About

Welcome!

We’re glad you’re here! No matter who you are or where you are on life's journey, you're welcome at Mountainview — to explore your faith, to meet new people, and to strengthen your personal relationship with God.

Visit I'm New Here to answer any questions you might have about Mountainview and more generally, what it means to be a Christian. Find out more about our beginnings by clicking History.

Visit Contact to get in touch with one of our staff who would be happy to talk to you or answer any of your questions.

Vision Statement 

A community of believers being transformed by the love of Jesus, bringing hope, healing and good news, in a broken world

Mission 

Empowered by the Holy Spirit, we will glorify God in prayer and worship, grow in relationship with God and each other, and go, sharing Christ’s love in words and actions.

Values

As people loved by God and saved by grace, we strive to live lives of… 

GRATITUDE: Grateful for God’s gift of salvation and recognizing that all we have comes from Him, we live thankfully; giving generously of our time, talents and resources. (Ephesians 5:20, Colossians 3:15-17, James 1:17-18)

RESPECT: Because God created all people in His own image, we respect and treat everyone with dignity, embracing their uniqueness and invite them to joyfully use their gifts to serve God, our church and our community. (Genesis 1:26; Matthew 5:43-48; Luke 14:21-23.)

COMPASSION: Serving a God who is righteous and merciful, we live justly and show compassion to one another.  (Psalm 103, Micah 6:8, Matthew 9:35-38)

BOLDNESS: Trusting in God’s promises we confidently, pray and worship, build relationships and share the good news of Jesus. (Joshua 1:9, Matthew 28:16-20, Romans 1:14-17)

PERSEVERANCE: Assured of eternal life, guided by the Word and the Holy Spirit, and supported by the community of believers, we persevere through temptations and hardships; doing what is good, to the glory of God. (Hebrews 12:1, Galatians 6: 7-10, Romans 5:1-5)

Statement of Faith

Our full name is Mountainview Christian Reformed Church, in Grimsby.

The name Mountainview comes from our location along the Niagara Escarpment, which runs 725 miles through the United States and Canada. We get spectacular views of trees showing their four-season splendor, and great panoramic views of Lake Ontario. Mountainview also draws reference to its name from Psalm 121, where the question is asked; “I lift up my eyes to the mountains – where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of the heavens and the earth.” Psalm 121:1,2. We believe in God as the creator who also reveals himself as our heavenly Father.   

We are Christian, that is, followers of Jesus. As Christians, we know ourselves as sinners living in a broken world, which Jesus came to redeem and reclaim. The name “Christ” means “Messiah,” or “the anointed one,” who came into this world, through the virgin birth, taught righteousness, offers forgiveness, and transforms lives through his love and grace. All who place their faith in Jesus discover their sins forgiven and their relationship with God restored.  

We are Reformed, with roots in the holy catholic church.  In 1517 a time of renewal and reform began through the Protestant Reformation, giving rise to a renewed commitment to acknowledging Jesus as the only giver of salvation and that is a gift to mankind through grace alone. This gift to all humanity is received through faith alone, not by any works or good deeds that we may have done. Rooted in the writings of both the Old and the New Testament, the Bible stands alone as God’s word of truth, fully reliable in leading us to know God and walk with Christ in this new life. Being reformed means that all we say and do strives to give God the glory, honor and praise. In the words of a great theologian; “There is not one square inch in all of creation in which Jesus does not claim “mine.” 

We are Church, ordinary people brought together through the work of the Holy Spirit, molding us into a community worshipful, caring, learning and growing in faith. We are one of fifteen churches in Grimsby; one of twelve Christian Reformed Churches in the Niagara Region and one of a thousand Christian Reformed Churches in North America and one of tens of thousands of Reformed Churches around the globe, and millions of churches bringing good news and healing and hope into a broken world. In all our imperfections, weakness and strengths, we continue in our dependence on the grace of Jesus and the leading of God’s Holy Spirit.  To learn more, visit www.crcna.org

We believe in the words of testimony as expressed in the Apostles' Creed (250 A.D.), the Nicene Creed (325 A.D.) and the Athanasian Creed (431 A.D.)

We hold to three confessions, including the Belgic Confession  (1618/19), The Canons of Dort  (1618/19) and The Heidelberg Catechism  (1563).

We have adopted two contemporary statements entitled Our World Belongs to God; a Contemporary Testimony (1986) and the Belhar Confession (1986 South African)