We are a church that seeks to fulfill together the purposes of God for Durham Region and beyond.
Why We Exist
"We are a church who intentionally seek to know Jesus through the Bible and make Him known to our community. We also exist to serve Him through our neighbourhoods and allow the Bible to speak into our lives and make positive changes."
GCF Durham is commited to loving God and loving our neighbours
What We Believe
The Bible is the Word of God written without error and is our absolute guide for doctrinal teaching and godly living.
We worship and serve the One True God who revealed Himself in the Bible as three persons sharing one indivisible essence in the mystery of the trinity, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit.
Jesus Christ is the unique person having two natures — the perfection of both God and Man. He was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, lived a sinless life but suffered and died in the place of sinful man, was buried and resurrected, ascended bodily into Heaven, and is preparing to return bodily to earth a second time.
The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit is God who is actively at work in the world. He dwells permanently in every Christian, helps us to pray, equips and empowers us to serve God, strengthens and molds us to be more like Christ, and protects us to guarantee our eternal life.
Man is God’s creature who bears His image and was originally sinless but through the first man Adam, all mankind sinned, became separated from God, and totally unable to gain God’s favor of forgiveness and eternal life by self-effort.
Salvation is God’s act of forgiving sins, reconciling people to Himself, and giving eternal life to those who believe in Jesus. Salvation is not a reward for good works but a free gift of God received by faith in Jesus Christ alone.
The Church is the universal Body of Christ consisting of all born again Christians made one by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
Civil Government and Society
Christians have a duty to honor and pray for those in government authority, to pay taxes, and to help promote the general welfare of society.