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.
Hey everyone! Hope your summer has been going great! This summer I served on Jr Staff at Gardom Lake Bible Camp for 3 weeks. I was an SL, which stands for Servant Leader. A servant leader is just like an LIT. The only difference is that we don't get to stay in a cabin for one of the weeks. We get to wake up the kids, serve the meals, do the dishes, clean up around the camp, help out in games, get the campers ready for bed and tons more.
Every single minute I was at camp, I was having a blast! I've made so many new friendships that I know will last! I've also learned more about God and myself as well. I strongly encourage all of you to become a jr staff at GLBC!! The 3 weeks I spent there were the best part of my summer for sure!
~ Mariah Perry
We are inviting you to snap photos around town of interesting "3"s, in advance of the launch of our Third service @ KGF on September 7th. Here's a great one from Laura Wilson. Add yours to our Facebook page or email email@example.com Happy Snapping! Details about the Third Service (8:30am, 10:00am, and 11:30am) online here:
Are you a photographer? Looking for a little fun, creative challenge? We'd like you to grab your camera (big or small) and find the number "3" in creative forms around town. Maybe it's on a sign, or you see the shape of a 3 in a bench or some art work. Snap it, and upload it to our Facebook page, or email us, firstname.lastname@example.org The best contribution wins a prize (surprise prize!) All this is to help us promote KGF moving to 3 services September 7th. Happy snapping!
Hi KGF church family. My name is Amy Penner and I went to Gardom Lake Bible Camp for three weeks this summer as an LIT which stands for Leader In Training. For two weeks as an LIT I did jobs around camp such as washing dishes, cleaning the lodge, serving food, helping wake up and settle campers for bed and more. For one of the weeks I got to be a cabin leader and teach one Bible study.
This program is absolutely amazing. I learned so much in three weeks and made friendships that will truly last. This camp was a real gift to me and I am so blessed that I got to be a part of it. I fully support the building of the new chapel. Currently we have chapel everyday in the gymnasium which is not an ideal place to worship and it would be awesome to see our church come together to help with this building project. Gardom Lake Bible Camp has been one of the biggest highlights of my summer and is truly a place of love. I hope this has inspired you, church family, to come together for a great cause and lift this place up!
Be part of "Raise the Roof" Sunday August 24th, with a goal of raising $40,000 for Gardom Lake's much needed expansion build.
Countdown is on to "Raise the Roof" Sunday @ KGF. The Goal - $40,000 for Gardom Lake Bible Camp. You can give to something that will outlast you, and have an impact on eternity! Full details here:
My time at Gardom Lake at Gardom Lake Bible Camp has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life! It is a powerful ministry that goes so far beyond just introducing children to God. It is a beautiful way to enrich the lives and faiths of the kids who already know God. And even more than that, I see the tremendous difference that this place makes in the lives of the young adults who come to serve here for the summer. The challenges and failures and victories faced here on a daily basis are like a freeway for character development - in both the campers and the staff. I hope I can support this ministry with my time and resources for many years to come.
Starting this September, I am excited to have the opportunity to attend Columbia Bible College for the one-year discipleship program, Praxis. This program combines classroom learning with practical experience, emphasizing urban mission and living out faith in our culture. Topics covered include the arts, social justice, faith in the marketplace, and urban church ministry.
During my time at CBC I will be participating in numerous trips to Vancouver to work with street ministries, as well as spending ten days in New York City to learn more about urban culture and how to serve Christ in this setting.
I am grateful for the support of my KGF church family as I enter this exciting new chapter of my life.
What would happen if you invited someone to check out KGF, but they couldn’t find a place to park? What if you could do something about that?
The good news is you (and I) can!
As we move to three services Sunday September 7th, we know that our parking lot is going to be a busy place, with people and cars coming and going. The reality is we only have 100 parking spots on the KGF Church Campus, corner of Gordon & Casorso. The good news, there are 35 more spots available with easy access in and out just a four minute walk away at Casorso Elementary School.
So here’s the “ask”. If you are able, would you walk a block for Jesus? Can you make the choice to park at Casorso School and walk 4 minutes to the Sanctuary? For every person who does that, we open up a spot in our parking lot for a newcomer, a senior, or a mom with a newborn. It’s a sacrifice no doubt, but small in the big scale of things.
If you serve on any capacity at KGF which keeps you on campus for more than one service, (Worship / Tech / Kids / Front Lines) we especially need you to park at Casorso.
I am committing to do this with you. Let’s create a parking revolution in Jesus’ name (okay, a bit much)
Walk a block for Jesus, and to free up a parking spot for someone who is new to KGF. You guys are awesome!
Pastor Mike Penninga
Grateful for Galen Bond & Colin Haines, who helped put up the new TV in the HUB. Now you can watch and listen to the service in there, and see all the photos scrolling between the services. It's all coming together for third service launch September 7th!
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