mission & values
The Road Church is an accepting community called to experience and to be God's presence everywhere. We believe that church happens wherever we are - at home, work, school, and play. We want to live into God's dream of a world where everyone and everything is made new. We want to love, serve, and give our lives to help make that happen.
The Road Church is a community built from two communities (formerly New Hope Church and Hillside Church) who decided that they would be better together and merged in 2014. We are Christ-centred, diverse and gifted community with a curious spirit that keeps us praying for open eyes, ears and hearts.
The Road Church comes from the story of the Emmaus Road in Luke. Many times in our own journeys we are met by Jesus without even realizing He is with us! He is the one who reveals the truth to us, connecting our daily lives to the Big Story of Scripture.
As a community who is united in our diversity, we hold on to Ephesians 4:4 (MSG) when it says ‘were all called to travel on the same road and in the same direction, so stay together both outwardly and inwardly’.
As followers of Jesus, at The Road Church we value:
Genuineness – we are a community of sincere, unassuming people
Wonder – we embrace curiosity and ponder big questions in a spirit of growth
Openness – we welcome everyone as they are and respectfully make space for differences
Justness – we pursue peace and believe that the relief of injustice is how we exemplify love in our world
We belong to a community of churches known as the Christian Reformed Church of North America. We value the manifold wisdom of this community (Eph. 3:10) and affirm the fruit of its traditions such as committed engagement with scripture, intergenerational fellowship and a commitment to responding to God's grace by bringing justice and flourishing to every corner of God's creation. When we affirm that "every square inch" belongs to Jesus, we are firmly within a reformed worldview. Find out more about the CRCNA here.