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.
 
 

 

Ashley Butcher

CHILDREN’S & SENIOR HIGH 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.
 

 

 
 

Sam & Jordan Krause

JUNIOR HIGH YOUTH PASTORS

 
Sam and Jordan have been actively involved in youth ministry whether that was attending in the past themselves, or volunteering. Sam was born and raised in Sylvan Lake, while Jordan moved here as a child. They recently got married in November of 2019, and are looking forward to building a bright future together in ministry.
 
They are entering their second year of leadership as a couple, where they have a desire to impact each young person’s life by helping them develop a lasting relationship with Jesus through discipleship.
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

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!
 

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.
 
 

 

Jordan Krause

MEDIA & COMMUNICATION COORDINATOR

 
Jordan moved to Sylvan Lake as a child, and grew up attending Emerge Church and graduated from the connecting school, Lighthouse Christian Academy. She is proud to call Emerge her home.
 
Jordan is new to
our team, and is looking forward to designing content for our church, and building up her experience in graphic design.
 
She resides here in Sylvan lake with her husband Sam, and is eagerly anticipating what God has in store for her.