THE CHURCH ON THE BASICS
We are a multi-ethnic disciple making church located in London Ontario, with a focus on each individual member’s personal and intimate relationship with God.
We provide one-on-one discipleship training for anyone looking to seriously grow in their faith life.
Beliefs & Values
We believe in one God who eternally exists in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Each person is not part of God or a mode of God, but fully God, possessing the same divine essence yet a distinct set of consciousness and will. The three persons are in perfect unity with one another.
The Full Deity and Humanity of Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the second person of the Trinity, who
became man to save man yet possesses full deity and humanity in one person simultaneously.
The Fall of the Human Race
We believe that all human beings, though made in God’s image to have fellowship with Him, have sinned and fallen away from the right relationship. They are unable to solve their sin problem and restore the intimacy with God by their own efforts.
The Atonement and Bodily Resurrection of Christ
We believe that Jesus Christ died on the cross for the sins of humanity as an atoning
sacrifice and was physically raised on the third day to prove all His claims.
Salvation by Faith in Christ Alone
We believe that Christ’s sacrifice on the cross is the only and sufficient solution for the sin problem of the human race. Anyone who places their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ will be forgiven and saved back to the right relationship with God.
The Bodily Return of Christ
We believe that Jesus will physically return just like He ascended into heaven, and will repay everyone according to what they have done.
The Authority and Inerrancy of Scripture
We believe that all Scripture is God’s word inspired by Him and therefore bears the very authority of God and is without error.
The Christian Life by Faith and for Christ
We believe that all Christians should not live for themselves but for Christ as their Lord and Saviour. This is done by trusting in God, obeying His Word, and submitting to the leadership of His Spirit.
The Mission and Unity of the Church
We believe that as Christ’s body and representative on earth, the church should
continue the work of disciple-making until His return. We believe that the unity of the Church should be clearly displayed in what its members believe, who they are, and what they do.
Pure love for God
Not a mixture of love for God and love for self. God-centeredness and self-abandonment (Luke 9:23-24; 59-62).
“You will know the truth and the truth will set you free” (John 8:32). We must experience the liberating power of the Word of God—setting sinners free from anger, lust, anxiety, selfishness, dishonesty, doubt, and destructive comparison and competition.
Community (1Corinthians 12:14-27)
As the body of Christ we share our lives, pray and care for one another. For this purpose one is responsible to let others know his problems. “Suffering secretly” is not a virtue and it rather robs others of the opportunity to care and serve.
Communication (Ephesians 4:15; Nehemiah 2:3-8)
Communication is crucial to keep the community healthy and to do the works of God effectively. We can’t over-communicate. Communicate with all people in all ways.
Courage & Honesty
“Honest people are relaxed and confident, bold as lions” (Proverbs 28:1, MSG). For the community to be authentic and for the necessary communication to take place, courage and honesty are prerequisite.
Connection before Performance (John 15:5; 1Corinthians 12:14-27)
We declare “invalid” a performance that’s been done without connection—connection with God and with fellow believers of the community. We see to it that each individual serves in complete dependence on God and in recognition of the community, its order and peace.
Family, school, vocation and vacation are all classrooms for discipleship. It’s because Jesus’ first disciples didn’t attend His discipleship class but lived with Him (John 4:1-38). Discipleship is not education, but imitation of Jesus’ life.
Omnipotent Prayer (John 15:7; Mark 11:24)
We believe earnest and persistent prayer solves ALL problems. It is the privilege and duty of all Christians to experience such a prayer life.
Creativity (Genesis 1:27-28)
We believe in the master Creator our God who bestowed “dangerous” creativity on us—made in His own image—to overwhelm and win this dangerous world to Christ. We value fresh ideas.