vibrant

(adj. pulsating with life)

Our name says it all! Jesus said He came to give us life, and that the life we have would be abundant. We believe this abundant life means embodying the qualities of Godís Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, and self control. Weíre not perfect, but God is working in us to bring these traits to LIFE!

diverse

(adj. celebrating difference and variety)

In the Bible, God says that one day people from every language, tribe, and nation will worship Him. At Abundant Life, we try to embody that truth today. We celebrate our diversity in age, gender, ethnicity, culture, and belief as we come together to worship our creative God.

church

(n. a body of Christian believers)

At Abundant Life, we have a building, but the building is not our church. Our church consists of the people who gather together to worship God together. It doesnít matter where we meet (in fact, we have celebrated worship several times in parks and community centres)! Whatís important is who is there.

community

(n. a group of people working toward a common goal)

Relationships are important at Abundant Life Church. We celebrate our community by meeting together on Sundays, in one anotherís homes for care groups on a weekly basis, at the building for prayer meetings, and in coffee shops and restaurants to strengthen our friendships. God loves it when people spend time together for His common purpose!

growing

(v. to develop and mature;
to increase)

At Abundant Life, we like to think of growth in an organic sense, like a plant. For a plant to be well established, it needs deep roots. at the same time, it grows up and outward. We want to grow deep roots, being faithful to the teaching of Jesus Christ, and we want to grow outward, to meet, interact, and better our community, that everyone we meet would experience the love that weíve experienced!

love

(n., v. a passionate affection; to have concern for the well-being of others)

At Abundant Life, we love to love. We learn in the Bible that everything was created because of Godís great love, and we now have the ability to share that love, because we received it. itís our desire that everyone in our community (and indeed, the world) would experience what it means to be loved by their creator, and to experience that love through his creation, the church.

Jesus Christ

(n. a first-century Jew from Israel; the Son of God)

Jesus is the reason we are together, the reason we do what we do, and the reason we are who we are. He is the head of the church and cares for the church and for all of humanity. in fact, he loves humanity so much that he died for us, and was raised back to life. We worship Jesus as fully God, who came to earth as a human man and who lives and reigns over everything forever.

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Ministries

At Abundant Life Church, we believe that itís important to care for everyone, and we recognize that different people need to be cared for differently. We run a variety of programs to try and show Jesusí love to as many different people as possible!

2nd Wind for Moms

Every Wednesday, Moms from the community are invited to the church building to learn parenting skills, cooking, exercise, and just have a great time, all while their kids are cared for in a safe and loving environment. Please call the church office for more information or to enroll.

Bread Basket

At ALC, we recognize that there are all sorts of needs in our community. One of the ways we try to meet those needs is our Bread Basket program. Each Tuesday, church volunteers pick up, arrange, and distribute food to anyone in the neighbourhood who may need it. Our gym is filled with produce, canned goods, and bread for those who need it. This is one of the ways we see God's love in action here at ALC.

Bread Basket with Beverly Wright was recently featured on CTV's Inspired with Darrel Janz. Watch the video.

Children

During the Sunday service, we provide top-notch childcare for your little ones in the Nursery. If over 2 years of age, they learn Bible stories, life lessons, and have a great time in Sunday School.

Inn From the Cold

Inn From the Cold is our opportunity to house people for one night who have nowhere else to stay that evening. We are given the opportunity to house, feed, and provide a place to sleep to families who need it.

Women's Ministries

Our Women's Ministry group is a collection of women from different backgrounds with a common purpose: to see Jesus' love expressed to and by women. They organize trips, dinners, ministries and services in the church and the community, and give everything they do that "woman's touch!"

Youth

Our Sunday and Wednesday-night youth program is designed to give youth ages 12-18 a safe, fun environment where they can meet new friends and learn more about the God who loves them.

We also run programs for Seniors, Singles, and College-aged young adults. For more information on any of these programs, please contact the church office.

 

We want to make a positive difference in our world by staying focused on the Gospel.

Jesus loves kids... we love kids!

Our music ranges from traditional to contemporary: cello and drums share the same sheet music!

Our multi-ethnic group makes for great potluck lunches!

Prayer is important to us: we support each other and grow together.

Whether you're comfortable in a suit and tie or your 'comfy' jeans, you're welcome here.