The Chilliwack Alliance Church Podcast
By Chilliwack Alliance Church
The Chilliwack Alliance Church PodcastDec 05, 2023
Encounter: Get to know our new elders!
In an increasingly secular society, quality local church leadership is more critical than ever. In this podcast, the two new elders on the board of Chilliwack Alliance church talk about their spiritual story and their hopes and prayers for our church.
Engage: Advent #1
O come, O come... Some thoughts as we await the advent of our Saviour.
Engage: Update with the Orr's
A conversation with Don and Betty – being on the move again!
Engage: Mexico (One Life One Chance)
Meet Amy, a new staff member and hear about the pastoral training event!
Engage: Praying Like Monks Living Like Fools.2
A conversation about the practice of prayer. Part 2.
Engage: Praying Like Monks, Living Like Fools by Tyler Staton
Feeling stalled, or a little dry? Join in a book conversation encouraging theory and practice of prayer.
Engage: Rimouski Church
Engage: Quebec | Meet the new pastor at Rimouski Alliance Church, Ruben Nicolas!
Meet our new Youth and Young Adults Pastor – Everitt Born!
Listen in as we learn about Everitt and his hopes and dreams for the future here at CAC!
Encounter: A life of Encounters
Salvation is the life changing encounter with Jesus Christ that sets us on the road to heaven. But what of the time between now and then? Is it possible to continue learning and growing as we age and to be a warm, Spirit filled senior? Allan Esau is a person like this – listen carefully and let him teach you about the vibrant Christian life.
Engage: A conversation with Pastor Matt - Pt. 2
Part 2 of 2 in a discussion about Matt’s research in 2 effective churches and the wider implications for CAC.
Engage: A conversation with Pastor Matt
Part 1 of 2 in a discussion about his research in 2 effective churches and “wider” implications for CAC.
Engage: An experience with a ‘hard thing’
A chat with Jeremy Roberts, his recent trip to Ukraine, and engagement with God.
A conversation around the past, present, and a look towards the future of our Rimouski church.
Engage: Mexico Update (One Life One Chance Ministries)
Learn about what is happening these days with OLOC in Mexico and get to know Keila who will be working with our teams!
Encounter: Friendship with God - Who makes it possible?
While we always leave the deep things of God for Him to reveal if He desires, there is so much that we can know and experience from the indwelling Holy Spirit. Join this conversation with Jeremy and Carmen Kinniburgh to discover what the Holy Spirit can do in your life.
Engage: More than a Meal Pt 3
A conversation about making space for others. This is the last of the More than a Meal episodes.
Engage: More than a Meal Pt 2
A conversation around hospitality and meeting a need and what is communicated when we are vulnerable.
Engage: More than a Meal
This is the first of 3 conversations around how hospitality might just be more than food and an entertaining night. Join me as I learn more about what God might have for us.
Engage: Medical Assistance in Dying Pt 3
In this last of 3 MAiD podcasts, join us in a conversation around what it means to be part of meeting the needs of those who may be vulnerable.
Engage: Medical Assistance in Dying Pt 2
A discussion around theological considerations and how they speak into the MAiD issue. This is the second of a 3-part series with guests Laurie Throness and Gloria Woodland.
Medical Assistance in Dying Pt 1
Tune in for the first of 3 podcasts of conversations around MAiD (medical assistance in dying). First up we are looking at the issue at hand, what it is, how we got here and implications for the future.
The Christian Catalyst
“Not all encounters with God are breathless and joyful – sometimes we encounter Him in the middle of the tough experience, but it is no less a divine encounter!"
Over a long experience as a ministry catalyst (missionary, pastor, college board member, Missionsfest organizer, representative for Israel), Allan MacLeod has insight for us in encounters with God.
Biblical Mission & Colonialism Pt. 2
Tension exists within understandings of biblical mission. There are distinctions, but what do we do with the tension, and how does it affect how we live as followers of Christ and His commandments and commission? How is the Alliance responding? This is the second of two episodes.
Engage: Biblical Mission & Colonialism
There is tension within understandings of biblical mission. It is, for an increasing number of people, linked with colonialism. These people are not only outside the church. Listen in on a conversation exploring this tension. This is the first of a 2-part series.
Engage: A conversation and update with our friends in the Middle East
Join in with me (Pastor Holly) and our friends, Don and Betty, as they share about their life and work in an exceptionally interesting area of the world!
Emotional Wellness Part 2
Welcome back for the second of two episodes discussing emotional wellness and spiritual growth. What we find in Scripture and how we are able to respond helps us continue this conversation well. We invite you to listen in!
Engage: Update on Peru with Chris Denis
What’s going on in Peru? Maybe the better question is “What isn’t going on in Peru?!” Listen in with me and Peru project leader Chris Denis as he shares about this amazing Kingdom partnership we have been in since 2012.
Encounter: Pastor Leon talks with Henry Peters
After encountering Christ for salvation – what is left to experience? Can the Christian life really be vibrant and challenging – even into old age? As he surveys his life from the perspective of his 90’s, Henry Peters has something to say about the dynamic Christian walk.
Emotional Wellness: Part 1
Listen in on our first of two episodes in a discussion around emotional wellness issues and spiritual growth. What are these issues and what is the reality of living in a broken world?
Encounter: Jesus raises a dead girl and heals a sick woman
This month we have explored Jesus’ encounters with a prominent Father whose 12-year-old daughter, his only child, the light of his life lay dying and a woman whose light of life was being extinguished by her issue of bleeding, for the past 12 years… These accounts are found in 3 of the gospels or stories of Jesus’ closest disciples. Matthew 9:20-26, Mark 5:21-43, and Luke 8:40-56
By studying each of them, there is a great deal we can learn about the bigger picture of Who Jesus is and how He desires and is willing to Encounter us.
There are great insights and revelations in these passages we have covered. But there is more…I have invited our very own Holly Duke to join me for this podcast on yet another rich morsel from these few verses:
You will see the beauty of diving deep into the word of God, it’s complexity and layers of understanding that speak to the deepest recesses of our hearts, our inner most places creating spaces for fresh encounters with Jesus, the Lover of our souls… Enjoy, be inspired to draw close to the One who sees you in a crowd, who gives you a new name.
Field of Focus Update: Mexico (One Life One Chance)
Join in a conversation with OLOC Mexico staff members Manuel and Keila and learn how ministry is happening among local pastors.
Field of Focus Update: Quebec (Rimouski)
CAC has been in a Kingdom partnership with our church in Rimouski for many years. After an unsteady pastoral transition, but with the aid of solid interim leadership, we find this church excited about the future. In a part of our country considered to be the least evangelized in the developed world and one where Christianity exists in the margins, this church is finding its way to be the light on the hill. Listen in as we catch up with Barry and Germain and what they look to the near future.
The normal Christian life - bore or adventure?
“Rev. David Hearn has been a local church pastor, has led all Alliance churches in B.C., and has served as Alliance president over all our Canadian churches and missionaries. In this podcast, he gives us a great global perspective on God at work, and a personal perspective on God’s work in me.”
Money Management: Principles of Christian Giving
A. Your infinite power to be rich
B. Get in partnership with God
C. The Magic of Tithing
D. Be a blessing to others
Money Management:How to Build Your Wealth and Retire Well
A. How Does Money Work?
B. The power of compound interest and time
C. Save thousands on your mortgage
D. The Art of Negotiating
Money Management: Managing Your Money God's Way
A. What is money? How is it valued?
B. Ways to earn and save money?
C. How to manage our money.
Encounter Series: Gifts of the Holy Spirit with Mariann Courage
A true Encounter with the Holy Spirit looks like something day to day. He is the one who empowers us for service. In what ways has He gifted you for service in His Kingdom work? This podcast will answer some of your questions.
Steps in Discipleship: Conversations about a good death with Dr. Neil Hilliard
Death is the last step in every Christian's life. Dr. Neil Hilliard was the director of palliative care for all of the Fraser Health Authority, so if anyone is an expert on death and dying, it's him. He discusses, from his Christian perspective, what 'a good death' means for the Christian.
Steps in Discipleship: Keen to share our faith with Terry Thiessen
Terry Thiessen is a local contractor who is passionate about sharing his faith. He tells us 'why,' and 'how' as well!
Steps in Discipleship: Elmer Martin, a saint talks about spiritual disciplines
Reverend Elmer Martin was a pastor for over 50 years, 38 of them in Chilliwack. This dear saint of God talks about the role of spiritual disciplines in his life - and he's an example to us all.
Encounter Series: Holy Spirit camp ministry with Wayne Stewart from Camp Kawkawa
Wayne Stewart is the director of Camp Kawkawa. He tells us his story and how God has led him to be where he is today. Wayne gives insight into the complexity, uniqueness and beauty of camp ministry.
Steps In Discipleship: Keeping the faith in a secular world with Darrell Furgason
Darrell Furgason is a PhD in Religious Studies who started the Worldview Studies Centre. We speak with him about maintaining - and growing - our faith in the face of a worldview that opposes Christian Faith.
Steps In Discipleship: Yves Cote's story of Victory over Sin
This week we're talking about sin in the Christian's life. Our guest is Chilliwack resident Yves Cote, who tells us about his childhood, his decades spent in maximum security prisons, and his metamorphosis - his change - through Christ.
#023 Encountering Christ in a secular age. Chuck Strahl and Leon Throness
in this episode on the encounter series we get to see into the life of Chuck Strahl. What was it like working in politics? what lessons can we all learn when working in a secular environment? We hope you listen to the whole episode - this is a good one!
Steps To Discipleship: Episode 0 Wayne Massey and Laurie Throness
This is the introduction to a new series called "Steps in Discipleship". Wayne and Laurie who will be hosting this series give the listeners an idea of what to expect in the episodes to come.
#021 Leon interiews Don and Betty Orr
In this episode Leon talks with Don and Betty about their experience overseas and what it means to encounter God in a different setting.
#020 James Koop interviewed by Joe Pohl
in this episode James shares with us some of the perplexities of his past. He has been in some really dark places but has come out sharing more what it means to follow Jesus with his life. We hope you enjoy!
#019 Margret Rogers with Leon Throness
This is one of those rare stories that you must listen to. Margret Rogers is interviewed by Leon Throness in regards to her early life and missionary experience in Africa as a medical nurse.
#018 Bob and Bev Derksen talk with Leon Throness
In this episode we get to know Chilliwack Alliance Church members, Bob and Bev Derksen. They both share stories from when they were younger - but more recently they share about a real time of hardship. We hope you are challenged and enriched by this podcast. Enjoy!
#017 Mark Hutchinson and Leon Throness on filling of the Holy Spirit
Mark gives the listeners a unique perspective on what it means to be filled with the Holy Spirit. We hear a bit about his past time in the UK and his thoughts on the spiritual atmosphere there. We also hear about how Mark personally encounters the Holy Spirit in everything he does - from business to the day to day struggles. Hope you enjoy the episode!