So what is Adoration all about?
- We are all about the good news of the salvation of sinners in Jesus Christ! This powerful message is changing our lives every day. Our strong desire is that many more will hear this life-changing message and begin a journey in Christ leading to eternal life!
- We were established in August 2011 as a congregation worshipping in Vineland, Ontario. (Map & Directions)
- We are a Reformed church which means that we carry on the spirit of the Reformation in the Christian church of the 16th century. (What We Believe)
- If you visit one of our worship services, you will participate with us in a sacred, ongoing dialogue between God and His people. (Visit)
- Our worship service is simple, our music is a blend of psalms and hymns, and our preaching is expositional (a fancy word for sermons that focus closely on the text of Scripture in order to draw out the meaning and implications of that text). Still not sure what that means? Come join us and find out in person.
- We value a wide range of opportunities for personal and spiritual growth in our congregation. We have educational classes for the youth and adults, boys & girls groups, and a youth group. It's rather simple but that's how we operate. (Groups & Activities)
- We belong to the United Reformed Churches in North America. This federation of churches is united in its affirmation of Reformed teaching and devoted to mutual accountability and support. (Partners in Ministry)
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This map offers an overview of our area. The areas in yellow are currently experiencing residential growth which is resulting in an opportunity to meet new neighbours and establish new networks of relationships. If this describes you, consider joining us for worship on Sunday and get to know new faces in your neighbourhood. (Image)
Adoration is a Christian church
We confess together that Jesus Christ is Lord. We publicly proclaim this in harmony with all Christians who have ever confessed and believed this life-changing truth from the creation of the world until our own day. Our confession is articulated in the Apostles’ Creed, the Nicene Creed, and the Athanasian Creed. Our beliefs are centred upon God’s special revelation to us in His Holy Word.
Adoration is a Reformed church
We are united in our conviction that the Word of God must be the centre and source of our beliefs and practices and therefore we join with the churches of the 16th century Protestant Reformation who were called upon, in God’s providence, to reform the Christian church by returning to its sources in Scripture. We are united in diligently seeking to reform the church even today and we recognize three key marks of a Christian church:
- the pure preaching of the gospel, (Romans 10:14-17)
- the faithful administration of the sacraments which Christ commanded, namely baptism and the Lord’s Supper, (Matthew 28:18-20, Luke 22:19)
- and the proper exercise of church discipline. (Matthew 16:19)
Adoration is a confessional church
We desire to understand the whole counsel of God (Acts 20:27) as we live lives of gratitude before Him for all that He has done. We meditate on Scripture and the sound doctrine which we have had passed down to us through generations of faithful study (Titus 2:1).
We are bound by the Word of God and have catechisms, confessions, and doctrinal standards that were written by our forefathers in the faith. We believe that the Belgic Confession, the Heidelberg Catechism, and the Canons of Dort are faithful summaries of the Word of God which guard us from heresy (misunderstanding or distorting Scriptural teachings, c.f. 2 Peter 2:1) and speculation (Jude 1:4).
Adoration is an accountable church
We recognize the Biblical importance of joint fellowship with other churches and that is why we are a member church of the United Reformed Churches of North America (URCNA). We share a common confession of faith and common understanding of biblical doctrine with these churches. We hold each other accountable through regular regional gatherings of member churches (Classis Ontario East) and biannual meetings of all the churches in the URCNA (URC Synod). These broader assemblies offer opportunities for dialogue, refinement, and shared oversight. (Acts 15:6ff)