“Better Together!” Men’s Conference Slated

Messages Image(1469234884)“We’re Better Together!” is the slogan for CCLF’s Band of Brothers men’s group and that is the title of this year’s Spring Men’s Conference with BC Lions coaching staffers, Mark Washington and Chris Boyko.

The conference, slated for March 1-2, will feature these two motivational speakers as we look at how often God puts two men together in the trenches of spiritual warfare – whether it is Moses and Joshua, Joshua and Caleb, David and Jonathan, Peter and John, Paul and Timothy, Paul and Silas, and on and on it goes down through history.

mwRemember the story of Eleazar, the son of Dodo, who fought back to back with David at Pas Damin where the Lord gave them a great victory over the many enemies. It says that Eleazar’s hand clung to the hilt of his sword following the battle because he fought so hard. It also points to the fact it don’t matter what you come from (son of Dodo…) God can use you!

Or consider all the mighty men of David, who fought for a patch of barley or beans, guys who heard a lion roar in a pit – and decided to jump in to fight it. Or think of those two who heard their King, David, say “oh for a drink of water from the well at Bethlehem” and then looked at each other, gave a nod and off they went to fetch it, crossing over behind enemy lines to do it. They brought it back and what did David do? He poured it out on the ground for their sacrificial effort was so great, he couldn’t find it in himself to drink it!MarkWashington

We are going to hear Mark and Chris inspire us in working together to be better, better husbands, better sons, better brothers, better fathers –  better men for Christ, through Christ and in Christ.

The cost for the two-day event, which kicks off Friday night with a steak dinner, plus includes a hearty breakfast Saturday morning, is only $20 per man.

There will also be an OPEN-TO-ALL event on Saturday night to hear the testimonies of these two athletes, and how Jesus Christ continues to impact their lives.

So mark your calendars men! March 2 and 3, the first weekend of March — that is less than three months away! Stay tuned for more details!Chris 3 Chris Chris2

Extraordinary Movie Event!

1500x500_extraordinaryWell known Canadian Stand Up Comic Leland Klassen stars in Extraordinary, an epic true story about one man’s legacy as he fights for meaning, his marriage and family as a marathon runner.

The seemingly endless road beckons. Well beyond exhausted, his body trudges onward—quitting is never an option. Aiming toward the finish line of another transcontinental race, he senses his prize this time is much greater than any medal or honor. Every step leads him closer to home.

Based on a true marriage journey, EXTRAORDINARY tells the amazing story of ultra-marathon runner and college professor David Horton, his wife, Nancy, and their attempt to finish their marriage race well. Will David hear the voice of Jesus and rekindle his relationship with God and David’s family? Will he finish the race?

Find out in this funny, heartwarming and inspiring film. Great for couples and suitable for the entire family!

We’ll be airing this incredible movie at Cariboo Christian Life Fellowship (CCLF) on Sunday, November 19 at 6 p.m. Advance tickets are $10 (purchased at the CCLF office or online at HERE ) and $12 at the door.

For more information contact 250 791 5532.

Trip of A Lifetime! Israel in April 2018!

IMG_9035The gate has been closed! The deadlines are over to get in on the 2018 trip of a lifetime this coming April. But there’s always next year!

Can you imagine walking in the footsteps of Jesus, feeling the Sea of Galilee lapping upon your feet? How about sitting on the hillside at Capernaum, the likely spot where Jesus spoke the Sermon on the Mount, seeing what they believe is the actual home of Peter the Apostle?! There’ll be floating in the Dead Sea, walking through ancient sites such as Masada, EnGedi where David hid from Saul, the Garden of Gethsemane, the Garden Tomb, and much much more.

The tour cost is approximately $3000 Canadian, including all tips and gratuities, accommodations at four and five star hotels, all breakfast, lunch and suppers, all sites, professional guides, and all travel within Israel.

The Flight costs will vary depending on whether people arrange their own flight or get in on our own Group Flight out of Vancouver, which has generally be in the ball park of $1500 Canadian. Obviously the $$ can change with the Canadian dollar and air travel changes but that is the approximate cost.

Are you in? Think it through. Could this be the time for you to experience not only the ancient sites, but also the Living Stones of Israel – as we meet with the Jewish believers living there, worship with them in a Messianic Synagogue and hear the hearts of local leaders, testimonies of the people of Israel, both Arab and Jew. This is an amazing opportunity!

Pastor Rick has been to Israel 10 times. Our Spiritual Advisor Marty Shoub lived in Israel for 8 years and will offer special insights and teaching on the Tour. Write rick@cclf.ca if you are interested and would like a brochure or further information.

“We saw many amazing sites, things that we have read about for years in the Scriptures; If we tend to read the Bible in black and white, we certainly can read it more “live and in colour” now! ~ Pastor Bruce Wilcox, Cariboo Presbyterian Church

For me seeing everything was a big help, not just for the experience but also for the education, culturally and geographically. I was just reading in Judges 18 yesterday about the tribe of Dan seeking a place to live, and now I know exactly where it is talking about. So though it was hard

to spend all that money God really proved Himself through it, and I see it as more of an investment than just spending money.”
- Youth Specialist Neil Dyck


Photo on 2017-06-02 at 10.02 AMCelebrating Canada’s 150th is one thing. Praying for our nation throughout the month of July is another!

We’re designating July a month of Prayer4Canada! Every day at 4 p.m. throughout July, whether you’re in your car, on the beach, at home, at work, or at play, when 4 p.m. rolls around, just take a few moments to lift up our nation before the Lord. It’s engraved on the walls of our Parliament that He shall have dominion over this country from sea to sea (Psalm 72:8)

Pray for our Prime Minister and federal government, the provincial governments and their respective Premiers, as well as your local governing authorities. Pray for God to sweep over this land in authentic revival and for many, many people to come to know His amazing grace!

At CCLF, we will also be holding an hour-long time from 4 to 5 p.m. every Monday in July to worship Jesus and Pray4Canada!

Mark your calendars now; set your watches and your phone clocks – Sound the Alarm! #PRAY4CANADA!

Case for Christ to play again!

case-for-christHey, the blockbuster movie “Case for Christ” will run again in 100 Mile; we’re just nailing down some dates!

It is based on the best-selling book of the same name by Lee Strobel and is about his life as an investigative journalist and self-proclaimed atheist setting out to disprove the existence of God after his wife becomes a Christian. Reviews of the movie have been good.

There were two show times at the South Cariboo Theatre recently, one a Saturday matinee at 2 p.m. and the other on a Sunday afternoon at 5 p.m. Thirty folks showed up for the first and about 90 for the second showing. Following the second showing, the theatre owner asked me whether we might want to run it again. While it seems like a “no brainer” I also do not want to see a lame response from the community of faith. So, those 120 who saw the movie will need to get their game on and invite others out once we know the exact date and times! Stay tuned! This is an outstanding film, pretty intense and very relatable to many people in many different ways.

Come out and support our South Cariboo Theatre folks who have brought this movie in specially for the Community of Faith. Bring a friend. Talk about it afterward. A healthy community of faith is a sharing community of faith!

One New Man

Photo on 2015-02-18 at 8.42 AMGrafting in a wild branch to some natural branches is one thing; grafting in all the peoples of every nation with the people of God Israel – is quite another!

But God is up to the task, according to Marty Shoub, a Messianic believer in Jesus the Messiah, who will be giving a two-hour seminar this Saturday morning, April 29 at 9 a.m. at CCLF. God has a definite plan and God is working that plan to graft in the nations into what he calls the “apple of God’s eye” according to the Old Testament scriptures.

A lot of historical water is under the Christian bridge and there are many thoughts and theories and ideologies floating around Christendom about how the “one new man” of Ephesians 2 is actually worked out. Some think God has abandoned the Jews altogether until Christ comes back; others think that we should all become Jewish and wear tassels and prayer cloths and follow the dietary laws whether we are Gentile or Jew. Still others believe there is a delicate mix that God is trying to do between Jew and Gentile and shouldn’t be touched at all. “Just let God sort it out!”

So how does it all work? Join Marty Saturday morning at 9 a.m. in the CCLF Fireside Room for a informative lecture on Understanding the One New Man, followed by a Q&A time. It will not be recorded, and it will be worth your time!

Celebrating Canada!

page-photo-419892Hey when it comes to celebrating Canada’s birthday, we’re all in!

In fact, we want to lead the way with a month chocked full of events to celebrate our country’s heritage!

On Canada Day itself, July 1, we are starting the engines with a 100 Mile Cruzers Show-N-Shine at the Church with some 40 hot rod and classic cars on display followed up by a huge free barbecue for the family! The show gets revved up at 1 p.m.

Then SUNDAY MORNING IN CENTENNIAL PARK — there is a One Church Gathering of half a dozen churches or more following the Knights of Columbus’ famous Pancake Breakfast! The service is on at 10 a.m. and will feature testimonies from several different folks as well as some great worship in the park.

Now here’s the plan we’re hoping to fulfill throughout July:

Every Friday evening throughout July, we have what we call Family Circle where the community simply gathers and hangs out around a fire, roast hoLelandasMichaelt dogs, plays volleyball and bocce ball, throw a football and enjoy the mosquitos. Family Circle gets underway at 5:30 p.m. each Friday and only goes to about 8 at the latest.

Then there’s a Classic Comedy Night with Leland Klassen on July 8 at the Heritage Site by the 108 Lake. Free family-friendly show starts at 7 p.m.

July 15 has the always entertaining Russ Rosen and band. Russ is a long time musician, singer, songwriter with some new Canadian content. Again, family-friendly with an Acadian flavour. Will be a great night out at the Heritage Site once again. 7 p.m. start. Free.

Norm Strauss, one of the finalists on therr Voice Germany, is a master guitarist and story teller you won’t want to miss. He’ll be performing at the Heritage Site at 7 p.m. on Saturday July 22.

The final week of July will be our annual Vacation Bible School at the Church grounds with the theme of “OH CANADA!” For more info on that, contact Children’s Pastor Hiedi Mack at hiedi@cclf.ca.

Then finally we want to showcase a wide array of local musical and singing talent on the final Saturday night of July, the 29th with a Local Live Concert, also at the Heritage Site.

All the way through July, our Saturday Night Church will become Saturday Night Light where we move it down to the Heritage Site Chapel and go unplugged! 5:30 p.m. on those.

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We have applied for Canada government Grants to cover the costs of these events – and we received one but honestly are about $10,000 short of what we hoped for. We will still do all these events but will appreciate your financial help along the way.

For more information contact our office at 250 791 5532 or email info@cclf.ca.

Can you hear Me now? Fall Conference


David had just become King of all Israel; he had also just beaten his enemies badly in what he described as “God breaking out like a flood” in the battle of Pas Dammin. He was seeing success on every side.

While some bad decisions were still being made, David didn’t just assume that God was going to bless everything he put his hand to. No, he still inquired of the Lord it says in 2 Samuel 5 and God still gave him the strategy he needed to take out the enemy on all sides.

It is interesting that God never has just one strategy. He is very creative and works from the highest perspective possible, so the next time David goes up against those nasty Philistines, God tells them to “wait and listen until you hear the sound of marching in the balsam trees” and then “when you do hear it, it’s time to ROUSE yourselves!”

The September 29-Oct.1 Fall Conference at CCLF is all about that — simply listening for the voice of the Lord, and discerning His divine strategies for the times we live in. Long-time friends Dr. Alistair Petrie and Pastor Steve Fry pack a deadly one-two punch against the strategic ploys of the enemy and they’ll be sharing ALOT of what they know!


alistai2Dr. Alistair Petrie travels extensively to many nations researching and teaching transformation principles, in both church and city settings as well as in the marketplace arena. Obtaining his Doctorate through Fuller Seminary, he has been a guest lecturer at several academic settings and Schools of Ministry. As well as being an international speaker, he is the author of several books, and along with his ministry team has produced an informative DVD teaching series. His most recent book – In Holy Fear –  was released in 2015 which addresses the topic of the Fear of the Lord in a prophetic and practical manner as the “missing ingredient” for authentic community transformation

Steve FryPastor Steve Fry is the President of Messenger Fellowship. His life message aspires to awaken in people a passion for God and to summon the Church to align to the Kingdom. As a pastor, author, composer and recording artist, Steve blends worship and scriptural teaching in a way that is relevant and revelatory.

A Special Pastors/Leaders Luncheon will take place on the Friday, Sept. 29 for an additional $12.

Conference cost: $60 per person.


Tentative Schedule for Sept. 29-October 1

Friday noon: Special Pastors/Leaders Luncheon with Steve and Alistair

Friday 7 p.m.: Main Session I (both Alistair & Steve speaking)

Saturday 9 a.m. Main Session II (Steve Fry)

10:30 coffee break

11 a.m. Alistair

12-2 p.m. Lunch

2 p.m. Main Session III (Steve)

7 p.m. Main Session IV

Sunday – Worship Services 9 and 11 a.m.

Sunday – 7 p.m. Special Finale Session V – Q n A Time.

You can REGISTER HERE or contact info@cclf.ca (secure documented payments can be made with simple etransfers to info@cclf.ca or by sending a cheque to Cariboo Christian Life Fellowship.) For more information contact 250 791 5532.


Saturday Night Church!

It gives new meaning to Saturday Night Live! SaturdayIMG_3005 Night Church at CCLF means the same content as Sunday morning, same worship team, same host, same epic video announcements- same same same only different. It’s at night.

The atmosphere is chill. Coffee at the back of the church… children’s program is rad. Check it out. If for whatever reason you can’t make Sunday morning – we got you covered!


All religions are basically the same, right?

Photo on 2017-01-11 at 2.02 PMSo there I was sitting at a pretty amazing restaurant in the heart of Vancouver with a good friend for dinner. Good food + Good friend= Good time. We were talking about many things – family, work, backgrounds, historic revival, church stuff and basic understanding of the Bible and discipleship etc.

The waiter, who served us extremely well, was back again. And my friend asked him his nationality because he had a slight accent of some kind, and seemed to have a Middle Eastern way about him. He said he was born in Afghanistan and travelled to Canada when he was quite young. Then he went back and then they immigrated to Canada when war broke out. Then he added that he was a Hindu-Afghan… hmmm now that was interesting.

My friend, noting that, “We are Christians,” then asked, “How does the Hindu-Afghani religion get along with Christianity?”

The waiter said, “some of my best friends are Muslims and some are… Christians.” (not sure he really knew how to define a Christian) and then he added in, “I mean aren’t all religions the same really? Aren’t they all just based on being good or trying to be good?”

There was a pregnant pause.

So I said, “actually, ours is quite the opposite. It’s based on the fact that none of us are good but that there was one good One and He died in our place.”

You know what his response was? Do you, huh, do ya?

“More decaf, sir?”… he asked…

“No thanks,” I said.

“Oh… No?” and then he whisked away.

But it was a great question wasn’t it — ‘aren’t all the religions the same, really?

What would your answer be? My answer is an emphatic, “no, no they are not the same!” In fact, all religions are fundamentally different and only the same in very insignificant ways. We’re going to be looking at this during a Saturday Morning Session called Apologetics 101 on Saturday, March 11 at 9 a.m. at CCLF.

For instance, how can Islam, which though they honour Jesus as a prophet who will return (to lead all people to Islam they say), do not believe He is God’s Son, not deity at all actually, nor that He died on the cross, nor rose again yet Christians totally believe that! Inscribed over the door of the Dome of the Rock of the Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem is the following: “GOD HAS NO SON.”

How can Islam and Christianity be considered fundamentally the same in any way?

Meanwhile, Orthodox Judaism holds to belief in the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob the same as Christians hold to, but do not honour Jesus in any way, and according to the New Testament (which they also do not honour), if you do not have the Son, you do not have life; if you do not honour the Son, you do not honour the Father. Christians totally believe and follow those statements. Is Judaism fundamentally the same thing then? The answer is clear: no, not at all.

Jehovah Witnesses do not believe in hell. Christians do. Jehovah Witnesses believe Jesus was Michael the archangel; Christians do not believe that at all. In fact, that’s clearly totally out of sync with what evangelical Christians believe.

Christians believe in the Trinitarian Godhead – three in one (one God in three Persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit) and our Jehovah Witnesses friends would call that utter blasphemy. Same thing as Christianity? Uhm, NO.

The Mormon faith posits Jesus as actually the brother of Lucifer, otherwise known as Satan, both sons of Elohim — same as Christians, right? NOOOO!

I’m just scraping the tip of the iceberg of course. There are so many fundamental differences!

“Can’t we just co-exist as the bumper sticker says? coWell we are co-existing for sure, but when the founder of Christianity, Jesus Himself says ‘Look dudes, there is only one way to heaven, and that is through me,” you have to seriously consider His statement. Was He crazy? I don’t think so. His teaching was recognized even by his enemies as amazing and authoritative as if from God. No one has ever… ever… improved on His teaching. In fact, His enemies killed Him because He claimed to be God. (Don’t buy into that line that “wellhe never claimed to be God!” He totally did.)

And, if He actually was who He claimed to be, then that’s also really a life and death decision worth considering, and if He is – and He’s the One who said there’s really in fact a MAJOR difference between ‘all those paths’ we’re talking about, well we should listen up.

He did not say “hey, it’s fine if everybody sincerely worships who they think to be God, or who they proclaim to be God, or even if they don’t want to worship at all. We’re all the same.”

No, He said there is only “one way” to the Father – and that is through Him.

So how can that even be called the “same” as all the other paths out there? There’s no way it can be the same. We simply cannot be lumped into the bunch. The people in their protests holding up signs saying “We are muslim too!” are actually inaccurate. That would be like saying, “We are all Moonies. We are all JWs. We are all Christians (and they would never say that!)… it doesn’t make logical sense.

Now either Jesus is who He said He is, or He is not. Both statements cannot be true. One is wrong. Either He was raised from the dead or He was not raised from the dead. Both statements cannot be true. One is wrong.

This is serious for anyone who is seriously seeking the truth. You have to come to grips with what Jesus said, did and is doing today. You have to follow the evidence.

Someone said ‘but all paths lead up to the top of the mountain, don’t they?’ — but I say, who can actually say that? Where do you have to be in order to proclaim that all paths lead up to the top?

That’s right – you have to either be at the top, but more than that, you actually have to be above the top, hovering over the mountain so to speak to have the proper perspective – in other words, you’d have to be God Himself to have that view. And the only One who actually claimed to be God and then proved it in His life, death and resurrection – was Jesus Christ. And He’s the One who said, “there is only one way – no one gets to the Father except by me.”

Not all religions are the same.