Clusters

In an ongoing effort to encourage pastors to build meaningful, collegial relationships; to cultivate the possibility of churches working together effectively, and to promote the sharing of resources, the churches of the ABA have been gathered into clusters. Typically, cluster activity is seen as pastors and pastoral staff getting together in a casual, relational way and building into each other’s lives. Although cluster activity may vary, some of the common experiences are:

  1. Meeting on a regular basis. Clusters are encouraged to meet at least quarterly.

  2. Use of technology. Due to distance, some pastors have a hard time participating in cluster gatherings. Technology, however, makes it possible for pastors to connect from a distance and thereby take part in gatherings.

  3. Meetings have a purpose. As mentioned, cluster gatherings provide the opportunity for relationship development, encouragement and mutual resourcing, but at times groups seek to achieve other purposes. Book studies, attending conferences or workshops together and service projects may also be included in Cluster involvements.

 

At present the ABA Clusters are as follows:

Northwest AB

Bethel, High Prairie

Emmanuel, Valleyview

Onoway, Onoway

Parkland, Spruce Grove

Pathway, Grand Prairie

River of Hope, Devon

Stony Plain, Stony Plain

Whitecourt, Whitecourt

North Edmonton

Asian Christian

First, Smoky Lake

Fresh Manna

NewLife, Lloydminster

Northgate

Steele Heights

Sturgeon Valley, St. Albert

West Meadows

South Edmonton

Bethel

Cambodian

Central

Edmonton Japanese

Greenfield

Hillview

McKernan

Terwillegar

Zion

Central AB

Calmar Community, Calmar

Calvary, Wetaskiwin

Century Meadows, Camrose

First, Leduc

Harvest, Beaumont

Leduc Fellowship, Leduc

Rabbit Hill, Rabbit Hill

River of Hope, Devon

South Fork, Leduc

Unity, Red Deer

Wiesenthal, Wiesenthal

Bad Lands

Carbon, Carbon

East Olds, Olds

Grace, Drumheller

Tri-Community, Beiseker

Trochu, Trochu,

Zion, Drumheller

Calgary

DayBreak Community, Airdrie

Brentview

Grace

Hawkwood

Lifespring

McKenzie Towne

Pavilion of Hope

Renfrew

South Calgary Community

Thornhill

South AB

Creston, Creston

Crowsnest Community, Blairmore

First, Golden Prairie

Hilda, Hilda

Lakewood, Brooks

Park Meadows, Lethbridge

Temple, Medicine Hat

 
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