Who We Are

Purpose, Vision, Mission

 

Our Biblical Purpose

To glorify God through exalting Him, edifying one another and equipping believers for effective ministry and outreach.

Our Vision

We will be a biblically functioning community of fully devoted followers of Christ committed to accomplishing God's redemptive purposes in the world.

Our Mission

We exists to introduce people to Jesus and to help them become fully devoted followers of Christ.

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One Church, Many Locations

One Church Many Locations – The History and Philosophy

We are one church with a mission to lead people to Jesus and help them become fully devoted followers of Christ. In 2008, after praying about how we could reach more lives and more communities, God led us to build a campus in NW Calgary.

Today, CSC has a total of five campuses (Central, NW, Bridgeland, South and Airdrie), allowing us to live the mission by reaching deeper into communities in Calgary and Airdrie. This means, our mission is now carried through the thousands of people who meet in hundreds of community groups that are a short walking or driving distance from home.

What does it mean to be a multisite church?

It means we are one church with a single mission through many locations. We are also united under one strategy, one budget, one senior pastor and one board. Although the people, staff, volunteers and communities in our church are diverse, our discipleship culture is also our common bond. Jesus Christ said He would build the church, and we are to make disciples.  Having many locations allows us to have more impact across a larger area.

We believe God has called us towards a multisite vision because:

  • A church in the community is a sign of our presence in that community. It says, we are active in the community and anyone seeking help, meaning or belonging,
  • Pursuing mission  means our members share Jesus with their own communities. We believe our campuses empower people to invite neighbours, family and friends to gatherings that are near by.
  • Pursuing relationships is a big part of our discipleship mission. Relationships grow in nearby spaces where people can meet, worship, share, have fun and do life together in Christ.
  • Pursuing simplicity allows us to focus on what matters. We believe having locations close to where people live helps simplify the days for people pursuing God, relationships and our discipleship mission on weekend services and all week long.
  • Many locations provide more chances for people to use their abilities and gifts to God’s glory.

The church is about people. We believe God’s will is accomplished through Christians working together across the city and the world as one body of Christ. Buildings give us the space to carry out our mission and a place where people can go when they are seeking help, meaning and belonging. As One Church in Many Locations, we envision each building as a hub for local kingdom work, connected to a powerful network of Christians united on mission as one CSC family.

Two draft horses pulling together can pull three times more than one horse can pull by itself. In the same way, when we work together to use our talents, time and treasure, we can have an even greater impact in our world for Christ.

 

Statement of Faith

Our Statement of Faith

About God

We believe in the one true, living and holy God, who alone is the Creator, Sustainer and Ruler of all things visible and invisible. God exists eternally as a trinity of three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit. They are distinct but inseparable, eternally one in essence and power.

Genesis 1:1-2; Isaiah 44:6-8; John 1:1-3,14; I Corinthians 2:9-12; Colossians 1:15-16, 2:9; Hebrews 1:3

About Jesus Christ

We believe in Jesus Christ, who is truly God and truly man and in whom the divine and human natures are inseparably united. He is the eternal Son of God who was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary as Jesus of Nazareth. He came to reveal God to people and announce the coming of God’s Kingdom. Having lived a sinless life of perfect obedience to the Father, He died on the cross to pay the penalty for people’s sin, rose from the dead and ascended into heaven. In doing so, He provided the only way for people to be rescued from sin and to experience forgiveness and fullness of life, both now and for eternity. He is the only Mediator between people and God.

Matthew 1:18-25, 4:17,23; Luke 23-24; John 1:1-18, 6:37-47, 10:10; John 14:6; I Corinthians 15:3-8; Hebrews 4:14-15, 9:14-15; Ephesians 4:11-16

About the Holy Spirit

We believe in the Holy Spirit, who is fully God and one with the Father and the Son and who works in people to make them aware of their need for freedom from sin and a relationship with God. The Holy Spirit enters and lives in every person who trusts and follows Jesus Christ. He gives them spiritual life, understanding of spiritual truth, guidance in doing what is right and power to be the person God created them to be and to accomplish God’s purposes for their lives. The Holy Spirit also gives all Christ-followers special abilities and gifts to use for God’s glory and the service of others.

John 3:5-8, 16:7-14; Romans 8:5-17,26-27; I Corinthians 2:10-12, 12:4-11; Ephesians 3:16-21; Galatians 5:22-25; Ephesians 6:10-18

About the Bible

We believe that the Bible, consisting of the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, is the authoritative written Word of God and contains no error in all that it teaches. We believe in the historical interpretation of the Bible. It was written by human authors under the inspiration and supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the supreme source of truth for Christian beliefs and teaches and trains Christ-followers how to grow in relationship with God and others and live a holy and fulfilling life.

Psalm 119:105; Matthew 4:4; John 17:17; II Timothy 3:16-17; Hebrews 4:12; II Peter 1:20-21

About People

All people are created in the image of God, being like Him in character, and are made for truthful and loving relationship with Him and one another. People are the supreme object of God’s creation and the ones to whom He has given the stewardship of all He has made. All people are marred by a sinful nature which is expressed as an attitude of self-centeredness and disobedience toward the will of God. Sin creates a barrier between people and God and causes much destructiveness and pain in the world, and so reveals people’s desperate need for God and inability to change and become all that God originally created them to be. God loves all people and has made provision for their restoration.

Genesis 1:27-28; Psalm 139:1-16,23-24; Romans 1:18-21; 8:5-8; Ephesians 2:1-3; John 3:16

About Salvation

God is merciful and freely extends His grace to all people. Through Christ’s sacrificial death on the cross and resurrection to life, God has provided the way for people to be forgiven of their sins and restored to a perfect relationship with Him. All people who respond to God’s mercy and grace by repenting of their sins and self-centeredness, putting their trust in Jesus Christ as their Saviour and committing themselves to following Him as their Lord receive spiritual life from God. Although good works cannot remove anyone’s sin, every person who experiences God’s forgiveness will begin to live a new life and do good works as a natural evidence of their new heart and faith.

John 3:16-21; Acts 2:22-42; Romans 5:1-2,6-11, 6:19-23; II Corinthians 5:14-6:2; Ephesians 2:8-10

About Holy Living

We believe that God calls every follower of Christ to live in total dependence on Him and His power; to be continually filled with the Holy Spirit; and to be fully dedicated to doing His will. Living a life of holiness involves a specific decision to respond to God’s grace by fully surrendering one’s life to God. Holy living requires a daily and continual surrendering to God and learning to live in constant communication with the Holy Spirit. As Christians confess their sin, receive forgiveness, trust in the Holy Spirit and obey God’s will, they will reflect the character of Jesus in their lives in an increasing way and receive His power for holy living and effective service.

Acts 1:8; Acts 2:1-21; Romans 8:1-4,9-14, 12:1-2; Galatians 5:16-26; Ephesians 4:21-24; I Thessalonians 5:23-24

About the Church

We believe that the true Church consists of people around the world who have put their trust in Jesus Christ as their Saviour and Lord and who gather together in local communities of faith to follow Jesus together. Jesus created the Church to reflect His character and extend His heart and hands to a broken world. The Church seeks to love and worship God in a spirit of unity, to help the spiritually lost enter into a relationship with Jesus, to encourage and equip one another to become fully devoted followers of Christ and to advance God’s Kingdom in the world.

Matthew 16:18; Ephesians 1:22-23, 2:19-22, 3:8-1,14-21; 4:1-16; Colossians 1:18-23

About the Sacraments

We believe that the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper are pledges and symbols of God’s selfless love for us and of our commitment to following Jesus Christ. They are reminders of Jesus’ love and provision for us, His presence with us, His unity that binds us together and His sure promise to return and take us to be with Him forever.

Baptism - Matthew 3:13-17, 28:19-20; Acts 2:38-42; Romans 6:1-7; Lord’s Supper - Luke 22:14-20; I Corinthians 11:23-26

About Eternity

We believe people were created by God to live forever, and that after death people who do not know Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord and have not responded to Him in faith will be eternally separated from God’s presence in hell, while those who know Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord and have placed their faith in Him will live eternally with God in heaven. At a time of God’s choosing, Jesus Christ will return again to the earth in great power and splendour. He will come as the perfect Judge who knows every person’s heart and rewards each person according to who they have lived their life for and how they have lived it. He will create a new heaven and earth, and with His followers establish the full reign of God’s Kingdom for all eternity.

Matthew 25:31-46; John 14:1-4; Acts 1:9-10; I Corinthians 15:50-57; I Thessalonians 4:13-17; Revelation 20:11-15, 21:1-22:5

Statement of Theological & Ministry Practices

Denomination

Centre Street Church is part of the Evangelical Missionary Church of Canada (EMCC) denomination. Visit their website below for more information.

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Policies and By Laws

Board Policies and By-Laws

If you have questions about CSC and it's Board Policies and By-Laws, or our Audited Financial Statements, please contact us.

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General Privacy Policy:

Describes and summarizes the practices of the CSC in regards to use and disclosure of personal information.

General Privacy Policy

Below you will find the By-Laws by which Centre Street Church operates:

General Operating By-Law

Board of Governors

 

Bibical Purpose of Our Board of Governors

Our Board of Governors assume responsibility for God-honouring stewardship of the ministry and resources of our church. They serve the ministry of our church by providing leadership in the development of policies and monitoring progress of ministry goals that support, protect, and sustain the vision.

 

Board Member Committees

2020- 2021

Board of Governors

  • Melanie Nelson, Chair  
  • Michelle Bonnier, Vice Chair
  • Brian Hennig, Secretary
  • Angie Redecopp, Treasurer
  • Edwin Beaman  
  • Geogy Joseph  
  • Wendell Klassen
  • Yewande Daniel-Ayoade
  • Lane Irvine 
  • Tyler Cleveland  

Finance and Audit Committee

  • Angie Redecopp, Chair
  • Wendell Klassen 
  • Geogy Joseph 
  • Jason Schroeder  
  • Warren Vandale  
  • Julia Sugityo    

Human Resources and Compensation Committee

  • Yewande Daniel-Ayoade
  • Edwin Beaman
  • Michelle Bonnier
  • Tyler Cleveland 
  • Chidinma Thompson 
  • Barry Hiebert

Ministry Health Committee

  • Lane Irvine, Chair
  • Brian Hennig
  • Marwan Atiyeh 
  • Jason Brake

Staff Liaisons

  • Henry Schorr, Senior Pastor  
  • Gentry Stickel, Executive Pastor
  • Kent Priebe, Executive Pastor
  • Wayne Smele, Executive Pastor

Staff Liaisons

  • Gentry Stickel
  • Norlee Flaaten
  • Clementine Osah

Staff Liaisons

  • Wayne Smele

Staff Liaisons

  • Kent Priebe
  • Greg Grunau

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