Alpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Each session looks at a different question, and is designed to create conversation. Each Alpha session will start with food, include an engaging and inspiring video talk, and end with a discussion, giving people a chance to share thoughts and ideas about the talk without being corrected or judged. There's no pressure, no follow-up and no charge; just an open, informal, and honest space to explore and discuss life's big questions together.
OUR NEXT ALPHA STARTS FEBRUARY 2018.
Kids are an important part of our church here at APA! We have a dynamic kids program every Sunday during our 10am morning service. It includes games, stories, music and prizes, all designed to engage and disciple kids at their specific age. Our secure check-in/check-out process, requiring a unique security code to remove a child from the program, makes things stress-free for parents and guardians so your kids remain safe and you can enjoy the service! Check-in is available from 9:45am to 10:15am and you can easily find a member of the APA Kids Team by their blue APA Kids shirts and name badges.
Vantage Junior is a ministry specifically designed for students in grades 6-8 that meets every Thursday from 6:30-8:00pm in our North auditorium. At Vantage we understand that middle school students often go through significant changes in their school, home and personal life. We strive to cultivate a space where every pre-teen feels welcome regardless of their age, gender or background. A typical Thursday night includes a chance for new students to be welcomed + win a prize, games, a message from Pastor Angela and snacks up in The Loft. We also have a great team of highly trained adult leaders who help to connect new students, pray for students, and are available to connect with parents.
Vantage Youth is a group of students in grades 8-12 that meet every Tuesday night from 7-9pm in our North auditorium. We understand that high school students often go through significant changes in their school, home and and personal life. We strive to cultivate a space where all teens feel welcome. Each student who walks through the doors can feel welcomed regardless of their age, gender or racial background. A typical Tuesday night usually includes introductions of new students, games, worship, speaking, a response time. We have a team of adult leaders who help to connect new students, pray for students, and are available to connect with parents. Follow Vantage Youth on Instagram to stay connected and get the latest updates about services, special events, and more!
Throughout the week the APA Young Adults meet in various homes across Abbotsford in a small group setting to connect with one another and go deeper into discussion based on APA's Sunday messages. The next Connect Group semester starts February 2018. APA Young Adults will also often host Meet Up's and Special Events designed to give opportunity for you to connect with other young adults. Follow us on Instagram: @apayoungadults or find our Facebook Page: APA Young Adults to get updates on where the next Young Adults Meet Up will be taking place!
Bloom is a women's ministry that meets every Wednesday at 9:30 AM. A typical meeting includes a short time of teaching via video, some discussion, fellowship and prayer. Often the women will work toward a project to help a local community group. This year Bloom is focussing on encouraging others through friendship, kindness, compassion, community and caring!
If you are the mother of a little one, there's a place for you every Thursday morning from 10:00am to 11:30am in our Milk + Honey Cafe. Come engage in meaningful conversation with other ladies in your same life stage and enjoy some refreshments, while your baby or toddler enjoys some playtime. It's free and open to anyone who desires to connect with other moms.
Our Men's Group meets in the Milk + Honey Cafe at APA every Monday at 7:00pm. It's a great place to meet other men from APA, build friendships and grow together spiritually. Often a typical Monday night will include light refreshments, discussion and a sports game on the screen. It is a casual evening, open to all men!
Check our calendar to find other events specific to men, like our Men's Prayer Meetings, Sporting Events or Breakfasts.