What We Believe...

We are part of a fellowship of hundreds of churches across Canada and around the world called the ACOP (Apostolic Church of Pentecost). The ACOP celebrated 100 years in Canada the year our founders moved to Ottawa to start this church in 2021. ACOP has now sent out workers to more than 40 countries around the world. Over those 100 years, the statement of faith has changed through collective discernment. So, we recognize that not all people who attend Neighbours Church will agree with every single part of our statement of faith, and we can celebrate that difference in belief and still walk together. We hope that you will grow from rubbing shoulders with those that think differently at times. You can see how our differing levels of commitment to the church and membership allow for difference in opinion.

The following is our statement of faith which we share with members of our church and hundreds of other churches across the country and around the world:

That the Bible is the inspired, infallible, authoritative written Word of God.

In the eternal existence of one true God who is Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.

In the Savior of men, the Lord Jesus Christ, conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, very God and very man.

In the creation, test, and fall of man, as recorded in Genesis; his total spiritual depravity and inability to attain to divine righteousness.

That forgiveness of sin and eternal life is freely offered to all by our Lord Jesus Christ. The Salvation of sinners is by grace through faith alone, in the perfect all sufficient work of Christ, who died for our sins, was buried and rose again the third day for our justification.

In Water Baptism of believers by immersion in the Name of our Lord Jesus Christ. (Meaning the in the authority of Jesus name, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.)

In the Baptism with the Holy Spirit as an experience subsequent to salvation with the scriptural evidence; namely, speaking in tongues.

In the gifts of the Holy Spirit as enumerated in the book of Acts and the Epistles.

In the Lord’s Table as a memorial for believers.

In Divine Healing as practiced throughout the New Testament.

In the eternal life of the believer and the eternal punishment of the unbeliever.

In the Spirit-filled life. The Holy Spirit is the catalyst for sanctification and seeks to produce His fruit in the believer’s life as their minds are renewed and they are conformed to the image of Christ.

In the personal return of the Lord Jesus Christ for His Church.

In the sanctity of marriage, as a lifelong exclusive commitment between one man and one woman.