(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!


(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.


(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.


(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!


(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!


(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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2020-02-23 - There and Back Again: The Holy Place
Hebrews 8:1-10

In the Old Covenant, the presence of God was specially located in a place, the Holy Place, that was largely inaccessible. Through Jesus, the Holy Place has been opened to all of us, but what does this looked like? Are there still places where Godís presence is ďthicker?Ē What are we to do in the ordinary places?

Pastor Mike Swalm


Affirmation of Faith Classes

At ALC we believe that what we believe matters, and that what we believe is the basis for how we live. In an effort to work out our faith together, we've been running classes after church exploring our affirmation of faith and how each point affects our day-to-day lives.

Head over to our Statement of Faith page to follow along.

Mike & Tricia

Meet Mike & Tricia

Sr. Pastor at Abundant Life Church

Mike and Tricia love the sense of family love at ALC, including the fact that their four children are loved and cared for by the whole congregation. Tricia is involved in the Second Wind for Moms ministry and loves seeing God working in the lives of moms and kids.


Meet Rachel

Worship Leader at Abundant Life Church!

Rachel's been attending ALC since 2000, and married Trevor in 2009. She leads worship singing at the church and is involved in the youth ministry.

I love the warm-heartedness of the people, the mentorship of the older generation, and the free spirit of the younger generation. It's great to be a part of a church family that truly cares for one another through prayer, coffee dates and helping out in times of need. I am blessed to call the people of Abundant Life Church my family.

Asher and Dayna

Meet Asher and Dayna

We met at ALC and have been married for a year and a half now. We have both gone to the church for a long time and got to know each other during the college and career small group. What we love about ALC is the sense that we are all a family. I love seeing the people in the church at Bread Basket reaching out and making solid relationships with those who attend. I also love seeing our church step up when they are asked, whether it be a Christmas donation to help out a needy family or asking some people to help move tables and chairs, we seem to have an abundance of willing souls. I also love seeing the church share and grow closer with family time on Sunday mornings.

Irv and Lenora

Meet Irv and Lenora

We have been attending ALC for more than fifty years and we're still going strong. We really appreciate the love of ALC people for Jesus which is expressed to people in our community and around the world as well as to one another.


Meet Terence

My name is Terence and I am 22 years old. I currently am a student and an employee at Mount Royal University. What I love about the people of Abundant Life Church is that we are a community and a family. Some places that one goes to, the personal connection is missing, but at Abundant Life Church everyone wants to build life-long connections.


Meet Doug

Doug has attended this church since he was placed in the nursery, and continues the enjoy the quality of teaching and relationships ALC is well known for. Knowing friendly faces, and authentic, loving support are always active is valuable to Doug - despite being comfortably middle-aged, learning and growing is a life-long adventure!


Meet Evelyn

Evelyn came to ALC from the Philippines via Hong Kong, and brings with her an excitement for Jesus that is contagious. She loves that Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever, that God loved her before she even knew Him, and that she has hope in the future of being with God for eternity.

"What I love about ALC is that God works in the life of each individual and brought us together in one mission."

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