Welcome to the web page of The Shelter Reformed Presbyterian Church
The Shelter is a small but increasingly growing vibrant congregation that meets in the heart of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. We take the great commission seriously and are endeavoring to make disciples of all nations starting right here in our fair city. To that end, we work diligently to both proclaim the gospel to the lost as well as support the spiritual growth of our members; encouraging all to take full advantage of the means of grace our Lord has provided.
“‘Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” ~ Matthew 28:19-20 ESV
The Shelter RP Church is a biblical church
This means that we are established on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus Himself being the cornerstone (Eph. 2:20). Therefore, we confess the Scriptures of the Old & New Testaments to be the only inerrant, infallible, and authoritative Word of God. This governs what we believe and how we live.
The Shelter RP Church is a Reformed church
This means that we are identified with those historic churches that re-formed according to the Bible during the 16th & 17th century Protestant Reformations. Therefore, we confess that God is sovereign in every aspect of a person’s salvation. He saves sinners by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone.
The Shelter RP Church is a Presbyterian church
This means that we are governed by a plurality of godly, male elders (presbyters) who are chosen by the congregation to teach, protect, govern, feed, love, and care for the congregation. We are a church under the oversight of the St. Lawrence Presbytery, and among the Reformed Presbyterian Church of North America. Therefore, we bear our Christian witness according to our denomination’s Testimony (included in our Constitution).
The Shelter RP Church is a Church!
This means that we are real people, who have been called out of real sins, to a real Savior, to live a real life, in the context of real grace.
“But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for his own possession, that you may proclaim the excellencies of him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light. (10) Once you were not a people, but now you are God’s people; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy” ~ 1 Peter 2:9-10