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.
In light of today's message on "Navigating the Money Maze", an important reminder of how blessed we really are! Thanks Colin Haines for passing this along. Catch up on Pastor Mike's message online here
As part of our series, “Everyday Wisdom”, we wanted to find out what the Bible says about one of the most practical subjects – finances! How do we honor God with what He has entrusted to us?
One of the resources we wanted to share is this fantastic booklet, put together by our national Mennonite Brethren Conference office. Planning godly strategy, fulfilling godly goals, building godly dreams. The purpose of this booklet is to help you discover the basic principles of managing your resources and live in freedom and generosity within these principles using the resources God has entrusted to you.
Join us this Sunday, August 17, 9am & 11am as Pastor Mike unpacks the Everyday Wisdom God has in this vital area!
We wanted to share about one of our young adults, Katrina Labun, who is heading out for a ten-month missions adventure to Nepal!
From August 2014 to July 2015, I will be serving with the mennonite Central Committee as Communications & Storytelling Assistant in Kathmandu, Nepal, through MCC’s SALT (Serving and Learning Together) program. Over the course of the year, I will be helping MCC Nepal and its eight local partner organizations to improve their communication strategies. These organizations are engaged in vital humanitarian work in Nepal, and with improved communications they will be better able to raise awareness of their impact and garner support for their operations. While on assignment, I will be living with a Nepalese family and attending a Nepalese church.
I am so thrilled to have this opportunity to grow in faith and cultural understanding while using my gifts to serve others. I very much appreciate your support and prayers, both as I prepare to go to Nepal and after I have arrived. In particular, please pray that I would make time to prepare myself spiritually before I leave Canada, that I would make a smooth transition to life in Nepal, that I would find real friends and places of belonging, and that God would prepare opportunities for me to help build his kingdom there. I’m expecting this to be a very challenging, exciting, and educational experience, and I can’t wait to get started!
God bless, Katrina Labun
You can support Katrina online here - https://donate.mcc.org/registry/katrina-labun-salt-nepal
You can email Katrina, email@example.com
Watch a video interview with Katrina & Pastor Mike here:
This week we honour Joel Burma. Joel’s passion for Jesus and for kids is evident as he faithfully serves in kid’s ministries. He generously gives of his time and talents, helping out wherever needed. Thanks so much Joel for your kingdom investment!
The book of Proverbs is filled with everyday wisdom for our daily lives. Join us each Sunday this summer as we unpack one more truth that can help transform us into the person God intended us to be! Sundays, 9am, 11am, and online here:
This week, our hero is Bob Harkness! Bob goes above and beyond, using his hands to serve KGF. He contributed to the Hub renovations and many other projects, seen and unseen. Bob has also helped our new staff settle into their offices. We are blessed by you, Bob!
Raise the Roof – Help Our Community Find Jesus!
Are you looking for a fantastic opportunity to help kids find Jesus? This summer Gardom Lake Bible Camp (GLBC) will share the Gospel with approximately 1,200 kids. Each summer around 200 campers will accept Jesus into their lives and another 200 will rededicate their lives. Wow!!! God is working at GLBC and we believe that he has even bigger plans for the future.
At each meal GLBC can feed 125 kids, but with the expansion, the camp could feed 250 campers at once and with a chapel they will have wonderful place to hear the word of God. The Raise the Roof Campaign is a great opportunity for you to be a part of the growing Kingdom of God and to make a real difference in children’s lives.
Our children need your support. Please donate to the Raise the Roof Campaign today and help kids find Jesus. If you have any questions or have building expertise that you would like to give, or would like to discuss a large donation, please contact Eric Wiens through the church office, 250-763-6553, email firstname.lastname@example.org
54 names around the campfire, representing 54 first time salvations at Gardom Lake Bible Camp & Retreat Centre. Excited for the opportunity to Raise the Roof, with a goal of $40,000 for Gardom's 40th celebration. . .Big Give Sunday August 24.
We have the special privilege to commission Jamie Roy in her new position as Children’s Ministries Pastor at KGF.
We welcome Jamie and her husband Dave and their two children, Jace & Jinny, to the KGF church family, and are excited for the incredible ministry opportunities that lie ahead for all of us, especially as it relates to our kids from birth to 12 years old.
Encourage you to lean into this important world, and get to know our amazing new children’s pastor!
You can reach her by email, email@example.com, or at the church office, 250-763-6553