About Us and Our Vision
Abiding Place Ministries was formed in 2004, and our first Fellowship in Shelburne, Ontario, Canada, started in the December of that year. With the help of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, who has called us, and gifted us to fulfill his purpose in the region. Unless the Lord builds the house, the builders labor in vain. Psalm 127:1. Without the faithful friends and fellow workers in Christ, and the favor the Lord has given us to see the vision come to pass, we would not be at this place of blessing at Abiding Place. I know God wants to bless this community and region through Abiding Place, I pray His will be done through us.
At Abiding Place, our fellowship is seeking after the heart of God, allowing Holy Spirit the freedom to have his way, to bring healing and wholeness to each believer, to give sound Biblical teaching, encouraging people to grow in character and flow in their gifting and callings. Truly our goal is to show the love of Christ to one another and to a world that needs the love of Jesus.
Our fellowship is a Spirit filled, Bible believing fellowship, our members are from every Denomination; Baptist, Pentecostal, Catholic, Anglican, Brethren, Charismatic, and so on, the diveristy is rich, and wonderful, and brings a fullness to the body of Christ.
In the essentials, unity; in the non-essentials, liberty; in all this love;
Abiding Place Ministries is affiliated with E.C.C.i.C.- Evangelical Christian Church in Canada. Dr David Lavigne has been a great encouragement to us and has believed in us right from the beginning. We also have a Covenant relationship with J.J.C.M- Jehovah Jireh Christian Ministries, Dr. Carol McLean is a dear friend to Abiding Place, We work along side each other in the things of the Lord here in our area of Ontario Canada, we also partner with J.J.C.M in missions to Grenada.
Singing Waters Ministries has greatly influenced us in how we do ministry in Inner healing & Deliverance.
Unstoppable Blessings Ministries, Rev. Donna Parachin have shown us relationship is non-negotiable, and God’s heart is to bless, build up and empower the people in the body of Christ.
Dwelling Place Christian Fellowship, Dr Eugene Smith who is a student/Teacher of the word of God has been a great inspiration to our Pastor and Abiding Place to be Students of the word, inspiring Pastor Gord to continue in his studies of the word and his education with his B.Min and M.Min and also Theology and Biblical studies Degrees. Dr. Bruce Gore, Galyn Wiemers, Dr. David Pawson and Dr. Carol McLean, all have taught our pastor great understanding and illumination of the word of God so Pastor Gord can feed, inspire and educate the people of Abiding Place with the richness of God’s word.
The vision the Lord has given to us is to have an interactive Church where we can abide in Christ as He abides in us; to allow people to share their gifting with one another, expressing the tangible touch of God to the hurting and lost, but most importantly building a deeper relationship with our Father and Lord Jesus Christ.
Our objectives are to reach the community of Shelburne and surrounding regions, to network with other ministries and fellowships to bring forth the Kingdom of God. Truly our heart is to be faithful to His call, and make Jesus smile.
At this time we meet for worship services at Mel Lloyd Centre, (Dufferin Oaks) in the Auditorium at 10 a.m. Sundays, which is located on Centre Street, in Shelburne.
Prayer and Bible Study take place at 213 Homestead Dr. in Shelburne, on Wednesdays, 7 p.m.