Connecting Point is a local church that serves the tricities region (Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, Port Moody) of the Vancouver lower mainland. We gather on Sundays at 10:30 am at Victoria Drive Hall, 3435 Victoria Drive, Coquitlam, BC.
We participate in fulfilling the great commission (Matthew 28:18-20) by CONNECTING with God, with one another and with our community; by GROWING as followers of Jesus through understanding and obeying the Scriptures; and by SERVING those within our sphere of influence.
"And all these things are from God who reconciled us to himself through Christ, and who has given us the ministry of reconciliation."
Why "Connecting Point"? The church is the people, not a building. It is those who profess Christ as their Saviour. Church is a process, not an event. It is people coming to know Christ, growing in their faith, and fulfilling their unique Kingdom purpose. We describe this process as "connect, grow, serve". The name reflects this process. Connecting Point is not just the name of our church; it is a description of each person in the church. The name helps all of us to understand and remember that we don't go to church...we are the church. You are the connecting point!
We believe Christian leaders should have a larger Kingdom focus than merely what God is doing in any one group or denomination. Christlikeness requires seeking unity with those who adhere to the core message of the good news about Jesus rather than causing division over secondary issues. Circa 1627 AD, Rupertus Meldenius pithily described this as, "[i]n essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; and in all things, charity." According with this value, we've chosen to adhere to The Lausanne Covenant from 1974 signed by evangelical leaders from more than 150 nations.
We believe that a team approach to ministry is a biblical approach to fulfilling The Great Commission. Well-functioning teams are a manifestation of the type of servant leadership Jesus modeled (John 13:1-17), and provide an example of mutual accountability like we see throughout the book of Acts. Effective leaders are those who function well within teams.
A Royal Priesthood
We believe that each one who responds to Jesus' call to salvation is given ministry to do. St. Peter describes us as a "royal priesthood" (1 Peter 2:9), giving us a beautiful and challenging metaphor for Christian life. We're called to be representatives of God's Kingdom, and the ones who mediate God's presence to the world. The church is God's chosen "connecting point" to the world.
We believe that, like Christ, we should seek to serve rather than be served. The role of the servant-leader is to help equip and release other people to be effective "connecting points" in their communities. The Kingdom of God grows as each "royal priest" becomes a servant-leader and continues this cycle of sharing God's New Creation.