The Pastoral Team
Rev. Sophia Pringle Senior Pastor
Rev. Audley Lawrence
Rev. Eunice Griffiths
Rev. Sean Fraser
NEW HOPE & DUNDAS STREET COGOP ARE NOW THE SPRING!
We (all believers everywhere) are commissioned to go into the world, preaching the gospel to EVERY creature. This not only gives us a strong concept of the need for internationalization but has also served as the catalyst for the propagation of the gospel and the establishment of churches around the world.
This cultural diversity that we are presently experiencing around the globe is also what The Spring Community Church strives for in the church in Canada. Thus our motto at The Spring is “Loving God | Serving People | Making disciples” Not only do we embrace cultural and ethnic diversity but we must have it, since none is exempted from the powerful life-changing work of the gospel (Acts 10:35). It is an awesome reality to experience the “oneness” of this diversity. Yet this unity is brought about by the unique understanding that the Body of Christ, while having members in particular (1Cor.12:27) is still one body uniquely and fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth (Eph 4:16).
In this concept of many members, yet One Body we see the universality of the Body of Christ and are joined together in this Body by Covenant Relationship; agreeing to accept the Bible as the Word of God, promising to believe and practice its teachings rightly divided, with the New Testament as our rule of faith and practice, government, and discipline, and agreeing to walk in the light of the Word to the best of our knowledge and ability.”
Vision: To cultivate an atmosphere where people will be equipped, empowered and commissioned to serve GOD and their community.
LOVING GOD•SERVING PEOPLE•MAKING DISCIPLES
We believe in the Holy Trinity—one God, eternally existing in Three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. We believe in one God the Father, creator of heaven and earth, of all things seen and unseen. We believe in one Lord, Jesus Christ, the only Son of God, eternally begotten of the Father. All things were made through Him and for Him. He is true God and true man. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit, and was born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered, died, was buried, and on the third day He rose from the dead. He ascended to the right hand of the Father, and He will return to judge the living and the dead. His kingdom will have no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord and giver of life, who eternally proceeds from the Father. He is Teacher, Comforter, Helper, and Giver of spiritual gifts. Through Him the saving and sanctifying works of Jesus Christ are applied to the life of believers. He is the empowering Presence of God in the life of the Christian and the Church. The Father has sent His Son to baptize with the Holy Spirit. Speaking in tongues and bearing the fruit of the Spirit are New Testament signs of being filled with the Holy Spirit.
We believe that salvation is by grace through faith in the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ on the cross; and that He died in our place. The believer's sins are forgiven by the shedding of His blood. We believe that healing of mind, body, soul, and spirit is available to the believer through the blood of Jesus Christ and the power of the Holy Spirit.
We believe that the grace of God brings forgiveness and reconciliation to those who repent, as well as transformation in holiness, enabling them to live a Christ-like life. Sanctification is both a definite work of grace and a lifelong process of change in the believer brought by the blood of Jesus, the Word of God, and the enabling power of the Holy Spirit.
We believe in one holy, universal Church, composed of all true believers in Jesus Christ, offering fellowship and calling for service to men and women of all races, nations, cultures, and languages.
We believe in the spiritual and ultimate visible unity of the Church. We believe that the Bible—both Old and New Testaments—is the inspired Word of God. The Bible is God's revelation of Himself and His will to humankind, sufficient for instruction in salvation and daily Christian living. The Bible is the Christian's rule of faith and practice.
We believe that God will ultimately reconcile all things in heaven and earth in Christ. Therefore, we look forward to new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.