Our Mission & Vision

The mission of Danforth Community Chapel is to love God, to love others, and to magnify the name of Jesus Christ. The vision of our church is to glorify our God and Savior, Jesus Christ, to make true disciples throughout all the nations by means of missionary activity and support, to minister the ordinances, to edify believers, and to do all that is sovereignly possible and biblically permissible to magnify the name of Jesus.

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team (the Pastor and 5 Elders) recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

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Pastor Peter, Pastor

As our pastor, Pastor Peter has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture. He has served at Danforth Community Chapel for almost 9 years. He and his wife have two married children. Peter as a servant leader has ministered someway in every church that he has been a part of. Peter is passionate about teaching and equipping the saints for the ministry that they are involved in.  

Our Statement of Faith

What a person believes defines how they behave.  Christian living depends on Christian learning.  Duty is always founded on doctrine.  If Satan can keep a Christian ignorant, he can keep him impotent.  That is why we believe the following at Danforth Chapel:

Inspiration:

We believe that “all Scripture is given by God” (2 Timothy 3:16, in the sense that “holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit” (2 Peter 1:21), to  produce both the Old and the New Testaments without error in the original text.  Scripture is thus “written for our learning” (Romans 15:4), that we might grow in the grace and the knowledge of God and walk in a manner worthy of our calling (1 Peter 2:2; 1; Thessalonian 2:12).

The Godhead:

We believe that the Godhead eternally exists in three persons:  the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  These three are one God (Deuteronomy 6:4), having the same nature and attributes, existing as coequal, coexistent persons with the same divine essence, yet distinctive subsistence, and are worthy or our worship and our obedience.

Jesus Christ:

We believe that Jesus Christ, existing before all creation (John 1:1; Micah 5:2), became incarnate, born of the virgin Mary (Matthew 1:18), is true God and true man (Philippians 2:5 through  8).  He died upon a cross as a sacrifice for the sins of those who place their faith in His finished work (Romans 3:25-26).  He then conquered death by rising from the dead (1 Corinthians 15:4), and now sits at the right hand of God making intercession for the saints (Hebrews 7:25), as our advocate (1 John 2:1), and high priest (Hebrews 8:1-2)

Holy Spirit:

We believe that the Holy Spirit, as the third person of the Trinity, convicts unbelievers of their need for Christ (John 16:8-11), regenerates those who believe in Christ (Titus 3:5), and dwells in every believer from the point of their salvation (1 Corinthians 6:19).  In believers today He glorifies Christ (John 16:14), by giving them gifts (1 Corinthians 12:11), filling (Ephesians 5:18), teaching (John 16:12-15), and guiding them in all truth (John 16:13).

Satan:

We believe in the personality of Satan.  He is opposed to everything that is of God, but ultimately he will be overthrown by God (Revelation 20:10).

Man:

We believe that man was created in the image of God (Genesis 1:26), but freely chose to sin (Genesis 3:1-7).  Thus the entire race of man (Romans 5;12) is separated from God (Ephesians 2:1-3).  As such, it is only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit that man can be placed in right standing with God (Ephesians 2: 8-9).

Salvation:

We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ provides the only ground for obtaining redemption (1 Peter 1: 18-19), which is given solely to those who express faith in the work of Christ on the cross as the only means of obtaining right standing before God (Ephesians 2: 8-9).

Church:

We believe that the true Church is composed of all those who have trusted in Christ as their personal Savior.  We believe that the local Church is made up of the Body of Christ, who gather for the purpose of unified worship, fellowship, administration of ordinances, edification, discipline and promotion of the work of Christ.  We believe that water baptism and the Lord’s Supper are the Church ordinances to be observed only by those who have personally trusted Christ as their Savior.  They are not to be regarded as a means of salvation.

Future Things:

We believe in the personal and visible return of the Lord Jesus Christ to earth (Matthew 24:27-30; Acts 1:11) to establish His millennial kingdom.  We believe in  the bodily resurrection of the dead, both of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord (1 Thessalonians 4:16-17), and of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting conscious punishment (Revelation 20:11-15).