Welcome! Mountainview CRC is an enthusiastic community of believers, seeking to model God's love in our Church, in our lives and in our communities. If you're wondering about what Mountainview CRC is all about, the best way to find out is to join us on Sunday morning for worship, beginning at 10 a.m. If you're wondering about where to find what you're looking for on the website, there are a number of places to start. For directions, contact information and to send us a message, try our contact page. To listen to recorded audio from our Sunday morning messages, check out the Listen to the Message page. For information about the ministries (programs offered) at Mountainview, such as youth, children's and Alpha course, start at our Connect page. If you're looking for information about membership or other information specific to being new to Mountainview CRC, read on!
Membership at Mountainview
We are delighted to receive new members in to our church family! Membership occurs in one of several ways (see below). As well, there is an introduction to the congregation during a worship service so as to be recognized and welcomed. Membership is a public declaration of your commitment to Christ and His church. Members of Mountainview Church are recognized by baptism or by public profession of faith.
...You May Join as a New Christian
If you have become a Christian by receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Saviour and have attended the New Member Orientation sessions, you may join our church by adult baptism. If you have been baptized before, you would join by a public profession of your faith. The Pastor, along with a Pastoral Elders will hear your testimony of faith, after which baptism or profession of faith would take place during a worship service. Children of new Christians are received by baptism either upon their own confession of faith in Jesus Christ and/or upon the authority of their parents, depending on their age and Christian maturity.
...You May Join as a Member of Another Christian Church
There are two steps in this process:
- The Pastor, and/or Pastoral Elders will hear your testimony of faith and life as a Christian.
- You may then be admitted to membership
- by public profession of faith
- by public reaffirmation of faith.
You are then welcomed into the fellowship of Mountainview Church.
New Members Orientation
New Members Orientation is a program offered to help new members get aquainted with Mountainview CRC and Christianity within the context of the CRC denomination. This program will explore Christianity Basics for 5 weeks, Discipleship Basics for 5 weeks and Mountainview Basics for 5 weeks. This program is designed for those who are curious about the Christian Faith or have a desire to join the Mountainview family by committing to membership. If you're interested please contact Nelly Baarda by phone at (905) 945-0004 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.