Be a Blessing with the GospelJesus’ Gospel of Grace Overflows into a New City
“Some wandered in desert wastelands, finding no way to a city where they could settle. They were hungry and thirsty, and their lives ebbed away. Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He led them by a straight way to a city where they could settle.” Psalm 107:4-7
For the Good of Our Neighbourhoods, Our Own Backyards, and Beyond
At Trinity Grace Church, we aspire to be a blessing. We seek to overflow Jesus’ gospel of grace in all its beauty for the good of our neighbourhoods and beyond. Abraham in Old Testament Scripture looked forward to Jesus. God said to him, “I will bless you… so that you will be a blessing.”
Now in Christ, we are called to be his blessing–to continue his ministry of grace through the church to the world.
We dream, therefore, of a New City. Scripture speaks of the church as “a city upon a hill.” The church is called to be a new city within the existing city, even as it points to its hope of the final New City–the city of God promised in eternity. The church’s gracious presence of social, cultural, and spiritual renewal preview our great longing for Christ to “wipe away every tear from their eyes” and for there to be “no more mourning, crying, nor pain.”
We will pursue the dream of a New City concretely through our New City Initiative. New City Initiative is a vision for several centres. We dream of: