Prayer Summit

Prayer Summits are a time the entire church gathers together for corporate prayer and worship which is open to everyone.  We gather to listen to God, pray for one another, and intercede for our church, community and country.  Where:  In the Main Event Centre   Next Summits:         – December 31, 6-8pm (New Year's Eve)     – January 26, 7-9pm     – February 23, 7-9pm     – March 25, 9-11am (Good Friday)    

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Set Free Retreat

NEXT RETREAT: Fall 2017   God has called His people to live righteous lives and be His light in this world. We cannot possibly accomplish His calling with sin in our lives. It acts as a veil that dims our light and affects every part of our walk with Christ. Set Free! Retreat is a weekend set aside to focus on learning how to deal with sin, hurts, hang-ups and struggles that we all face on a daily basis. Jesus said,…

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Hearing God Seminar

Hearing God is something that is at the core of everything we do here in every ministry, and it needs to be the core of all parts of our lives as Christians! The Hearing God Seminar is a very practical course for those who want to hear God’s voice for the first time or grow in hearing. In this Seminar you will learn and experience that God still speaks today and that His children still hear His voice. We will…

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Freedom Session

Freedom Session is an effective, Christ-centered, 27 week, 12 Step healing-discipleship ministry that will lead you on a journey towards the freedom and healing you’ve always hoped was possible.     Freedom Session is effective for people from every walk of life, every economic level and virtually every possible area of woundedness. We have seen thousands of people set free from chemical and sexual addiction, sexual and physical abuse,  victimization, codependency issues, perfectionism, the scars of divorce, betrayal, abortion trauma,…

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Upcoming Events

Grab a pen and paper and get ready to mark up your calendar. Here are some of the events that we are looking forward to: 1. Freedom Sessions: Jan 3rd PM.  This is an important step in your journey as you walk towards greater freedom in life and deeper healing.  Contact for more info. 2. Evangel DNA Evening: Jan 10th 6-9PM.  New to evangel or want to get more connected into this church community? This is for you. 3. Hearing God Seminar:…

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Need A Good Book?

Recently Tiana and I have moved out of our 1,500 square foot house into a 1970’s 176 square foot motor home for the summer. We have no TV, Netflix, Wii, Xbox or Wifi. So far we enjoy it and as a result, we are finding that we are reading a lot more in our spare time. Anyway, I thought that I would simply share a few of the books that I have been reading over the past few months because…

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Sunday Prayer Hub

We're really excited to be announcing the recent launch of the Sunday Morning Prayer Hub! For years we’ve talked about having a team of people praying throughout the Sunday morning gatherings – now it's reality!! Each Sunday there will be two teams, one for both the 9:30 & 11am gatherings. Teams will consist of anywhere from 6-12 people, with a leader present to give direction throughout the hour. The prayer focus will be for the gathering, those that have gathered, the ministry…

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A Letter to the House

Preliminary Remarks I shared this last Sunday morning with our church community, Evangel. Honestly, it feels almost too personal to throw out on the web, but here goes. The following is what I felt was a personal message for us from Jesus. Most of it I received in a "listening prayer" moment during men's early prayer a couple months ago, and some parts are taken directly from Revelation 2 and 3.  I believe that this letter reflects the heart of…

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Love Says Go (Street Ministry)

        So much happening around Evangel these days. Kid city chaos, Sunday morning prayer hub, connect groups, meet-the-pastors on tuesdays, prayer summit, street ministry, and the list goes on. We are stoked for the things God is doing. Expectancy? I think so. I (Jimmy) briefly shared on sunday some of the things the youth are doing these days.    We are hitting the streets.    Two Tuesdays a month from 7 to 9pm all are invited to…

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Confession and Grace

This morning at church we spent a fair bit of time talking about what confession-of-sin is, and it’s place in a Christian’s life. One of the passages we used was 1 John 1:8-10:  If we claim that we’re free of sin, we’re only fooling ourselves. A claim like that is errant nonsense. On the other hand, if we admit our sins—make a clean breast of them—he won’t let us down; he’ll be true to himself. He’ll forgive our sins and…

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Every Sunday Downtown!! – 9:30 and 11:00am.

On September 14, Evangel moved into her new home in the downtown core – 10040 – 100 Street.  While we're now moved in, the project is still a work in progress.  Exciting days.   Here's a few things to note as you make your way to a gathering this Sunday: The main auditorium is located on the westside of the building, with the main entry on 101 Ave. (across from Dairy Queen).   Parking is available right at Evangel, on the…

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Building Blog #20 – Are we there yet???

Remember asking that question as a kid on long (and even not so long) journeys? I’m probably starting to sound like a broken record to the guys that are front-running Build the House renovations. Are we there yet? The answer is, like it was when I was an 8 year old kid, difficult. We’re definitely moving in the right direction. Almost all of the light fixtures are now installed. Almost all of the flooring has been laid. Almost all of…

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Building Blog #19 – Evangel as a Third Place

Evangel's new facility on 100 Street will likely be known as Evangel Place, a multi-use facility that will serve as a "third" place in our community.           How amiable and warm is your dwelling place. ~ Ps. 84:1 Build the House – Embrace a City has been an incredible journey of discovery for our church community. Learning how to stretch beyond our comfort zones, experiencing a new kind of transience in the in-between, practicing patience with…

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Blended – FSJ Alliance and Evangel in July

Starting on July 6 Evangel will be joining our Alliance friends for Sunday gatherings (in their building) throughout the month of July, and likely into August as we wrap up the 1M renovation of our new facility on 100 Street. Now, if you're dying to hear the back-story, read on. "Let’s do Sunday services together for the month of July!” he said with a twinkle in his eye. Pastor Lloyd of the Alliance Church helping us set up to use…

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Zombie Gospel

A friend of mine, Gabe Voorhees, wrote this a couple days ago. Totally cool approach to the Gospel! Zombies Based on an extensive study of the modern zombie’s evolution over the past half century and on countless interviews with zombie fans and scholars across the globe, here is its definition: The modern zombie is a relentlessly aggressive, reanimated human corpse driven by a biological infection. By breaking down the definition into its component parts, three key elements emerge against which all…

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Evangel and FSJ Alliance Together?!

On July 6, Evangel and the FSJ Alliance Church will be combining their Sunday gatherings for the month of July. Two services: 9:30 & 11am at the Alliance building on 99th Ave. There are several reasons why this is an incredible opportunity: 1) We have a great meeting place for Sundays while we finish our building. This will be a most-welcome-change from the school gymnasium (though we've so appreciated using it – thanks to SD60), and we'll get to hang out with friends too!…

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Egads! – Last Sunday In Central (June 22.14)

A church which pitches its tents without constantly looking for new horizons, which does not continually strike camp, is being untrue to its calling. We must play down our longing for certainty, accept what is risky, and live by improvisation and experiment.                                ~ Hans Kung (The Church as the People of God) It’s bittersweet.   Most of us would agree that, though our time in the…

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Building Blog #18

​It’s been awhile since I’ve last blogged, but trust me when I say it’s not indicative of inactivity – there’s a lot going on!  Let me highlight a few things: OCCUPANCY IS IN SIGHT!   By occupancy I’m referring to that Sunday in the near future when we can actually have church in our new facility.  In fact, all our efforts and priorities right now are to get us to this point.  Hopefully we’ll see this happen sometime in July.…

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Celebrative Worship

          One of the values at Evangel is keeping a worshipful atmosphere and attitude at top priority. Specifically right now, Evangel is in a unique season of celebrative worship as we are in the in-between-time while waiting to officially move into the new building on 100st.  As a congregation, Evangel has always loved to have fun, but especially in the last couple months Sunday Morning services have been centred around celebration. The worship leaders have been stoked about picking set…

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Don’t Stay Home, Even If It’s -35C

It's sometimes hard to describe why it's important to go to church on Sunday morning.  For one, many church-goers just do it because it seems like the right thing.  They've never really given it a ton of thought, just go to church.  Likely the've been doing it all their lives.   Come a few minutes early to the gathering place and get a seat; sing hymns and spiritual songs; keep updated with happenings in church life (otherwise known as announcements); listen to an inspired sermon;…

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Encountering God in KidCity!

I’ll be totally honest with you: I’m a big time Sci-Fi girl. When we started working on the idea of a futuristic science lab with a time machine and crazy scientists, I was genuinely really giddy! Our main focus: God Encounters! The first week of our theme, we shared our own personal stories of times we encountered the God’s Spirit and encouraged the kids… what is God saying to you? So far, we’ve had time machine visits by such people…

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Membership @ Evangel Chapel

  You’re interested in becoming a member of Evangel Chapel?  Let me tell you little about the process of membership and why we do it!  In taking the step of becoming an official member of Evangel, you’re making a pretty bold statement that this is your church home, and that you are partnering with this house to pursue the plan and destiny of God for the Chapel and most importantly, the city of Fort St. John.  And that’s incredibely exciting!…

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Get Engaged @ Evangel!

So you’ve decided to tie into Evangel’s vibrant community of faith?  The BEST way to make this place really feel like home, is to find a place to serve, to bring your skills and gifts to the table and find a way to get active.  There are several ways, but let me highlight the top needs right now! Sunday Support Teams Each of Evangel’s three Sunday services has a team of individuals that give support in a number of different…

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