Our Story + Beliefs
South Langley Church began as a children’s outreach ministry from East Aldergrove MB Church (now Ross Road Community Church). In 1959, this group purchased an acre of land in Brookswood, and in 1964 they began holding church services with 17 charter members.
Throughout our five and a half decades, much has changed, but we have retained our desire to bless Langley, and to invest in the next generation.
We have also retained our denominational identity as a Mennonite Brethren church. Some key MB distinctives are peacemaking, justice, real-life discipleship, and a Jesus-centered interpretation of the Bible. For more on our beliefs, read our denomination’s Confession of Faith.
Over the years, we’ve become more ethnically and theologically diverse, reflecting a wider range of the Christian family. All of it, though, is held together by our shared allegiance to Jesus.
Our mission statement is helping people know and follow Jesus.
We have also discerned together that currently, God is calling us to prioritize three sub-goals:
ENCOUNTER GOD - Become people who seek God deeply in prayer and worship and depend radically on the Holy Spirit.
EQUIP GOD’S PEOPLE - Train and deploy disciples for ministry at SLC and in their individual contexts.
ENGAGE THE CITY - Bless the people of Langley and invite them into relationship with Jesus.
We pursue this mission and these goals with a relational approach, in deep and diverse community.
We believe there is one God, never ending, who exists as three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe that God revealed Himself in creation, through the Old and New Testaments, and ultimately through Jesus Christ, His Son. The inspired Word of God, the Bible, is our guide for faith and Christian living.
We believe that Jesus Christ, the eternal Son of God, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary, is true God and true man.
We believe that man and woman were created in the image of God. By sinning they broke fellowship with God, bringing upon themselves and the entire human race physical and spiritual death. But Christ died for our sin. He rose on the third day delivering us from the power of sin, death.
We believe that all who put their trust in Jesus Christ receive the forgiveness of sin and are born again by the Holy Spirit as children of God.
We believe that peace and reconciliation are at the heart of the Christian gospel. God has called us to seek peace in all our relationships.
We are a community of God's people:
who come together to share the love we have received in Jesus Christ in a concerned caring way.
who come seeking to discover practical applications of God's Word for our lives.
who value worshiping God together, in the context of a multi-generational congregation.
who value Care Groups where we can grow and multiply through study, sharing and prayer.
We are affiliated with the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. Our heritage comes out of the Anabaptist-Mennonite movement of sixteenth century Europe with its strong commitment to the Word of God. The word "Brethren" emphasizes the ministry of all God's people in our church. Although we began with strong ethnic roots we have grown to embrace people of all races and denominations in the Body of Christ.