DISCOVER THE PRINCIPLES THAT GUIDE US
Why We Exist.
To glorify God by enabling people of all ages to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ.
To become a regional church of 10,000 meeting the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of people in Jesus’ name.
2 Tim 3:16
We believe in an honest engagement with the Biblical text, understanding and applying it in order to find our place in God’s unfolding story, becoming more like Jesus in character and conduct.
We believe that in the church we are constantly addressing two audiences: those who have already crossed the line of faith and those who have not; we recognise the need to minister to both.
Matt 28:19, Acts 4:12
We believe that all followers of Jesus are called to be responsible witnesses in our speech and actions, together making a difference in the church and community.
We believe that every Christ-follower is called to participate in Christian community through large and small expressions where worship, teaching, and fellowship are promoted.
John 1:14, Num 11:16-17
We believe in building servant leadership and maintaining relationships between leadership and the congregation that are characterized by grace and truth. Together, we will listen for God’s direction for Sanctus and provide space where testing and affirmation takes place.
1 Cor 14:40
We believe God will show up in our individual lives and when we meet together. We want to leave room for God to speak to us personally and corporately, striving to hear God clearly.
What We Believe
1. We believe the Bible to be the Inspired Word of God and that is our standard for faith and conduct
2. We believe that there is one God, eternally existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
3. We believe that human nature is sinful and deserving of the punishment of God.
4. We believe that Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, and is true God and true man.
5. We believe that the death of Jesus Christ was for our sins and that all who trust in Him and His death for us are forgiven their sins and granted eternal life.
6. We believe in the resurrection of Jesus Christ, His ascension into Heaven, and His ministry there as our High Priest.
7. We believe in the work of the Holy Spirit in convicting people of sin, the regeneration of those turning to Christ from sin, and His work of sanctification in the believer.
8. We believe in the personal return of Jesus Christ.
9. We believe in the bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust, the everlasting joy of the saved and the everlasting punishment of the unsaved.
10. We believe in the baptism, by immersion, of believers.
I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried; he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven, he is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting.
We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, the maker of heaven and earth, of things visible and invisible.
And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, the begotten of God the Father, the Only-begotten, that is of the essence of the Father.
God of God, Light of Light, true God of true God, begotten and not made; of the very same nature of the Father, by Whom all things came into being, in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible.
Who for us humanity and for our salvation came down from heaven, was incarnate, was made human, was born perfectly of the holy virgin Mary by the Holy Spirit.
By whom He took body, soul, and mind, and everything that is in man, truly and not in semblance.
He suffered, was crucified, was buried, rose again on the third day, ascended into heaven with the same body, [and] sat at the right hand of the Father.
He is to come with the same body and with the glory of the Father, to judge the living and the dead; of His kingdom there is no end.
We believe in the Holy Spirit, in the uncreated and the perfect; Who spoke through the Law, prophets, and Gospels; Who came down upon the Jordan, preached through the apostles, and lived in the saints.
We believe also in only One, Universal, Apostolic, and Catholic Church; in one baptism in repentance, for the remission, and forgiveness of sins; and in the resurrection of the dead, in the everlasting judgement of souls and bodies, and the Kingdom of Heaven and in the everlasting life.
Planted from Bethel Church at Fairport Beach Public School with 40 people • Dave Collins Senior Pastor1985
Built and moved to 550 Kingson Rd. location with 200 people • Name change to Steeple Hill Community Bible Church1990
Outgrew 550 Kingston Rd location with 400 people • Temporary move to Ajax High School1997
Ground breaking at 599 Bayly Street location1998
Move to 599 Bayly St. E location with 600 people • Name change to Carruthers Creek Community Church1999
Dave Collins retires • Jon Thompson becomes Senior Pastor with 1,200 people2005
Strategic City of Hope ministries launched focusing on emotional health and social justice initiatives2008
Elders approved & confirmed reaching 10,000 • Vision statement changed • DNA Document released2010
Adopted C4 Church nickname as official church name2011
Spiritual Gift series taught • Significant shift in C4 Church operationsSept, 2011
Launched a 5 year plan to reach 3,500 to 4,000 peopleMay, 2014
Launched capital campaign for Ajax renovations and site launch 1Dec, 2014
Launched C4 Port Perry with 242 adults, volunteers, and children • 2,200 people now calling C4 Church homeNov, 2015
Finished C4 Ajax renovations for C4 Kids and officesJul, 2017
First C4 Worship EP released • C4 Worship NightNov 09, 2017
Launched C4 Bowmanville with 338 adults, volunteers, and children • 2,800 people calling C4 Church homeJan, 2018
Revealed our next 5 year plan where we commit to new core strategies: Develop, Reach, Presence, NetworkJun, 2019
Revealed the new name of our church as Sanctus Church. Latin for Holy, it describes both God and what we’re called to be.Sept, 2019