Manifest is a church in Northeast Calgary. Some questions you might have:
Q: How long has Manifest been around?
A: Manifest began in Brad & Shauna Huebert’s living room in February, 2014. We began meeting in Nose Creek School in January of 2015. When Covid-19 hit, we took a break from meeting in person and will resume in-person services in the Urban Grace church building in October 2020.
Q: Why are you here? What’s your mission?
A: We’re an in-person and online family living to help everyone everywhere become fully-devoted followers of Jesus. We help people grow a supernatural relationship with Jesus, overcome what’s holding them back from joy, revitalize their relationships, and turn them into world-changers. This means living life to the fullest as sold out disciples who have discovered true life in Jesus Christ. We like to say Manifest is a church for people who don’t like church.
Q: Why did you call the church ‘Manifest?’
A: Because Jesus is amazing. When he’s manifest—when his love, truth, grace, gospel, and power is experienced in tangible ways—amazing things happen in our hearts and lives. Christianity isn’t just a set of beliefs; it’s Jesus, living and moving in and through us. That makes us “manifesters”—people who live to manifest Jesus Christ.
Q: Is Manifest Part of a wider denomination?
A: You bet. Manifest is part of Multiply under the Canadian Conference of Mennonite Brethren Churches. We share their confession of faith. Here is a condensed version of that document.
We believe in God as eternal Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God created and sustains the universe. The eternal purpose of God the Father is to create a people who will bring glory to God forever. God alone is worthy of worship.
We believe that God became human in Jesus Christ. Jesus came to restore the world because humans have rejected God in disobedience. Jesus taught and modeled the way of God’s kingdom. He died on the cross, making it possible for us to accept a renewed relationship with God. He rose from the dead, broke the power of sin and death, and frees us to live in obedience to God’s will.
We believe that God the Holy Spirit invites all people to be reconciled with God and to join the global family of faith. Believers confess their faith, are baptized, and join in the celebration of the Lord’s Supper. Through the power of the Holy Spirit and guided by the Bible, members of the church seek to live as followers of Christ and invite others to experience this new life.
As Christians, we are called to turn:
- from ignorance of God to a personal relationship with God
- from bondage of sin and past mistakes to freedom, forgiveness, and healing
- from individualism to interdependence with others in the local church
- from lifestyle choices that harm us, others, and the earth to choices that nurture wholeness, healing, joy, and peace
- from hating enemies and ignoring neighbours to showing love and justice to all
- from loving possessions to sharing with all in need
- from aimless existence to a mission of representing and proclaiming God’s kingdom on earth
As Christians, we look forward to the day when God will once again send Jesus to bring all things under God’s eternal rule.
If you have any questions or just want to reach out, feel free to contact us by email.