We were officially planted as an independent church in 2007, but our roots began to form earlier than that…
It all began as the English Ministry of Calgary Korean Baptist Church (CKBC), a member of the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada, was looking to expand into a new area of ministry. Since its inception, the English Ministry had seen a number of changes, not only in people but also in structure. The congregation consisted mainly of second generation Koreans but there was growing number of people from other cultures participating in the ministry. After much prayer, the leadership team was convicted and challenged to meet the needs of this multicultural group of people. In October 2006 the leadership team from the English ministry made a proposal to CKBC to start a new church focused on ministering to this developing group. This proposal was approved and blessed by Calgary Korean Baptist Church and the Canadian Baptists of Western Canada and GoodTree Christian Fellowship was planted in 2007.
To help people establish a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and equip them to become disciples of Jesus Christ in the world for the glory of God.
We believe the Scriptures, both the Old and the New Testament, to be the inspired Word of God. We believe in its entire trustworthiness, its complete revelation of God’s will for the salvation of men and women and its final authority on all matters of Christian faith and life.
We believe in one God, creator of all things, infinitely perfect and eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true Man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He died on the cross as an atoning sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. He arose bodily from the dead, ascended into heaven, where He now intercedes, at the right hand of the Father, as High Priest and Advocate.
04. hOLY SPIRIT
We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to glorify the Lord Jesus Christ and to convict men and women, regenerate the sinner and indwell, sanctify, guide, instruct, and empower the believer for godly living service.
We believe that men and women were created in the image of God but fell into sin and therefore became subject to God’s wrath and condemnation, inwardly depraved, and apart from grace, incapable of returning to God without Jesus Christ.
We believe that the shed blood of Jesus Christ and His resurrection provide the only ground for justification and salvation for all who believe, and only those who receive Jesus Christ are born of the Holy Spirit and become children of God.
We believe in the unity and common priesthood of all true believers, together who form the one universal Church, the Body of which Christ is Head.
08. RETURN OF CHRIST
We believe in the imminent return of Christ. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the dead; of the believer to everlasting blessedness and joy with the Lord, of the unbeliever to judgment and everlasting punishment.
We believe that baptism is Jesus’ command for those who believe. Full immersion is the pattern established in the Bible. Baptism by immersion allows a believer to publicly identify with Jesus.
Baptism is one of the first significant acts of obedience to Jesus in the life of a new believer. It is a wonderful opportunity to proclaim our faith in Christ and to express our commitment to live in obedience to God’s Word.