To reveal the Gospel of God’s grace in Jesus Christ for all people.
To provide a family environment where everyone can find a place of belonging.
To encourage growth in the knowledge of Jesus Christ so that believers can enjoy successful lives.
To send equipped believers into purposeful service for God in all areas of society and into all the world.
The Toronto International Celebration Church (TICC) was launched the second Sunday of September, 2000. For two years prior, the Lord had been speaking to Pastor Peter Youngren again and again about launching a church in Toronto. Already that first Sunday there was a sense of the prophetic fulfillment of a church birthed by a word from God.
For the first four years, services were held at the Korean Garden Church, until the end of 2004, when the current facilities at 190 Railside were opened. From the beginning, the church has been established on the revelation of the grace of Jesus Christ, and each individual member is encouraged to discover and pursue the gifts that God has placed in them.
The word “international” has always been significant to TICC. During any service you will notice people from all around the world who come together in a common cause of growing in the knowledge of Jesus, and sharing His love with others.
At Toronto International Celebration Church:
We believe in one God, who exists in three Persons — the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe that the Bible is God’s Word, inspired and accurate, our perfect guide and the revelation of Jesus Christ.
We believe that Jesus Christ is both God and Man. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the virgin Mary, led a sin-less life, took all our sins upon Himself, died and rose again. Today, He is seated at the right hand of the Father as our High Priest and Mediator.
We believe that sin has separated all people from God, and that only through the finished work of Jesus Christ has the world been reconciled to God.
We believe that salvation is a gift freely given to all, who come to God, by grace through faith in Jesus Christ. Salvation is a new life in Christ and this life produces works pleasing to God
We believe that water baptism is a symbol of the cleansing power of God and a testimony of our faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe that the Holy Spirit is our Comforter, who brings to our remembrance who Christ is and what Christ has done. He also blesses us with spiritual gifts and empowers us to yield the fruit of the Spirit.
We believe that the Holy Communion is a celebration of Jesus’ death and our remembrance of Him.
We believe that Christ’s death and resurrection provides for an abundant life for all believers.
We believe that we are called to preach the gospel, the word of reconciliation, to all nations, and that this is the supreme task of all believers.
We believe in the return of our Lord Jesus Christ, the resurrection of the dead and the final judgment by Jesus Christ according to the gospel.