What led you to plant/ replant/ revitalize your church?
I grew up in the Tri-Cities and came to faith when my neighbour invited me to youth group. When I sensed a call to church planting I had a deep desire to see another gospel proclaiming church established in the Tri-City area to encourage local mission work within the community. The opportunity to plant in an existing church building meant that we could carry on the gospel work that had been started by the previous churches (Marry Hill Baptist, Hyde Creek Community Church) but at the same time get a fresh start.
How have you seen God working in your church?
We planted in the fall of 2017. Since then we have had the pleasure of seeing God work through conversions, baptisms and ongoing discipleship. The planting process itself helped to reinvigorate the missional mindset of many believers who lived in the area and decided to be part of the launch team. We’ve also seen a number of neighbours walk through the doors over the years – some of them were attending church for the first time and others were coming back to faith. Sept 2022 will be our 5th anniversary, and we praise God for his continued work in our lives and our community.
What is your connection to Northview Community Church?
Northview Community church was one of three planting churches (Northview, Westside Church and Crossridge Church), but we are officially a ministry of Northview. All of our finances and administrative support come through them and we are accountable to the Northview Council of Elders until we become our own official church (which should happen this Spring, 2022). We have also participated in the Immerse training program.
Our mission is To Make Jesus Known. This includes missional and evangelistic initiatives designed to help people meet Jesus for the first time and active discipleship within our church community to help believers grow in their knowledge of Christ.
Matt Glezos, Lead Pastor – Tri-City Church, Port Coquitlam