In 2017, Chris and Angela moved their family from Alberta to Vancouver Island in response to God's call to be part of planting a life-giving church, with an emphasis of relating to the younger unchurched and dechurched population of Nanaimo. Having ministered together for 15+ years, they are passionate about the local church and seeing others inspired to a deeper relationship with Jesus.
To grow thriving and life-giving churches that exist to make an eternal impact.
We see the next generation. We are willing to set aside preferences so they too can experience Jesus and fall in love with His church.
We exist to lead people to know God, find freedom, discover purpose, and make a difference.
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit”
Values guide our culture and give meaning to our mission.
We love JESUS
We are centered around the truth of the Gospel, and committed to growing in relationship with Jesus, learning His ways.
We love PEOPLE
We love you! We aim to be a church for people to belong before they belive. Following Jesus is a lifelong journey of growing in freedom and maturity.
We pursue EXCELLENCE
Creation and everything around us reveals God’s extravagant heart of excellence. We choose to honour God by doing our best in everything we do. Excellence is characterized by desire to use our gifts in a way that brings glory to God.
We choose JOY
Joy is more than happiness. Joy is the fruit of the Spirit of Christ in us. The joy of the Lord is our strength and is where we find true contentment. A joyful heart shapes our attitude and how we treat one another.
The Bible is the inspired Word of God as men were moved by the Spirit of God to give account and write the words of Scripture. We believe the Bible is without error.
All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. It corrects us when we are wrong and teaches us to do what is right.
2 Timothy 3:16 NLT
The word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.
John 1:14 NIV
The eternal existence of one true God who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called in one hope of your calling; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
Ephesians 4:4-6 NKJV
The Savior of men, the Lord Jesus Christ, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, very God and very man.
For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures.
1 Corinthians 15:3-4 ESV
And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness: God was manifested in the flesh, Justified in the Spirit, Seen by angels, Preached among the Gentiles, Believed on in the world, Received up in glory.
1 Timothy 3:16 NKJV
Beware lest anyone cheat you through philosophy and empty deceit, according to the tradition of men, according to the basic principles of the world, and not according to Christ. For in Him dwells all the fullness of the Godhead bodily; and you are complete in Him, who is the head of all principality and power.
Colossians 2:8-10 NKJV
The Holy Spirit is the spirit of Christ dwelling in every believer, gives us assures us of salvation, guides us into all truth, convicts of sin, and comforts us.
Baptism with the Holy Spirit is an experience subsequent to salvation and often evidenced by speaking in tongues.
Then Peter said to them, "Repent, and let every one of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call."
Acts 2:38-39 NKJV
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.
Acts 1:8 ESV
But the fruit produced by the Holy Spirit within you is divine love in all its varied expressions: joy that overflows, peace that subdues, patience that endures, kindness in action, a life full of virtue, faith that prevails, gentleness of heart, and strength of spirit. Never set the law above these qualities, for they are meant to be limitless.
Galatians 5:22-23 TPT
All people are created in the image of God, designed to have relationship with Him, but became separated from Him through sinful disobedience. Jesus provides the way to regain that right relationship with God.
The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.
1 Corinthians 15:56-58 ESV
Forgiveness of sin and eternal life is freely offered to all by our Lord Jesus Christ. God freely gives salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin.
Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved
Acts 16:31 ESV
If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Romans 10:9 ESV
By grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.
Galatians 2:20 ESV
God's supernatural power brings healing to spiritual, physical, and emotional issues we face. Divine Healing is practiced throughout the New Testament and still active today.
And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.
Mark 16-17-18 ESV
The Church is the bride of Christ, an active body of Jesus followers bringing glory to God in love, obedience and sharing the Gospel of Jesus.
I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.
Galatians 2:20 ESV
We uphold God's plan for sexual intimacy within the covenant of marriage, as a life long exclusive commitment between one man and one woman. Sexuality is our experience as a male or female, and a design of God's creation of humanity. Our primary identity is found in relationship with Jesus as a necessity for human wholeness.
So God created mankind in his own image, in the image of God he created them; male and female he created them.
We partake in the Lord’s Table as a memorial for believers.
They worshiped together at the Temple each day, met in homes for the Lord’s Supper, and shared their meals with great joy and generosity.
Acts 2:46 NLT
Water Baptism is an action of obedience, declaring publicly our new life in Christ. At BeLoved we baptize by immersion in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
Buried with Him in baptism, in which you also were raised with Him through faith in the working of God, who raised Him from the dead.
Colossians 2:12 NKJV
Our eternal destination of either heaven or hell is determined by our response to Jesus.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
John 3:16 ESV
Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
John 14:1-4 ESV