Children are a blessing from the Lord. With these blessings come responsibilities. As stewards of God’s children, parents are responsible for helping children grow physically, intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually. Churches also have a responsibility toward children, to provide for them an environment in which they are safe, are taught at an age-appropriate level, and are encouraged to develop a relationship with Jesus Christ.
Faith Kids is Showers of Blessings Church Children’s Ministry. It focuses on helping our children know Jesus, rather than just know about Jesus. Our job is to prepare the soil of children’s hearts so seeds of faith can grow, and a true relationship with Jesus can happen. We accept that Children’s ministry is a process that connects children with Jesus and His story.
It is helping children become more like Jesus over time. The process begins when we invite children to connect with Jesus and His story. It develops as the grace and glory of Jesus are revealed. The aim of the process is for children to become committed to Jesus.
Children’s ministry is relational. It happens when children get together with Jesus, i.e. when they’re increasingly captivated by Him. The connection begins as children see the glory, wonder and beauty of Jesus; embrace Him in their hearts, and genuinely surrender their lives to live for Him. It matures as they worship and walk in His ways (Philippians 2:10-11, Psalm 128:1).
Children’s ministry relies on activities in which children engage with God’s story and receive and re-enact it by actively engaging in it. When children internalize God’s Story, it gives meaning and value to their lives. It matures as children obey and live out the Story in their daily lives.
Sunday School is regarded as a critical component of the church as it provides a forum for exploring, discussing and learning the word of God and its application to one’s life.
At Showers of Blessings Apostolic, our Sunday School classes are tailored to the stage of development of the students. Classes begin with children as young as three years and progress through to adults.
Classes are held each Sunday beginning at 9:30 a.m.
The Sunday School department hosts the annual Sunday School Picnic during the summer as well as end of term celebrations.
The Outreach team serves the needs of members of the community and also willingly shares the word of God with those they serve.
Some of our partners include Sonshine Community Services, the Monterey Place and Forest Grove Nursing Homes, Calgary Drop-In, the Mustard Seed and Calgary Urban Projects Society.
This Ministry has also led international missions to Guyana, Jamaica and India with involvement in ministering the word of God, providing basic food items and clothing and actively engaging in on-the ground infratsructure projects.
In 2020, the Outreach Ministry benefitted from a grant through the Community Food Centres Canada under the Good Food Access Fund which has allowed it to increase its capacity to meet the basic food needs of families impacted by COVID-19. For assistance contact the Outreach Ministry.
The Marriage Enrichment Ministry was launched in 2015 and seeks to encourage, enrich, and equip married couples and soon to be married individuals to build lasting and fulfilling marriages.
Participants benefit from discussions and fellowship in different meetings, social events, seminars, coaching sessions, annual retreats and publications. Some areas of focus include God’s plan for marriage, healthy communication, understanding biblical roles in marriage, conflict resolution, family dynamics and financial health and legacy.
Youth Ministry has opportunities for spiritual development, Christian education and training, service and fun.
Our young people are passionate about Christ and the work He has called them to do.
We want our youth to grow deeper in the person, character and knowledge of Jesus Christ. We provide opportunities for leadership and mentorship.
We provide a platform for youth to actively engage in service to others. One of the many outreach activities led by the youth at Showers of Blessings Apostolic Church is the annual cleaning and preparation of one residence for a new family at Sonshine Services in Calgary. Sonshine offers shelter and support to women and their children fleeing domestic violence. The youth also plan and stage the annual Parking Lot Praise concert in the summer.
The Youth Ministry meets every Tuesday at 7pm for worship, discussions, Bible study, training and other activities. Youth Sunday is observed on the 3rd Sunday of each month.
Who can find a virtuous woman? For her price is far above rubies (Proverbs 31:10).
Ladies Ministry is committed to supporting women in developing and sustaining an ever-deepening Spirit-led relationship with our Lord Jesus Christ,
The Ministry uses teaching sessions, structured study of the Bible and various books, discussions and outings to enable intentional focus on the word of God and supporting sisters in fostering that personal commitment to a closer walk with the Lord.
The Ladies Department takes the lead on a number of social activities for the church including drama presentations, showers, and fundraising activities.
Ladies Sunday is observed on the 2nd Sunday of each month.
And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him, and said unto him, The LORD is with thee, thou mighty man of valour (Judges 6:12).
The focus of Men’s Ministry is to develop men of God, married and single, young and old through teaching and training in biblical principles. These men in turn replicate their learning in the lives of their children, their spouse, friends and those within the community.
The very vibrant Men’s Ministry at Showers of Blessings meets regularly with focus on Christian education, training, study and fellowship. This department also manages the regular upkeep and maintenance of the facility.
Men’s Sunday is observed on the 4th Sunday of each month.