C2C collective exists to be a catalyst for church planting & multiplication.
Our movement is built on a solid trust and dependence upon the Spirit of God. We pray for workers, for finances, and for the appropriate locations and strategies, and God is answering those prayers!
C2C collective (Canada) is a missions-based network that exists to see Canada reached with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We take our name from Psalm 72:8, “May He have dominion from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth!” This verse was suggested by Sir Leonard Tilley to the “Fathers of Confederation” in 1864 as the motto for Canada and is etched in stone over the east arch of the Peace Tower in Ottawa.
C2C collective is a relatively young movement that was birthed in the Mennonite Brethren denomination in British Columbia and was first known as "Church Planting BC." C2C has since grown to be a cross-denominational, national network that serves over 30 evangelical denominations, networks, and mission agencies; we partner together to plant Gospel centered, Spirit led, mission focused, Kingdom minded churches. Recognizing that no single denomination will be able to reach Canada alone, we believe we are stronger when we work together; therefore C2C is unapologetically interdenominational.
C2C is able to offer support to a growing number of denominations, helping them to assess, train, and coach church planters. C2C also raises funds in order to financially support these planters. We honour each denomination’s heritage and confessional documents while asking planters to affirm three common values:
The person and work of Jesus Christ is central to how we interact with each other and how we lead in the local church. Our focus is not on a cause or a particular theological or moral position but, rather, on a Person—Jesus Christ. We commit to an understanding and proclamation of the historic gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ as expounded in Scriptures. The gospel is the joyful news that through the work of Christ on our behalf, God by grace, rescues and draws men and women into fellowship with him and with one another, and restores creation where we will enjoy this fellowship forever.
We commit to the leading of the Holy Spirit to illuminate the Word of God and the Son of God to transform the church of God. We strive to rely completely upon the Spirit of God to call planters into His harvest (Luke 10:2), to lead us to the locations where He leads to establish His church, and to provide all the resources we need to carry out His work. Prayer saturation is the key spiritual strategy that we practice to rely totally upon call His bride into existence.
We do not exist to plant churches; we exist to make many more disciples among the lost people in North America. Jesus sent the church to make disciples of people of all nations. Where this is practiced and adhered as the battle cry of Jesus, more churches will be necessary to handle the births of new believers. The local church is the ongoing training center where believers receive encouragement, inspiration, and vision to proclaim this “good news” to those who are separated from God.
C2C believes in meaningful partnerships between churches and organizations. We acknowledge that there is One Church, and that every church is a small but vital outpost of One Kingdom. To that end, we work at a cross-denominational table as the Church of Jesus Christ. No local church or church family can reach their city or province on their own. No organization can reach our nation on their own. We need each other. We value collaboration and believe that each local church has something to contribute to the advancement of the Kingdom of God. In this perspective, anyone is invited to the table who wants to honor and develop partnerships that will contribute to the advancement of Jesus' kingdom, not any other. This value is a response to the unity that Jesus calls His Church to live in, in his prayer in John 17.
Lead Teaching Pastor
"I am thrilled to be connected to and support the work of C2C. The church planting equipping, support and ongoing coaching is Spirit-led, Gospel Saturated and Missionally minded. I have great hope for the ongoing expansive of the Kingdom of God throughout Canada because of their work."
Vice-President, Operations / Leadership Programs
Redeemer City to City Network
"I often tell other networks of the encouraging signs of movement dynamics occurring in and through C2C collective - united vision, white hot faith, leaders developed and new churches planted. May their vision and fruitfulness extend to the other cities and regions of Canada!"
McKenzie Towne Church
"The ministry of C2C is initiating the impact on many lives in our city. Through their support, encouragement and continual coaching they have partnered with us to plant Mission Hill Church in Calgary. Their alliance has been a constant gift to our team and a blessing to our community."