Small Groups

Real life change happens in the context of relationships--small groups.

We all need a place to study the Bible, pray for each other and share our stories with people who will know us personally. Small groups provide the opportunities for us to:

 Connect with one another, Grow together, and Protect one another through prayer, support, and accountability.

Find a group, commit for a season, and experience real life change......


  • I Can Only Imagine - Film & Bible Study

    The movie tells the story of Bart Millard's painful childhood before he became the lead singer of MercyMe.  Abused by his father, Bart built walls around his heart. He couldn’t see hope.  In the study, Bart shares his own personal story with you. He watched a monster become a godly man. He came face to face with his own brokenness, and he saw God transform a lifetime of hurt into a beautiful and enduring purpose. Together with the film and this 4-week study, Bart will lead you on a redemptive journey to: recall your past wounds, reorient your present identity, and reimagine your future.

    STARTS: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    WHERE: Bridlewood

    WHEN: Movie on October 16, first study is October 23 and then bi-weekly on Tuesday evenings from 7:15 pm to 8:30 pm

    COST: None

    CHILDCARE: None provided.

    To register or find out more about the group contact Andrew Tam.

  • Personal Philosophy of Ministry

    The first week of this four-week course begins by creating a timeline of your life, highlighting good and challenging times.  Based on the lessons gleaned from your timeline, along with scripture verses, results from an online values assessment, and a bit of teaching you will identify your personal core values in the second week.  In week three we will begin to craft a purpose statement using the information generated by your top 6 to 8 personal values (It would also be useful to have the gift assessment done from week 3 of Next Steps).  In the final week, you will learn to craft a vision statement. 

    STARTS: Monday, September 24, 2018

    WHERE:  Deer Run

    WHEN: Mondays, September 24 and October 1, 15 & 22

    COST: None

    CHILDCARE: None provided.

    To register or find out more about the group contact Susan Tam

  • Let's Get Craftin'

    This group is for all you ladies who have a creative flair and want to craft with company. Bring your current project, or use the time to try something new. This will be an opportunity to kick back, drink some coffee, and grow in community.  

    STARTS: Saturday, September 15, 2018

    WHERE: McKenzie Towne

    WHEN: The third saturday of the month,  from 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm

    COST: None.

    CHILDCARE: None provided.

    To register or find out more about the group contact Christine Goertzen or Sara Leenders.

ministry partnerships

Our goal is for all people everywhere to know God’s grace and truth. To help us accomplish that goal we partner with individuals and organizations who share our heart for outreach.  

We greatly value our outreach partners and encourage you to check out each of our current partners to learn more about their specific work. We invite you to find a ministry in a location where you can engage and help make a difference. Visit here on a regular basis to see how Advance Church’s Outreach Ministry is growing.


    We share coffee and love people in the struggle of addiction and homelessness in around the East Village.  Our outreach is every Saturday at 8:30am outside the gates of the Drop-In Centre. We are not affiliated with the DI but they have been kind enough to have us around for a few years now! If you would like to join us please do, we would love to meet you. If you have questions please send us an email!


    The heart of Mission7 is walking like Jesus, reaching the homeless, the lost and those in need, preaching the gospel and healing the sick.  We work in downtown Calgary and are always looking for people to join us.  For more information please send us an email!


    Men's Floor Hockey plays Monday nights at the Southland Leisure Centre.  It is a fun-first game with the emphasis is on building relationships. All skill levels are welcome.  Men aged 35+ Group, however younger men are always welcome.  There is a cost to join.  To register or find out more about the group contact Doug Hills.