Mike Penninga is first a foremost a son of God, a husband of Michelle, a father of 3, and a pretty good tennis player. A grad of Trinity Western University and ACTS seminary with a background in broadcast journalism, Mike has a passion for sharing the life changing news of Jesus Christ in understandable and captivating ways. He has been the lead pastor at KGF since March 2009.
We wanted to take 40 seconds to hear Michael's story about the impact of his KGF prayer partner this summer. Thank you for adopting a summer staffer. We encourage you to pray for them, drop them a note of encouragement (email@example.com) You can bring care packages to the KGF Office and we'll make sure they get to Gardom Lake Bible Camp and into the right hands! more online, www.gardomlake.ca
Pastor Mike returns to KGF to tell the stories of an incredible week of ministry and God's movement at Gardom Lake Bible Camp. Would you continue to pray for the staff team and campers throughout the summer? More online, www.gardomlake.ca
One of the greatest joys in life is the blessing of relationships that stand the test of time. Pastor Mike was able to introduce Scott Campbell, his former roommate from Trinity Western University days (dating back nearly two decades now!) Scott now gives some of his best thinking to the work of Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), the organization that we are sponsoring refugee families through. Here, Scott shares about a recent trip to Lebanon to see the situation and the opportunities first hand.
More about MCC online here, www.mcccanada.ca
In a very personal and powerful moment of vulnerability, Pastor Levi shares one of the most difficult season of his life, and how people responded in ways that helped and others that didn't.
Part of a larger message in our Songs of Summer series here online here
You may remember him from his amazing dramas at Christmas in the City and Good Friday in years past. We're thrilled to announce Marcel Morneau is coming to KGF as a guest speaker Sunday July 24th! Join is in person at 9 or 10:45, or you can connect in via Livestream -
See you Sunday!
When we are worried about being known and having our weaknesses exposed, our first reaction can often be 'I must hide'. But as Pastor Mike reminds us in this clip, you can't hide from God. He sees you, He knows you, and yet He still loves you. Full message here:
One of the major themes in the Psalms is that you and I are KNOWN. Is that scary or comforting to you? Is that appealing or a bit off-putting? To me it’s beautiful, but a little nerve-racking. If I am totally known, why do I like to hide? Who am I hiding from? May I encourage you to come out from the shadows to embrace fully the One who made you, knows you, and loves you more than you can imagine!
Here's Pastor Mike with Part 2 of our "Songs of Summer" Series in the Psalms, from Psalm 139.
If you have been impacted by the ministry of the KGF Church Family, we encourage you to partner with us financially. As we move forward together in this area, we are able to increase our kingdom impact in the city and beyond. In this 2 minute video, our Executive Administrator Jeanne Acheson outlines the five different ways you can partner with us financially.
You can read more on our website, http://kgfchurch.com/your-kelowna-church/giving-options-at-kgf
One thing you'll notice when you read the Psalms is they are messy. They are not all neat and tidy, positive and upbeat. There is a lot of darkness and questioning and difficulties that come out in these 150 Psalms. Here, Pastor Mike shares why that has been personally challenging to him, but reveals something beautiful about our God. Part 1 of our message series, "Songs of Summer", available online here - http://kgfchurch.com/messages/songs-of-summer-a-journey-through-the-psalms/dusting-off-the-greatest-songbook-songs-of-summer-psalms-part-1
Baptism is a public declaration of an inward decision to follow Jesus. Grateful for the opportunity June 19th to baptize three high schoolers. Noah Herd, Matt Vogan & Levi Ferch. Thank you Pastor Marcus Schmaling and all our volunteer youth leaders for your investment in these teenagers.
Read their testimonies online here - http://kgfchurch.com/your-kelowna-church/life-stories