Good, good news
Following Jesus. It’s as simple as that. Knox’s desire is to follow Jesus, as he is revealed to us in scripture, in God’s story of his love for broken humanity. We believe that Jesus is the Lord of all things, that through his life, death, and resurrection, he has made the way to peace with God. We want to follow Jesus in the way he has shown us, extending his love and grace to others. But we can’t do this alone. In order to grow we must begin with loving and helping each other as we follow Jesus together. We are not perfect, we have not arrived. Following means journeying, growing, struggling, sacrificing, even suffering. But we can rest in the knowledge that he is with us along the way.
Loving the City
We follow Jesus by obeying his commands. He calls us to love our neighbour, and for Knox that means the city of Toronto. We are called to embody the love of Jesus in our neighbourhoods and networks. We encourage each other to love the city in the specific ways God is calling us to. This love takes a variety of forms: serving those in need, befriending the lonely, welcoming the immigrant, seeking justice for the oppressed, speaking the good news to those who have not heard, participating in culture-making, pursuing vocational calling with integrity. Through these acts of love, we seek the good of the city, recognizing the importance of the city in God’s story of salvation. We seek to be a city on a hill, a place that cannot be hidden, whose good works bring glory to God.
Serving the World
We believe God is at work in the world. His heart is for all people to know him and for his world to be transformed by his love. We believe Knox is a part of this work. God has placed Knox in a city of immigrants, where there is a constant flow of people drawn from around the world for work and study. We believe that God has blessed us with the opportunity to serve in this busy, transitory place for a reason. We embrace our role as a place of spiritual equipping for service to the world. People are called to Knox for a time of learning, then sent out to the world to serve. This rhythm: called in, sent out, should characterize us all, as we imitate Jesus’ example of humble service whether our world is Toronto or Tanzania. We serve in hope, confident that God is renewing all things.
Hey, what kind of church are you?
We are the kind of church that affirms the creeds of the Christian faith.
We are the kind of church that believes that the church is part of a global movement that transforms lives, families, and neighbourhoods.
We are the kind of church that is proudly multi-generational and multi-ethnic, because we think the kingdom of God is both of those things, too.