Our Story

 
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How we started:

Deep Water started with the idea of a church that connected with people who weren't into church as usual, a community where people with little or no religious background could explore what it means to follow Jesus.  In 2007, a group of committed individuals gathered regularly to dream, pray, and plan, and on November 4, 2007 the adventure went live with our first worship gathering at Cineplex 8 Park Lane on Spring Garden Road.

 

In the time since then, we've continued to grow and develop with ministries like small groups, Upstream (our kids' ministry), ReachOut (our local and international outreach program) and Celebrate Recovery.  We continue to pursue our mission to help people become passionate followers of Jesus Christ.  In 2013 we purchased the old North Street Church, and have since renovated it and moved all our operations there.

 

Why we're here:

Deep Water's mission is to help people become passionate followers of Jesus Christ.  Everything we do is to help us accomplish that mission.

 

Who we are:

We're people who have been following Jesus for just a little bit and people who have been following Jesus for a little bit longer and people who aren't sure yet where they stand on this whole Jesus thing.  We're people who have careers, kids and mortgages and people who are in school.  We're people who are young and people who are older.  We're people who love sports and people who are artsy and creative.  We're people who are a little preppy and people who've got full sleeves and piercings.  We're people who are broken, people with mental illness; people who are learning, growing, and loving together.  

 

Whoever you are and wherever you are in your spiritual journey, you can feel comfortable, welcome, and at home here.  

 

What we believe:

We believe that God is holy (good, perfect and true).

We believe that Jesus is God.

We believe that people were created to have a relationship with God.

We believe that people do things which go against God's holiness (sin).

We believe that our sin breaks the relationship with God that we were created to have.

We believe that Jesus died in our place so that our sins can be forgiven.

We believe that he rose from the dead, establishing his power over sin and death.

We believe that because of Jesus' death and resurrection we can have a new life and the relationship with God that we were created for.

We believe that if you accept this as true, then the appropriate response is to admit your sin to God, accept his forgiveness, and become a passionate follower of Jesus Christ.

We believe that being a follower of Jesus means getting to know him, becoming more like him, developing a meaningful relationship with other followers, serving in the mission to share his story with others,

and showing his love in tangible ways to the world around us.

 

For a more detailed theological statement, click here.