PORT Church is a neighbourhood church called to serve Port Dalhousie and northern St. Catharines. We believe that church is for people of all different backgrounds that come together into community by God’s grace and for God’s glory to love God, love life and love people.
PORT Church is a LOCAL Church plant that is part of a GLOBAL church-planting network.
Our VISION is to start neighbourhood churches across the NIAGARA REGION that are CHRIST CENTRED, BIBLE BASED and on a MISSION to MAKE DISCIPLES who LOVE GOD, LOVE LIFE and LOVE PEOPLE so that we can touch more neighbourhoods and reach more local communities in a REAL, RELEVANT and RELATIONAL way.
We break down HOW we do church, WHY we do church and for WHO we do church into what we call OUR REFORMISSION –
For more about who we are and what we believe click on one of the above.
We believe that God is present to meet us and serve us in a special way when we gather together for a worship service, and we are simply a receiver of His goodness; therefore, God and the story of His goodness to mankind is at the centre of our liturgy. In turn, we also believe that our liturgy forms us and molds us for the rest of the week, and is therefore carefully assembled so that Sunday worship is a fundamental part of our discipleship. We are REFORM in our theology, yet CHARISMATIC in our spirituality and MISSIONAL in our focus: this unique identity has informed and influenced the liturgy of our Sunday worship service. If you join us for a service, you can expect a structured and traditional church feel but with a relaxed, relational and friendly atmosphere.
PORT Church is a part of an international church planting network called UNITED GLOBAL (see www.united.nu). Though we launched in late 2012 as UNITED Niagara, we have since renamed to PORT Church so as not be confused with the United Church of Canada and, more importantly, to better reflect our vision to serve our neighbourhood of Port Dalhousie.