Nechako Community Church

Join us every Sunday at 9:30 a.m. for a time of singing, and teaching from the Bible.   Map

Please  join us afterward for a cup of coffee and a chance to get to know each other better.

At 11:00 we offer Sunday School for the kids, as well as classes for the adults and youth (mid September through May)

Everyone is welcome!

 


Employment Opportunities

Lead Pastor Job Posting


EVENTS

 


Our Mission

OUR MISSION

To be a Christ-centered, community-serving church

For the past year (2016-2017), Nechako Community Church has been in a period of transition between the pastoral leadership of the past and the prospect of the best possible pastoral leadership in the future.

One of the main features of this transition period has been a process of assessment in which the church has tried to spiritually discern its unique ministry and place among other good churches in the Vanderhoof region.

NCC was established in 1983 in order to bring a unique flavour of Christian ministry to the larger population of the region.  From the beginning, NCC was decidedly biblically-based and gospel-centered.  It wanted to be intentional about building a strong sense of community among its members while also seeking to relate to the larger community in contemporary and relevant ways.  Besides Sunday worship services that were spiritually inspiring and biblically relevant, it tried to form ministries with the community in mind such as Neighbourlink, Divorce Care, Caleb’s Kin, the Good Friday pancake breakfast, and ALPHA.  Over the years, NCC has been active in children and youth ministries in Vanderhoof as well as being a strong advocate of inter-church ministry collaboration.

Going forward, NCC is committed to a strong Bible, Gospel-centered ministry that seeks to develop a vibrant sense of community through various means of fellowship, learning, and serving.  Beyond the development of its own spiritual strength by this means it will seek to serve the larger community through various practical ministries of good deeds ultimately for the purpose of communicating the life-changing message of Jesus Christ in ways that are biblically sound and culturally relevant.

Our prayer is that NCC would be a truly Christ-centered community that serves the Vanderhoof community and beyond, for Christ’s sake.

Our purpose is to cultivate friendship and relational strength around faith in Jesus Christ and his Word, to teach and train people of every age to be strong in their Christian faith, and to be adequately equipped to intentionally engage the community in Christ’s name and for his purposes.

NCC — a Christ-centered community that is increasingly well-equipped to reach out generously and fruitfully to the larger community with the love and truth of Jesus Christ. 


Our Story

In the winter of 1983, eight families met and believed that God was calling them to plant another church in Vanderhoof. They believed God called for:

  • a celebration, with uplifting and encouraging worship;
  • positive, practical teaching from God’s word;
  • an atmosphere of love, acceptance, and hope;
  • quality ministries to and for the whole family;
  • a decision making process in which all believers have an opportunity to speak and be heard;
  • an opportunity to reach those who, over the years, have  either dropped out of church, or have never been interested in matters of faith.

From April 1983 until December 1989, NCC met at Evelyn Dickson Elementary School.  On December 3, 1989, we moved into our own building,  and in March of 1995 went to two Sunday morning services.  With the addition to our building completed in 2005, we have resumed meeting in one Sunday morning service.


Our Staff

 

Transitional Pastor

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Ed Drewlo

It is my privilege and honour to serve the Nechako Community Church as its Pastor during this time of transition.  A Transition Pastor works with a church for up to a year or longer between resident pastors ending with a pastoral search for the church’s next pastor. I began this service here in October, 2016.  My home is in Prince George, where I served the Lakewood Alliance Church as its pastor for almost 20 years before beginning this itinerate kind of pastoral ministry in 2006.  Before serving in Prince George I pastored Alliance churches in North Battleford and Saskatoon.  My theological training was at Canadian Theological Seminary in Regina (now Ambrose University in Calgary) and then later at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Chicago. I am married to Carolyn, a school teacher, and we are the very grateful parents of four married children and ten grand-children. Carolyn is from Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan.  From time to time she joins me as I serve in these transitional roles.

I like to see churches succeed in fulfilling their God-given calling to effectively help people become knowledgeable and enthusiastic followers of Jesus Christ. In addition to working with the Elders Board through transition, my usual pattern is to lead and preach in at least three consecutive Sunday Services each month followed by time in the office of the church through Wednesday of each of those weeks.  In my leisure time, I enjoy family-time, travel, study, and various forms of recreation.  For further information, please visit my web-site at www.secondwindministries.ca

 

Office Administrator

Maria Campbell

 

Facilities Manager

Eric Black


Our Giving Policy

DESIGNATED GIVING POLICY

Thank you for giving! If you designate your gift to a specific project or need, it is with the understanding that the gift will be used for the designated purpose. If the approved budget for that purpose has already been met or is no longer relevant, the funds will be used in support other areas of need within the NCC budget.

For more information contact a member of the Finance Committee

Nechako Community Church is a registered Canadian Charitable Organization (Registration #89491 7814 RR 0001).

 



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Nursery

A Nursery is available for children ages 0 – 3 years.

 

Children’s Church

We have a dedicated ministry for children ages 3 and up.

We offer Children’s Church during the sermon portion of our Sunday morning Worship Service, approximately 10:00 – 10:45 am.

Please note that Children’s Church will not be offered during July and August.

Sunday School

Our Sunday School program runs mid-September through May at 11:00 on Sunday mornings, with classes for Pre-K through High School.  Classes for adults are offered, as well.


Caleb’s Kin

Caleb’s Kin is our ministry to older adults (55+).  We meet at noon on the last Monday of each month (September through May) to sing, pray, hear a devotional, and share a meal together.  For more information, please call or e-mail the church office.

Neighbour Link

Vanderhoof Neighbourlink is a ministry to the community, operated by volunteers from within the community. In addition to the Act II thrift store and other programs, a community luncheon is served every Wednesday afternoon—and this is where we get involved.  As a church, we provide the weekly lunch on a rotation with other churches in Vanderhoof.  If you’d like to know how you can be involved, call or e-mail the church office.

Contact Us

Nechako Community Church

Phone: 250-567-4960

1393 E Highway 16 – Box 1279 – Vanderhoof, BC V0J 3A0

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