In early 2012 a small group of people in Ancaster began to work towards the start of a new church community. Our early days were spent gathering at the Coach & Lantern Pub in Ancaster Village. Our desire to love and serve the community of Ancaster was birthed in those early days, and led us to put down our roots in the Village. These days we gather intentionally once a week at the old Parish Hall at 37 Halson Street and are aptly named, Ancaster Village Church. We continue to try and figure out ways to serve this great community.
Here because of grace.
Because God acted.
Because God loves.
Because God is about redemption.
Because God pursues us. Always.
He loves humanity.
He loves creation.
He is good.
Here because of Jesus.
Because in him all things are being redeemed.
Because of his life.
Because of his death.
Because of his resurrection.
Because he is with us. Always.
He is our pastor.
Here because we are a church.
Because together in the Spirit we are united as one.
Because together we are able to listen to the Spirit’s leading.
Because together the Spirit is making us whole.
Because together we are the body of Jesus, with all our diversity and gifts.
Because together in our brokenness we find life.
Because together in our weakness we find strength.
Because together we embrace mystery.
Because together we walk in God's faithfulness and trustworthiness.
Because together we submit to the Holy Scriptures.
Because together at the Table we find Jesus.
We are becoming a people who are learning to love Jesus more fully.
Becoming a people who love others.
Becoming a people who live on mission.
Becoming a people who share our stories.
Becoming a people who live God's kingdom.
Becoming a people of ridiculous generosity.
Becoming a people who serve locally and globally.
Becoming a people who value simplicity.
Becoming a people who laugh, play, cry, and live life together.
Here because we love this city.
Because we believe there's a better way.
Because we have so much to learn.
Our guiding values were shaped out of prayer, reflection, discussion, and a desire to demonstrate the love and story of Jesus to our community. they reflect the way we want to do things, the sorts of things we are in the process of experiencing, and our understanding of what it means to live the christian life.