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What Time Are Your Services?

Sunday mornings at 10:00 am

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

How Do I Get There?

We are located on the corner of 84 Ave.and Mission Heights Drive, right across from the gas station.

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 announcements and contact information) when you enter the auditorium. “Welcome Cards” are included in each bulletin so you can request prayer, offering envelopes, more information, or just let us know you visited the site!

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 by going to the table at the front instead of passing plates 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 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.

A “parent’s room” with a window into the auditorium is located just off the main foyer.  Classrooms for assorted age groups, including nursery or toddler age, are located in the hallway and in the trailer just behind the church building.

Leaders & Staff

  • Scott Pence

    Site Minister - Mission Heights -

    Scott grew up in the small town of Bethel, Ohio. His father was the minister of the Church of Christ there, and Scott was actively involved in the ministry there from childhood through his high school years. After receiving a degree in mathematics, Scott went to seminary at Emmanuel School of Religion and served for five years as children’s minister in Kingsport, Tennessee. While at Emmanuel, he met Heidi, who was raised in Grande Prairie. Scott and Heidi were married in 1999 and for 4 1/2 years made their home in Calgary.

    Scott joined the staff of the Church of Christ in Grande Prairie in May 2005. He has a heart for people. He is passionate about helping people in their spiritual journey toward Christ and seeing the Spirit of God at work in their lives. Recreationally, Scott is a big sports fan. He likes playing tennis and basketball. He also enjoys laughter, singing, playing the piano, watching movies, and loving his wife and three children.

  • 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.”

  • 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.

  • 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!