We Are a Family of Families
Don Valley Bible Chapel is composed of smaller communities called ‘Gospel Communities’ that are networked together under a family structure of leadership. Our team of elders and leaders work together to shepherd and nurture our expanding family of families. We are also part of a Canadian network of churches that connect us to other church families. We partner on site with Toronto China Bible Church North York.
We meet together on Sunday mornings for a church-wide worship and equipping time, as well as community celebrations and other events throughout the year. These gatherings along with First Principle courses are the primary environments where we learn what Jesus has done and commanded for our lives.
Our Sunday gathering (10:30am - 12:00pm) is a semi-casual, inter-cultural, inter-generational, family gathering where we worship through song, prayer, Bible teaching, and communion. A variety of musical styles and instruments are often incorporated into our worship times. Children start off in the service with the adults and then transition into Bible discussions and activities directed at their level. Students and adults are involved in various aspects of our service.
Prime Time Kids meet on Sunday morning from 11am to 12pm. Children from both church families, TCBC and DVBC, learn together what the gospel is and how to live it out. In the upcoming year we will be developing our curriculum to make it more engaging for the children, to help them grow in their love of God, and to help them make connections with their faith and everyday life. We are always looking for ways to touch base with parents and help them disciple their children.
Our Gospel communities are the primary environment where we actually participate in community and learn to obey Christ and live Gospel-shaped lives. It is through these simple households that we are engaging our neighbourhoods with the Gospel.
SOMA Youth and 55+ are support structures that are intended to help connect teens and Seniors to the life and mission of our church family. These focus on addressing issues particular to these groups that hinder vibrant faith and meaningful engagement with the church family.
Our Path of Learning
Key to moving the mission forward is the careful grounding of believers in the Gospel. The Apostles spent a considerable amount of time carefully grounding people in the Kerygma (Message of the Gospel) and the Didaché (the implications of the Gospel for living life).
Members of DVBC are being stepped through a strategic path of learning at various levels that is designed to ground us in Gospel-shaped living and lifelong learning.