First CRC Barrie is affiliated with the Christian Reformed Church of North America.
What does that mean?
We call ourselves Christian because we are followers of Jesus Christ.
We believe that Jesus is the Son of God and that he is the center of human history.
We’re called Reformed because we grow on a branch of the church tree that emerged
from the Protestant Reformation in sixteenth-century Europe.
We’re a Church because we believe God has called us together to be a people who belong
to him and live for him.
North America tells you where we are situated; but it also tells you we’re connected with other Reformed denominations in other places around the globe.
Our emblem is the cross in a triangle.
The triangle represents the Trinity, our belief in the one God we know as three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. The cross symbolizes our belief in Jesus Christ's sacrificial death for our salvation.
Our Core Values
Our Mission & Vision
To be a community which offers comfort, hope, help, love, acceptance and the truth about God to those both inside and outside our congregation.
To be God's messenger of the gospel of good news and to be God's agent in bringing about His kingdom here on earth.
To sustain and offer encouragement and prayer support for our church leaders and teachers as they lead members and visitors alike to grow in their faith walk with God.
To continually develop and expand our worship style in a manner which continues to reflect our values and beliefs. It is to be meaningful for members and visitors of all ages. Most important is that it brings glory to God.
To encourage all members to discover their talents and commit the use of these talents to the glory of God and to further His kingdom. We will provide those who lead our educational, worship and outreach programs with the necessary resources.
To provide a facility in which we can worship God in prayer, music, fellowship and biblical teaching and where our ministries can be delivered properly.
To support with our financial resources, organizations that reach out and share the gospel to those who do not yet know God and organizations that show compassion to those whose lives are broken as a result of sin or the effect of sin.