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)
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
We love how God calls us to a life of generosity and impact, and then moves to surprise us with even more! Here Pastor Mike gives an exciting update on two cool developments that have happened since we launched our 2014 "Raise the Roof" Campaign for Gardom Lake Bible Camp.
Have you ever missed something because you chose not to step out from the crowd? In this message shared with the church family at Trinity Baptist in Kelowna July 13, 2014, Pastor Mike Penninga reminds us that good things happen when we are willing to take that step of faith and move beyond the crowd to touch Jesus.
43 kids made commitments to Christ at week 1 of Gardom Lake' 40th summer of ministry. Fantastic! Here, Pastor Mike reveals a new way of celebrating and praying for these kids, as well as an opportunity to partner with an exciting "Raise the Roof" Fundraising campaign. The goal? $40,000 on Big Give Sunday August 24th.
Video with Pastor Mike below, more details online here:
One of the most moving experiences we've had recently as a staff is joining the men of our partner ministry, "Freedom's Door" for their morning "Prayer & Proverbs". The power and honesty of these men, and the relevance of the Proverbs they were reading, left a lasting impression on all of us.
Here, Pastor Mike takes a few minutes with one of the key teachers / mentors, Lloyd McClelland, about the power of Prayer & Proverbs to transform lives!
More on their website, http://www.freedomsdoorkelowna.com/