Chilliwack

46100 Chilliwack Central Rd., Chilliwack, BC CA V2P 1J6

Service Times

Sundays: 9:00 AM

Sundays: 10:45 AM

Lead Pastor Matt Shantz

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Promontory

46200 Stoneview Dr, Chilliwack, BC CA V2R 5W8

Service Times

Sundays: 10:30 AM

Pastor Jonathan Neufeld

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Agassiz

6800 Pioneer Ave, Agassiz, BC CA V0M 1A1

Service Times

Sundays: 10:30 AM

Pastor Eldon Fehr

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Harrison

514 Lillooet Road, Harrison Hot Spring CA V0M 1K0

Service Times

Coming Soon

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Lake Errock

46100 Chilliwack Central Road, Chilliwack, BC CA V2P1J6

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Coming Soon

Pastor Chris Battle

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#MustReads 02/15/19

    02.15.19 | Community Church Anxiety Anabaptism Complementarianism Stress by Matt Shantz

    10 Bible Verses To Lean Into When You're Stressed 
    23% of Canadians over the age of 15 report that most days are “quite a bit” or “extremely” stressful, and that number rises to 30% among the 35 to 54 age group. There are a number of important ways to address stress and anxiety in our lives, including professional intervention. Include this foundational approach: Meet God in His Word, specifically, dwell on the promises of God like these that speak into your circumstances.

    The Church is a Family, Not an Event
    The Bible refers to fellow Christians as "brothers and sisters," but how often do we treat them asfamily? It's time to reclaim the church as something we belong to rather than just an event venue.

    Why Your Church Should Invest In Church Planting Now 
    As I read this I thought, 'Yes! We are experiencing every one of these challenges and joys as we plant churches locally and globally as a church family.'
    "Want your church to be more like the early church? Get involved in church planting."

    How To Lead A Women's Ministry In A Complementarian Church 
    Our church has male elders and loves to equip women to discover and utilize their gifts to serve, teach, lead, and flat-out flourish. Here is another voice that shares what that looks like from her vantage point:
    "My job is to know their needs well enough to communicate them to our leadership. It’s to teach the women about what it means to be a healthy woman in the Kingdom. To encourage them in their marriages. To remind them that motherhood is worth it. To listen to their questions about their careers, roommates, family, and future. To see a woman who is caring for her aging parents, to look her in the eyes and remind her that she still matters and is relevant and the church needs her. To encourage the weary widow in her hospital bed. To sit with the weeping, the seeking, the downtrodden. This is Gospel work, not outsourced but further engaged because a woman is working alongside the men, a complement to the work that is never quite finished."

    1525 The Anabaptist Movement Begins 
    We're a Community Church. It's one of the things I love about Central. A marriage of those who previously belonged to Reformed, Catholic, Baptist, Pentacostal, Presbyterian, and so on. We lead with Jesus. We are, though, proudly Mennonite Brethren as well. 
    While we might not quote Menno Simons much or talk a great deal about the MB world, our Confession of Faith and church ethos have been shaped by our Anabaptist roots. And what deep roots in rich soil they are.
    "Hated by Protestants and Catholics alike, these "radical reformers" wanted to not merely reform the church but restore it."

    How Do You Encourage A Young Family Struggling With Family Devotions? 

    Don Whitney: How do you encourage a young family struggling with family devotions? from Midwestern Seminary on Vimeo.