Mike Penninga

Mike Penninga

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.

One of our KGF families is heading south for an exciting family missions trip to Honduras.  And the good news is God is surprising them with his provision in advance!  In need of sandals to give away to people in need down there, a connection was made with Dave Harrison and Soles 4 Souls, and you'll see what happened in this video!  

Here's Pastor Mike with Mark & Julie, Abigail, Parker & Naomi in advance of their trip.  

 

Sunday, 24 November 2013 07:59

Deeper in Romans - Part 3 - Levi Simpson

 

Romans is one of the greatest letters in all the Bible. But for many people, it's intimidating, and inaccessible. We are excited to offer a six week series entitled "Deeper" with Bible College Professor Levi Simpson, as together we walk through the meaning and implications of the book of Romans.

 

"Oh, Aslan," said Lucy. "Will you tell us how to get into your country from our world?"

"I shall be telling you all the time," said Aslan. "But I will not tell you how long or short the way will be; only that it lies across a river. But do not fear that, for I am the great Bridge Builder."

C.S. Lewis, The Chronicles of Narnia series “The Voyage of the Dawn Treader”  Chapter 16

This week we mark the 50th anniversary of the passing of C.S. Lewis (November 22, 1963), a self-described “reluctant convert” who came to Christ like a prodigal, "kicking, struggling, resentful, and darting his eyes in every direction for a chance to escape."  But Lewis seemed to truly understand what it meant to find peace with God.  And he spent much of his life helping others to as well.  

In Part 5 of our 8 part series in Romans entitled “The Great Bridge Maker”, Pastor Mike Penninga unpacks this amazing truth: that when you were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for you. It wasn’t when you had proved yourself.  It wasn’t when you had cleaned yourself up.  God showed his great love for you by sending Christ to die for you while you were still a sinner.  And that indeed changes everything!

Some of us are living as if our spiritual suit of righteousness matters.  It doesn't.  Here's Pastor Mike with a powerful illustration, as part of our 8 part study in Romans entitled "The Great Bridge Maker.  

It's such a blessing to walk alongside families as they dedicate their little ones to God.  Here's the Stinner, Lozie & Wiens families come together for just this purpose.    

Friday, 15 November 2013 14:50

Deeper in Romans - Part 2 - Levi Simpson

Romans is one of the greatest letters in all the Bible. But for many people, it's intimidating, and inaccessible. We are excited to offer a six week series entitled "Deeper" with Bible College Professor Levi Simpson, as together we walk through the meaning and implications of the book of Romans.

 

Friday, 15 November 2013 12:10

Celebrating Baptisms! God @ Work

One of the greatest joys in the church family is watching people go through the waters of baptisms.  We put together a short celebration video of what God has done lately in our midst.  

Thursday, 14 November 2013 18:19

Deeper in Romans - Part 1 - Levi Simpson

Romans is one of the greatest letters in all the Bible.  But for many people, it's intimidating, and inaccessible.  We are excited to offer a six week series entitled "Deeper" with Bible College Professor Levi Simpson, as together we walk through the meaning and implications of the book of Romans.  

What is your spiritual resume like?  Pretty impressive?  Kinda meager?  As we continue our series, “The Great Bridge Maker”, we find ourselves in Romans 4, and a message entitled “Laying Down Your Spiritual Resume”.  Pastor Mike reveals the great freedom we experience when we rest in the finished work of Jesus.  

“There is more grace in God's heart than there is sin in your past.”  Pastor Erwin Lutzer

 

It's hard to believe the difference a simple breakfast makes.  Without it, fights go up, grades go down.  With it, good things happen!  That's what we hear in this interview with Patty Lou Bryant, as she talks about "Food For Thought"  You can find out more, and volunteer, by going to their website, www.foodforthoughtcanada.com  

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