Just as Jesus came not to be served but to serve, our conviction is that Christians are drawn by God’s love to serve others just like Christ serves us. At Wentworth, we send our congregation out into the world to engage in God’s mission in their personal contexts.
This means that our church is often non-programmatic by nature, and can be varied in its ministries depending on the passions and capacities of our members. We also want to release our church to engage in mission wherever they find themselves during the week, and so celebrate involvement in school councils, neighbourhood associations, homeless shelters, pregnancy care centers, and other organizations through which they can bring God’s kingdom to bear in the relationships in their lives.
We partner with Lift Church, a congregation that meets on the McMaster University Campus, to provide people in our neighbourhood with a free hot meal and a safe place to meet every Tuesday, rain or shine! There is no agenda, just a time to share a meal and hang out as a community. Everyone is welcome to join us for these free community meals.
For the past decade, our church has supported the ministry Prison Fellowship Canada by participating in the AngelTree Christmas program. This program spreads the joy of Christmas by ensuring local children who have a parent who is incarcerated over the holiday season still receives gifts from their parent.
To learn more about AngelTree, visit their website.
Our church regularly engages in missional activities to bless our neighbours and share the Gospel in word and deed. Examples of past events have been food drives, clothing drives, neighbourhood garbage cleanup days, charity yard sales, a hot lunch program, holiday meals, Christmas hampers, and much more.
Do you have an idea for a missional activity we could engage in? Use this form to propose your idea!
...we're not interested in reinventing the wheel, so here is a list of some of the local agencies and ministries our church supports through the use of our offerings, time, and energy that you could also serve with:
Mission Services Hamilton
Hamilton Out of the Cold
Greater Ontario House of Prayer