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 are awesome!
Graduation was just the beginning for this KGF Young Adult. Next up is a 8 month discipleship journey called "Praxis" at Columbia Bible College that she hopes will shape the rest of her life. Here's Cassidy with KGF Youth / Young Adults Pastor Marcus Schmaling. More about Columbia online, http://www.columbiabc.edu/
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/
One of the greatest joys and opportunities is investing in the next generation. In this 2 minute video, Sue Gagnon shares why she is committed to Kids Ministries @ KGF, and why you would benefit from stepping up as well! Interested? Email Pastor Jamie Roy, email@example.com or call the church office, 250-763-6553.
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
We are having a very important Volunteer Training night on Wednesday August 20th, from 7:00pm – 8:30pm and we’re inviting everyone who is currently a part of these ministries, as well as those who are interested in stepping out in service. Mark the date and join us then! Email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you're coming.
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!
You can reach her by email, email@example.com, or at the church office, 250-763-6553
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)