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About Us

Values

Vision

Beliefs

Staff and Elders

ABOUT US

Many ask why does this church exist? What is the goal of NCF & what is the purpose of this church?

​NCF is located at 903 Main Street in Melfort, Saskatchewan, Canada. That is our physical address and although the church is the most important thing on earth, the church is not just about the building you enter on any given Sunday! The Greek word for church is ecclesia, simply meaning Assembly. This combined body, or group of people that assemble together make up what we call the church, the main point being that the CHURCH is PEOPLE! If we were to put it in simple terms NCF is a group of people who believe we exist to reach & touch our community with the Love of God through Jesus Christ. We believe we exist to be a Blessing to Melfort and  the surrounding communities and to our province Saskatchewan and above all to our nation Canada and to the nations of the world!

NCF is a Bible based Spirit filled church, and as a church we are currently in transition as a Network. God is most certainly up to something and we are excited to be able to connect with other likeminded leaders across our province. The Five-Fold Ministry is also functioning at NCF and we are desiring to do our part in equipping the saints for the work of the ministry and expanding God's kingdom. NCF is now able to license pastors and those who sense a call to give themselves to fulltime ministry. 
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At Northeast Christian Fellowship we believe God's Word and principles can change your life and help you live it more abundantly. Check out what others said about the Life changing Power of God on our TESTIMONIAL Page

​If you're looking for a church with a strong sense of family connection between all generations, then join us at NCF.  ​Along with many other ministries we have vibrant children, youth, young adult and home/life group ministries. ​At NCF our commitment is to build up and strengthen families, relationships and individuals of all age groups...

VALUES

Core values define the most important reasons for the existence of an organization. We believe the following eight core values. They determine what we are all about and how we will use our time, resources and efforts.
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The WORD of GOD: The heart of NCF is to live according to the Word of God; the Bible is the only true foundation for life and ministry. We believe that the Word must be lived out in our lives because we believe the Bible is God's inspired Word. II Timothy 3:16-17​
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GOD'S WORTH: NCF believes that God created us to bring honor and glory to Him. True worship is to be an authentic response to God's grace and work in our lives. It is to be done in spirit and in truth, and involves the heart, soul, and mind. Praying, testifying, and singing are a few of the ways we affirm God's worthiness in our daily lives.​​
Matthew 22:37, Acts 2:47, Revelation 4:11

​Everyone has an ETERNAL DESTINY: We believe that every Christian should be maturing in conformity to the image of Christ. Christian maturity manifests itself in obedience to God's Word, and complete devotion to God in every area of life. Jesus commanded His followers to "make disciples of all nations...teaching them to observe all things that He commanded."
Matthew 28:19-20, Ephesians 4:12-13, Colossians 2:2, James 1:22-24

PRAYER: We believe prayer acknowledges our dependence upon God. Jesus valued, demonstrated, and taught the importance of prayer. Prayer is the absolute prerequisite for God's power and blessing upon this ministry.
Proverbs 3:5-6, Matthew 7:7, John 15:5, Acts 2:42 and 4:31, James 5:16​


AUTHENTIC CHRISTIAN RELATIONSHIPS: NCF believes that loving relationships should permeate every aspect of church life. We have a responsibility to care for one another and encourage one another to love and good works. Relationships are a vital part of spiritual development, and life change most often takes place best in a small group setting (Home Groups) or individual relationships.  Romans 12:5, I Corinthians 12:27, Hebrews 10:24​

​God has a DESIGN FOR FAMILY: NCF strives to provide an environment which strengthens and encourages marriages and family. We also believe that the family is the foundation for teaching godly behavior. Deuteronomy 6:6-7, Matthew 19:6, Ephesians 2:19​

FREEDOM & GRACE through Jesus Christ: NCF believes that if the Spirit of God is to have complete control of this ministry, it must be in the context of liberty and grace, not legalism. Romans 7:6, II Corinthians 3:17​

VISION

OUR VISION: To passionately reach our neighbors, our
city, our province and our world for Christ! In the parable
of the Good Samaritan Jesus asks "Who is my neighbor?
The Expert in the Law replied: "The one who had mercy on
the man beaten and robbed...Jesus says to him and us: 
GO and do likewise!"

Our Key Purposes

1. We are a WORSHIPING CHURCH: Loving God with all our hearts. Helping people to experience God's love and forgiveness, and teaching them to be unashamed in expressing their love for God.

2. We are a HEALING CHURCH: Being healed, made whole in Christ, and bringing this healing to others. Our desire is to lead people to healing and wholeness in Jesus Christ!
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3. We are just one part of the LOCAL CHURCH that meets here in the North East: We desire to pursue authentic Christian community with other believers.

4. We are a Church with LIFE GROUPS: People today rarely seem to have experienced healthy family relationships. Our Life Groups create an environment where people can experience a sense of family and community. We believe that opportunities to grow in relationship with God and others abound in our Life Groups. By attending and planting yourself in a Life Group you will gain a heart for God's people and the world.

5. We are a MISSION CHURCH: Reaching out to the unchurched, both near and far, with the hope of Christ. Everything we do is focused on bringing new hope to people. We want to be an influence for good in our community, city and the nations of the world by reaching out to people, both near and far, with the hope of Christ.

6. We are a DISCIPLING CHURCH: Helping people become more like Jesus. Jesus' last command to his followers was to Go into all the world and make disciples - that is - to help people become more like Jesus.

7. We are an EQUIPPING CHURCH - A SENDING CHURCH: "We continually strive to train up believers through the ministry of the local church. Our goal is to release them into the work of God locally and around the world! 

"Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind ...and... Love your neighbor as yourself." Matthew 22:37-39
"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you..." Matthew 28:19-20

BELIEFS

• We believe that all persons are created in the image of God regardless of
differences in gender, race or color.​

• We believe in the sacredness of marriage and the family and in the dignity and gift of singleness. 
 

• In the importance of the local church to help, encourage, strengthen and nurture the spiritual life of every Christian.

• We believe in the Bible, as the unique and Living Word of God and our "authority" for all things necessary to salvation and Christian living. It is our Moral Compass, God's Plumb Line for living a God Inspired Life!

• We believe in a personal, supernatural God, who is Lord of all and who is at work in the world today.

• We believe that God became a man, Jesus Christ, and lived a sinless life. His death on a Cross then paid the penalty for our sin.  (Romans 3:23)

• We believe the most important thing in the world is a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. The greatest force in the world is love, the scriptures declare that God Is Love! So as Christians we are to have "The love of God poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit". The Bible also declares that they, the world, will know we are Christians by the love we have for one another!

• We believe that the Christian life is a life of positive faith, (Hebrews 11:6) and Faith is taking God at His Word and acting upon it. The Bible declares that Faith comes by Hearing and Hearing by the Word of God!

• In public Water Baptism, that we take our personal faith and make it an objective experience. Announcing to everyone that we have surrendered to Jesus Christ's authority in our lives.

• We believe in the baptism of the Holy Spirit with the initial evidence of speaking in tongues and the empowerment by the Holy Spirit for effective Christian living and witness.

• We believe in divine healing - the restoration of health to those who believe and act on the truths written in God's Word. We further believe that Jesus is our Healer and that by His stripes we are already healed. We believe in the Authority of Jesus' Name.

• We believe that the Christian life is characterized by the Fruit of the Spirit: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. 

• We believe that worship is not only a lifestyle, but an adventure to be enjoyed by the individual believer as well as by the family of God corporately when we come together to celebrate Jesus.

• We believe that tithes and offerings should be freely given to your local church. The local church is the place of relationship where God has called you to receive His Word on a consistent basis and to grow spiritually.

•We believe in giving our lives on behalf of the poor, sick, homeless and others in despair. True religion is looking after widows and orphans...the less fortunate among us that cannot pay us back for kindness shown!

Staff, Elders, & Leaders

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Paul & Rose Dubois

Senior Pastors

Paul & his wife Rose both gew up in Manitoba. Paul from Winnipeg and Rose from the Interlake area. Paul and Rose have been married for 42 years and have 4 children and 8 amazing grandchildren. 

They both became believers in Christ in 1980 and shortly thereafter began attending a New Church Plant in Winnipeg called Springs of Living Water Church. After working for a few years on the streets of Winnipeg with Springs Street Ministry Teams they became the Youth Pastors. They witnessed God take this small group of 12-15 young people to a place of growth and strength. Before leaving Springs in 1989 the Youth Ministry had grown to over a 100 young people. 

In January of 1990 Paul & Rose along with a team of church planters planted the first Victory Church in Calgary. From there they served as Associate Pastors of the Victory Church of Brooks for 8 years. The ministry in Brooks was very successful and they saw many ministries established, especially in the area of Missions. 

In 1997 they received a call to consider leading a church in Saskatchewan. Although they were not feeling the need to go, they decided they would pray about it and God began to confirm the move to their hearts. In September of 1997 they moved their family to lead Melfort Christian Fellowship Church in Melfort, which was later renamed Northeast Christian Fellowship. They have been leading and pastoring Northeast for 25 years and have seen God do many amazing things. 

They continue to press in to take a hold of that of which Christ took a hold of them and firmly believe that Revival is upon us! We hold fast and pray this out Psalm 2:8  Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations as Your inheritance, and the uttermost parts of the earth as Your possession.  And Isaiah 64:1-3 Oh, that You would rend the heavens! That You would come down! That the mountains might shake at Your presence 2 As fire burns brushwood, As fire causes water to boil—To make Your NAME known to Your adversaries, That the nations may tremble at Your PRESENCE!

Paul and Rose love to travel, go on dates, the outdoors, and love spending time with their grandchildren, family and friends. 

Rose's favorite food is basically anything Mexican or anything spicy. 

Paul's favorite food is nachos & pizza--- because it has all the major food groups. 

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Matty Toews

Children's Pastor

Matty was born in Melfort, grew up in Melfort, and now resides in Melfort. He is married to Crystal. They are foster parents and all together have ten children. Yes you read that right. Ten! Matty's family is from Melfort and Crystal's are from BC.

Matty worked doing construction for 10 years before he came on staff at the church, and he has probably worked for 15 years of his 17 at the church also doing construction. He did a 4 month internship in New York City doing children's ministry in 2001 with Bill Wilson's Sidewalk Sunday School. He also did one year of Bible College through the church. 

Matty has always loved sports both playing and watching, he also teaches phys-ed at our Christian School. He loves family and most of his free time is spent doing things with his kids. He also loves to travel. 

Matty's favorite passage of scripture is Luke 18:13-14 "But the tax collector, standing far off, would not even raise his eyes to heaven but kept striking his chest and saying, 'God turn your wrath from me- a sinner'  

I tell you this one went down to his house justified rather than the other, because who exalts himself will be humbled, but the one who humbles himself will be exalted."

"It gives me hope."- Matty

Matty likes lots of food but there probably is nothing better than fresh baby potatoes straight out of the garden.

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Valerie Billings

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Valerie was born in Alberta, spent her childhood and young adult life in Africa

where her parents were missionaries for 25 years. She has two sisters and one

brother who all live in Canada. After returning to Canada she met and married

Robert Billings, they moved to Melfort in 1982. They are blessed with three

daughters and seven grandchildren.

Prior to working at NCF Valerie worked at Ducks Unlimited Canada for 20 years in

Office Administration and Accounting.

For the past 16 years she has worked as bookkeeper/secretary at NCF, and is also

involved with other ministry within the church.

Valerie enjoys spending time with her family, camping, boating, hiking, reading,

flower gardens, baking and cooking. When time permits she also likes sewing and

cross stitching.

Valerie’s favorite foods are spicy/hot dishes, rice, most tropical fruits, coconuts.

Life verses: Isaiah 41:10 Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am

your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with my

righteous Right Hand.

 

Psalm 91: 14-16 “Because he has set his love

upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him on high, because he has

known My name. He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him

in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life I will satisfy him, and

show him My salvation.”

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Tara Montpas

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Tara was born in Edmonton, Alberta. She moved to Beatty in 2008 and still currently resides in Beatty. Tara is married to Matt Montpas and they have a son Keaton- who is also now an adult. Tara's family is from Alberta and Matt's family is from Quebec/Alberta.

Tara accepted Jesus Christ to be her Lord and Saviour in 2016 during a Sunday Service at NCF. She then, went home and listened to the same sermon again and confirmed it in her heart that that was what she needed to do. 

Since 2016, Tara started serving in the church including driving for Children and Youth Ministry. In the summer of 2016, Tara became a helper in Youth Ministry. This role then transitioned to being a Youth Leader and she has been enjoying it since then. 

Tara enjoys gardening, camping, reading, cooking and baking. She also likes creating art, socializing (a.k.a. talking), and doing Beatty weather reports. 

Tara's favourite verse is: 

"And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death."

~Revelation 12:11

Tara's favourite food is Nachos. 

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Rea Foster

Administrative Assistant/Youth Leader

Rea was born in the Philippines and moved to Canada in 2008. She is married to Richard Foster and they are hoping to have kids someday. Rea's parents live nearby and she has two sisters and two brothers. 

Rea worked as a summer student at NCF for three different summers and was an intern at NCF for a whole year. She worked mostly in youth ministry and children's ministry, but also did a little bit of other things. 

Rea is now enjoying her work as an Administrative Assistant, while still working with youth and children. She also helps with the production of Northeast Unplugged and is never bored. :D

Rea likes to play guitar and is on the worship team. When she has downtime, she likes to read, clean, go for coffee with friends, go for a walk or drive, take care of her houseplants, watch shows, or just have a nap. Naps are good.

Life Verse: "Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding." Proverbs 3:5

Rea's favorite food is chicken wings!

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Leon Leys

Maintenance/NCA Music

Leon was born in the village of Gainsborough, Saskatchewan and grew up in a farm south of Carndiff, SK. He then moved to Melfort, Saskatchwan in the fall of 1992. Leon resides in the town of Melfort with his wife, daughter and son. 

It is no secret that Leon has many talents. He has gathered his skills from different experiences throughout his life. Right out of high school, he was driving a grain truck. He also worked at Bourgault LTD. for five years. Because of working construction for a couple of contractors, Leon is the best guy to ask about building questions at the church. Before coming to work at NCF, Leon had  a sprayfoam business. 

Leon was in a band in his younger years and now enjoys playing the bass and guitar. He also spends his free time playing video games or driving around in his Firebird.

Leon's favorite verse: For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength." Philippians 4:13

"It's hard to beat a good German chicken schnitzel with mashed potatoes and gravy." -Leon

Church Elders

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Stan & Trish Forsyth

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Trent & Wanda Derkatz

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Don & Lois Gustafson

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Eldon & Terri Tolofson

Ministry Leaders

Children's Ministry

Matty & Crystal

306-752-2488

Media

Shelley

306-921-4683

Ushers

Eldon 306-921-9662

Bill 306-921-6792

Coffee Bar

Wanda

306-921-5647

Men's/Women's Ministry

Paul & Rose

306-752-3030

Welcome Centre

Terri

306-921-9034

First Nations

Carl & Regina

306-920-0845

Mom's Group
Brittney 306-921-3630 

Worship/Sound

Trent

306-921-6783

Greeters

Don & Lois

306-921-5585

Nursery

Rose

306-752-3030

Young Adults
Stan & Trish
306-921-6688

Intercessory Prayer

Rhonda 306-921-8416

Joy 306-921-5735

Lillian 306-921-6260

Pastors

Paul & Rose

306-752-3030

Youth
Rea 306-921-5151
Richard 306-921-0425

Prophetic

Stan

306-921-8621

NCA Staff

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Paul & Rose
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Bethany Peterson
Erin Johnson
Danielle DeBoer
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Debby Clayton
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Wanda Derkatz
John Hoess
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Brittney Srigley
Perry Dupuis
Sarah Helm
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Sadie Forsyth
Leon Leys
Matty Toews
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