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.
Pastor Mike spends a few minutes introducing us to our Associate Pastor Candidate, Levi Simpson.
Find out more about Levi on our website here - http://kgfchurch.com/your-kelowna-church/levi-simpson-associate-pastor-candidate
This three minute video is a great summary of what happens when we live out love! AGAPE Day February 15, 2014 saw more than 150 people step out in tangible acts of love. The results were powerful and inspiring.
Thanks Lexy Cooper for pulling this great video summary together!
More photos online here: http://kgfchurch.com/uncategorised/photos
One of the things I learned while working at Kelowna Marina was that boats have wakes, and if we aren't careful, they can cause damage. Our lives are a bit like that. We sometimes forget that we are leaving a wake behind us. The question is, what's your wake like?
In part 3 of our 4 part series entitled, "AGAPE: Unconditional Love", Pastor Mike draws us deeper into this question of God's love being experienced in us, and then lived through us. After all, love is the one thing that is meant to prove that we in fact are His disciples. . . so how's your wake?
Kristi Cooper checks in with us to give an update on the plans for Agape Day, taking place Saturday February 15, 2014 from 2 - 5pm.
One of KGF's six key missions partners is Freedoms' Door, a men's recovery home that ministers to up to 50 men in five homes. Here's the story of Gary, and the impact Freedoms' Door has had on his life.
Find out more at the Spring Banquet March 7th @ Trinity Baptist Church. www.freedomsdoorkelowna.com
“Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—
and the greatest of these is love.” 1 Corinthians 13:13
How do we define real love, and what does that look like in our practical, day-to-day experience?
Love is a lot of things to a lot of people. But from God’s perspective, love is AGAPE. And AGAPE is defined as unconditional, selfless, sacrificial love.
Pastor Mike leads us on a journey into what AGAPE love is meant to look like in our lives.
Watch the On The Street Video asking about "real love" here - https://vimeo.com/85927280
They met on New Years Eve of 1954 and have been in love ever since.
Even while spending three years apart Dean & Mary Miller remained true to each other, writing love letters each day that they were separated while Mary trained to be a nurse.
56 years later Dean & Mary sit down with CTV Videojournalist (and KGF family member!) Curtis Allen and reflect on their relationship and give advice for couples today.
Video is property of CTV News Vancouver and is not to be duplicated.
Shot at edited by Curtis Allen. 2014
Love is one of those words that's difficult to define. You know it more by tangible experience. So we went on the streets of downtown Kelowna to ask the question, "What does real love look like?" The responses are helpful, but may not be complete.
Join us Sundays in February for our series, "AGAPE: Unconditional Love", www.kgfchurch.com
What a joy it is to come alongside parents as they dedicate their little ones to God! Here's the video from Sunday February 2nd with the Kakoschke & Durant families (off the top), Owens and Moorhouse families (at 7 minute mark).
Lots of photos from the morning can be found here - http://kgfchurch.com/uncategorised/photos
What would it take to turn around people's negative impressions of Christians, even if it is just starts with us, with our circle, with our friends, with our neighbors, with our work colleagues?
What if we actually let love lead us? What if we started with this month, and said, for these 28 days (we chose a short month on purpose!), what if for these 28 days we look for every opportunity to love Agape style. No strings attached. Unconditional. Self-sacrificially, for the good of others.
How can we do that? I’m glad you asked!
Here's Pastor Mike Penninga & Kristi Cooper with some ideas!