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What Time Are Your Services?

Sunday mornings at 9:00am & 11:00am for most of the year.

We gather for one service at 10:00am during the summer months(from the Father’s Day weekend in June until the week after Labour Day in September).

Our services are usually around 75 – 90 minutes in duration and include prayer, music, singing, a sermon, communion, programs for children and opportunity to give tithes and offerings.

How Do I Get There?

We are the located at 9602-92 Ave, Grande Prairie, Alberta, on the corner of Resources Road and 92 Ave (near HJ’s Family Bowling and the Prairie Sunrise Towers.).  Many locals call our large brown building “ the pigeon church” because a number of birds are usually on our roof.

When You Come

Check out our Information Centre in the main foyer to learn more about our church ministries and events.  Greeters will offer you a bulletin (filled with community announcements and contact information) when you enter the auditorium.  Please fill out a connection card (inserted in each bulletin) so we can pray for you, answer your questions, or mail you a card later in the week.

Communion (Lord’s Supper)

The celebration of the Lord’s Supper is a weekly part of our worship service. In the bread and cup of communion we participate, celebrate and remember Jesus’ life, death and resurrection. We practice open communion, so all who have committed their lives to following Jesus are invited to join with us in this central celebration of Christ’s faithfulness. You may partake or abstain, according to your conscience. At this site, we usually partake as the plates are passed down the rows.

Offering

As part of our worship of God, we collect an offering each week.  These funds support the work of our church both locally and around the world in a variety of ways and we steward each dollar with great care and accountability.  You are welcome to contribute financially, but we do not want our guests to feel any pressure to give.  If you do choose to give and wish to receive a donation receipt for tax purposes, please use an offering envelope and/or provide us with accurate contact information.

Casual Atmosphere

We have a relaxed approach to church life and our services have a family-friendly feel. From our music (which is different each week) to our space (the whole building gets used) to the way people interact (lots of laughs), the goal is that everyone feels welcomed and comfortable.  Our dress code is very simple: dress however you want!  If you like to dress up, dress up.  If you like to wear sweats, wear sweats.  It is our desire that everyone feels welcome to be themselves when they come to worship God.

What About My Kids?

We welcome the presence of children in the service, but we also have children’s ministry programming for newborns through Grade 6 during the sermon.  Plan To Protect procedures are followed, so all the volunteers are screened, trained and aligned with our statement of faith and parents/guardians are asked to sign their children in and out of the program areas.

The toddler room and nursery are connected to each other and are located on the east side of the main foyer.  Classrooms for pre-school and elementary grades are located in the west basement.

Leaders & Staff

  • Alan Jones

    Senior Minister & Highland Park Site Minister -

    Alan Jones has served as the Senior Minister of the Grande Prairie Church of Christ since 1983. Alan became a follower of Jesus while a Grade 11 student through the ministry of this congregation.

    Alan was given a number of opportunities over his time with the church to pursue educational goals. He earned a Master of Arts in Religion from Emmanuel School of Religion and a Doctor of Ministry degree from Asbury Seminary.

    Alan is passionate about the local church believing the church is intended to be God’s agent of witness and change in the world.

  • Mark Wolfe

    Director of Youth Ministries -

    Mark was raised by Christian parents who put God as the main focus of their lifestyle and taught God’s character though example, but it was after the death of his older brother that he began to truly search for God in his own life. A year of studying and prayer led Mark to a solid faith of his own and hear God’s calling on his life. He fully gave himself to the Lord and was baptized.

    God has given Mark a passion and calling to be involved in the lives of the youth. During his time in Kelowna he was able to serve as an intern under the youth pastor at Willow Park Church and here at Grande Prairie Church of Christ he has served as a volunteer youth leader for our youth ministry. Mark is thrilled to continue his ministry among us and is excited to see what God has in store over the next few years as he pours into the lives of the teens in and around our church.

  • Malorie Petersen

    Director of Children & Family Ministries -

    Malorie and her husband, Adam, are new parents with a young daughter. They both grew up in Grande Prairie, were high school sweethearts, and were married in 2006. Prior to ministry, Malorie was employed as a teacher with the Grande Prairie Public School District for four years. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and a Bachelor of Education in Language Arts and Drama. In keeping with the focus of her degrees, Malorie loves teaching, writing, discussing, and dramatizing new learning and has a heart for mentoring.

    Malorie hopes to be a leader of leaders and would like nothing more than to equip children, parents, and children’s leaders to love God and love others through the gifts and talents they have been uniquely blessed with. Her goal is to foster maturing faith in others by building knowledge, nurturing relationships with God and others, and encouraging righteous action in day-to-day life.

    Her approach to ministry is team-focused and discipleship-based to empower individuals to contribute their strengths to the ministry. She desires that all believers–big or small–find their place in God’s Big Picture and that each has an opportunity to learn, grow, and help others.

    “Live freely, animated and motivated by God’s Spirit. Then you won’t feed the compulsions of selfishness…What happens when we live God’s way? He brings gifts into our lives, much the same way that fruit appears in an orchard—things like affection for others, exuberance about life, serenity. We develop a willingness to stick with things, a sense of compassion in the heart, and a conviction that a basic holiness permeates things and people. We find ourselves involved in loyal commitments, not needing to force our way in life, able to marshal and direct our energies wisely…Since this is the kind of life we have chosen, the life of the Spirit, let us make sure that we do not just hold it as an idea in our heads or a sentiment in our hearts, but work out its implications in every detail of our lives. That means we will not compare ourselves with each other as if one of us were better and another worse. We have far more interesting things to do with our lives. Each of us is an original.”
    (Galatians 5:16, 22-23, 25-26 MSG)

  • Cam Neufeld

    Director of Creative Arts -

    A true local, Cam grew up in Sexsmith and graduated from Peace River Bible Institute (PRBI) in 2001 with a Bachelor of Church Ministries. Cam joined our staff in the spring of 2015 as our director of Creative Arts and Worship ministries. He loves music in many forms and styles and believes that all of life is a masterpiece we build together in the Holy Spirit. Cam loves adventures, summertime, and serving Jesus with his beautiful wife, Joselyn, and their three bundles of fun: Jillian, Griffin and Penny!

  • Ryan Duford

    Director of Young Adult & Men's Ministries -

    Ryan graduated with a pastoral degree from Peace River Bible Institute, then pursued further education at Regent College in BC. After completing 3 out of 4 years at the coast, Ryan and his wife, Jen, moved back to the Peace region because they felt called to share the Gospel in Grande Prairie. Ryan is currently working on finishing his Regent training via correspondence, so he can stay “plugged in” in our community.
    Ryan loves learning and sharing knowledge with others both in sermon and small group styles. He is excited for the opportunity to grow with the Young Adults group and develop a relational Men’s ministry here at Church of Christ.
    Ryan and Jen describe their home as a bit of a “zoo”, with three room mates and two small dogs, but they love it that way!

  • Kaitlyn Wilkinson

    Children's Ministry Administrator -

    Kaitlyn joined the Church of Christ staff as our part-time Children’s Ministry Administrator in the autumn of 2015.

    She was born and raised in Grande Prairie and has been very involved at our church as a participant and volunteer for many years in many ministry areas – from Youth Group (participant and then leader for 3 yrs), Worship ministries (started at the age of 12), The Band (a discipleship group for young adults), Coffee house events (live music and lattes), Studio Y? (a mid-week musical theatre club for kids), Summer camps (at Pineridge and off-site trips with youth group), Glory Garden (worked there for 3 years) and she was baptized here in Fall 2002 – Kayte is truly “one of ours”.

    She met her husband, Tristan, a number of years ago through the local music scene here in GP and they have been married since June 2012. Together they take on each day as a new adventure and look forward to what the future brings.

    Kaitlyn is a firm believer that jumping in puddles is something adults need to do more often in order to relieve stress and laugh at themselves.

    A favourite verse of hers is Hebrews 6:19, and serves a great reminder to us all: “We have this as a sure and steadfast anchor of the soul, a hope that enters into the inner place behind the curtain.”