True City

Name of Organization: TrueCity

Address of Organization: 333 King St. E. Hamilton, ON, L8N 1C2

Website: Website.

Contact Person: David Witt

Phone: 905-741-5169

Email: Email.

Work of organization
TrueCity is a movement of congregations in Hamilton, Ontario working together for the good of the City. We are congregations which are committed to:
  • Authentic involvement in our own neighbourhoods and in the city as a whole.
  • Real cooperation with other churches on specific projects which express our shared calling to be a blessing to this city.
  • On-going discernment of the mission God has called us to and learning to live it out more fully.

    TrueCity aims to encourage and share tangible congregation-based models of involvement. Together we are exploring ways to facilitate shared learning, resource discovery, and collaborative projects so that our churches participate more fully and effectively in their neighbourhoods and in Hamilton as a whole.

    Together the TrueCity core churches have entered into partnership with International Teams Canada (ITCA) which provides the legal and financial infrastructure for the movement, and the personnel who assist churches with the organizing and facilitating work of TrueCity.

    Kinds of internships
    Working alongside our team member who oversees our work with Refugees and New Immigrants.The internship will be tailored to the learning needs and interests of the student but will include:
  • providing settlement support for refugees and new immigrants in Hamilton
  • assessing the successes, barriers, gaps in integration into the Hamilton community
  • helping churches to get involved with new immigrants and refugees

    Desirable skills
    Someone who is compassionate, flexible, a good listener, able to see opportunities and take initiative able to work in a cross-cultural setting able to work independently. Linguistic skills such as French and Spanish would be a great asset but are not necessary.

    Number of internships: Normally 1 at any given time.

    Location of internships: Hamilton, ON.

    Duration of internships: Flexible.

    Costs: No costs other than some travel throughout the city for home visits.

    Accommodation: N/A.

    Insurance: No.

    Medical coverage: No.

    Training: Informal on-the-job training.

    Evaluation: Yes.

    Volunteering: Yes.

    Faith statement:
  • We believe in one God, eternally existing in three Persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit was born of the virgin Mary, was true God and true man existing in one person and was without sin.
  • We believe in His representative and substitutionary sacrifice, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the Father, His present life as Lord of all, High Priest and Advocate, and His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that the Holy Spirit indwells and gives life to believers, enables them to understand and apply the Scriptures, empowers them for godly living and equips them for service and witness.
  • We believe that the Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments are the inspired Word of God, without error in the original documents, fully trustworthy, and the final authority in all matters of Christian faith and life.
  • We believe that each member of the human race is fallen, sinful and lost; that the shed blood of Jesus Christ provides the only ground for forgiveness of sins and justification to all who receive Him by faith; and that only through regeneration by the Holy Spirit can they become children of God.
  • We believe the one, holy, universal Church is the body of Christ, composed of all regenerate people. This redeemed community worships God and seeks to proclaim the Good News to all people.
  • We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting blessedness of the saved, and the everlasting punishment of the lost.
  • We also accept the Lausanne Covenant and the World Evangelical Fellowship Statement of Faith.

    Application form: David Witt.

    Deadline: None.

    Contract: No set contract. We would create a work contract in accordance with the individual strengths, areas of giftedness, learning needs and interests.