THE BEGINNING:
THE FORMATION OF TRUECITY

 
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TRUECITY IS A MOVEMENT OF CONGREGATIONS IN HAMILTON, ON WHO RECOGNIZE GOD HAS CALLED US TO JOIN HIM IN HIS MISSION TO BRING HIS BEST TO OUR CITY AND BEYOND. WE WORK TO SIMULTANEOUSLY PURSUE MISSION AT A CONGREGATIONAL LEVEL, AT A COLLABORATIVE CHURCH-IN-THE-CITY LEVEL, AND AS GOD’S PEOPLE SCATTERED DAILY ACROSS ALL SECTORS OF OUR CITY.

 

What we now call TrueCity grew out of:

A shared conviction that churches have a unique role to play in seeing transformation come to their neighbourhoods and this city.

And a shared dream of churches connecting in ways that allow them to learn from each other and collaborate so that they grow stronger as local congregations even as they bless their neighbourhoods and this city. It is a dream of partnership in the gospel.

In 2004, Hughson Street Baptist and Philpott Memorial began to explore with International Teams Canada (ITCA) how to pursue this dream. They began working together to expand the Christmas hamper project that HSBC was doing each year. They were soon joined by First Hamilton Christian Reformed Church, then Wentworth Baptist, Bethany Gospel Chapel, and Little Bethel Community Church. Today we have over 17 churches partnering together under these three horizons that provide a strong framework and a rich vision for our mission to glorify God by together learning to live more and more like Jesus as His Church in Hamilton:

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