Elaine Shaneyfelt

New Church Plant with Community Life Network, Alberta

Church Planting Team Member
Calgary Alberta
New Church Plant with Community Life Network
October 26

About My Family

I was a social worker for a number of years when God called me into ministry in 2009. My first step was to move from my home in Alabama to New Orleans to attend seminary at New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. The city of New Orleans was a great place to learn and develop for the mission field. God prepared me to live my life away from familiar faces and places and learn how to depend on Him. During my time in New Orleans, I participated in two missions trips to Calgary, Canada.

In July 2016, in obedience to God’s call, I moved to Calgary to serve as a church planting team member.

About My Church Plant

I served for four years at Junction Church in Calgary, which was planted in 2015. I was the minister to women and children and of outreach. Junction Church is part of the Community Life Network. Community Life Network desires to plant churches that are integral in serving the local community and connecting people to Christ.

After serving at Junction Church, God led me to be part of a new church plant in south Calgary, located in the community of Legacy.

Calgary is a city of more than 1.5 million nestled between prairie land and the Rocky Mountains. Our hope is to offer the confidence that Christ provides through the gospel that weathers personal storms, economic conditions and political change.

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.

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Elaine Shaneyfelt

Ministry Fund ID 010323-Shaneyfelt,El
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 God will send a church planting pastor to serve with the new church plant. Pray that team members will become part of the new church plant. Pray for receptive hearts among the people in communities where we serve. Pray that churches and individuals will partner with our new church plant and give of their time and talents. Pray the Father will send more workers into His harvest to join us.


Connect as a Sending Church or a Supporting Church with our work. Participate in a week-long summer missions opportunity to serve in our kids camps. Commit to long-term missions support with us. Pray for us.
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Fund ID: 010323-Shaneyfelt,El