Statement of Faith

(a) There is one God, who is infinitely perfect existing eternally in three persons:
Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

(b) Jesus Christ is true God and true man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and
born of the Virgin Mary. He died upon the cross, the just for the unjust, as a
substitutionary sacrifice, and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of
His shed blood. He arose from the dead according to the scriptures. He is now at
the right hand of the Majesty on high as our great High Priest. He will come
again to establish His Kingdom of righteousness and peace.

(c) The Holy Spirit is a divine person, sent to indwell, guide, teach, empower the
believer, and convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment.

(d) The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired
by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men. They
constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.

(e) Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God: he fell through
disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All men are
born with a sinful nature, are separated from the life of God, and can be saved
only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ. The portion of the
impenitent and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment; and that of
the believer, in everlasting joy and bliss. God creates a world of men and women.
God ordains marriage to be between man and woman. A man shall leave his
father and mother to be united to a woman as his wife and the two shall become

(f) Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men and those who
repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of
eternal life, and become the children of God.

(g) It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be
sanctified wholly, being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to
the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service.

This is both a crisis and a progressive experience wrought in the life of the
believer subsequent to conversion.

(h) Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing
of the mortal body. Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the
Scriptures and are privileges for the church in this present age.

(i) The Church consists of all those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, are
redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the
Head of the Body, the Church which has been commissioned by Him to go into
all the world as a witness, preaching the Gospel to all nations.

The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the
worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship,
the proclamation of the gospel, and observance of the ordinances of baptism and
the Lord’s Supper. Each and every believer is to be called a saint and to be a
disciple of Jesus Christ.

(j) There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, a
resurrection unto life; for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment.

(k) The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent and will be visible.

LGC Mission Statement 2020

We are committed to
- worship biblically and vibrantly
- proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ in the spirit of sacrifice
- make disciples of Jesus Christ of all believers
We serve
- friends of our cultural roots in our spheres of influence
- neighbours in Vancouver west
- the unreached beyond Vancouver west