In November of 1990, two young families began to gather in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ to give testimony to His name and for mutual encouragement “in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers” (Acts 2:42). They began to meet in the Colby Village Pre-school and the assembly grew and continued there until the summer of 2004. During that summer, the assembly relocated to the Cole Harbour Firehall, having outgrown the pre-school facility. A Daily Vacation Bible School was started in 2002 and continues for one week every July at the present Firehall location. This effort has seen God’s blessing, for which we are very thankful.

The Lord has kept and helped this small testimony since 1990, and blessed it by adding several young families and individuals since that time. Along with this growth, there is an increasing desire to reach out with the message of God’s grace and beginning in 2010 a quarterly Gospel meeting was started (for the times of the Gospel meetings see Announcements on the Home Page).

We have no formal creed but the following is a statement of what we believe as Christians. All creeds and statements of faith are subject to error as framed by the fallible mind of man. Ultimately, it is God’s holy Word upon which we must stand and which must guide us in all areas of faith and practice.


There is only one true, living, God, whose Godhead is expressed in a Trinity of three persons who are eternally co-equal: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is love, He is holy, just, all-wise and omniscient. He has in grace revealed Himself to man through His creation, through the Scriptures and through His Son who is the Word that “became flesh” and dwelt among us.

The Bible

The Bible is verbally inspired by God and therefore is the infallible, inerrant Word of God. All Scripture is inspired by God (“in-breathed” by the Holy Spirit, 2 Timothy 3:16). It is completely sufficient for all Christian faith and practice. The Scriptures have been providentially preserved for us down through the ages by the superintendence of God. It records the history of man and his sin, and it is the revelation of God’s eternal purpose in Christ.


God personally created the human race, male and female, in His own image. Man consists of a spirit, soul and body (1 Thess. 5:23) but abides in a fallen state (separation and alienation from God) due to the sin of Adam. The Scriptures teach that there is no man that is without personal sin. Because of this fact and also because of mankind’s connection to his “federal head” (Adam), all men are subject to the penalty of death (Romans 5:12). Ultimately, apart from redemption, all men will be eternally separated from God in the “lake of fire.” The Bible calls this the “second death” (Rev. 20:14).


The Lord Jesus Christ is fully God and fully man in one blessed Person. He is the Eternal Son, but in the “fullness of time” was born of a woman and under the law. A body was “prepared” for Him – He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He is a real Man, spirit, soul and body, yet absolutely without the taint of sin. Jesus did not sin, nor could He have. The apostles declare that He “did no sin,” that He “knew no sin,” and that “in Him was no sin.” He died as substitute for all those who should believe in Him. As propitiation He fully satisfied God with respect to sin. He was bodily raised from the dead on the third day after His burial. He is now seated at the right hand of the Father and is our High Priest and Advocate.


Salvation is a free gift of God’s grace, received through a personal faith in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and as the Redeemer from the penalty of sin. Justification (being declared or reckoned righteous) gives the believer a new standing before God – he is no longer in Adam but is “in Christ.” This salvation is absolutely apart from the “works of the law” or any merit in man, it is solely by grace through faith. Eternal life can never be lost, and believers can have “full assurance” of their salvation.

The Holy Spirit

God the Holy Spirit is a divine Person who is on the earth today as the “Helper” of believers and as the One who convicts and calls sinners. He baptizes every believer into the Body of Christ. He permanently indwells every believer, producing Christian maturity, conformity to Christ’s image, and a witness to the saving power of Jesus Christ to a lost world. The “sign gifts” were for the establishment of the Church in the apostolic era, nevertheless, the Holy Spirit is the only true source of power for Christian ministry and service today. He is just as active today in the world as He was at the day of “Pentecost.” Indeed, it is His presence on the earth that characterizes the “Church age.”

The Church

The Bible does not in any way condone the idea of “denominations.” The Church is the “body of Christ” consists of all born again believers who are presently on the earth. They have been “baptized by one Spirit” into that body and hence each believer is linked to the other by that same Spirit and is also joined to their risen and ascended Head in heaven. Dispensationally it extends from the day of Pentecost (Acts 2) until the Rapture; in its universal aspect it consists of every saved person who is presently living in the world; the local assembly is where two or three are gathering together in the name of the Lord Jesus. He promised to be in the “midst” of those who gather in His name (Mt. 18:20) and it is there we are to “remember” Him in the Lord’s Supper and to give expression to the truth of the “one body.” It is there as well that we gather for prayer and to study God’s Word.

The Second Coming of Christ

The blessed hope of the believer is the imminent, personal return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This is often called the “Rapture,” when all believers who comprise Christ’s Church will be “caught up” to meet Him in the air. No man can know the hour or day of His return. He will return at the end of the Great Tribulation with the Church and with His holy angels. This will be His glorious appearing in which every eye will see Him, He will establish His kingdom and will literally reign over the earth for 1,000 years. After this He will deliver up the kingdom to God the Father and then He will judge the wicked dead from “the great white throne.”