Our Purpose

Our Purpose

 

Our Mission Statement

By the divine calling of God…

The mission of The Gideons International In Canada is to communicate the gospel of Jesus Christ, through personal evangelism and Scripture distribution, in Canada and worldwide, so that people may receive eternal life.

Our Vision Statements

Ministry (External) Vision

Our vision is to reach our communities for Christ and to enable God's Word to be placed and at work in every country of the world, so that every person has ready access to God’s Word, that they may come to know Jesus Christ as personal Saviour and Lord.

Organizational (Internal) Vision

We will become a major force for evangelism in Canada, whose members live in vital relationship with Jesus Christ, are motivated by the ministry vision and, energized by the Holy Spirit, actively give themselves to the work of the gospel and the distribution of the Word of God.

We will be an ethnically diverse association, competently led by strong visionary leaders, well organized, efficiently managed and steadily growing in numbers, partnering with the church in carrying out the Great Commission. Every member will see himself as a witness, recruiter and fund-raiser.

Our Statement of Faith

We believe in one God eternally existing in three persons, God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit. We believe in the Bible as the inspired, infallible and inerrant Word of God in the original manuscripts.

We believe that man was created in the image of God; that he sinned, and thereby incurred, not only physical death, but also spiritual death which is separation from God; and that all human beings are born with a sinful nature and in the case of those who reach moral responsibility are sinners in thought, word and deed, and that all who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ are justified on the merit of His shed blood.

We believe in the Lord Jesus Christ as the eternal Son of God and that He was born of the virgin Mary and that He died for our sins according to the Scriptures, as a sole and sufficient substitutionary sacrifice; that He was buried and rose again the third day; that He ascended into heaven and that He now lives there for us, as our High Priest and only Advocate and that He will personally come again; that our salvation is secured exclusively and completely by grace alone, through faith alone in Christ alone; and that we can neither add to nor subtract from Christ's atoning work for us.

We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, and the eternal blessedness of the saved while the unsaved suffer eternal separation from God. (Dan 12:1-2, Mk 9:42-48, Matt 18:6-9, 25:31-46, 2 Thess 1:5-10, Jude 7, Rev 14:9-11, 20:10, 14-15)