Dan and Amber Sweaza

Connect Church, Alberta

Lead Church Planter
Calgary Alberta
Connect Church
November 27

About My Family

The Sweazas served in student ministry for 16 years in Texas and Florida. It was during a short-term mission trip in 2014 that they first visited and fell in love with the city of Calgary. They had only planned to serve for one week, but at the end of those seven days both were convinced they had to be part of what God was doing in the "Great White North."

The Sweazas made the move from sunny Florida to snow-capped Alberta in July 2015.

About My Church Plant

Connect Church launched on September 11, 2016, in a movie theater at CrossIron Mills, a large shopping mall on Calgary's north edge. Connect Church exists to help the community discover overflowing life in Jesus (John 10:10).

Connect has experienced rapid growth since its first service. Hundreds of people have come to Christ since launch day, and Connect Church is now running two services on Sunday mornings and multiple connect groups all over the city during the week to help people discover #LifeOverflowing in Jesus.

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is a person who, in response to God's call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at namb.net/send-me.

Support the Local Ministry of

Dan and Amber Sweaza

Ministry Fund ID 010229-Sweaza,Dan
This contribution is made with the understanding that The North American Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention, Inc. has complete control and administration over the use of the donated funds, and gifts received above the specific need will be used in similar areas where the need is greatest.


Pray that more leaders will be developed and rise up to the call. Pray for Connect to have wisdom regarding the timing of planting a multisite campus in light of the COVID outbreak. Pray that relationship roots will grow thick throughout the entire church.


Your participation makes our ministry in Calgary possible. We would love to talk with you about how you can partner with Connect. This includes financial opportunities, missions trips and more! Visit www.FollowusNorth.com for more details. All funds donated go directly to supporting the ministry of Connect Church.
Many missionaries build a team to join their ministry in prayer, participation, and provision. These friends, family and churches support missionaries beyond the tithes and offerings given within the church plant. Visit sendnetwork.com/PlanterFunding for NAMB's policy on providing for church plants.
Fund ID: 010229-Sweaza,Dan