The Mission

Mission.jpgFair Havens was established in 1941 as a Family Bible Conference Centre to serve as an extension of the Associated Gospel Churches of Canada. It was part of an effort to combat the erosion of the authority of Scripture taking place in many of the mainstream churches. Addressing prevalent needs in the church and in society as God leads is still the focus of this ministry.

Our mission is to host and facilitate 'life changing experiences to the glory of God' through the provision of a conference and retreat centre along with Biblically based programming in support of the Kingdom vision God has given us.

Our enthusiasm to see people’s lives changed is based on the truth of God’s plan to bring a fallen race back into perfect relationship with Himself, our Creator. The following statements identify the foundations of our mission to see ‘lives changed’:

  • We believe and understand that life lived under the grace and Lordship of God does change (redeem) man into his originally intended perfection of being, living in full communion with God, our Creator.
  • Change into this 'new' creature takes place over a lifetime, triggered at some point in our lifetime by a conscious; Holy Spirit enabled commitment to accept the sacrifice of Christ’s death on the cross as the vehicle of reconciling ourselves with God.
  • Change occurs as our lives become more under the control and influence of the Holy Spirit.
  • This newness (change) occurs first inside the spirit and soul and results in visible change on the outside.
  • Our ultimate end is to once again live in the full communion and joy of God, the Father, as modeled by Christ Jesus, His Son.

Some key passages from Scripture that keep us inspired in our mission are:

2 Corinthians 5:17 This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!

Galatians 6:15 It doesn’t matter whether we have been circumcised or not. What counts is whether we have been transformed into a new creation. 16 May God's peace and mercy be upon all who live by this principle; they are the new people of God.

Romans 12:1 And so, dear brothers and sisters, I plead with you to give your bodies to God because of all he has done for you. Let them be a living and holy sacrifice—the kind he will find acceptable. This is truly the way to worship him. 2Don't copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Then you will learn to know God’s will for you, which is good and pleasing and perfect.