We are committed to building a thriving community of grace.
It is our vision that the “thriving community of grace” will have:
Healthy healing relationships with God and others;
Open community, which is accepting of a broad spectrum of people;
Intellectual authenticity where honest questioning is encouraged and respected as we seek God’s truth;
A commitment to care for others through practical ministries of compassion as a natural response to God’s grace; and
Celebration of God’s presence in an authentic atmosphere of joyous and meaningful worship.
Pastor Julio Davila was born in Nicaragua and moved to Saskatoon, SK when he was nine years old. He is a family man and enjoys spending time with his wife, who hails from South Africa, and his 4 children. The most important aspect of ministry to him is that we all become agents of change, whether big or small, for the glory of God. He loves adding value to people by pointing them to the feet of Jesus.
The Seventh-day Adventist Church is a mainstream Protestant church with approximately 19 million members worldwide, including more than one million members in North America. The Seventh-day Adventist Church seeks to enhance quality of life for people everywhere and to let people know that Jesus is coming again soon.
Adventists believe a Trinity of three persons—the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit—make up one God. They made salvation possible when Jesus, the Son, came to earth as a baby in Bethlehem and lived a sinless life in accordance with the Father's will. When Jesus was crucified for the sins of the people of the world and arose from the dead on the third day, victory was won for everyone.
When He returned to heaven following the resurrection, Jesus left the Holy Spirit to serve as our Comforter and Counselor. He promised to return to earth a second time to complete His plan of salvation and take His people to heaven. Adventists are among the believers who look forward to that day.
Adventists believe that God is concerned with the quality of human life, and that everything—the way we live, eat, speak, think, treat each other, and care for the world around us—is part of His plan. Our families, our children, our jobs, our talents, our money, and our time are all important to Him.