History & Statement of Faith

Our History

Maple Grove was developed by Free Methodists in 1947 as a permanent site on which they could carry on a long-standing tradition of evangelistic camp meetings and deepen their relationship with Jesus Christ through camping ministries.

Maple Grove’s core background is the Free Methodist constituency and it interacts extensively with Christians from other evangelical heritages.

The purpose of Maple Grove is to develop, organize, promote, conduct, and facilitate Bible-centred conference, camping educations, and special interest programs that convert people to faith in Jesus Christ, nurture Christian character, train and develop people for service, energize local churches, and strengthen family life in a facility that provides a safe, wholesome, and distinctively Christian environment.

Statement of Faith

The Holy Scriptures, as originally given by God, are divinely inspired, infallible, entirely trustworthy, and constitute the only supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.

There is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

Our Lord Jesus Christ is God manifest in the flesh; we affirm his virgin birth, sinless humanity, divine miracles, vicarious and atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension, ongoing mediatorial work, and personal return in power and glory.

The salvation of lost and sinful humanity is possible only through the merits of the shed blood of the Lord Jesus Christ, received by faith apart from works, and is characterized by regeneration by the Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit enables believers to live a holy life, to witness and work for the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Church, the body of Christ, consists of all true believers.

Ultimately God will judge the living and the dead, those who are saved unto the resurrection of life, those who are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.