Learn more about Cobourg Alliance
Everyone needs a great church close to home!
If your heart beats faster when you see this.
If you’re curious about how church or faith fits into your life.
If you’re looking for a church that meets people at the intersections of faith and real life.
We’re a great church for you.
We exist to help people, no matter where they are in their faith journey, experience Christ, and follow him into a life of meaning, purpose, and fullness of life.
OUR VISION PRAYER
O God, with all our hearts, we long for you. Come, transform us to be Christ-centred, Spirit-empowered, Mission-focused people, multiplying disciples everywhere.
As a church, we love to serve and partner with others who serve the physical, emotional and spiritual needs of our neighbours through real and practical ways. Our commitment to love local focuses on mobilizing our church community and partnering with local organizations that are caring for our community well. This is how we share a good news gospel to people in need within this community we love.
The Alliance Canada was built on the foundation of one of the great sending statements of Jesus, "go and make disciples of all nations" (Matthew 28:19). Since the beginning, Cobourg Alliance Church has supported international workers in this global mission to share the love of God in the person of Jesus. We believe strong partnerships allow us to have the most significant global impact.
“I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full” ~ Jesus
OUR STAFF TEAM
Pastor of Youth & Young Adults
Kids Ministry Director
Paul Hewgill, Chair
Paul Chandler, Vice Chair
DEEP ROOTS AND A FAITHFUL VISION
The first planning meeting of Cobourg Alliance took place on June 20th, 1955, at a picnic table in Victoria Park. Services began a month later at what was then the Lions Club Scout Hall at the corner of Ontario and University Streets. The church obtained some adjacent property and, in January 1961, opened its own building at 388 William Street. Then in 1989, for one year, services were held in Cobourg Collegiate while constructing the present building at 1333 Ontario Street, which opened in the fall of 1990 along with the Alliance Family Centre preschool and daycare.
The move to the high school also marked what was then a turning point for Cobourg Alliance, transitioning from a traditional church format to a more creative and contextual church environment, incorporating modern music, creative arts, and teaching relevant to real-life issues.
Coming out of covid has changed what real life looks like, for many, as we've been forced to rethink what's important and why. Over the past couple years, we have watched our community embrace the unknown as we rethink, relearn, and renew the values that have shaped our history. In the last couple years we've seen new groups emerge, acts of kindness and compassion initiated and heard new stories being shared. What we’ve all been through has made us more human but no less hopeful. The life and message of Jesus continues to speak to people all over our community and region, and we love being a part of their stories.
A.B. Simpson founded two organizations in 1887: The Christian Alliance and The Missionary Alliance. One was a network of Christians joining together for the support of missions and the other was the missionary sending agency. Ten years later the two organizations merged as The Christian and Missionary Alliance. Today the C&MA has grown to be a worldwide missionary movement of 2.5 million people in 17,000 churches in 61 countries.
The Alliance Canada continues to be a meeting place for people from many denominational backgrounds and has a strong desire to share the love of Christ with others who do not know Him.
STATEMENT OF FAITH
What we believe about Jesus, the Bible, and the Church
Our Statement of Faith identifies the core beliefs of The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada
Taken and adapted from the statement of faith from The Alliance Canada website.
To learn more about The Alliance Canada, visit www.cmacan.org.
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