Central Heights Church
Central Heights is a vision of God for the glory of His name, and we exist to Savour, Strengthen, and Share that vision. Investing ourselves to understand and actively live the message of Jesus is what we are about. Worshipping, praying, praising, equipping, training and developing a loving community of fully-committed Christ followers is who we are. Living, loving, ministering and touching the lives of people in our neighbourhoods, community, province, nation and world with the message of Jesus Christ is our response to the fullness of God's Spirit in us. We invite you to come join us in this great adventure of faith.
Central Heights Church was started in 1950 as a church plant of South Abbotsford Church. Since those beginnings in what was then rural Abbotsford, the church has grown and enlarged its buildings several times. Under the charismatic leadership of a number of lead pastors, the church became a significant presence in the community. The church maintained a focus on missions, and sent and supported a wide variety of families on the mission field.
In 1985 the latest building addition included a 1400 seat Worship Centre. This provided the community with a large capacity hall for various events such as graduations and concerts. The 100,000 square foot facility also provided a venue for a variety of conferences, schools, recitals, workshops, etc.
Ours is a multi-generational congregation, having a strong representation in each age grouping and provide two services on Sunday morning. They both start at 10:30am; our traditional worship style is in Nickel Hall, and the contemporary service is in the Worship Centre. At around 11:00am we break and have coffee and cookies (fellowship time), and then join in one service at 11:15am in the Worship Centre for the message. On May 1st we welcomed Pastor Tim Klassen as our new Lead Pastor, and look forward to moving ahead in our vision and mission.
Vision: "We envision a multigenerational church that cares for people We are passionate about serving, creating safe places and genuine relationships. We are commited to growing in Jesus Christ and living our lives in the power of the Holy Spirit to inspire others, impacting our community and the world."
Mission: "We have a passion for Christ and a love for people. Our mission is to engage, equip and empower people to make a difference."
The church is intentionally missionary minded, continuing to support a large contingent of missionaries, as well as being involved in our community both directly and through various local parachurch and community organizations.
The church is led by elected Elders, and the pastoral and support staff give leadership to the programs and day to day operations of the church.
We have recently repaired the outside walls of the building, as well as some other extensive much-needed repairs. The building also received a facelift in the process.
Central Heights Church is a member of the BC Conference of MB Churches