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What we believe

It's all about Jesus

We are a group of people who love Jesus and love each other – we value authentic relationships and do our best to “be real”.  We are not perfect but are learning how to share God’s love with each other.  So… we are a church with an interest in you!  We believe that God loves the entire world and wants you to have personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

The Bible

We believe the Bible to be the complete Word of God; that the sixty-six books, as originally written, comprising the Old and New Testaments, were verbally inspired by the Spirit of God and were entirely free from error; that the Bible is the supreme authority in all matters of faith and practice and the true basis of Christian union.

God

We believe in the only living and true God, Creator of all, holy, sovereign, eternal, existing in three equal persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.

Jesus

We believe in the absolute and essential deity of Jesus Christ, the Son, in His eternal existence with the Father in pre-incarnate glory, in His virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary death, bodily resurrection, triumphant ascension, mediatorial ministry and personal return.

The Holy Spirit

We believe in the absolute and essential deity and personality of the Holy Spirit, Who convinces of sin, of righteousness and of judgment; Who regenerates, sanctifies, illuminates and comforts those who believe in Jesus Christ.

Satan

We believe that Satan exists as an evil personality, the originator of sin, the arch-enemy of God and man.

Mankind

We believe that people were divinely created in the image of God; that all have sinned, becoming guilty before God, and that all are affected by sin in all aspects of their being so that everyone by nature and choice is a sinner, thereby incurring physical and spiritual death.

Salvation

We believe that salvation is by the sovereign, electing grace of God; that by the appointment of the Father, Christ voluntarily suffered a vicarious, expiatory and propitiatory death; that justification is by faith alone in the all sufficient sacrifice and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ and that those whom God has effectually called shall be divinely preserved and finally perfected in the image of the Lord.

Future things

We believe in the personal, bodily, and glorious return of the Lord Jesus Christ; in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust; in the eternal blessedness of the redeemed and in the judgment and conscious, eternal punishment of the wicked.

The Church

We believe that the Church, the Body of Christ of which He is the Head, is composed of all regenerate believers. We believe that the local church is a company of immersed believers, called out from the world, separated unto the Lord Jesus, voluntarily associated for the ministry of the Word, the mutual edification of its members, the propagation of the faith, and the observance of the ordinances. We believe it is a sovereign, independent body, exercising its own divinely awarded gifts, precepts and privileges under the Lordship of Christ, the great Head of the Church. We believe the primary officers are the pastors and elders. A pastor is one of the elders.

Ordinances

We believe that there are only two ordinances for the Church regularly observed in the New Testament in the following order:

1. Baptism which is the immersion of the believer in water, whereby he obeys Christ’s command and sets forth his identification with Christ in His death, burial, and resurrection.

2. The Lord’s Supper is the memorial wherein the believer partakes of the two elements, bread and the cup, which symbolize the Lord’s body and shed blood, proclaiming His death until He comes.

Church & State

We believe in the separation of church and state.

Religious Liberty

We believe in religious liberty; that everyone has the right to practice and propagate their beliefs.

The Lord's Day

We believe that the first day of the week is the Lord’s Day and that, in a special sense, it is the divinely appointed day for worship and spiritual exercise.

Civil Government

We believe that civil government is of divine appointment for the interest and good order of society; that all in authority over us are to be prayed for, conscientiously honoured and obeyed, except only in the things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ, Who is the only Lord of the conscience and Prince of the kings of the earth.

Definition of Marriage

1. Definition: We resolve that as a matter of belief, doctrine, and religious practice, our denomination and this local church reserves the term “marriage” for the covenant relationship between one man and one woman to the exclusion of all others.

2. Staff participation in the solemnization and celebration of marriage: No staff person of LEFBC will officiate in a marriage that would be outside the definition of marriage as agreed upon by this congregation, no matter the venue of the event.

3. We believe the Bible teaches that marriage is intended by God to be a life-long covenant of fidelity between a man and a woman that symbolizes the relationship of Christ and His Church.


SERVICE TIMES

Sundays at 10:30am and 6:30pm

LOCATION

We are located at 17 Peter Court
Mineville, Nova Scotia
B2Z 1K2





OUR MISSION

Touch Life with the Word of God, to Evangelize and make disciples of Jesus Christ.


Knowing Jesus | Discovering a personal relationship with Jesus:

We provide a place to ask questions and discover the answers.

 

Growing in Jesus | Healthy things grow:

We are better together and help one another on our faith journey.

 

Going in Jesus | Reaching the world with God’s love:

Good News should be shared.



We are a church for the entire family, a church where kids want to go because they have a great time experiencing God’s love.

 

Our focus is the freedom that Jesus brings when we encounter him.  We are a place where a person with no church background can come and feel welcome. We want you to relax!  We make it our aim to be real and relevant.  We want you to be yourself and participate as much, or as little, as you like. We were all new at one point so we go out of our way to make you feel right at home.

The church is a place where people can discover healing and hope…  We represent the amazing love of Jesus – come and discover it for yourself.   Doug Duncan, Lead Pastor



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Our Church

History and Value


Brief From Church History

Lake Echo Fellowship Baptist Church (LEFBC) was formed in 1987 by a group of people from the Eastern Shore communities who traveled to Dartmouth for church services. With a heart for their local community they decided plant a local church.

LEFBC first met in Bell Park Academic Center in Lake Echo. It was an exciting time of growth which led to our first building project in 1990. We expanded in 1998 and then again in 2005/2006. We currently have a beautiful 300-seat auditorium, fellowship hall, and other facilities.

Our Core Values

The body of believers here at LEFBC desire to grow in the knowledge of God, our love for Him, and our commitment of service to Him – loving others in our communities. We desire to grow in God’s grace and live the truths that the Word of God teaches. We desire to see other people understand the love of God and the need for a relationship with Jesus Christ, our Savior.