The heart and soul of Calgary Life Church
is to introduce and connect people of every
walk of life with the living God.
The purpose of Calgary Life Church is to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ in such a way that it turns people into believers, and believers into disciples, and disciples into fruitful, mature servant-leaders, who will in turn reach others for Christ.
In Matthew 16:18 Jesus announced, "... on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it." Jesus loves His Church and is actively, organically, and intimately involved in seeing it reach its maximum potential on the earth.
Before He left for heaven He gave what's known as the "Great Commission. "Matthew 28:19,20 '"Go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.
1. No Exceptions
All people, Christian and non-Christian, are valuable to God and His Kingdom.
"The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is long-suffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance. " 2 Peter 3:9 (KJV)
2. non exclusive
People are eternal. Therefore their present behavior is not as important as their eternal destiny. Evangelism is a process. Our aim is to provide people with a safe environment of love, acceptance, and forgiveness so they may progress on their spiritual journey.
"I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. " 1 Corinthians 3:6 (KJV)
Effective ministry is designed by God to function best through teams.
"Under his direction, the whole body is fitted together perfectly. As each part does its own special work, it helps the other parts grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love." Ephesians 4:16 (NLT)
The simple presentation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in creative ways will impact and transform lives.
"For I am not ashamed of this Good News about Christ. It is the power of God at work, saving everyone who believes--Jews first and also Gentiles." Romans 1:16 (NLT)
We excel when we commit to a lifestyle of consistent spiritual growth with genuine accountability.
"Do not neglect the gift that is in you, which was given to you by prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the eldership.
Meditate upon these things; give yourself entirely to them; that your progress may be evident to all." 1 Tim 4:14, 15 (NKJV)
We believe every member is a minister who has been given gifts to be discovered, developed and deployed.
" Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them." Romans 12:6 (KJV)
We believe God is worthy of our very best. Therefore excellence should permeate every activity.
By faith Abel offered to God a more excellent sacrifice than Cain, through which he obtained witness that he was righteous, God testifying of his gifts; and through it he being dead still speaks.
Genuine caring and loving relationships are key to the life of every endeavour.
" ... but exhort one another daily, while it is called 'Today,' lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin." Hebrews 3:13 (NKJV)
The most effective evangelism happens through people inviting people.
"He first found his own brother Simon, and said to him, 'We have found the Messiah'." John 1:41 (NKJV)
In all things the exaltation of Jesus Christ is our purest desire and aspiration!
"Therefore God exalted him to the highest place and gave him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:9-11 (KJV)