What We Believe

"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the
most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

Our Mission & Core Identity

Celebration! Church Ottawa exists to celebrate the greatness of God by
knowing Jesus Christ and by making Him known to all peoples.

Our Vision & Core Objective

We want to make disciples who SEE, BE, GIVE, & GO.

SEE: look at Jesus
This happens as we gather together in the name of Jesus to talk about, sing about, or learn about Jesus. It happens when we read the Bible and when we pray. This is making an effort to truly see and “celebrate” the greatness of God. For this reason, we place a high value on gathering together each Sunday for our worship service. It all starts with looking at Jesus.

BE: look like Jesus
This happens inevitably as we see and learn more about Jesus. It’s all about the transformation that He works inside us. We embrace His love and purpose over our lives, and we begin to apply His teachings in our thoughts and actions. We listen and obey and find the abundant life He promises. Life-on-Life Discipleship relationships and Small Group Ministry are our “greenhouses” for this part of the process.

GIVE: love like Jesus
The Bible teaches us that the Holy Spirit gives all believers gifts for the good of the Church and the growth of God’s Kingdom. It also teaches that faith without works is dead — so a core part of our journey with Jesus is seeing our faith turn outward to serve other people. C!C has many different ministry teams to enable us to “give” through serving inside and outside the church. Whether in your neighbourhood or ours, we aim to love like Jesus.

GO: lead to Jesus
Jesus’ parting words to His first disciples called them to go and make more disciples … to testify to others in order that they, too, could receive the Good News and know Jesus as Lord and Saviour. By leading people to Jesus so that they can SEE Him, we help them initiate the discipleship process themselves. They begin experiencing abundant life in Him. As they develop as a disciple they SEE, BE, GIVE and GO … and on and on it goes!

Our Statements & Core Beliefs

The following are summaries of core beliefs of Celebration! Church Ottawa based on the foundational truths taught in the Bible. All of our teaching and ministry is rooted in and flows out of these biblical doctrines.


There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise.  God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom,  justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.


God has revealed himself to us through his son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, through the holy scriptures, and throughout creation itself.


Humans, both male and female, were created in God's image for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations.

The Fall

When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God, they ceased to be what they were made to be and became distorted images of God. This caused them to fall out of fellowship with God, and fractured all of creation, including all humanity, ever since that time.


Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our imperfection and rebellion. God raised Jesus from the dead and now, by grace, offers eternal life as a free gift to all who follow Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, by faith. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone.

The Church

The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ. As such the church should encourage both restoration and multiplication.


Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom on earth. 

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