In January of 1956 the Canadian Reformed Church was established in Brampton. In the beginning the congregation was largely a rural congregation. The church building on the corner of Creditview Road and Bovaird Drive stood in the midst of farmland. Today the city of Brampton has grown up around our church building, so that the rural congregation has now become a city congregation. The Lord has blessed us with the opportunity to serve the many who have moved into the city around us. The one constant over the past years has been the emphasis on the preaching and teaching of God’s Word because we believe that the Word of God reveals that Jesus Christ is the only source of life.
This was the emphasis in the early church when the apostles of Christ were sent out to preach the gospel of salvation in Jesus Christ. The preaching of the gospel became the emphasis again in the time of the Great Reformation in the 1500’s and remains to this day. For this reason the congregation has recently made a commitment to establish a Study Centre that we hope will become a resource for many in our community who seek a better understanding of the gospel. We believe that in order to understand the will of God and to be directed by His Spirit, it is necessary to diligently study God’s Word.
You will also notice that the preaching is very much Christ- centered. The reason for this is that God’s Word reveals Jesus Christ as the Saviour of the world. Our hearts and minds need to be directed to Jesus Christ for he has come to save all those who seek their life and salvation in him. Jesus himself said in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”
In 2012, the Canadian Reformed Church of Brampton changed their name to Grace Canadian Reformed Church of Brampton. This name change reflects our belief of God’s work of grace in our lives for salvation. Without God’s grace all mankind would be facing God’s judgment, however, through the sacrifice of Jesus Christ on the cross we experience God’s redeeming grace and do not need to fear judgment.