"Somewhere between Beaverdell and Kelowna, I surrendered my life to Jesus doing 100 km/h in my car. There were many tears as I, in my own way, asked for forgiveness. What I remember the most about that moment and carry with me today is an immediate and very deep and complete sense of peace."
What a privilege to hear from Randy Runzer at KGF ONE Celebration Service in City park about how Christ got a hold of his life. Watch Randy's share his story here.
We are grateful to have the summer staff team with us in advance of Gardom Lake Bible Camp's 40th summer of ministry!
Great things are happening at camp (still space for your kids / grandkids / friends), and we want to continue to uphold in prayer and generous support this amazing kingdom venture.
When you think of it, being entrusted with a brand new life can be so overwhelming. And that's why we love it when parents come before God and their church family to symbolically surrender and ask for help in the days / months / years to come.
We love baby dedications, which are better understood as "parent-dedications". Here, Pastor Mike comes alongside Nathan & Alana Copp, and their baby boy Fraser, and Chris & Erin Siebring, and their daughter Isabelle and son Drew.
When we gather as the people of God, two great things happen:
First, we are reminded of the greatness and sovereignty of God.
Second, we are reminded of who we really are in light of who He really is.
In this short scripture based prayer, Pastor Mike draws our eyes to an incredible passage from Ephesians 1.
If you wonder whether God is indeed on His throne, be encouraged by this reading.
KGF is going on the road, to the heart of our city, Kelowna City Park, for a giant celebration service on Sunday June 29th. And you’re invited!
If you’re new to church, or wondering about this man named Jesus, then this is a great first connection point for you.
This will be our third year outside in City Park’s Jubilee Grandstands, and we’ve been blessed with beautiful weather in the midst of God’s great creation, and a fantastic time of celebrating all Jesus has been doing in our lives and in the KGF church family.
Here’s the schedule:
9:30am – Music / Games / Giveaways
10:00am – Celebration Service (including baptisms)
11:15am – Picnic & fun for all ages. (Bouncy Castles / Face Painting / Picnic Lunch / Games & More!)
Please bring: Blanket / Lawn Chairs / Picnic Lunch / Games & Sports Equipment
Mark your calendar, invite a friend, come early and stay late. It’s going to be a fantastic morning.
I've done a lot of interviews over my years. But few match the clarity and power of what you're about to hear. Jenelle was 18 when she found out she was pregnant. Scared and lost, she found her way to the Okanagan Valley Pregnancy Care Center. You'll need tissues for the rest of her story.
Encourage you to support the Pregnancy Care Center's 2014 Baby Bottle Campaign, donating coins / cash / checks to help this amazing ministry reach even more women during their time of need. So far, 800 women have been helped in the first 8 years.
Our church family paused during Sunday's service to focus on worship in heaven, as seen in Revelation 4.
“Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God, the Almighty—
the one who always was, who is, and who is still to come.”
9 Whenever the living beings give glory and honor and thanks to the one sitting on the throne (the one who lives forever and ever), 10 the twenty-four elders fall down and worship the one sitting on the throne (the one who lives forever and ever). And they lay their crowns before the throne and say,
11 “You are worthy, O Lord our God,
to receive glory and honor and power.
For you created all things,
and they exist because you created what you pleased.”
It's a joy to celebrate milestones in life, and that's what Pastor Marcus did with 8 students Sunday, half moving to high school, the other half moving into the next chapter of their lives after grade 12.
There's two places to enjoy a sports event. . . from the stands or on the field. We can be spectators or participants. The good news is there are a lot of benefits when we move from the stands and get in the game!
Here is Pastor Mike inviting you into five tangible ways to engage in our June series, "Center Point"
1. Read Colossians once per week for four weeks.
2. Journal / write down your reflections.
3. Personal Reflection Questions online at www.kgfchurch.com
4. 2 by 2 by 2 prayer - at 2 pm pray for 2pm minutes that Jesus would be center of your life 2-day!
5. Invite others to experience Christ as their Center Point, through KGF ONE @ City Park Sunday June 29.
The full messages are available here: http://kgfchurch.com/messages