Jesus Christ and the Gospels
Jesus never saw church as a place to go, but as a people who love him and who are learning to love others. We want to experience the life-changing Truth that God has, is, and will continue to pursue relationship with His creation – no matter what our spiritual background or past has been. We celebrate the news that Jesus offered himself as the only real hope for the freedom, healing and restoration of our relationships with God, ourselves, each other, and creation.
We are becoming an open, honest, authentic community of imperfect people who are committed to growing connected and loving one another. Building healthy relationships of accountability, belonging and care – through friendships, marriages, and families – are of the utmost importance at Lighthouse.
We take great joy in partnering with God to make a difference in the world. We recognize that everything we have is a gift from God. We want to daily pursue lives that overflow with hope, gratitude and love in response to what we’ve been given. God invites everyone into this way of life. We believe this is the best way to live.
Lighthouse is a mission-focused community. This is why the church exists – to bring light to the world. We desire to convey the gospel, the “good news” of Jesus Christ to both the local and global community, both in what we say and in what we do. Jesus calls his church to be a compelling force for good in the world, and we believe that the church is at its best when it serves, sacrifices, and loves – caring about the things God cares about. We were created to live for something larger than ourselves. Because people matter to God, they MUST matter to the Church.
We are committed to remaining open to all that God has for us and to seeking His best. We recognize the need to be anticipatory, leaning forward, being part of the exciting “new things” that God is doing — things that we are privileged to be part of.
Started in 2000 by a small group of friends, Lighthouse Community Church uniquely emphasized the importance of relationship in a person’s journey of faith – not only relationship with God, but relationship with others. This is still evident today in the number of small groups that make up the community. These small groups “do life” together.
As Lighthouse continues to grow, we strive toward our vision of inviting people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and others.
Matt is passionate about church. He loves Jesus and helping others grow in the likeness of Christ. He loves to worship the Lord with his drums, sports, and acts of service. His favourite thing is to build relationships and he is sure to keep you on your toes with his unique sense of humour. He loves to teach, learn, laugh, and receive hugs. Matt, his wife Erin, and their kids have been a part of Lighthouse since 2014.
Erica is passionate about sharing the greatest story ever told, and helping children of all ages make spiritual discoveries and grow as disciples. She enjoys the curiosity children have about Jesus and how naturally they relate to Him. Erica loves to read and study and spend time with her family and friends. She and her husband, George, live just outside the city limits.