How God is Leading us
Centre Street Church cares about refugees because Jesus cares about refugees. He calls us to love and welcome them not as strangers but as those who belong here with us.
In 2013, God called us to launch The New Canadian Friendship Centre in response to a growing need for support for New Canadians and those who recently moved to Canada. Now, we are seeing even more people coming to Canada needing the same support. God is leading us to expand our support to refugees through The New Canadian Friendship Centre.
Relationships and friendship are at the core of this ministry; after all, ‘friendship’ is in the name. People looking for help and support come first for community and friendship, then the programs we offer second. In our pursuit of being like Jesus to a world that desperately needs Him, we elevate the same value He has for an individual’s story and journey.
Any immigrant who lives with you must be treated as if they were one of your citizens. You must love them as yourself, because you were immigrants in the land of Egypt; I am the Lord your God. Leviticus 19:34 (CEB)