Mid-American Reformed Seminary (MARS)
Mid-America's mission is to prepare pastors as faithful servants of the Word and sacraments in the heritage of Reformed and Presbyterian Churches and by training others to serve in various Christian venues. Mid-America's primary purpose is training men to serve the church as knowledgeable pastors with servants' hearts. To foster intellectual and spiritual development, the Seminary offers courses in biblical, theological, ecclesiastical and ministerial disciplines.
The Benevolent Fund is a fund that is used to assist people in need, first in our own church and then in the broader community. This fund needs to be replenished from time to time, so we ask that you consider the need of brothers and sisters in Christ.
Word and Deed
Word and Deed is a relief organization based on reformed Christian principles to provide aid in the name of Christ. Word and Deed is involved in disaster relief, relief programs, development aid, employment programs, and child sponsorship. Their mission is to address the spiritual and physical needs of people in the developing world in accordance with biblical principles.
We support the Blantyre Girls' Home project in Malawi, and our Sunday school students are sponsoring a child through Word & Deed.
Pregnancy Help Centre of Durham
The purpose of the Pregnancy Help Centre of Durham is to help pregnant girls in distress. The Centre rents a house on 29 Drew Street in Oshawa and on 572 Kingston Road West in Pickering that have various meeting and storage rooms. The girls are given counseling which encourages them to carry the pregnancy to full tern. Baby food and clothes are available to the new mothers. The counselors minister to the girls emotionally, but also spiritually if an opportunity opens. The Pregnancy Help Centre of Durham is openly a gospel-oriented mission.
Reformed Faith and Life
"Foi et Vie Reformees" (Reformed Faith and Life) is a Reformed radio broadcast ministry in French, bringing the light of the Christian Gospel to French-speaking men and women in various parts of the world (especially Africa). Not only does it produce radio programmes dealing with a variety of topics from a Biblical perspective, but it also sends written material to correspondents throughout the world. The ministry of Reformed Faith and Life is wholeheartedly committed to proclaiming the whole counsel of God in the French language through the means of radio-broadcasts, literature and any other appropriate means. Rev. Eric Kayayan, from Rietvallei Reformed Church, is the broadcasting minister: among other activities, he writes and records the radio programmes, and sends them to the various radio stations which are interested in broadcasting them. A Reformed Radio Administration Committee based in North America oversees this ministry, in collaboration with the Rietvallei Reformed Church in South Africa.
Covenant Christian Church Mission Outreach (Hope Centre)
The Hope Centre is a ministry, focusing on the large South Asian population of the Greater Toronto area. It is supervised by the Covenant Christian Church (URC) of Wyoming, Ontario.
The Hope Centre is also a congregation called Hope congregation, meeting twice each Sunday for worship. It has three elders and one pastor. One of the elders works alongside of Rev. Tony Zekveld full time in missions and outreach. It is not yet organized but works jointly with the elders in Wyoming.
The Hope Centre's ministry includes one-on-one with Sikhs and Hindus, small Bible study groups, visiting in homes, hospitality, children's Bible classes, prayer inside homes, translating articles and messages into the Punjabi language, writing for South Asian magazines and a radio broadcast using the messages of Rev. Kuldip Gangar. The Hope Centre's policy is to be open daily and to be available to those who are in need.
Redemption Prison Ministry (formerly Cornerstone Bible Institute)
Redemption Prison Ministry is a ministry providing Bible correspondence classes, reintegration support, assorted inmate services, and assistance to chaplains.
The Bible correspondence courses provided to Canadian inmates are focused on the contents of the Holy Bible, specifically written and designed for inmates, and available free of charge to any Canadian inmate and their family members.
The reintegration support, or Stepping Out, is a covenant-based, support and accountability structure which assists a released Redemption Prison Ministry student with reintegration back into the community.
New Horizon Church in Toronto is a community of mixed ethnic and Canadian Christians adhering to the historic Protestant faith. New Horizon's mission is to help people to know God, and to receive God's answers to the difficult problems of life.
New Horizon's Pastor, Rev. Mitchell Persaud, was sent to Toronto as a church planter and evangelist in 1997. The mission work is under the oversight of Cornerstone United Reformed Church in London, Ontario.