Kortright Presbyterian Church is a community-based church located in the heart of the University Village neighbourhood of Guelph, Ontario. We are a friendly, diverse congregation from a variety of social, cultural, and religious backgrounds that seeks to know Jesus and make him known.
Jesus’ Kingdom Made Real – Every Person, Every Nation
To equip one another to radically love and creatively serve Jesus throughout our generations
Four Core Values
God calls us to be faithful stewards, exercising discipline in how we live so that we may give generously of our time, gifts, talents and resources to edify others and so build Christ’s Kingdom.
Godly relationships are formed and deepened as, in community, we faithfully serve and ‘speak the truth in love’. Believers take the initiative to connect, build trust, help and encourage others.
As a community of faith, we would engage our neighbours, city and the wider world in order to share Christ and make disciples. We do this relationally, through Christ-like character, loving actions and gracious words.
Statement of Faith
The Bible is the uniquely inspired written word of God
and has supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
God is one in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit
and He is the sovereign Creator, Sustainer, Redeemer and Judge of all things.
Human beings are the crown of creation
and are made in the image of God and are called to love and obey Him. However, because of our sin (our active disobedience or passive indifference to God and His will) we stand fallen and condemned before Him.
But God, because of His great love for us, began a process of redemption which culminated in the coming of Jesus Christ,
who is truly God and truly human, was born of a virgin, lived a perfect life and died a substitutionary death on the cross as the complete atonement for our sins. He was raised bodily on the third day, ascended victoriously into heaven and now reigns at the right hand of God the Father.
Salvation (forgiveness of sin and new life in Christ) is offered freely to all as a gift from God.
In order to possess that gift, each person must receive it by putting his/her faith in Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord.
The Holy Spirit indwells the life of every Christian.
From the time of our new birth, He works within us to increase our faith and to change us so that we become more like our Lord. The Spirit also equips and empowers each believer so that we may be effective servants working to build up the Kingdom of God.
If you have any questions about what we believe or of your own personal faith walk, please contact our church office and someone will be happy to meet with you.
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