About Us. 

Living as Apprentices of Jesus in the Now-Available Kingdom of God

Who We Are

At St. Albert Alliance we are part of a larger family of churches called the Christian & Missionary Alliance in Canada.

We come from a rich history of seeking the deeper life of following Christ and reaching the nations through global missions. As name suggests, missions is a large part of what we are all about. The C&MA is committed to meeting world needs, both spiritual and physical, by being actively involved in sending and supporting missionaries – those who advocate for the outworking of kingdom values throughout the world.

For more information on the Christian & Missionary Alliance -  visit their WEBSITE

Our Vision

Here at St. Albert Alliance Church, we take the practical experience of being an apprentice of Jesus seriously. We want to be a community of people who live like Jesus, engaging in a lifestyle that reflects his day-to-day priorities.

In its simplest form, our heart is to help each other learn to listen to, trust and obey Jesus,  that we might see heaven come to earth.

We use the word ‘apprentice’ (another word for ‘disciple’) because an apprentice is someone who has decided to arrange their lives around being and learning from another person so that they can become capable of doing what that person does or to become who that person is.*

Apprenticeship to Jesus is not about going to a church service or knowing the right answers in a game of Bible trivia, but is about actually following Jesus and being formed into His likeness by the Holy Spirit.  It doesn’t happen by accident or without our deliberate engagement.

We are convinced that a pursuit of the DEEPER LIFE with Christ leads to fruitful and life-changing participation in His MISSION and we seek to give expression to this pursuit through some foundational commitments:

* Thanks to John Ortberg and Dallas Willard for this definition.


Why Church Membership Matters

Perhaps you’ve wondered why formal church membership matters.  
If I can enjoy most of the privileges of being part of this church family without it, why bother?
Well, there are 6 reasons why we encourage you to prayerfully consider joining us in this way:

1. IT’S A VISIBLE COMMITMENT:  
Membership is one way to align publicly with the work Jesus is doing in our church family.
You state before God and others that you are part of this local body of believers.

2. IT HELPS US OVERCOME UNHEALTHY INDEPENDENCE:  
Membership states in a formal way, “I am part of something bigger than myself.
I am not just one of seven hundred individuals.
I am part of a body.  What I do affects others and I’m willing to be accountable to that end.”

3. IT HELPS US REJECT A CONSUMERISM MINDSET:  
It says “I am committed to this group of people and they are committed to me. I am here to give, more than get.”

4. IT PROVIDES ACCOUNTABILITY:  
We are placing ourselves under leaders and submitting to their authority (Heb. 13:7).
We are saying, “I am here to stay. I want to help you grow in godliness. Will you help me to do the same?”

5. IT CREATES A SENSE OF OWNERSHIP:  
Rightly or wrongly, we tend to treat things we ‘own’ with more care and concern than things we ‘rent.’  
We see things we wouldn’t normally see and tend to care more about the outcome of our efforts.

6. IT PROVIDES A SPIRITUAL COVERING: 
 When we choose of our own volition to submit ourselves to the spiritual authority over us,
it reflects humility and submission (which God always honours).
James 4:6 says that ‘God opposes the proud, but gives grace to the humble.’
The bible is clear that those who are in leadership will be held to a higher standard and
we come under their spiritual covering over us when we humbly submit to the authority
God has entrusted to them (knowing God will hold them accountable for their actions).  

So, that’s why we invite you to consider church membership.  We think it matters.