Anniversaries are a great time of reflection and looking ahead. For Monty Scott and EPIC City Church, it's been one year since they opened their doors and began building a strong Gospel-centered church family. In this video with Pastor Mike, Monty reflects on the lessons, victories, learnings, and growth areas, and what's on the horizon.
More on their website, www.epiccitychurch.ca
It was a record breaking summer at Gardom Lake Bible Camp in so many ways. Nearly 1300 campers, 243 first time commitments, hundreds of spiritual decisions, 110 leaders, and one amazing God!
We were grateful to hear from Morgan Taylor, Gardom Lake Program Director, as he recapped summer at camp, and we together invited the KGF church family to generously contribute to the Raise the Roof Campaign, with a goal of $40,000. How did you do? Stay tuned for the great news!
You can still give directly online at registration.gardomlake.ca/secure/cr_front_donation.taf or by dropping your donation off at the office, or on Sunday August 31st @ KGF's services.
Sometimes we think ministry takes place on a church campus, or is limited to pastors. For Dave Roy, ministry takes place at an ice rink, and is open to everyone who loves Jesus!
With experience at all levels of hockey, including as skating coach with the Philadelphia Flyers, Dave has had the privilege and opportunity to come alongside the best players in the world. But his greatest desire is to impact their character, and to shine Jesus.
David takes a time out with Mike Penninga to bring us up to speed on his hockey school, Pursuit of Excellence.
If you are looking for a great ministry / service opportunity, Dave and his team are looking for Billeting Families for the 2014 / 2015 hockey season.
More on their website - pursuitofexcellence.ca/
KGF's Eric Wiens, board member for Gardom Lake Bible Camp, gives us an update on the summer so far, and reminds us about Big Give Sunday August 24th.
As many of you know, our church family has made a decision to facilitate growth through multiple services on our current campus at Gordon & Casorso. This means we can be ministry rich and mortgage free, maximizing ministry in this current facility, which is awesome!
We will be moving to three, one hour Sunday morning services, 8:30am, 10:00am, and 11:30am, on Kickoff Sunday September 7. We are committed to creating more opportunities for people to know Jesus and make Him known, and are excited for this next step.
The reality is we can’t do it without each member of the family playing their part! There are three key areas where we are looking to strengthen our volunteer teams.
Kids Ministries – Programs offered @ 8:30am & 10:00am, Nursery @ 11:30am
Front Lines Ministries – Greeters, Ushers, Starting Point Desk, Coffee Time
Technical Ministries – Sound, Media, Video
Have a fantastic second half of your summer!
Pastor Mike Penninga
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!
What a joy it was to spend four days up at Gardom Lake BIble Camp speaking to 120 kids ages 7 - 10. For many, this was their first exposure to God's good news, and in the end, 53 of them indicated first time decisions for Christ! Wow. Here's Pastor Mike with a 4 minute update on all things Gardom Lake!
www.gardomlake.ca (some more camper spots are available this summer still)
One of the great things about the KGF Church Family is that it is truly multi-generational. We are taking time to affirm and bless those in our church who are 90 plus (which is amazing!) Thank you for your faithful walk over the years that is a testimony and a blessing to all of us!
You've never seen Gardom Lake from this angle! Make sure you don't miss what happens at the 2 minute mark. Check out this great update from Executive Director Rikk Kieft, from inside the exciting building addition. "Raise The Roof" Sunday is August 24th, 2014, and we'd love everyone to be a part! Full details here:
More online, www.gardomlake.ca