I’M NEW HERE

WORDS FROM PASTOR STEVE MACMILLAN

Welcome to our church website. It’s always a real joy for us to help people further their walk with God. Here you will find useful information about our beliefs, setup and practices. Our mission is to love God, love others and serve the world. We would love to have you join us in some fashion.

Whatever that next step is, it’s time to take a bold step of faith out of your comfort zone and discover what God has for you. We believe that you can’t go with God and stay where you are.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Bow Valley Christian Church is seeking to be a Christ-centred, Bible-believing, non-denominational congregation. Our mission: love God, love others and serve the world.

We attempt to work closely with other evangelical churches in Calgary on various projects. Some of our sister congregations include Northern Hills Christian Church, Oak Park Church of Christ, Calgary Church of Christ, Rosscarrock Church of Christ and River View Christian Church.

We are averaging around 450 people in attendance every week.

We have a full program for your kids. Click here to find out more.

Our Jr. High and Sr. High join together on Friday nights at 7–9 pm run by our Student Pastor, Trevor Zimmerman and a team of volunteer leaders. You can get more information about our youth ministry here.

 

Typically, those who are part of BVCC dress more on the business-casual side but people are comfortable with a wide diversity of attire.

Because our congregation represents a complete cross section of ages, we aim at a blended style of contemporary and traditional. Our people enjoy being led by a worship team accompanied by a diversity of instrumentation.

The New Testament says that the first Christians celebrated the Lord’s Supper when they gathered for worship (see Acts 2:46 and Acts 20:7). We find that the communion meal is the central part of our worship experience and an important weekly reminder of God’s grace.

We encourage people to use the translation of the Bible they find most useful and easiest to understand. Pastor Steve’s preference in his preaching is to use the New Living Translation Bible or New International Version. Any texts that are used in the message are generally displayed on the screen.

As our guest, please consider the service our gift to you. We won’t make you wear a nametag or stand up and stick out from everyone else. We do have an Information Kiosk in our foyer, if you are interested in more information about our church. There is also welcome card in the back of each pew, that you can fill out and leave with the Information Kiosk.

BVCC has partnered in planting four churches and is considered a multi-site church (3 locations).

If you have more questions, feel free to email us at info@bvcchurch.ca.


WE ARE EVERYDAY PEOPLE SET TO DO THE EXTRAORDINARY WHILE FOLLOWING JESUS...

through loving God, loving each other and serving the world.


WHAT TO EXPECT

We’re so glad you’ve decided to visit us! You’ll find a list of commonly asked questions. Please don’t hesitate to send us a message or give us a call at 403.286.5300

How do I get there?

You can find our location on the map.

 

What should I wear?

Our church has a “come as you are” atmosphere. You will see some dressed up; some dressed casual. We have no expectations for attire.

SERVICE TIMES

Sundays at 10:00 am.

OUR LOCATION

5300, 53 Avenue NW
Calgary, Alberta
T3A 2G8
Canada

QUOTE OF THE DAY

It is easy to think that the Church has a lot of different objects — education, building, missions, holding services. Just as it is easy to think the State has a lot of different objects — military, political, economic, and what not. But in a way things are much simpler than that. The State exists simply to promote and to protect the ordinary happiness of human beings in this life. A husband and wife chatting over a fire, a couple of friends having a game of darts in a pub, a man reading a book in his own room or digging in his own garden — that is what the State is for. And unless they are helping to increase and prolong and protect such moments, all the laws, parliaments, armies, courts, police, economics, etc., are simply a waste of time. In the same way the Church exists for nothing else but to draw men into Christ, to make them little Christs. If they are not doing that, all the cathedrals, clergy, missions, sermons, even the Bible itself, are simply a waste of time. God became Man for no other purpose.

C. S. Lewis
BVCC HUB