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We are a group of Christians who meet together for worship, prayer, and Bible teaching. We are active in spreading the message of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ and have been meeting as a local church in Halifax since the 1940’s, having moved to our current location in June of 2007.
You and your family are warmly invited to attend any of our services.
Our meetings are conducted in an orderly fashion with reverence for God. We put no pressure upon our visitors, nor are there any public collections or appeals for funds. We want all to know they are welcome to return to freely hear the good news of the Bible.
We are active in various outreaches, including multiple youth meetings, providing free English as a Second Language [ESL] services, university evangelism, and other special evangelistic meetings.
We place great value upon the Bible, and it is important to us that our beliefs and practices are based on these Scriptures. Acts 2:41-42, in the Bible, is a good example of what forms the foundation of our meetings, as it is the pattern of the early Christians authorized by the Spirit of God. It says,
Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls. And they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, and in breaking of bread, and in prayers.
The church is led by a group of elders who are responsible to guide and assist the Christians in carrying out the Scriptures. We believe in the liberty of the Spirit of God to enable His people to function in the church according to the spiritual gifts God has given them, to the glory of the Lord Jesus Christ.
About our Meetings
Lord’s Supper (Breaking of bread)
In obedience to the teaching of the Lord and His apostles, and consistent with the examples of the early Christians, we meet on the first day of the every week to break bread in remembrance of the Lord. The first hour of the meeting is open for men in the fellowship of the church to lead the congregation in praise and worship to God for His Son. The worship ends in the taking of the bread and the cup by those in the fellowship of the church. The Lord Jesus Himself instructed this practice in the Bible in Luke 22:19-20. The meeting concludes with a message from the Bible. Based on 1 Corinthians 14:15-25, those in fellowship from the church sit apart from those not in the fellowship, though any visitor is always welcome to come and observe the Lord’s Supper.
Bible Study & Sunday School
The Sunday school commences with singing for the young people. Then the young people separate into classes in the lower level. The class time is approximately 35 minutes.
At the same time, an adult Bible class is held upstairs. One man will preach from the Scriptures to instruct, encourage, and guide the congregation. This teaching responsibility is shared among several men in the church.
This is a meeting designed to clearly make known the need for and the way of salvation in Christ.
For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord Romans 6:23.
The gospel meeting is opened with congregational singing and prayer. Two speakers will then share the meeting, reading from the Bible and then presenting a clear and relevant message concerning the gospel.
Prayer & Bible study
This meeting is divided into two sections: the first for prayer and the latter conversational Bible study. The purpose of the meeting is to learn the truth of God’s Word and to gain instruction from it that will help us in our daily lives.
Order of meetings:
Breaking of Bread
Sunday 9:30 am to 11:00 am.
Bible study and Sunday School
Sunday 11:30 am to 12:30 pm.
Sunday 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm.
Prayer and Bible Study
Wednesday 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm.
Occasionally (see calendar)
English as a Second Language [esl]
Offered through GoodNewsHalifax.com
Learn more from:
Audio & books: GoodNewsHalifax.com
The Church: GospelHall.org
Bible Bites: Heaven4Sure.com
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. John 3:16
English as a Second Language [ESL]...
Are you new to Canada? Would you like help in improving your English? Are you interested in learning more about the Bible or about Christianity? We have Good News for you!
GoodNewsHalifax.com offers free tutoring classes in ESL (English as Second Language). Using the Bible as our reading text, the classes also provide an overview of the message of the Bible and Christianity. We have certified TESL teachers and we currently offer small group classes on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The classes will provide you with opportunity to practice your reading and pronunciation, learn new vocabulary, and be involved in conversation.
The Christian Bible is an important piece of literature for our culture. Understanding it better may also help you in adapting to Canadian culture. But of course, there are many other aspects of our culture that require patience and help from others to understand. Along with teaching you English, we also take the time to show you true Christian friendship. We are happy to be a help to you in other areas of life as you try and get used to living in a new country.
If you would like an appointment to meet with us to discuss ESL tutoring or if you would like to arrange to come to one of our classes, please visit GoodNewsHalifax.com/ContactUs/ or contact by telephone 902 864-4265. We look forward to hearing from you!