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 
2011-12-25A Christmas Story

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-12-18Advent: Waiting For The Son
Isaiah 9

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-12-11Advent: Waiting For God
Zephaniah 3:14-20

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-12-04Advent: Waiting For The Saviour
Jeremiah 31:31-34

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-11-27Advent: Waiting For The Shepherd
Isaiah 40:1-11

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-11-13Exodus - Practicing the Presence of God: Learn To Follow
Exodus 8:16-32

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-11-06Exodus - Practicing the Presence of God: Reliance On God
Exodus 7:25-8:15

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-10-30Exodus - Practicing the Presence of God: Often Imitated Never Duplicated
Exodus 7:14-24

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-10-23Exodus - Practicing the Presence of God: Surrender
Exodus 7:8-13

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-10-16Exodus - Practicing the Presence of God: Pain
Exodus 6:28-7:7

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-10-09Exodus - Practicing the Presence of God: The Past
Exodus 6:14-27

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-10-02Exodus - Practicing the Presence of God: I Will
Exodus 6:1-13

Trevor O´NeilPlay
2011-09-25Exodus - Practicing the Presence of God: Patience
Exodus 5

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-09-18Exodus - Practicing the Presence of God: Go
Exodus 4:27-31

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-09-11Exodus - Practicing the Presence of God: Get Prepared
Exodus 4:24-26

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-09-04Exodus - Practicing the Presence of God: Home Again
Exodus 4:18-23

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-08-27After The Exodus: Entitled to Gods Favour

Greg FrenchPlay
2011-08-21After The Exodus: Where Do We Fit In

Greg FrenchPlay
2011-08-14Exodus - Practicing the Presence of God: Buts and Beliefs
Exodus 4:10-17

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-08-07Exodus - Practicing the Presence of God: Athority
Exodus 4:1-9

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-07-31Exodus - Practicing the Presence of God: The Name of God
Exodus 3:13-22

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-07-24Exodus - Practicing the Presence of God: The Call
Exodus 3:1-12

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-07-17Exodus - Practicing the Presence of God: Moses and Hospitality
Exodus 2:16-22

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-07-10Exodus - Practicing the Presence of God: The Ultimate Intervention
Exodus 2:23-25

Trevor O´NeilPlay
2011-06-26Exodus - Practicing the Presence of God: Where Do I Belong
Exodus 2:11-15

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-06-19Exodus - Practicing the Presence of God: Friends and Enemies
Exodus 2:1-10

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-06-12Exodus - Practicing the Presence of God: Truth and Lies
Exodus 1:15-22

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-05-29Exodus - Practicing the Presence of God: Series Introduction
Exodus 1:1-7

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-05-22Depression

Trevor O´NeilPlay
2011-05-15Lent 2011: Conclusion

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-05-08Mary

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-04-17Lent 2011: Future

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-04-03Lent 2011: Family

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-03-27Lent 2011: Security

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-03-20Lent 2011: Money

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-03-13The Basics of Our Faith: End Times

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-03-06The Basics of Our Faith: Dying

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-02-27The Basics of Our Faith: Is The Bible Enough

Trevor O´NeilPlay
2011-02-20The Basics of Our Faith: The Church

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-02-13The Basics of Our Faith: The Bible

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-02-06The Basics of Our Faith: Gifts of the Spirit

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-01-09The Basics of Our Faith: Atonement

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay
2011-01-02The Basics of Our Faith: Death

Pastor Mike SwalmPlay