We are a growing, multicultural church in North York, Toronto. We love Jesus and seek to positively impact our community, both inside and outside our church family.
We are a community where people can find their home in Jesus.
Home is a place where you belong; where you can be honest and vulnerable; where people are for you; where you are loved and cared for.
This is exactly what church is!
We are a multicultural church where people with different backgrounds and stories feel at home. We want to help people who feel disconnected become part of a community. We want to meet people where they are at and help them take the next step toward a life with Jesus.
Jesus Christ: We believe the center of our church is the gospel of Jesus Christ. We believe and proclaim that he is our saviour and redeemer and that he through his sacrifice brought us back in relationship with God. He is the manifestation of God’s love and grace for his creation.
Prayer: We believe that Prayer is the foundation of all ministry. It is our lifeline with God, because we believe that he hears and answers our prayers. (Philippians 4:6 „Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.“)
Bible: We believe that God revealed himself in his word. Because of this it is and must be the foundation of how we believe and understand the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Community: We believe God created us for genuine and true community that is relational and characterized by love, forgiveness, care, support and prayer for each other. We believe community should be a reflection of our divers city and focus on breaking down barriers between different cultures - for we are called to be family in God.
Reach North York is a young church, but this doesn't mean there is no history behind it.
Here are some interesting facts about us:
our Roots: Willowdale Evangelical Church
In 2016, Willowdale Evangelical Church (WEC), a faithful congregation with a long history of serving the Willowdale community, decided they wanted to stand by their mission to spread the Gospel and strengthen fellow Christians. WEC did this by inviting a closely related Christian organization, Liebenzell Mission, to help with the planting of a new church.
our Support: Liebenzell Mission
When asked to help WEC with the beginning of this new chapter, Liebenzell Mission sent missionaries from Germany to pastor this new congregation. Thus, Reach North York was born, a church that wants nothing more than its congregation and the Willowdale community to take part in God´s mission and help people find their home in Christ.
Today, Reach North York is pastored by three Liebenzell missionaries, Jörg Brown, Ben Schöniger and Julia Baker, along with the support of their lead team.
We are always looking for new people to join us. If that's you or you have any questions of who we are, reach out to us today!