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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DateSeries / TitleSpeaker 
2020-01-19There and Back Again: A New (and better!) Priest
Hebrews 7:1-10

One of the most mysterious figures in the Old Testament, Melchizedek is said to be the forerunner of Jesusí priesthood. But we donít even have priests these days. What are we supposed to do with an ancient sacrificial system built on someone without any history and with no seeming importance in the Old Testament beyond a few verses?

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2020-01-12There and Back Again: The Promise
Hebrews 6:13-20

Last week we looked at the foundations of our faith and their importance in leading us into life. This week, the writer of Hebrews elaborates on the source of those foundations and how our life is rooted in Godís promise, His character, and Christís accomplishment. If itís all up to God, though, where do we fit in?

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2020-01-05There and Back Again: Falling Away?
Hebrews 6:1-12

Isnít the love of Jesus enough to keep us and our salvation safe? It certainly looks like Hebrews 6 is a threatening piece of scripture that warns us of the danger of losing our faith. Doesnít that just create fear instead of love? Or could there be a reason apart from fear that the writer included this dangerous sounding stuff?

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