About Us

WBFM is a non-denominational church that began in the summer months of 1997 with the intent to create a church for the “un-churched.”

This decision was based on the realization that Jesus Himself did not claim that affiliation with a specific denomination was essential to being his disciple.  More importantly, Jesus commissioned his followers to go and make more disciples!

From humble beginnings, with bible studies and church services held in homes, WBFM has grown into the community of faith.

With God’s divine guidance, and the willingness of members to use their talents and abilities to serve, it has become a family – a family that is focused on not only leading people to Christ, but providing guidance and nurturing them throughout their spiritual journey.

Our Tenets

Mission and Visions

Our Mission

To share the Good News of Christ with people to whom we can best communicate and serve in Metro Toronto and beyond, so that they may accept Christ and become His committed followers.
Our Visions

“Where there is no vision people perish.”
Proverbs 29:18 (AMP)

WE ENVISION…

… sharing the Good News of Christ with thousands of residents in Metro Toronto and beyond.

… developing people to spiritual maturity through Bible studies, small groups, seminars andretreats.

… helping all our members discover their God-given gifts so they are equipped to serve Christ effectively in some ministry either within or outside our church. Our goal is that every member will be a minister.

… welcoming 3000 or more members into the fellowship of our church family – loving,learning, laughing and living in harmony together.

… planting hundreds of small groups in Metro Toronto areas.

… sending interested members on short-term mission projects in various countries.

… our own church building with beautiful, yet simple, facilities designed to minister to thetotal person – spiritually, emotionally, physically and socially in a peaceful, inspiring garden setting.

Purpose Statement

“WE BELIEVE A GREAT COMMITMENT,

To the GREAT COMMANDMENT,

And THE GREAT COMMISSION,

will grow a GREAT CHURCH!”

“Jesus said, ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart…soul…and mind. This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbor as yourself. All the Law and Prophets hang on these two commandments.’”

The Great Commission: “Jesus said, ‘Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing themin the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obeyeverything I have commanded you.” Matt. 28:19-20

  • To “Love God with all your heart” is “WORSHIP”.
  • To “Love your neighbor as yourself” is “MINISTRY”.
  • To “Go…make disciples” is “EVANGELISM”.
  • To “Baptize…” is to “INCORPORATE INTO FELLOWSHIP”.
  • To “Teach them…all things” is “DISCIPLESHIP”.

The purpose of our church is based on two key scriptures:

The Great Commandment: 

Our Beliefs
  • God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe!
  • Jesus is God showing Himself to us.
  • The Holy Spirit is God living through us today.
  • The BIBLE are “Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth.”
  • The church is to serve people as Christ had served others on earth.
  • Faith is the only way we can grow a relationship with God.
  • God created everything that we see in six days and on the seventh day He rested and made it Holy!
About God

God is Creator and Ruler of the universe.  He eternally existed in three personalities:

The Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.  These three are co-equal and are one God.

In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  Genesis 1:1

Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. Genesis 1:26-27

Then the LORD God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, to know good and evil. And now, lest he put out his hand and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live forever…”  Genesis 3:22

Before the mountains were brought forth, Or ever You had formed the earth and the world, Even from everlasting to everlasting, You are God.   Psalm 90:2

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…  Matthew 28:19

Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, for obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace be multiplied.  1 Peter 1:2

The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen.  2 Corinthians 13:14

All passages noted on this page are sourced from the New King James Version bible.

About Jesus Christ

Jesus Christ is the Son of God.  He is co-equal with the Father.  Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all people by dying on a cross.  He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death.  He ascended to Heaven’s glory and will return again someday to earth to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

So all this was done that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by the Lord through the prophet, saying: “Behold, the virgin shall be with child, and bear a Son, and they shall call His name Immanuel,” which is translated, “God with us.”  Matthew 1: 22-23

For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.  Isaiah 9:6

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.  He was in the beginning with God.  All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made.  In Him was life, and the life was the light of men.  And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it.  John 1:1-5

Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority; but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.  John 14:10-11

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to My Father.  And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son.  If you ask anything in My name, I will do it.  John 14:12-14

“If you love Me, keep My commandments.  And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever-  the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.  I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.  John 14:15-18

“A little while longer and the world will see Me no more, but you will see Me. Because I live, you will live also. At that day you will know that I am in My Father, and you in Me, and I in you.  He who has My commandments and keeps them, it is he who loves Me. And he who loves Me will be loved by My Father, and I will love him and manifest Myself to him.”

Judas (not Iscariot) said to Him, “Lord, how is it that You will manifest Yourself to us, and not to the world?”

Jesus answered and said to him, “If anyone loves Me, he will keep My word; and My Father will love him, and We will come to him and make Our home with him.  He who does not love Me does not keep My words; and the word which you hear is not Mine but the Father’s who sent Me.  John 14:19-24

“These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you.  Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.  You have heard Me say to you, ‘I am going away and coming back to you.’ If you loved Me, you would rejoice because I said, ‘I am going to the Father,’ for My Father is greater than I.’

“And now I have told you before it comes, that when it does come to pass, you may believe. I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me.  John 14:25-30

Seeing then that we have a great High Priest who has passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession.  For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin.  Hebrews 4:14-15

For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures…  1 Corinthians 15:3-4

Concerning His Son Jesus Christ our Lord, who was born of the seed of David according to the flesh, and declared to be the Son of God with power according to the Spirit of holiness, by the resurrection from the dead.  Romans 1:3-4

Now when He had spoken these things, while they watched, He was taken up, and a cloud received Him out of their sight.  And while they looked steadfastly toward heaven as He went up, behold, two men stood by them in white apparel,  who also said, “Men of Galilee, why do you stand gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will so come in like manner as you saw Him go into heaven.” Acts 1:9-11

That you keep this commandment without spot, blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ’s appearing,  which He will manifest in His own time, He who is the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings and Lord of lords…  1 Timothy 6:14-15

Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ…  Titus 2:13

All passages noted on this page are sourced from the New King James Version bible.

About The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit is co-equal with the Father and the Son of God.  He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ.  He also lives in every Christina form the moment of salvation.  He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth and guidance in doing what is right.  He gives every believer a spiritual gift when they are saved.  As Christians, we seek to live under His control daily.

Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.  2 Corinthians 3:17

Nevertheless I tell you the truth. It is to your advantage that I go away; for if I do not go away, the Helper will not come to you; but if I depart, I will send Him to you. And when He has come, He will convict the world of sin, and of righteousness, and of judgment: of sin, because they do not believe in Me; of righteousness, because I go to My Father and you see Me no more;  of judgment, because the ruler of this world is judged.
“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. 
John 16:7-13

And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever-  the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you.  John 14:16-17

“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you; and you shall be witnesses to Me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”  Acts 1:8

Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God, that we might know the things that have been freely given to us by God.  1 Corinthians 2:12

Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?  1 Corinthians 3:16

In Him you also trusted, after you heard the word of truth, the gospel of your salvation; in whom also, having believed, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit of promise, Ephesians 1:13

If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit.  Galatians 5:25

And do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit, Ephesians 5:18

About The Bible

The Bible is God’s Word to us.  It was written by human authors, under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit.  It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.  Because it is inspired by God, it is the truth without any mixture of error.

All Scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness…  2 Timothy 3:16

Knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit.  2 Peter 1:20-21

Hold fast the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which are in Christ Jesus.  2 Timothy 1:13

Your word is a lamp to my feet And a light to my path.  Psalm 119:105

The entirety of Your word is truth, And every one of Your righteous judgments endures forever.  Psalm 119:160

The words of the LORD are pure words, Like silver tried in a furnace of earth, Purified seven times.  Psalm 12:6

Every word of God is pure; He is a shield to those who put their trust in Him.   Proverbs 30:5

All passages noted on this page are sourced from the New King James Version bible.

About Human Being

People are made in the spiritual image of God, to be like Him in character.  People are the supreme object of God’s creation.  Although every person has tremendous potential for good, all of us are marred by and an attitude of disobedience towards God called “sin.”  This attitude separates people from God and causes many problems in life

So God created man in His own image; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them.  Genesis 1:27

 When I consider Your heavens, the work of Your fingers, The moon and the stars, which You have ordained, What is man that You are mindful of him, And the son of man that You visit him? For You have made him a little lower than the angels, And You have crowned him with glory and honor. You have made him to have dominion over the works of Your hands; You have put all things under his feet…  Psalm 8:3-6

All we like sheep have gone astray; We have turned, every one, to his own way; And the LORD has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.  Isaiah 53:6

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…  Romans 3:23

Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened, That it cannot save; Nor His ear heavy, That it cannot hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; And your sins have hidden His face from you, So that He will not hear.   Isaiah 59:1-2

All passages noted on this page are sourced from the New King James Version bible.

About Salvation

Salvation is God’s free gift to us but we must accept it.  We can never make up for our sin by self-improvement or good works.  Only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God’s offer of forgiveness can anyone be saved from sin’s penalty.  When we turn from our self-ruled life and turn to Jesus in faith we are saved.  Eternal life begins the moment one receives Jesus Christ into his life by faith.

For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.  Romans 6:23

For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast.  Ephesians 2:8-9

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.  John 14:6

But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name…  John 1:12

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit…  Titus 3:5

All passages noted on this page are sourced from the New King James Version bible.

About The Sabbath

God created the heavens, the earth and all that exists in six days and rested on the seventh day.  He called the seventh day, the Sabbath.  The biblical Sabbath day is Saturday.  God commands his believers to remember the Sabbath Day and to keep it Holy.  Therefore, we believe to honour the Sabbath by worshipping together on Saturday.

“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.  Exodus 20:8-11

Thus the heavens and the earth, and all the host of them, were finished. And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made.  Genesis 2:1-3

Now when evening had come, because it was the Preparation Day, that is, the day before the Sabbath…  Mark 15:42

Now after the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb.  Matthew 28:1

“Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.  Matthew 5:17-19

So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up. And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read.  Luke 4:16

Then Paul, as his custom was, went in to them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures,  Acts 17:2

And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded both Jews and Greeks.  Acts 18:4

That day was the Preparation, and the Sabbath drew near.  And the women who had come with Him from Galilee followed after, and they observed the tomb and how His body was laid. Then they returned and prepared spices and fragrant oils. And they rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment.  Luke 23:54-56

All passages noted on this page are sourced from the New King James Version bible.

Statement Of Faith

In essential beliefs — we have unity.
“There is one Body and one Spirit…there is one Lord, one faith, one baptism, and one God and Father of us all…” Ephesians 4:4-6

• In non-essential beliefs — we have liberty.
“Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on disputable matters… Who are you to judge someone else’s servant? To his own master he stands or falls… So then each of us will give an account of himself to God… So whatever you believe about these things keep between yourself and God.” Romans 14:1,4,12,22

• In all our beliefs — we show charity.
“…If I hold in my mind not only all human knowledge but also the very secrets of God,and if I have the faith that can move mountains — but have no love, I amount to nothingat all.”
1 Corinthians 13:2

Lifestyle Statement

Beliefs are not worth much unless they are translated into actions. Based on what the Bible teaches, we feel very strongly about the following eight practices:

BIBLICALLY FAITHFUL

 “The whole Bible was given to us by inspiration from God and is useful to teach us what is true and make us realize what is wrong in our lives; it straightens us out and helps us to do what is right.” 2 Timothy 3:15

Since God’s Word is the only completely reliable and truthful authority, we accept the Bible as our manual for living. Our first question when faced with a decision is “What does theBible say?” The Bible is the basis for all we believe. The Bible is the final authority ratherthan traditions, which includes keeping the Ten Commandments. We seek to be innovative and flexible as long as we do not violate the scripture. Revelation 22:18-19; Deuteronomy 4:3

AUTONOMY OF EACH LOCAL CHURCH

 “Christ is the head of His Body, the church. He is the source of the Body’s life…”  Colossians 1:18 (GN)

Christ is the recognized head of our church, not any person, group, or religious
organization. While recognizing the value of associating and cooperating with other
groups of Christians, we believe every local church should be self-governing and
independent from any denominational control.

PRIESTHOOD OF EVERY BELIEVER

“Christ loves us, and by His death He has freed us from our sins and made us a kingdom of priests to serve God…” Revelation. 1:6 (GN) “You are…the King’s priests…God’s own people, chosen to proclaim the wonderful acts of God.” 1 Peter 2:9 (GN)

The Bible teaches that every Christian is called to “full time” Christian service, regardless of his or her vocation. We practice the truth that every believer is a minister by encouraging every member to find a place of service and ministry.

Every believer has direct access to God through prayer and Bible reading.

TITHING

 “A tithe of everything you produce belongs to the Lord; it is holy to the Lord.” Leviticus 26:30

At WBFM we practice tithing for the support of Christ’s body, the church, as God commands. We recognize that giving 10% of our income is the Biblical standard of giving. Malachi 3:8-10 Deuteronomy 16:17

IMMERSION

“For when you were baptized, you were buried with Christ, and in baptism you were alsoraised with Christ…”  Colossians 2:12 (GN)

We practice baptism by immersion under water — the way Jesus was baptized, and the way the Bible commands.Mark 16:15-16; John 3:1-7; Matthew 3:13-16

SPIRIT-LED LIVING

(Jesus said), I am the Vine, you are the branches. If you abide in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; but apart from me you can do nothing.” John 15:5

We believe the only way possible to live the Christian life is by God’s power within us. So we seek to practice a daily dependence on God’s Spirit to enable us to do what is right. ( Philippians 2:13, Ephesians 5:18)

TELLING OTHERS ABOUT CHRIST

“Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have.” 1 Peter 3:15

It is the responsibility of every Christian to share the Good News with those with whom God brings us into contact. We practice personal sharing about Christ and inviting friends to church.

OUR BODIES ARE THE TEMPLE OF THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe that our bodies are the Temple of the Holy Spirit. We will honour and care for our bodies. We will abstain from the use of alcohol beverages, narcotics, tobacco in all its forms and from foods which God has pronounced unclean
Genesis 7:1-2; 1 Corinthians 3:16-17; Leviticus 11:29-30; 11:1-23; 20:25-26

Core Values

WBFM accepts the Bible (Holy Scriptures) as the inspired word of God. The basis of its teachings is the Bible only. The Core Values set forth here constitute WBFM’sunderstanding of the fundamental teachings of the Holy Scriptures. Changes of these Core Values may be made when the church attains a much more deeper understandingof the Bible truth through the help of the Holy Spirit.

  1. Biblically Faithful: We seek to be innovative and flexible while still keep true to Biblicial principles outlined in scripture.
  2. The Body is the Temple of the Holy Spirit: We will honour and care for our bodies.
  3. Culturally Relevant: We do our best to keep our finger on the pulse of the community so that we offer relevant and timely services.
  4. Grace Oriented: We attempt to motivate people through love, affirmation,
    appreciation and acceptance.
  5. Seeker Sensitive: We desire to create a non-threatening environment where peoplecan come to explore faith at their own pace.
  6. Relationally Centered: We emphasize small groups as a primary means for people tocare for each other, develop friendships and share their lives.
  7. People-Developing: We seek to help people grow spiritually and encourage
    discovery and use of God-given gifts.
  8. Family Affirming: We are committed to an atmosphere which strengthens marriages and families.
  9. We Believe in Church Organization: We support the church with our tithes and offerings and by our personal efforts and influences.
  10. A Commitment to Growth: We will pursue methods and polices which will facilitatenumerical growth without compromising our integrity or commitment to Biblical principles.