More About Us

More About Us

We're all about equipping people to experience the fullness of Christ's abundant life. Some relevant information about us.

 

Core Values

What we care all about. Our statement of what we believe. We care all about seeing people experience and express the fullness of life in Christ.

- Love

All other values come from this. We encourage everyone to love people up, down, and all around with unconditional acceptance and no judgments.

- Relevance

We value activities that are socially important, age appropriate and relating to the needs, desires and interests of each target group.

- Excellence

We value excellence in life, vocation, ministry, and relationships as the highest attitude that practically promotes God.

- Passion

We value a Church that expresses a full life-giving spirit through vibrant praise, encouraging attitudes, and enthusiastic perception.

- Consistency

We value consistent church membership, expressed through attendance, generosity in giving of time, finances and talents, and committed dedicated involvement.

- Truth

We value the pursuit of truth found in the word of God that releases us into freedom in all areas of Christian growth and development, leading to a balanced and successful life.

- Family

We value a broad family group that allows dreams to become reality in our lives, expressed through diverse socioeconomic and cultural people-groups joining to belong together, at home, as the children of God.

- Influence

We value the preparation of God's people for the purpose of influencing nations and generations for destiny in Christ.

- Statement Of Beliefs

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GREAT CHURCH CULTURE
 

1. Energetic Culture 

We clap in the music and we shout in the preaching.

We draw on God's fresh energy every day.

We display that energy with enthusiasm so others can receive it.

We don't say “I'm tired.”

We are happy! We choose joy!

 

2. I Can Culture

I can find a way to help and be involved.

I eliminate all excuses.

Philippians 4:13

We are a bold, unintimidated people and we love to do the impossible!
 

3. Vision Culture 

We are looking to what lies ahead. Philippians 3:13-14

God shows us what is coming and we prepare and we move forward.

We embrace change freely and regularly to go forward with the vision.

 

4. Bringing Culture

We think OTHERS. Everything we do is for others.

We are not inwardor cliquey.

We are always bringing people to church.

 

5.  Giving Culture 

We get excited about tithing and giving offerings because we love the open heavens and the blessings of our God.

We cheerfully give of our time, talents and resources, because we love God and are thankful for all He has done for us. 

 

6.  Honor Culture

We honor our lead Pastors and bring them joy. Hebrews 13:17

We honor the house of God. (We keep it clean and we take out our trash)

We honor the preached word of God. 

We listen attentively during the message and take notes. 

We honor others. (We do not judgethem for where they are at)

 

7. Expectant Culture 

We have a high expectancy of what God will do. 

We believe in "suddenlies."

We are people filled with faith. 

       

8. Volunteer Culture 

We come on time when scheduled to serve.

We love to serve. Wherever there is a need, we rush to help meetthe need to lift up the name of Jesus.

We are friendly.
 

9.  Praising Culture

We easily clap and raise our hands to praise God.

We shout to God with a voice of triumph. 

We are louder at church than at a hockey game or a concert.

 

10. Family Culture 

Here at Great Church we aren't just friends,we are family doing life together. Just as parents, grandparents, andsiblings get excited for the arrival of a new baby to the family,we get excited to have new family members added every week.We embrace new people easily, and welcome new people into the circle of our life.

We look forward to our future generations all serving Godhere at Great Church.

We always speak long-term. 

 

11. Multi-Cultural, Multi-Generational Culture

Our church is filled with people from all age groups and allnationalities.

 

12. Training and Empowering Culture

We train people in their purpose and their destiny to go forward.

We believe in personal development.

We love wisdom, so we are always reading and learning more.

We come to church hungry for our "take away" lesson to implement into our lives this week.

 

13. Loyal Culture 

We are loyal people; all-in, planted, and long-term in the house of God.

We forgive people quickly and freely and stay loyal.

We speak life and hope over each other and our mission. 

We stand together.
 

14. Grateful Culture

We are grateful to God for all he has done and given to us.

We bless our Pastors and are grateful that they teach us the truth from the Word of God. 

We are grateful for our children's workers, hosts, musicians, and all volunteers. We are grateful for their time and effort. 

 

15. Growing Culture 

We are a relevant, cutting edge, growing church.

Every week people are being added to the church. 

I always move in the 1+1 time to talk to people to make them feel welcomed and comfortable.

I look to sit beside someone who is alone in church to make them feel comfortable.

People are learning the Word of God and becoming mature believers. 

We are growing numerically, spiritually, financially, and relationally. 

 

16. Devoted Culture

We are devoted to a personal relationship with God through worship, prayer, growth in the Word, faith, and obedience.

Serving Team Opportunities

1. Tech/Media

2. Music

3. Building Excellence

4. Children's Ministry

5. Ushering

 

Tech/Media

If you are technically inclined or creatively gifted in sound, videography, marketing, etc., then this is the team for you! This team is responsible for supplying sound engineers, lighting, audio/visual aids, etc. for meetings; recording music, public speaking sessions via video and audio, designing, and hosting web sites, online and TV marketing and all other aspects of church media and marketing presence in our community, and aiding in special productions. Our two contacts taking lead in this department are Ryan Wyers (Tech), and Matthew Dringenberg (Media).

 

Music

This team works closely with the Tech/Media department and is also the creative arts sector of performance ministry! Our expanding music team is responsible for all events that employ music, theatre, or performing arts. The leaders in charge of this department are Renee Nutt (Worship Teams) and Linda Lawrence (Special Events).

 

Building Excellence

The building team is responsible for the excellence displayed throughout the Church property! Our property and building are maintained and improved upon regularly by a team of dedicated people who realize the need for a display of excellence in this area! Anything from cleaning, painting, garbage disposal, janitorial, building maintenance, and capital works projects are handled under this banner! If you have skill or passion in any of these areas mentioned, this team will be a great place for you to serve. Kevin Reschke leads capital works and building maintenance projects along with Donald Laing and Ryan Wyers as his assistants.

 

Children's Ministry

Children's ministry caters to all ages from birth through pre-teens. The age groups are split into 3 main divisions of ascending age categories (babies, toddlers, and children). If you wish to join this team there are a series of background checks that are to be completed prior to admission (simply for the care and safety of our children)! Tabatha Laing is head coordinator of leaders in all three age categories.

 

Ushering

This department covers hosts, greeters, parking attendants, security, pastoral helps, and all other host duties within public services and selected private functions! If you have a pleasant, helpful, and friendly demeanour then this team could be a great fit for future serving opportunities for you! Chris and Crystal Lawrence are team leaders of the Ushering departments.

 

Questions

If you have questions relating to any of these serving areas please don't hesitate to contact our friendly online hosts with your requests! [Contact us]

"We would love to meet you!" - Ps. Steve & Carmen Lynne

Pastors Steve and Carmen Lynne are a team ministry and co-pastor Global Connections Church. Ps. Steve has a background in education and has completed a Doctorate in Practical Ministry. Ps. Carmen has a background in nursing and counselling and has completed a Doctorate Degree in Counselling! Both Pastors are published authors with a vast experience in public speaking, ministry, leadership, writing, and counselling. The style they feel most comfortable with in their speaking and writing is a personal, humorous, informative, and inspirational context! You will find them to be happy, easygoing, and fun to be around! They make friends quickly and value long-term, trusted relationships. They love Jesus passionately and live happily with their ten exceptional children in Alberta Canada! Feel free to approach them after a Sunday service and say, "hi" because they really enjoy meeting people.

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GREAT CHURCH
Sunday Morning (Services)
 9:30  am
11:00 am
12:30 pm
 
Sunday Evening SHIFT (ages 17-31)
5:00 pm
 
Wednesday NIGHT (small Groups)

7:00 pm

Ignite (ages 10-17)

Wednesday 3:45 - 4:30 pm

 

[LOCATION]

Feeding the Poor 2016

 

Get in touch

  • We would love to hear from you

  • 205 Main Street
    Spruce Grove, AB
    T7X 0G2

  • info@greatchurch.ca
  • 780-960-9077