We are a place where people of all different backgrounds can discover Christ, a community of spiritual transformation that seeks social justice for all.
Our community includes immigrants, students, and young families; artists, entrepreneurs, athletes, and professionals; the urban poor and people on the margins of society. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) has described Tenth as “a resting place for people from all walks of life.”
You are welcome to join us as we walk with God for others and gather on Sunday.
Our church began in 1935 with a handful of men and women praying that God would raise up a faith community that would express God’s love in word and deed in Vancouver and around the world. The original members met in a dance saloon near Broadway and Kingsway.
Soon they wanted to purchase property at the geographic centre of the city, the northwest corner of 10th Avenue and Ontario Street. The owners were not inclined to sell the land, but later a fire broke out and the building on the land burned to the ground. Our predecessors bought this land in the heart of Vancouver.
God has kept us here in the centre of the city to serve the diverse community that resides here: artists, families, professionals, the homeless, singles, athletes, scholars, and international students.
In recent years, Tenth has launched new sites in Kitsilano and East Vancouver. Across our history, nearly fifty churches can trace their roots directly or indirectly to Tenth Church.
Tenth has always been committed to generously supporting local and international missions. We are especially passionate about advocating on behalf of children and women vulnerable to the sex trade in places like Cambodia, supporting orphans in China, developing younger emerging Christian leaders, and helping people live out their faith in their homes and places of work.
Since our earliest beginning in 1935, Tenth has been a member of the Christian and Missionary Alliance denomination.
We seek to love God and love people.
RELYING ON GOD'S SPIRIT
We recognize that there are things that only God can do. We depend on God's Spirit in prayer and rely on the wisdom of His inspired Word.
We believe that lives can be changed through the power of Jesus Christ. We seek to be a community where people can grow toward wholeness and reach their potential as disciples of Jesus Christ.
We encourage reconciliation among people of different races, cultures, socio-economic backgrounds, generations, and genders.
We believe personal growth is not an end in and of itself. We grow so that we will be a blessing to those around us, our city, and to the world, especially to those who are spiritually and materially poor.
We believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.
We believe in Jesus Christ, God's only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary,
suffered under Pontius Pilate,
was crucified, died, and was buried;
he descended to the dead.
On the third day he rose again;
he ascended into heaven,
he is seated at the right hand of the Father,
and he will come again to judge the living and the dead.
We believe in the Holy Spirit,
the holy catholic (universal) church,
the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins,
the resurrection of the body,
and the life everlasting.
We gratefully acknowledge that we live, work and worship on the unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl’ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Coast Salish peoples.