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Northend Church is a young church in a familiar building in the north end of the city of St. Catharines. In 2018, the Mennonite Brethren denomination reached out to Mike and Terrie Sherbino asking them to consider moving to St. Catharines to open a new church. It is be a church where anyone can come, that will raise up leaders who will change the world, and be a place where multitudes can experience the love of Jesus.

Helping People Find and Follow Jesus in St. Catharines and throughout the world.

The Mission of Northend Church is to encourage people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ through encountering the transforming power of God’s grace.

The sole basis of our belief is the Bible, which is uniquely God-inspired, without error, and the final authority on all matters on which it bears. As the Bible teaches, there is one God, eternally existing in three Persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—each possessing all the attributes of Deity.

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Meet Pastor Mike

Mike Sherbino brings over 30 years of pastoral experience from across Canada, having lived and served in 4 provinces. After completing a Masters degree at Tyndale University College & Seminary in Toronto, Mike earned the Doctor of Ministry at Gordon-Conwell Seminary in Boston. Both in and beyond the church, Mike is an effective communicator, having hosted a live call-in TV show and most recently radio programs for 980 AM-CKNW and 650AM CISL in Vancouver, B.C.  His program, Find The Way, enjoys a wide-ranging and substantial audience across Canada.

Working with the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, International Needs, SIM and preaching in countries around the world has equipped Mike with a global perspective on faith, injustice, and poverty. Most important to Mike is his faith in Jesus Christ as his leader and Lord. Free time for Mike means motorcycling, hockey, skiing and hanging out with his family.  He loves to read and is no stranger to thinking outside of the box.

Andrew Blackwood

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Worship & Community Pastor

Ben Wohlgemut

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Pastor to Seniors

Chelsea Toews

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Children’s Ministry Coordinator

Lindsay Flemming

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Office Administrator

Nicole Warden

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Prayer Facilitator

Mitch Hunter

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Youth Director

Cathy McKinnon

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Singles Ministry Coordinator

Emily Unruh

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Operations Director (mat leave)

Our Mission Explained…

The sole basis of our belief is the Bible, which is uniquely God-inspired, without error, and the final authority on all matters on which it bears. As the Bible teaches, there is one God, eternally existing in three Persons—Father, Son, and Holy Spirit—each possessing all the attributes of Deity.

God created humans to have fellowship with Him, but they defied Him by sinfully going their own way. As a result, we need God’s saving grace to end our alienation from Him. Salvation comes only through God’s saving grace—not human effort—and must be received personally by repentance and faith.

Jesus Christ, second Person of the Trinity, lived a sinless life on earth and voluntarily paid for our sin by dying on the cross as our substitute. This accomplished salvation for all who receive grace by trusting in Him alone. He rose from the dead and is the only mediator between us and God. He will return to earth to consummate history.

The Holy Spirit draws sinners to Christ and equips believers for personal growth and service to the church. The church’s role is to glorify God and serve those in need. At the end, everyone will experience bodily resurrection and the judgment. Those forgiven through Christ will enjoy eternal fellowship with God.

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Our Purpose

The Purpose for our church is summarized around five key truths that we believe are the essence of what Jesus desires His church to be. They are listed below and will give you some insight into the values we are passionate about:

Going: To create a climate of passionate, praying people who are agents of grace, seeking to bring about spiritual, social and cultural change in our community and world.

Growing: To equip our people so that they will stand firm in their faith.

Gathering: To be a church that models what “family” is all about, as believers share their life together while serving others.

Glorifying: To encourage a passion in our people to worship the Lord.

Giving: To teach and encourage the truth that we are responsible for wisely investing all that has been entrusted to us.

Our Dream

When we think of the church, various words come to mind: family, friends, laughter, tears, encouragement, hope, dynamic praise, love, acceptance, forgiveness, eternal life and most of all—Jesus. Our dream for Northend Church is that we will be a family that welcomes hurting people, people who have lost their dream, people who need a home, people who need to know Jesus and His amazing grace. We want to see lived out in our midst the mission of Jesus when He said that He had come to preach Good News to the poor, freedom for the prisoners, recovery of sight for the blind, release for the oppressed and proclaim that this is the time to know God’s favour in life. We see this dream reaching out to St. Catharines, our community, and into our world.

Our Core Values

Our Core Values are the non-negotiable, unchanging life principles that shape us, guide us, and protect us. All of the following statements are of equal value:

1. We are a Christ-centred, Spirit-filled church. Recognizing the empowering presence of God, which is the Holy Spirit. Unless the Lord builds the house, we labour in vain. What people need and want is the presence of God.

2. We believe in prayer. Prayer for one another, for the families of our church, for our ministries, and for the world around us.

3. We are Bible-based. The Bible is God’s Word and is our source of belief and guide for living.

4. We practice meaningful community. Real change in peoples’ lives happens when they live out the Word of God in significant, accountable, and forgiving relationships. We value the uniqueness, abilities, skills and Spiritual giftedness of every person, regardless of ethnicity, gender, or social class.

5. We empower team ministry. We believe in participative leadership on every level of the ministry. We recognize the need for a clearly identified leader and every leader must be committed to working with a team. We value the uniqueness of every person, including ethnic and gender diversity in leadership and ministry.

6. We strive to make the scriptures relevant. We commit ourselves to creatively communicating and living out the unchanging truth of the Bible in ways that are culturally relevant and meaningful for people today, without compromising our message yet doing everything God has called us to do with excellence.

7. We are intentionally missional. We commit ourselves to living out the Gospel locally and globally, resulting in the transformation of individuals and societies.

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