About Indian Brethren Assembly in Aldergrove, British Columbia

We would love to meet you this Sunday.  We are an Indian- Malayalam congregation who meet together on Sunday afternoons in the Aldergrove Gospel Chapel building. 

What do we believe? 

The Bible is the inspired “Word” of God, our final authority in matters of faith and conduct. II Timothy 3:16-17

There is one God, revealing himself in three Persons: the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Hebrews 9:14; Matthew 28:19

In the essential deity and true humanity of Jesus Christ our Lord, who lived on earth, died upon the cross, rose from the dead, ascended to heaven, and will soon return in person. Philippians 2:6-11; I Thessalonians 4:16

Man is sinful by nature and practice but through grace can be restored to fellowship with God. Romans 3:23; Ephesians 2:8-9

The only way for man to be right with God is through faith in Christ alone, whose sinless life and saving death were for our redemption. Romans 10:8-10

There is one true Church under the sole authority of Christ, comprised of all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, and recognized neither ecclesiastical nor sectarian barriers, Ephesians 1:19-23; Galatians 3:28

In the Christian ordinances: believer’s baptism by immersion and the Lord’s Supper. Matthew 28:19; Luke 22:19-20

About Ridgeville Bible Chapel

Ridgeville Bible Chapel began in 1966 in Ridgeville, ON. RBC has roots in the “Brethren” movement.

Today, Ridgeville Bible Chapel continues to be non-denominational (with no governing body) evangelical (believing in the necessity of salvation in Christ), and Bible believing (embracing the Bible as God’s message to all people).

We are passionate about growing in our knowledge of God and the Bible and living that out in our daily lives.  We seek to glorify the Lord, share the love of Christ, and minister to our community.

Statement of Faith

THE BIBLE – Consisting of both Old and New Testaments, The Bible is the revealed Word of God to man (1 Thess. 2:13). It was given by inspiration of God (2 Timothy 3:16), and men of old wrote as they were guided by the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:21).  It is therefore without error in the original writings and is to be literally interpreted in its historical accounts. It is the complete revelation of God’s will for the salvation of people and is our final authority in all matters of faith and Christian living (2 Timothy 3:16-17).  The final guide to the interpretation of Scripture is Scripture itself.

JESUS CHRIST – The Lord Jesus Christ, being fully God, entered human history as a man born to the virgin Mary, having been supernaturally conceived by the Holy Spirit (Matt 1:20).  While here on earth, He lived a perfect and sinless life and then died on the cross as a perfect sacrifice for our sins (1 Pet. 2:24). He rose bodily from the dead (Luke 24:39) then ascended to heaven where He was exalted by the Father and now ministers as our High Priest (Heb. 4:14) and Advocate (1 John 2:1).

CREATION – The account of origins presented in Genesis is a simple but factual presentation of actual events.

GOD – There is one God (Deut. 6:4) eternally existent & co-equal in three persons – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Matt. 28:19).

HOLY SPIRIT – The Holy Spirit was sent by the Lord Jesus to abide with his people (John 14:16-18).  He is co-equal with the Father and the Son. His function is to convict the world of sin, righteousness & judgement (John 16:8) and instruct the believer in the things pertaining to Christ (John 14:26, 15:26-27) and to empower them for service. The Holy Spirit is the source and power of all acceptable worship and service, and is the infallible interpreter of the Word of God (1 John 2:27, 1 Cor 2:13-14, Gal. 5: 16, 22-23).  The church began with the descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost and is composed of all believers in Jesus Christ.

MANKIND’S NEED – Man was created in the image, and according to the likeness of God. (Gen. 1:26-27).  Because of man’s deliberate sin, he stands guilty before God and is hopeless under God’s eternal judgement (Rom. 3:23).
SALVATION – The death of Christ was substitutionary and atoning.
The death and resurrection of Christ provide the only basis for a sinner’s justification and acceptance by God.  All who receive the Lord Jesus by faith are redeemed by His blood and are born of the Holy Spirit, becoming children of God. (Eph. 2:5-9, Rom. 4:25, 5:6-8, Titus 3: 4-7, 1 Peter 1:3-5)

ETERNAL SECURITY – Every true child of God possesses eternal life and is safe for all eternity (John 3:16; 10:27-29).  However, a believer can, through sin, lose his fellowship, joy, power, testimony and reward and incur the Father’s chastisement.  Our relationship with Christ is eternal, being established by new birth. Fellowship, however, is dependent upon obedience.

THE ORDINANCES – There are two Christian ordinances – Baptism by immersion (Matt. 28:19, Acts 8:35-39) and the Lord’s supper (Luke 22:19-20).
Baptism signifies that the believer, having died with Christ, is buried with Him and is also risen with Christ to walk in newness of life (Rom. 6:3-6).  The Lord’s Supper was instituted by the Lord Himself. In the observance of this supper, believers retell the message of the Lord’s death until His return. This is the privilege and responsibility of all true believers (Luke 22:19).

THE RETURN OF CHRIST – The personal pre-millennial return of the Lord Jesus Christ could occur at any moment (1 Thess. 4:14-18, Titus 2:13, Acts 1:11).  His return will usher in a series of events: the rapture of the church, judgement on unredeemed society, the restoration of Israel to Him as Messiah and an eternal state of blessedness for the redeemed.  This truth is an ongoing incentive to holy living and faithful service for every believer.  We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the redeemed and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost (Dan. 12:2, Rev. 20:11-15).

THE NEW TESTAMENT CHURCH – The Lord has called believers to fellowship in local, autonomous congregations. These congregations, though autonomous in government, exist in vital union with all other believers.

As Christians, we are to join in worshiping the living God, praying, building up one another in the faith and giving of our time and money as good stewards for the work of God.  We are also to observe the Lord’s Supper, baptize converts, teach the Word of God and proclaim the message of Christ. (1 Cor. 1:2, Acts 2:42-47, Heb. 10:24-25, Eph. 4:11-13).   The church is composed of all believers in the Lord Jesus Christ.  The local church is composed of believers in any locality who gather in Christ’s name as a corporate testimony to the Lordship of Christ (Col. 1:18) and to the oneness of the body of Christ (John 17:21). They gather to commemorate the Lord’s supper (1 Cor. 11:23-26); for worship (John 4:23); prayer (Acts 2:42); and edification (Eph. 4:12, 2 Timothy 4:2).


About Devine Street Gospel Chapel

We would love to meet you this Sunday.  We are a welcoming church who together are “growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” 2 Peter 3:18.

Devine Street Gospel Chapel traces its roots back to the late 1800’s.  Since the beginning, it has been associated with a group of assemblies known as Brethren.   The Brethren assemblies have placed an emphasis on the importance of the Lord’s Supper and in preaching the gospel.  The assembly has been located on Devine Street in Sarnia since the early 1940’s.  Through the years there have been various improvements to the building.  The work has continued to evolve to meet the needs of the congregation and the community.  

Our focus continues on to be on Outreach, the Lord’s Supper and on Missions.  

You will find us to be a Bible believing, Bible preaching and welcoming church!


What do we believe?                                          

The Bible   The Bible, as originally given, is inspired by God and every word is infallible. Through it God speaks to us today. It is our only authority in all matters of faith and practice.  1Tim.3:16,17      2 Peter 1: 20,21

God   We believe there is one God, who is triune, eternal, infinite in power, wisdom, love and goodness: perfect in holiness and existing eternally in three persons,  Father, Son and Holy Spirit.   Matt.28:19     John 14:26

Lord Jesus    We believe in the full deity and perfect humanity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth,  His substitutionary sacrifice, His bodily resurrection, His ascension, His High Priestly ministry and His personal return. 1 Tim. 3:16  1Peter 2:24,25

Holy Spirit   We believe the Holy Spirit to be a Person; is God; and that He indwells, seals and places into the body of Christ all believers at conversion. 1 Cor.12:13  Eph.4:30

Man  We believe, was created by God in His image and likeness, (Gen.1:26) sinned. As a result all men are sinful, guilty and separated from God. They are subject to God’s righteous condemnation. Rom. 5:12  John 3: 16-18

Salvation  We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins  and that through the shedding of His blood on the cross has made a way in which sinners may now come to Him in true repentance, accepting His finished work and by faith receive Him as Saviour. John 1:12    Rom. 5:6-9   Rom.6:23   Eph. 2:8-9

Church    We believe in the church as being composed of all true believers confessing Christ as Saviour. As a local church we practice the two ordinances given by the Lord Jesus, baptism by immersion and the Lord’s supper.  Rom.6:3-5   Acts 8:27-39 1Cor.11:23-26

Future   We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved in Heaven and the everlasting conscious punishment of the lost in hell. 1Thess.4:16-17    2 Thess. 1;7-9

Watch therefore, for you know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of Man cometh.    Matt.25:13



About Us

Thanks for visiting Forest Bible Chapel online. We would like to take this opportunity to you to invite you to any of our services. Our desire at Forest Bible Chapel is to be a light in the community through the proclamation of the gospel and the teaching Of God’s Word. Our ultimate aim is that in all things we glorify Him.

Statement of Practices & Beliefs

This autonomous assembly of Christians, under the leadership of elders,  gathered unto the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ, is subject only to Him. ( Mat. 18:20 )

The elders, or under shepherds, are directly responsible to the Chief Shepherd, the Lord Jesus Christ, for the teaching, counseling, discipline and correction in spiritual matters pertaining to those who have come into fellowship in the assembly.( 1Pet. 5 2-4; Heb. 13:17 )

We seek to follow the pattern of the early church in fellowship, breaking of bread, prayer and the study of scriptures.  ( Acts 2:42  Acts 20:7 )

We preach the gospel of the grace of God; that salvation is through faith in Christ Jesus and His finished work on the cross.  ( 1 Cor. 15:3,4  Rom. 1:16  Acts 4:12  Eph 2:8,9 )

We observe the ordinance of believer’s baptism, by immersion, on personal confession of faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.  ( Mat. 28:19   Rom. 6: 3,4 )

We partake of the Lord’s Supper (communion ) on the first day of each week. Visitors, who are born again believers,  who hold to the basic truths of Scripture and are seeking to live a Godly life, are welcome to partake of the Lord’s supper with us.    ( Acts 20:7  1Cor. 11: 23-28)

In our gatherings, we recognize the priesthood of all believers and the diversity of spiritual gifts for the edification of the body of Christ. ( 1 Pet. 2:5 ,9  1 Cor. 12:4    1 Pet. 4:10 )

We support the Lord’s work at Forest Bible Chapel as well as home and foreign missions, through the freewill offerings of believers.  ( 1 Cor. 16:1,2     Phil. 4:15-18 )

We believe it to be scriptural for Christian women to appear in church services with a head covering.  ( 1 Cor. 11: 1-16)

We believe that Christian women should not exercise authority or leadership in a local church in administration or in preaching, praying, or teaching in a mixed audience.
( 1 Cor. 14:34, 35   1Tim. 2:11,12 )

Statement of Faith

About the Bible

The Bible, consisting of both Old and New Testaments, is the revealed word of God. It was given by inspiration of God (2 Timothy 3:16) and written by men, as they were guided by the Holy Spirit (2 Peter 1:21). It is free of error in the original writings and is our sole authority on all matters of doctrine and conduct.

About God

There is one God (Deuteronomy 6:4) who eternally exists in three persons – God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19). The three persons of the Godhead are distinct personalities; yet are co-equal one with the other (Ephesians 4:4-6, Hebrews 9:14). God is spirit – invisible, personal, self-existent, eternal, and unchanging.

About God the Father

God the Father is holy and cannot overlook or be associated with evil in any way. God is love (1 John 4:8) and has shown His love and mercy to all people in sending His Son, the Lord Jesus, to earth to pay the penalty of sin (1 John 4:10). God the Father was fully satisfied with the life and death of His Son and to demonstrate this He raised Him from the dead. The price for sin has been paid, people can enter God’s holy presence on the basis of the sacrifice of the Lord Jesus. God is not limited or localized by time and space; however His throne or place of administration is in heaven (1 Kings 8:27; Acts 7:48-49).

About God the Son

God the Son entered human history as a man – Christ Jesus (1 Timothy 3:16). He was born of the virgin Mary (Luke 1:34-35) having been supernaturally conceived by the Holy Spirit (Matthew 1:20). While here upon earth He was, in one personality, both truly God and truly man (John 10:30). He lived a perfect and sinless life and then died on the cross having offered Himself to God as a perfect sacrifice for our sins (1 Peter 2:24). He rose bodily from the dead (Luke 24:39), ascended to His Father’s right hand in heaven (Ephesians 1:20) and appears there as our great High Priest (Hebrews 4:14-16, 9:24).

About God the Holy Spirit

God the Holy Spirit is the Comforter sent by the Lord Jesus to abide with His people (John 14:16-18). He permanently indwells those who believe in the Lord Jesus Christ (Romans 8:9; 2 Timothy 1:14), thus putting God’s seal of ownership upon them and guaranteeing their security until the day of redemption (Ephesians 1:13–14; 4:30).
The function of the Holy Spirit is to instruct believers in things about the Lord Jesus Christ (John 14:26; 15:26-27), to transform them into the likeness of the Lord Jesus (2 Corinthians 3:17-18; Galatians 5:22-26) and to equip and empower them for service (1 Corinthians 12:4-11).

About Humankind

Humans are a special creation of God, made in His image (Gen 1:27), distinct from the animal world and given dominion by God over the rest of His creation (Gen 1:26). All human life is sacred, from conception (Ps 139:13-16) until death.
Adam was created by God in a state of innocence in which he enjoyed a personal relationship with God. By a deliberate act, he sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death but also spiritual death, which is separation from God (Romans 5:12). All his descendants are born into the world as sinners and are sinners in thought, word and deed. Furthermore, the sinner in his/her natural state does not understand the things of God, nor does he/she seek God. (1 Cor. 2:14, Romans 3:11)

About Salvation

Salvation is the gift of God to mankind offered by His grace on the basis of the substitutionary death of the Lord Jesus. The process of salvation is a supernatural work of God which involves His choosing us before the foundation of the world, His graciously regenerating and redeeming us, His continuing to sanctify us through His Word and ultimately His transforming us into the likeness of Christ (Eph 1:4-6, Phil 1:6, Romans 8:29-30) Salvation is received by repentance and faith, altogether apart from works. However, the believer is called by God to live a life that is pleasing to Him and is enabled to do so through the power of the Holy Spirit. Saving faith thus results in good works in the life of the believer which are evidence of the genuineness of his/her faith and a basis of assurance (Ephesians 2:8-9; James 2:17, 1 Peter 1:15, 1 John 2:5, 3:10, 18-10. 24, 5:12).

Our History

Somewhere Bible Chapel was established in 1973 in Somewhere, Ontario, Canada in 1973. We are a growing community of Christians who would love to welcome you.

Our Mission

Our mission is to “Proclaim Christ and Make Disciples”. Our church services are patterned after the early church in Acts, including Breaking of Bread, Preaching God’s Word, Prayer and Fellowship.

About Somewhere Bible Chapel

1. We believe in the Divine inspiration of the Scriptures. The whole of the Bible in its sixty-six books is the inspired and inerrant Word of God and is the final authority in all matters of faith and conduct. The believer has the privilege to interpret the Scriptures personally through the illumination of the Holy Spirit.

2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existing and manifested in three co-equal and distinct persons, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.

3. We believe that the Father reigns with providential care over all life and history in the created universe. He initiated salvation by sending His Son as Lord and Savior. He hears and answers prayer.

4. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, became human, being supernaturally conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, and is true God and true man.

5. We believe in the Person and work of the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit convicts the world of sin, of righteousness and of judgment. He regenerates and indwells the believer, and is our abiding guide and teacher. He is the power for victory over sin and the enabling power for service.

6. We believe that man was created in the image of God, that by Adam’s disobedience sin entered into the world, that the resulting fall was passed on to the entire race and apart from Christ man is spiritually dead and lost.

7. We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins, was buried, rose from the dead in body, and ascended to heaven where He is now interceding for us. His shed blood is the only atonement for our sins. All who repent and believe on Him have the forgiveness of sins.

8. We believe that each individual becomes a child of God when accepting Jesus Christ as personal Savior and Lord, and the Holy Spirit imparts eternal life. We believe that ultimately each child of God is personally accountable to God alone for attitudes and actions.

9. We believe that the church is the body of Christ consisting of all true believers united for His purposes. The church is a self-determining body under the lordship of Christ. Church and state exist by the will of God and have distinct concerns and responsibilities, free from the control by each other.

10. We believe the ordinances of the church are baptism and the Lord’s Supper. Believer’s baptism by immersion signifies identification with Jesus Christ in His death, burial and resurrection. The partaking of the bread and the cup by believers is a continuing memorial of the broken body and shed blood of Christ.

11. We believe in the sudden, personal, and visible return of Jesus Christ.

12. We believe in the bodily resurrection of all mankind; that of the saved at the return of Jesus Christ, and that of the unsaved in the day of the Great Judgment.

13. We believe that all those who are redeemed will enjoy a life of everlasting blessedness in the presence of the Lord Jesus Christ.

14. We believe that all those who are unsaved are condemned to a conscious existence in everlasting death and torment.

15. We believe in the reality and the personality of Satan, who can exert vast power but only so far as God allows him to do so. He is the accuser of the believer and the enemy of all that is Godly. He shall in the end be cast into Hell.