary death, His bodily resurrection, and His ascension to the right hand of the Father (2 Corinthians 5:21, 1 Corinthians 15:20-23, Hebrews 8:1-6, Hebrews 9:15-26).
a) Water baptism is an important step of identification with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ (Romans 6:3-6, Colossians 2:11-14).
b) Water baptism should be done by immersion (Matthew 3:16, John 3:23, Acts 8:36-39).
c) Water baptism should be done into the name of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19), and should be done in the name of Jesus (Acts.8:16, 10:48).
a) In communion the bread and fruit of the vine are symbolic of the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ (Luke 22:19-20).
b) We are encouraged to partake of these elements in remembrance of him (1 Corinthians 11:23-26).
c) In partaking of the elements in the right manner, God gives the promise and hope of spiritual life, emotional strength and physical healing (1 Corinthians 11:27-34, Acts 2:46).
THE BAPTISM OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
a) The baptism of the Holy Spirit includes the believer into the death and burial of Christ. (1 Corinthians 12: 13)
b) The baptism of the Holy Spirit can come with the physical sign of speaking with other tongues as the Spirit of God gives utterance (Acts 2:4, 19:6).
c) With the baptism in the Holy Spirit comes the receiving of the power of God for serving in ministry (Luke 24:49, Acts 1:4-8).
d) The Holy Spirit also gives the manifestation of the spiritual gifts, and distributes to each one individually as He wills (1 Corinthians 12:1-31).
e) This experience can be distinct from new birth and water baptism. (Acts 8:12-17, Acts 10:44-46, Acts 11:14-15, Acts 15:7-9, John 20:22, Acts 4-8).
Divine healing was provided for and purchased in the redemptive work of Christ; it is an integral part of our new covenant(Is 53:4-5, Matt 8:16-17, 1 Pet 2:24, Ps 103:1-3,James 5:14-16).
THE RESURRECTION OF THE DEAD
a) Christ will return in glory for His church: the dead in Christ will rise first, then those who remain shall be caught up to meet the Lord in the air. The believer shall live and reign with Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17, 1 Corinthians 15:51-57, 2 Timothy 2:12, Revelation 5:10).
b) The resurrection of the unbelieving shall be to everlasting punishment in the lake of fire (Revelation 20:11-15).
Marriage is defined to be a living example of the relationship between Christ and the Church (Ephesians 5:31-32). Marriage is a holy sacrament of the church defined as being between one naturally born man and one naturally born woman. Therefore, as a church, we do not recognize common-law or same-sex marriage (Genesis 2:18-24; Matthew 19:4-6, Hebrews 13:4).
Seine River Church is Located at:
1464 Dawson Road,
Lorette, MB, R5K 0T4
Sunday Morning Worship
Starts at: 10:30 AM
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Phone: (204) 981-3531
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