Church FAQ

What denomination is the CLCC?
Canadian Baptist of Western Canada (CBWC)
How do I become a member?
You speak to one of the Pastor’s to express your desire or submit your intent on a welcome card. You attend a membership class for several Sunday mornings. You have an interview with two board members. You are voted in by the church membership upon recommendation by the board.
How do I go about getting baptized?
Express your desire to a Pastor or submit your intent on a welcome card. Attend baptism classes for several weeks.
Is there anything happening for the kids during church?
Yes. Nursery is available upstairs for infant until 2 years old during the entire service. Discovery Time/Sunday School happens after the Children’s Feature in the main service. It is downstairs, parents need to sign in their children for attendance. If children are not registered parents need to complete a registration before they attend. They meet for a singing time together and then go to age specific classes for the duration of the service. Ages 5 and under need to be signed out before dismissal also. Age groups: 2-12. There are separate classes for ages 2-3 class, 4-5 class, 6-9 class, 10-12 class
What are study groups?
Study groups are smaller individual groups that meet often in homes or at the church for intentional times of learning about the Bible and the Christian faith. Topics, days and times vary so check the community map for the most up to date details, also check the bulletin, Facebook or the church website.
How do I join a study group?
Share your intention on a welcome card or contact the leader of a group (info in the bulletin) to inform them of your desire. Most groups are open to newcomers at any time and would be glad to welcome you.
How can I get a sermon I missed?
CD’s of previous sermons are available to borrow from the church library or you can find them on the church web site under the ‘connect’ tab.
Where do I sign up for an event?
Usually there is a sign up sheet at the welcome center or you can join on Facebook. You can also contact the office to register (250) 785-1723
Who are the elders?
Currently they are Peter Hoogenboom, Tim Volz and Les Elliott.
What is the elders’ role in the church?
They serve alongside the Pastors as spiritual leaders in our church and community. They are available to pray with you, support your spiritual growth, and to help hold you accountable as you learn to walk with Jesus.
What committees are there in the church?
CE Team: primary focus is children’s ministry.

Plan to Protect: oversee and implement the Plan to Protect program in our church.

Greeting: supervise and organize the greeters for each week.

Missions: decide how to spend the missions budget, keep up contacts with the missionaries and organizations our church supports.

Outreach: Organize and implement ways to reach out to our community to show Christ’s love.

Youth: Organize and lead the youth ministry program of our church.

Social: Organize and lead social activities to keep our church connected with each other and newcomers.

Women’s Ministry: Lead and organize methods of supporting the women in our church, spiritually and practically for life.

Worship: Organize and lead the music and other artistic worship aspects of our church.

Properties: Oversee the maintenance and upkeep of our grounds and facilities.

Do I have to be a member to be on a committee?
Worship, CE and being on the Board require you to be a member, the others do not. We do prefer that you have been a regular visitor to our church for at least 6 months before you get involved in a committee.
Is CLCC on Facebook?
Yes. Group name:
Is there a woman’s ministry?

Contact: Sherry Nay, Laurie Ann Burdock, Janet Gilmore (through the office 250-785-1723)

Are they on Facebook? No. We try to keep their events current on the church page and website

Is there a men’s ministry?
Kind of, a group of men meet every Thursday at A&W for Bible study and fellowship

Contact: Andrew Keim through the office 250-785-1723

Is there a youth ministry?
Yes, it meets Friday evenings usually at the church at 7:30pm

Contact: Dave & Linda Martin, Tim & Tami Volz (through the office 250-785-1723)

Are they on Facebook? Yes. Group name: Search ‘Charlie Lake Community Church youth group’

Can I donate on line?
Yes, through paypal via our website. If you need help speak to Pastor Jared or our secretary Francie Hancharuk
What does it mean that CLCC is a Plan to Protect church?
We have a Canada wide recognized plan and policy in place to protect our children and volunteers from the threat or accusation of abuse in all its potential forms. Procedures are in place throughout our church to ensure the safety of all our participants. Our Plan to Protect committee works closely with the CE Team to enforce and implement the plan. Pastor Jared is a Certified trainer for this program as well.
I noticed there are bibles on a table by the stage. What are they for?
They are free for the taking. If you or someone you know needs a Bible find one that will best meet your needs and help yourself. If you would like to make a donation to cover the cost that’s ok but there is no obligation, it’s part of who we are as a church.
Is there a library?

Where is it? On the west side of the sanctuary in the room we call the Fireside Room.

Do I have to be a member to sign out a book? No, but please be respectful of how long you keep a library resource.

How can I get involved?
Submit your intention on a welcome card, specify where you would like to help. A Pastor or Committee member will contact you to inform you of what is specifically required for each committee.