New City Church exists to train Christians “to bring the whole gospel to Hamilton until Hamilton is whole” by being a worshipping community committed to God, each other, and our city. We want to see and are committed to growing, nurturing, and maturing disciples and churches so that we see our cities, country, and culture transformed by a movement of the Gospel of Jesus.
We are committed to the Bible. The Holy Spirit directs us through God’s Word, the Bible. Scripture is not just a philosophy, worldview, or even a collection of religious truths. It is a beautifully compelling story that invites each of us to be a part of God’s ongoing personal involvement and redemption of His world.
We are committed to believing, teaching, and living out of God’s free grace. We are empowered by the Holy Spirit through the Gospel that tells us about the unexpected reality of forgiveness and new life in Jesus through his life, death, and resurrection. This undeserved good news of grace is to inform every movement of our lives as we celebrate in praise and worship of God.
We are committed to the practice of prayer. Prayer is practical reliance on God to embolden, lead, provide, and protect. It is one of the most important and powerful things we can do as we come before the creator and keeper of the universe to pray for our church and city, asking for a transformation towards peace, wholeness, and renewal.
We are committed to each other. God joins us together in the person and work of Jesus. The death and resurrection of Jesus broke down the walls that separated us from God and others. His gospel now unites us in a community of reconciliation and peace,. The church is, as St. Augustine put it, a “city within a city” that demonstrates what true love, joy, hope, peace, and freedom can look like.
We are committed to our city. We believe that our church community exists for the good of our city, to celebrate and encourage its many points of beauty and work to serve it in its broken places. We believe the gospel has the power to renew and transform our city. To this end, we seek to be a “counterculture for the common good” of the city as we bring the city of God to the city of Hamilton.
We are committed to deeper and wider ministry. The church belongs to the city and must reflect its wonderful diversity. Therefore, we desire to plant small groups, chapel sites, and churches throughout our city and beyond.
We believe the Bible is the written word of God, inspired by the Holy Spirit and without error in the original manuscripts. The Bible is the revelation of God’s truth and is infallible and authoritative in matters of faith and practice. We believe in the Holy Trinity. There is one God, who exists eternally in three persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.We believe that all are sinners and totally unable to save themselves from God’s displeasure, except by His mercy.We believe that salvation is by God alone as He sovereignly chooses those He will save. We believe His choice is based on His grace, not on any human individual merit, or foreseen faith.We believe that Jesus Christ is the eternal Son of God, who through His perfect life and sacrificial death atoned for the sins of all who will trust in Him, alone, for salvation.
We believe that God is gracious and faithful to His people not simply as individuals but as families in successive generations according to His Covenant promises.
We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells God’s people and gives them the strength and wisdom to trust Christ and follow Him.
We believe that Jesus will return, bodily and visibly, to judge all mankind and to receive His people to Himself.
We believe that all aspects of our lives are to be lived to the glory of God under the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
We are part of the Presbyterian Church in America, a denomination with a strong vision for the gospel. We are also part of Grace Network Canada, a network of churches across Canada that aims to grow vibrant, gospel-centered, missional churches. We subscribe to the Westminster Confession of Faith.