We are an Alliance of Churches
1887 ~ PRESENT
The Christian and Missionary Alliance, or "the Alliance" as it is most often known, is an evangelical denomination with a Canadian representation of some 375 churches, 1,200 official workers, 230 career missionaries, and 85,000 members and regular attenders. Internationally, the Alliance includes some 7,500 churches, 1,200 career missionaries, and 2.5 million members on six continents.
Founded in 1887 at Old Orchard, Maine, by Dr. Albert B. Simpson, a Canadian-born Presbyterian minister, the C&MA was originally established as an evangelical foreign missionary organization that received support from an alliance of Christians from several denominations and nationalities. A.B. Simpson entered the ministry at age 21, after graduating from Knox College in Toronto. He became pastor of the Knox Presbyterian Church, Hamilton, and in his eight years there, saw some 750 persons added to the membership. He then pastored a respected church in a major American city, but his spirit soon grew discontented
as he assessed his congregation in light of the city and its need. During a time of fervent prayer, he became aware that before anything could happen in his church, something must first happen to him. As he sought and surrendered to God, Simpson experienced an anointing of the Spirit that transformed him and his ministry.
This experience was at the heart of Simpson's "Fourfold Gospel"--the Alliance emphasis on the believer's relationship with Christ as Saviour (cross), Sanctifier (laver), Healer (oil pitcher), and Coming King (crown)--and sparked what was to become the Christian and Missionary Alliance of today.
Our History
Lawson Heights Alliance Church

In 1978 the District Superintendent (Rev. Bob Gould) and the District Executive Committee, and several Alliance families living in Saskatoon, agreed to plant an Alliance Church in the River Heights and Lawson Heights area. At that time the area of Lawson Heights was just beginning to be developed and there was nothing North of Pinehouse Drive, and there were no evangelical churches anywhere in the area. Announcements were made at University Drive Alliance, Westgate Alliance, Meadowlark Park (which is now Avalon Alliance) and the Chinese Alliance churches put together a core group of about 30 adults and children to work toward planting this new church. Then, on September 17th, 1978, with her first pastor Rev. Ernest Regier, the first service of Lawson Heights Alliance Church happened in the small gym of the River Heights School. By the Spring of 1980, they started construction of our building. And on December 14th, 1980, the congregation moved out of River Heights School into Phase One here at 159 Pinehouse Drive and held its first service in the gymnasium. Two years later, in December of 1982, the doors of this 700 seat sanctuary were opened And in 1985 the basement classrooms and youth spaces were completed.

After Pastor Regier, Rev. Peter Bergman became the senior pastor between 1986 and 1988. Following him, between 1989 and 1995, Rev. Murray Boldt was its senior pastor. Between 1996 and 2000, Rev. Arden Adrian became the senior pastor. And during his term, God honoured the faith the faithfulness of this congregation and in 1996 the mortgage on this building was paid off. In August in 2002, Rev. Mike Newson became the senior pastor. Today, his ministry partners are Rev. Tyler Rody (Family Ministries Pastor), and Mr. Aaron Newson (Worship, Youth and Young Adult Pastor).

Since 2002 we have undergone a number of renovations. like expanding our front entrance and replaced the steeple with a more contemporary look. Painted the entire building inside and out and paved the parking lot.  

But besides the aesthetics, we have also reengineered our methods to be relevant in the 21st Century, so that we can keep being faithful to the mandate of Jesus and His Great Commission. That meant that a decade ago, we had to begin a major shift from an attractional approach to doing Church, to becoming a church that multiplies disciples, who would then multiply churches. To do that, we knew we would have to train followers of Jesus here at Lawson, to be able to influence and impact their own Life Network, until all have heard, in Saskatoon and surrounding cities, from our mouths to their ears, the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. 

Our School
Ambrose University: Where higher learning meets higher purpose

Ambrose is a Christian university in Calgary, Alberta, that offers programs in Arts and Science, Business, Education, Ministry and Seminary, that are rigorous, relevant and accredited for today's most demanding careers.

At Ambrose University, you'll graduate with more than a degree and a funny shaped hat. You'll leave with a sense of belonging, a higher purpose and a better shaped view of the world -- one that only comes from a deep appreciation of God's purposes.

Small class sizes promise one-on-one interaction with our faculty who bring a Christian context to all aspects of learning to help you develop skills to lead, communicate and overcome objections in the world.

Be sure to visit their website: www.ambrose.edu

CTS-East is an extension site of Canadian Theological Seminary based in Toronto, emphasizing cross-cultural urban evangelism and church planting. Vancouver is the base for CTS-West, another extension site of our seminary.

Our Four-Fold Gospel

Our Alliance DNA

The Four-fold Gospel explained