worship through songs and the arts
Our worship is centered on our God. Our music is gospel-centered and seeks to reflect the diversity and vibrancy of our city. It incorporates both the modern and ancient– hymns, classical music, jazz, ethnic sounds, and contemporary music. We incorporate the visual and spoken arts and liturgy.
prayer for the city
We believe that we have a personal God who desires to hear from his people. Thus, we pray for the peace, healing, and renewal of our city and for the church to be an agent of gospel grace and real restoration.
We believe that all we have is a gift from God. This is an opportunity to give back a portion of what God has blessed us with. For those who are visiting, your presence is a gift to us, but for those who are part of our community, this is a time of worship by giving sacrificially for the needs of the city and the church.
We believe that the Bible is the inerrant, authoritative word of God. Each week we read a portion of it and interact with its claims and truths.
We seek to challenge the skeptic and the Christian with the radical and transforming nature of the gospel. Our preaching and teaching is expository, thoughtful, and culturally engaging.
question & answer
We believe the process of understanding and applying the gospel to our lives is different for each person. We provide a Q & A time after the sermon so that people can ask questions, probe the text, and get answers to the issues they have with Christianity.
communion – the Lord’s table
We believe that the central event that animates our lives is the perfect life and sacrificial death of Jesus Christ for us. We celebrate that truth in song, word, and in participation together around the bread and cup, which demonstrates all he has done for us. At Grace Toronto, the Lord’s table is celebrated every Sunday.
The city can be a hard place to live out our faith in Jesus Christ. We work hard to create close-knit communities of love and support to help skeptics learn about the gospel and to help people who believe in Jesus to live out the truths that have freed them. We like to stay awhile after the service to build relationships over coffee and snacks.