WHY START

ANOTHER CHURCH?

What does church look like now that 2022 is here?  In Canada the interest in church and numbers attending have dropped to an all time low.  Many people feel that church has lost its edge and relevance and there is a surge of people walking away from faith and church altogether.  We want to change that!

 

Our vision is Doing church for those that don’t do church.  We want to offer environments for those who are seeking, starting or returning to faith that addresses modern needs and busy schedules.  Our atmosphere will be inclusive so everyone can feel comfortable while exploring who Jesus is and the life He offers.

 

Born from the passion of eight individuals, Milestone will focus on practical messages of faith and how to apply them to our lives. We want people to feel at home.  Where they can belong before they are even sure if they believe, where the next generation finds purpose and meaning and where teaching is simple, practical, and relevant.  It's our commitment to make it an experience you'll want to revisit. 

 

On October 16, 2022 we look forward to launching our in-person experience.  Milestone is not tied to the traditions of ‘church every Sunday.’ Our Fall launch will start with one event per month – creating an experience you don’t want to miss!  Each event will include a talk by video of Andy Stanley based on faith in Jesus and how to apply that faith to our busy and pressured lives, along with a full Children’s Program overseen by qualified staff. There will be terrific music, both secular and faith based, which we hope will appeal to all generations of those in the Guelph and surrounding area.

 

On our off weeks we will continue with small group studies and community outreach such as the ones we have had the pleasure to be involved with over these past two years - bike drives, soup programs, clothing drives, and donations to various programs. We want to encourage people to participate in something beyond themselves by supporting existing charities that are already up and running- not reinvent the wheel.

 

For too long the church has been known for what it is against.  We want to be known for what we are FOR. We believe people matter and want to meet people where they are, share Jesus’ message of hope and be active in making the world a better place.

Join us on October 16, 2022 as we Launch!

LAUNCH DAY

Sunday October 16, 2022 we are launching in-person! We will be located at the Puslinch Community Centre, 23 Brock Rd S. Invite a friend and see you there.

 

SMALL GROUPS

On October 16, 2022 you will have an opportunity to signup for small groups. Whether you’re seeking, starting or returning to faith or not sure where you stand on the whole topic of God, these groups can be helpful to anyone. We hope you will join us and experience why we say "Life is better when you’re connected.”

 

SUNDAY'S TOGETHER

Join us on November 20, 2022 for our second Sunday as we build community together.

 

CHRISTMAS IN GUELPH

Join us on December 18, 2022 for Christmas in Guelph as we celebrate the season. Visit milestonechurch.ca for more information.

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FAITH MADE PRACTICAL

Messages and programs that are practical and encouraging.

MUSIC YOU'LL LOVE

We feel it's important to use all styles of music to engage people.

NO WEIRD FACTOR

It is our commitment to you, to make it an experience you'll want to revisit.

KEEP IT SIMPLE

Our focus is simple - Sunday mornings, Small Groups and serving in the community.

NO MEMBERSHIP

We believe that when people catch the vision, they will naturally want to get involved and contribute to our mission.

BREAK FROM TRADITION

Milestone is non-denominational. We are not tied to the traditions of "church every Sunday".

DOING CHURCH FOR THOSE WHO DON'T DO CHURCH

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EXPLORING WHO JESUS IS AND THE LIFE HE OFFERS

At Milestone, we simply want to be known for what we are FOR. We believe people matter so we will volunteer our time, use our talents and share our resources. We are committed to being FOR you and FOR Guelph!

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At Milestone, we've created six Cultural Values that are designed to act as guard rails to remain focused on our mission, vision and strategy.

 

WE ARE ALL IN 

Am I all in by offering my time and resources?  Milestone encourages people to go the extra mile and participate in something beyond themselves. 

​WE ARE OTHERS FOCUSED

Am I inward focused or others focused? Milestone seeks to create user-friendly environments.  We want people to love being here.

 

​WE AIM FOR SIMPLICITY

Am I instilling simplicity in what I do? Milestone is determined to replace complexity with simplicity. We know life is busy, so let’s keep it simple.

 

WE TAKE THE INITIATIVE
Am I willing to do whatever it takes no matter what the challenge?  Milestone is inspired when others think outside the box, dream big and resolve a challenge.  We want great leaders to come and stay.

 

WE EXPECT EXCELLENCE
Am I allowing what is good to stand in the way of what could be excellent? Milestone is satisfied with nothing less than the very best in everything we do.  Excellence shows that we care about you the minute you walk through the doors.

 

WE STRIVE FOR UNITY

Am I advancing our mission, vision and strategy?  Milestone is driven by the fabric of who we are, why we exist, and how we execute it.  We want people to be united by the mission, vision and strategy.

ABOUT THE BIBLE 

We believe the entire Bible is the inspired Word of God written by those who were moved by the Spirit of God to write the very words of Scripture. Therefore, we believe the Bible is without any mixture of error.

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ABOUT GOD 

We believe in one personal God who can be known and who exists in three distinct persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ is the second member of the Trinity (the Son of God) who became flesh to reveal God to humanity and to become the Saviour of the world gone astray.

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ABOUT HUMANITY

We believe that all people were created in the image of God to have fellowship with Him and have tremendous potential for good but we became alienated in that relationship through disobedience called sin. As a result, this attitude separates humanity from God and therefore we are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through our own efforts.

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ABOUT SALVATION

We believe that when Jesus Christ, died on the cross, His blood and death provides the sole basis for the forgiveness of sin. Therefore, God freely offers salvation to those who place their faith in the death and resurrection of Christ as sufficient payment for their sin no matter what a person has done wrong.

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ABOUT THE CHRISTIAN LIFE

We believe all Christians should live for Christ and not for themselves. By obedience to the Word of God and daily yielding to the Spirit of God, every believer should mature and be conformed to the image of Christ.

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ABOUT THE CHURCH

We believe that the church is the body of Christ, of which Jesus Christ is the head. The members of the church are those who have trusted by faith in the finished work of Christ. The purpose of the church is to glorify God by loving Him and by making Him known to the world gone astray.

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