Armor of Light Christian Fellowship, we none denomination church our, Rev. Anthony Miss, how is the head pastor of the church. the church lunched in 2017, the fellowship first started in 2005, Abbotsford, British Colombia. started as group of believes that all immigrated from Sudan, praying in homes and then moved to where we are now at the Canadian reformed church, we believe that we need to worship God in our own language so our children will know who we are and where we came from and to worship God in their native language and English as well.
Our vision is to represent the fullness of ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ and the early church established by His disciples. It is our desire to see all areas functioning in this local church. Please allow me to give a brief overview of each area of our ministries here at AOLCF.
WORSHIP: We believe that God is worthy of praise and worship. In the Psalms and throughout the Bible He commands us to make a joyful noise, to clap our hands, to shout, dance, weep, bow, using our mouths and instruments to praise and worship Him. Praise songs speak of the hand of God; His wonderful acts among us. Worship songs seek His face and are love songs to Him. We believe that praise and worship not only glorifies God but conducts war in the heavenlies. It unleashes confusion and battle against the powers of darkness and it plows the hearts of believers before they hear the message at most services. It also magnifies the Lord which diminishes the believer’s problems and challenges in life. We give the Holy Spirit full authority to direct us in our times of praise and worship.
PASTORAL: If you look at your left hand the finger which holds the wedding ring represents the pastor. He is near the heart of God and helps keep the bride of Christ in right relationship with each other and God. We believe the pastor is valuable in the body of Christ and should have the smell of sheep on them. The good shepherd cares for the wounded, the sick, the needy and the broken hearted. He also feeds the healthy so they may grow and reach their full potential. We believe in returning phone calls and keeping in contact with our congregation and help them to “lie down in green pastures” as they enjoy their journey with the Lord and His people.
FAMILY: A nation, a community and a church is only as strong as its families. We honor the marriage covenant and the children that are fruit from that. Our babies, pre-schoolers, children, youth, singles and couples are all precious to us with their individual needs and desires. We are doing our best to provide responsible and anointed care for each one of these age groups. We are also working toward building a strong net of relationships through Life Groups, men’s and women’s ministry, youth and children’s church and other events. This net will help us receive whatever harvest the Lord brings to us in a world full of lonely, hurt, abused and needy people.
HEALING: We believe that healing is for today and that God wants us to be free and whole in spirit, soul and body. We have already been privilege to see many people testify of God’s healing power touching their body after laying on of hands and prayer at our services. We have a team of prayer who pray for individuals most Sunday service. Many of those being prayed for are in need of healing. We also believe in inner healing. This is a soulish realm where God heals and binds up the wounds of the hurt, abused or tormented among us. God can heal your body, your emotions, your marriage, your relationships and your mind. He wants us to take His healing power beyond our sanctuary to the people of the world as well.
TREASURE: Armor of light Christian fellowship is governed by the pastor and a financial committee. We believe the tithe is for today, in fact in the New Covenant all we have belongs to God. God’s promise to us is that if we give, it will be given to us, a good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over. The books of our church are kept by the church secretary who also makes all deposits and issues most checks. Any check written for over $200 needs the board’s approval. We believe our church should also pay tithe and we are currently helping to support missions and outreach ministries.Our books are open for inspection. Beyond the tithe, we also consistently help with benevolent needs for those who belong to this church.
EQUIPPING: The little finger represents the teacher since it is the one which brings balance to the Body of Christ and digs out the truth. God’s word is clear that each believer has gifts, talents and callings on their lives for works of service prepared in advance for them to do. We don’t want to be a church with a high unemployment rate. The way you realize your potential is by serving in your gifting to humanity. We want to help you discover, then sharpen and utilize your God-given talents and abilities to expand His kingdom on the earth. In the Great Commission of Matthew 28 God has called us to make disciples, not just converts, of all nations (ethnic people groups) to fulfill this great call.
PRAYING: Nothing of significance happens for God without prayer. Jesus gave us an example of the importance of prayer through His own life while on the earth. We have corporate intercessory prayer before each Sunday service beginning at 5:30pm. We also meet every second Saturday of the month at 3:00pm for prayer. This will increase in the future. Prayer is the key to binding and loosing, to receiving direction, and for experiencing the break-throughs we need for our church members, our community, nation and the world.