what we believe

We want to be a Church that seeks unity in essentials, charity in non-essentials, and is loving in all things

- so that the world would come to believe in Christ

as God restores peace, justice and wholeness to His creation.

the trinity

We believe in one God who lives in the eternal relationship of Father, Son, and Spirit.  We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and Saviour of the world. We believe the Holy Spirit lives in every Christian at salvation, and  provides power for right living, understanding of spiritual truth, and guidance.

the Bible

We believe the Bible is God’s inspired Word and is the ultimate and final authority on all matters of faith.


We believe every person has turned away from God and toward self. This brokenness  creates a separation between man and God that can’t be restored by any natural means.


We believe that salvation is a gift. It comes only by undeserved mercy through trust in Christ’s sacrificial death. It brings us from a spiritual death to new life in His Spirit. We accept and confess what Christ has done to reconcile us, verbally, in baptism and in a life of daily obedience to God.

the Church

God creates the Church, calling us out of our lonely self-centredness and into the fellowship of Christ's spiritual body. The Church is the visible expression of His renewed commitment and His reign breaking into our world. The Church is not a religious institution or denomination. It is one; made up of all committed followers of Jesus Christ. The Church exists to express God’s worth, and to enjoy and glorify Him forever.  It also exists to serve Him, one another and our neighbours (especially the poor and powerless) with Spirit-empowered gifts.

our history

The Shelbourne Street Church of Christ is an extension of a movement that started 2000 years ago in Jerusalem. We are a group of loving people sharing together on a journey of faith. Together, we are seeking to know God and grow in our relationship with Him.

Our congregation stands in the tradition of the Stone-Campbell Movement, an attempt begun in the early 19th century in Europe and North America to seek the spirit of New Testament Christianity. From its beginning, this movement practiced local autonomy for its churches. We are congregational and independent, with no national or provincial denominational organization. There are, therefore, things that we practise which other congregations within this fellowship do not, and things which other congregations practise that we do not.