Who Are We

Photo: Lew Shepherdson

We are an international Christian church with 250,000 members in more than 50 nations. Our World Headquarters(external link), including a Temple dedicated to the pursuit of peace, is located in Independence, Missouri. The links at the left connect to more information on the world church website.

The church in Canada is organized into two mission centres:

Canada West Mission (CWM)
includes congregations and members in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba
Canada East Mission (CEM)
includes congregations and members in Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia.

Our Mission

We proclaim Jesus Christ and promote communities of joy, hope, love and peace.

Our Vision

We believe that the future belongs to God and that the promise of God's kingdom shall be fulfilled. We have a vision of that kingdom where Christ is truly honoured, where God's will is done on earth, where the hungry are fed, poverty alleviated, sinners are repentant, and sin is forgiven. We believe that love is the proper foundation of our relationship with others, that opportunity to grow in the likeness of Christ should be fostered, and that resources of the world can be managed to respect and preserve their creation and purpose. We dream of a time when all evil is overcome and peace prevails.

We will be an international community of prophetic vision, faithful to the Christ, empowered by hope, spending ourselves courageously in the pursuit of peace and justice.

We Offer

A community of people where the gospel of Jesus Christ is the focus of worship, learning, caring and mission. An opportunity for genuine spiritual growth and relationship with the Holy Spirit. Local congregations where deep friendships are established, individual identities are valued and where those special needs find security, care and support. A faith community that encourages the ministry of all people including children and youth.. A global community with a worldwide mission that values all cultures and celebrates the rich diversity of human life. Meaningful opportunities to serve Jesus Christ by helping others and promoting peace.

"We will become a worldwide church
dedicated to the pursuit of peace,
reconciliation and healing of the spirit."