About Us

Christian Life Assembly is one church with multiple locations across the Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island.

Our Four Priorities

We Gather

Because of Christ's Resurrection.
Christianity cannot be lived in isolation. We gather because it unites our hearts in one common belief in Jesus Christ. As we celebrate together, we sing, pray, hear God’s Word and regularly participate in the Lord’s Supper and baptism as instructed in the New Testament. We meet to encourage each other to live out our faith as we are sent out.

Our Four Priorities

We Grow

Because of Christ in Us.
The Bible tells us in Colossians 1:27 that Christ in you is the hope of glory! How could we not be transformed when God lives in us? As we grow in our awareness of God’s presence in and through us, our lives reflect Him in even greater ways. We’re all called to growth, and growth happens best together.

Our Four Priorities

We Serve

Because of Christ's Sacrifice.
Christ’s own sacrifice compels us to get out of our own story and into the story of others. Jesus calls us to serve and not sit, to sacrifice our personal time, gifts and resources to see others transformed by the gospel. We lead and are not just led, we feed and are not just fed. We find meaning and purpose in choosing to serve.

Our Four Priorities

We Go

Because of Christ's Love.
We are compelled to reach out because of Christ’s love within us. At the heart of a missional church is the desire to bring Christ into our sphere of influence, to be the salt of the earth and a light on a hill. Yet, it does not stop there. CLA has a special call to our nation and world. We pray, we love, we give, we represent Christ here and globally.

What We Believe About...

People being baptized

God.

God is the Creator and Ruler of the universe. He has eternally existed in three persons: the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. These three are co-equal parts of one God.Genesis 1:1, Genesis 1:26-27, Genesis 3:22, Psalm 90:2, Matthew 28:19, 1 Peter 1:2, 2 Corinthians 13:14

Worshiping at CLA

Jesus.

Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He is co-equal with the Father. Jesus lived a sinless human life and offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice for the sins of all men by dying on a cross. He arose from the dead after three days to demonstrate His power over sin and death. He ascended to heaven and will return again to reign as King of Kings and Lord of Lords.Matthew 1:22-23, Isaiah 9:6, John 1:1-5, John 14:10-30, Hebrews 4:14-15,1 Corinthians 15:3-4, Romans 1:3-4, Acts 1:9-11, 1 Timothy 6:14-15, Titus 2:13

People talking in the cafe

Humanity.

Humanity is made in the image of God. Although God designed us to have fellowship with Him, we became alienated from God through disobedience. As a result, all human beings are born with a sinful nature and choose to sin against God. We are incapable of regaining a right relationship with God through our own efforts.Genesis 1:27, Psalm 8:3-6, Isaiah 53:6, Romans 3:23, Colossians 1:21, Isaiah 59:1-2

Worshipping in a service

The Holy Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is equal with the Father and the Son as God. He is present in the world to make men aware of their need for Jesus Christ. He also lives in every believer from the moment of salvation. He provides the Christian with power for living, understanding of spiritual truth and guidance in doing what is right. The Christian seeks to live under His control daily.2 Corinthians 3:17, John 16:7-13, John 14:16-17, Acts 1:8, 1 Corinthians 2:12, 1 Corinthians 3:16, Ephesians 1:13, Galatians 5:25, Ephesians 5:18

Two men playing guitar

Eternity.

You were created to exist forever. We believe that forever is spent in one of two places: eternally separated from God because of sin or in union with God because of His forgiveness and salvation. When you die, you will either spend eternity in heaven or hell. Eternal separation from God happens in hell. Eternal union with God occurs in heaven.John 3:16, 1 John 2:25, John 5:11-13, Romans 6:23, Revelation 20:15

Women drinking coffee

The Bible.

The Bible is God's Word to all men. It was written by human authors under the supernatural guidance of the Holy Spirit. It is the ultimate source of truth for Christian beliefs and living.
2 Timothy 3:16-17, 2 Peter 1:20-21, 2 Timothy 1:13, Psalm 119:105, Psalm 119:160, Psalm 12:6,Proverbs 30:5

Senior Adults talking

Salvation.

Salvation is God's gift to you if you'll accept it. We can never make up for our sin with self-improvement or good works. It is only by trusting in Jesus Christ as God's offer of forgiveness that you can be saved from sin's penalty. Eternal life begins the moment you receive Jesus Christ into your life by faith.

A photo of pastor Derrick and Sara-Lee

A Word from Pastor Derrick
& Sara-Lee Hamre

Welcome to Christian Life Assembly! We are so glad you found us. It is Sara-Lee and I’s desire to not only learn your name but also find a pathway to get you connected in our church family. We believe that the best way to discover a full life is through relationships with those who will encourage and stand by you on your journey through life. We hope to see you soon either in-person or online. God bless.

Our Pastoral Team.

Allie Hoad
Allie Hoad
Preschool Pastor
Arlene Trauter
Arlene Trauter
Senior Adults Director
Bill Ashbee
Bill Ashbee
Care Ministries Pastor
Breanne Newton
Breanne Newton
Middle School Pastor
Bryce Lefebvre
Bryce Lefebvre
Young Adults Pastor
Carl Willis
Carl Willis
Bus Ministry Director
Chad Langerud
Chad Langerud
Associate Pastor
Debbie Tonn
Debbie Tonn
Women's Pastor
Doug Frederick
Doug Frederick
Associate Pastor
Garrett Markham
Garrett Markham
Youth Pastor Maple Ridge
Jenni Colwell
Jenni Colwell
Family Life Pastor
Joel Reimer
Joel Reimer
Recovery Church Pastor
Laurel Archer
Laurel Archer
Assistant Family Life Pastor
Mandy Martens
Mandy Martens
City Serve Director
Mark Colwell
Mark Colwell
Campus Pastor - Maple Ridge
Mark Stevens
Mark Stevens
High School Pastor
Marty Mittelstaedt
Marty Mittelstaedt
Campus Pastor - Sooke
Rachel Lefebvre
Rachel Lefebvre
Elementary Pastor
Rachelle Lefebvre
Rachelle Lefebvre
Young Adults Pastor
Rob Bedard
Rob Bedard
Associate Pastor
Thomas  Spiridigliozzi
Thomas Spiridigliozzi
Assistant Pastor - Maple Ridge