Emerge Logo  Growing our God family through vital connections.

 
 

 We are alive to…

Encounter God, love people and see God’s Kingdom touch and transform our world!

 
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Our guiding principles

  1. Jesus is the centre. His love always prevails.
  2. We focus on what is right about Jesus, not what’s wrong with the world.
  3. We want to be contagious by our lifestyle and attitude, proving that Jesus is still the remedy.
  4. Jesus can repair anyone; no one is too far from His reach.
  5. We are our own project; it’s not about fixing others…
  6. We want to be the hands of Jesus extended, helping wherever we can.
  7. We want to see many more grow in these truths.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Our Culture

 

At Emerge Church we are working to establish a Kingdom Culture that:

1. Welcomes and includes everyone
2. Shares the love of Christ
3. Teaches and grows individuals through community
 
 
 
 
 

 

Growth Track >>

 

Step 1

belong

BELONG

 
Come be a part of the family that strives to love unconditionally. Learn about who we are at Emerge Church and find out what it looks like to be in community here.

Step 2

BELIEVE

 
Discover that it is Jesus that makes our church such a loving and healing place. Take a journey with us by learning to walk with Him every day. His Bible has all the answers!

Step 3

BECOME

 
As you continue to grow in your spiritual gifts, you will discover what volunteer opportunity best fits you. Not only will this ignite you in new passions, it will also bring a positive and lasting impact to the lives of others.

Step 4

BEYOND

 
Equipped with God’s love, you can fulfill the Great Commission by reaching out to others and giving away the love He has given you for free. This allows others to take the exact same journey.
 

 History of Emerge Church

 
Emerge Church has a longstanding heritage in Sylvan Lake. Starting out in a local cottage of a Missionary worker named Mrs. Wright in 1938. The church grew and began gathering in the W.I. Hall. In 1942, a building was purchased and moved from Lower Camp. In 1952, a Sunday School Hall was constructed to accommodate the growing families. The name was changed from Pentecostal Tabernacle to Gospel Chapel.
 
In the early 1980’s, four acres of land were donated to construct the current facility of the church. Construction began in 1986 and the congregation moved into the new facility in 1989. In March 2005, the additions of Lighthouse Christian Academy and the new auditorium were dedicated.
 
In the fall of 2019, Gospel Chapel was renamed to Emerge Church. The word Emerge means to come forward into something new. We are committed to continuing to build with God in Sylvan Lake and are excited to move forward into this new season!
 
 

Our Staff

 
 

Todd & Tammy Pratt

LEAD PASTORS

 
Todd and Tammy Pratt served the Lord in ministry in Ontario from 1992 to 2014. When God led them to Sylvan lake, Alberta to be the Lead Pastors at Emerge Church. They are loving the opportunity to bring the message of freedom and wholeness anchored by the truth that, “You are free and healed to the degree you know you are loved by God.” They have two adult children; their daughter Ashley is married to Tyler with three beautiful children Tayven, Nevaeh, and Daxton and their son Ryan who also lives in Sylvan Lake.
 
 

Rob & Lindsay Maudsley

YOUTH & YOUNG ADULT PASTORS

 
Rob and Lindsay are proud to lead the Youth and Young Adult Ministries at Emerge Church. They live in Sylvan Lake with their daughter Arianna.
 
Their desire is to invest into young people’s lives in a meaningful, lasting way that will strengthen their identity and relationships with God.
Rob is originally from the Calgary area, and has been working in youth ministry in different capacities for 4 years, both in Canada and overseas.
 

 

Ashley Butcher

KIDS PASTOR

 
Ashley has served as the Kids Pastor at Emerge Church since 2015. Her and her husband Tyler moved to Sylvan Lake from Ontario in 2014. They have three beautiful children: Tayven, Nevaeh and Daxton.
 
Ashley has a passion for children and family ministries and brings an enthusiastic flare to serving our community.
 
 
 
 

Keelan Armstrong

MULTIMEDIA COORDINATOR

 
Keelan is a creative and hard working individual committed to bringing the best visuals possible to Sunday mornings, events and online media presentations.
 
He was born and raised in Sylvan Lake. His family has been part of Emerge Church for many years.
 

Abigail Schimke

FINANCIAL

ADMINISTRATOR

 
Abigail has been the financial administrator for the church since 2011. She grew up in Lacombe, Alberta and holds a business degree from University of Calgary. Abigail is also the administrator for Lighthouse Christian Academy, which is housed at Emerge Church.
 
Abigail lives in Sylvan Lake with her husband Shawn and children Cole, Brooke, and Grace.
 
 
 

Debbie Hiebert

OFFICE

ADMINISTRATOR

 
Debbie and her husband Tim moved to Sylvan Lake in 2003. They have three grown children Nick, Tyler, and Kristin and five grandchildren. They are proud to call Sylvan Lake home and to be a part of the Emerge Church family.
 
Deb is highly organized and keeps things running smoothly in the office!