FOLLOW JESUS

THE DECISION TO FOLLOW JESUS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT ONE YOU WILL EVER MAKE IN

YOUR LIFE. WE WOULD LOVE TO TAKE THIS FAITH JOURNEY WITH YOU! 

When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, “I am the light of the world.

Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.”

JOHN 8:12

LEARNING TO FOLLOW JESUS

The Bible

Why Read The Bible?


The Bible is God’s love letter to you. It is central to getting to know who God is and what He wants for your life. "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting, and training in righteousness." - 2 Timothy 3:16




I am a new believer. What book of the Bible should I read first?


If you are just beginning to read the Bible, we suggest you start by reading the Book of John (stories of Jesus). Try reading Psalms and Proverbs as well.




There are many translations. Which one should I read?


Although there is no single translation of the bible that supersedes others, among many options, New International Version (NIV) offers a direct translation from the original text and is reader friendly. The Message (MSG) is another good option for those looking for a 'reading' Bible written and paraphrased into contemporary language.




Would you like to read the Bible with others?


We offer Bible reading and prayer for 10 minutes a day at 8 AM Monday to Thursday. Click here to register.





Church

How do I attend the church?


Church is not a building. It refers to the congregation of believers in Jesus Christ consisting of men and women from every tribe, tongue, people, and nation. As a church, we are committed to following the Word, works, and ways of Jesus. At Church on the Queensway, we have different ministries to serve you better according to your age, gender, and needs. Given the current health crisis, our Kids, Tweens (Grade 4-7), and Youth ministry post a new video on our website on every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday afternoon. Our senior pastor Billy also posts a new devotional on the same days of the week so make sure to check them out!




What time are your Sunday Services?


Join our Sunday services at 9:30 am and 11:11 am, both on-site and online. For our online services, you can watch on our website, Youtube and Facebook page.





Why?

Who can follow Jesus?


Anyone and everyone can choose to follow Jesus. Whoever calls on the name of Jesus and asks forgiveness for his/her wrongdoing or sin, will be forgiven and become a child of God. Christ died not to condemn us but to save us and to adopt us into His family.




Is Jesus one way of many to be saved?


Receiving God’s forgiveness and thereby obtaining salvation, is not the goal of every religion. So we cannot simply compare Jesus or Christianity and all other faiths. The Bible claims that, “there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved (Acts 4:12).: Also, Jesus spoke of himself , not as knowing a way to salvation, but as “being” the way (John 14:6), and therefore did not leave room for us to view him as one of many ways to be saved. We can either not think of him as an option at all or take His word for it and accept him as the way to be saved.




Why is the world so broken?


Ever since Adam and Eve (the first woman and the first man) disobeyed God’s instructions to not eat the fruit of one tree in the perfect garden where they lived (Genesis 3), sin, death and suffering became a part of the human experience. The entire creation “groans” and is awaiting the day when God will make all things new again. However, The Bible is clear that God does not turn a blind eye to our suffering but rather, “The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.” (Psalm 34:18)




What is salvation?


Salvation is the reparation of our broken relationship with God through the sacrifice of His son Jesus Christ. It is by God’s grace that we are saved through faith, it is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God. (Ephesians 2:8)




What does it mean to have a relationship with Jesus?


When we make the decision to follow Jesus, we open the door to our new best friend and shepherd/guide of our life. He promises to never leave us and He calls us his family. We can nurture and grow our relationship with Him daily by talking with him (prayer) and by reading His word (the Bible) and by serving others. If you aren’t sure where to start, email us at welcomecentre@thechurch.to and we will help you as you start out your new life of faith in Christ.




Do I need to go to church?


It is the heart of God that we not give up meeting together as believers. Meeting regularly with a group of believers is vital, not optional, for your spiritual growth. If getting to church is not possible for you, find an online small group with us or read the Bible and pray with us on Zoom. There are lots of options for you! Let us know if you want help to connect with other believers. Email us at welcomecentre@thechurch.to or fill in a connect card by clicking the Connect Form button on top of this page.





Pray

What is prayer?


Prayer is having a conversation with God. We believe it has the power to transform us and the world around us. You don't need to wait - start praying today!




I have prayer requests!


We would love to pray for you and with you. If you have any prayer requests, please send us an email at info@thechurch.to





New at Q

What is New at Q Newcomers Class


New at Q is a 2 week, 1 hour class for those who are new to our church. You will meet members of our Welcome team and pastoral staff, ask any questions you may have about our church and connect with other newcomers.

The Welcome Team is there to help guide you in different ways to connect at our church and lead you in a short, video based study directly from Right Now Media.




How can I join a New at Q Newcomers class?


Click www.thechurch.to/new to visit our New to Church Page where you can register for a New at Q class.

If you want to know more about the class before registering or if you want to attend but cannot, please email us at welcomecentre@thechurch.to and we would be happy to talk with you.





Next Steps

What is water baptism?


Baptizing followers of Christ was a direction given and modelled by Jesus himself. It is a public declaration of one’s decision to follow Jesus. We believe baptism is something you choose, so even if you were baptized as a child, we will baptize you again by fully immersing you in water as a sign of your association with Christ and other believers. It is also symbolic of dying to your old life and being raised up into a new life in Christ. Although our water baptisms are currently on hold due the current health crisis, you may have questions about it. Feel free to contact us at welcomecentre@thechurch.to and one of our pastors will get back to you as soon as possible.




How can I get baptized?


Due to the current health crisis, all water baptism schedules are on hold. Please check back again or send us an email at info@thechurch.to for more information.





Classes

Alpha


Twice a year we offer a 10 week video based class for new believers and those seeking to ask questions about and explore Christianity.

To find out more about Alpha go to www.thechurch.to/Alpha




Christ Followers


The Christ Followers Course is 6 weeks in length and is for those who are new Christians or have been following Jesus for some time and want to step up their faith walk. Watch for more registration information on Christ Followers Coming in late December 2020.




Shape


Shape is a 6 week course on discovering your spiritual gifts.

Watch for more information to coming in December 2020.




Water Baptism


Please refer the NEXT STEPS section on this page for water baptism.

We are not currently offering baptism classes.





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Disciples Developing Disciples

3D Groups

What does '3D' mean?


3D represents 'Disciples Developing Disciples', our value as a church.




What 3D groups are you offering?


Our 3D Groups facilitate a place for you to belong. These are small groups of people who meet on a regular basis for the purpose of walking our life together as we grow in our relationship with God. Currently, all our 3D groups are run online. If you would like to find out which groups are open to join in, please email pastor Michael michael@thechurch.to





Volunteer

How can I serve at the church?


Serving is a resolution to steward the gifts God has entrusted to me. Serving is the backbone of our church community. It not only allows us to run wonderful programs and activities but also deeply enriches the lives of our volunteers through the joy of serving God and others. Special Note: Due to the current health crisis, we are not accepting new volunteer applications at this moment. We will update you once things change.





Fridays

What Friday Night programs do you have?


On every Friday night, we offer various programs for all age groups. Our programs are open to everyone: invite your family and friends to join us! Special Note: Due to the current health crisis, all our Friday Nights programs on-site are canceled until further notice. We do, however, run online programs at this moment. For more information, please send us an email at info@thechurch.to.





Social Media

Church's social media


We are on social. Follow us to receive the latest news of our church. Instagram: @thechurchto Facebook: /theChurchto Youtube: Look up 'Church on the Queensway'




Church's app


We have a church app that you can freely download and use! Simply look up 'Church on the Queensway' and enjoy features including sermon notes, Bible reading plan, calendar, etc.





CHURCH ON THE QUEENSWAY • theChurch.to

1536 The Queensway, Toronto Ontario • M8Z 1T5 • 416-255-0141  ||  info@thechurch.to