The leadership board @ KGF is excited to introduce Marcus Schmaling as our candidate for position of Youth & Young Adults Pastor. Marcus and his wife Beth and their two boys Elijah & Rafael have been part of the KGF family for nearly two years, and have served in many significant capacities. Marcus will be candidating Sunday April 6th, and the membership will have an opportunity to vote to call Marcus to this role on Sunday April 13th.
Here, Marcus shares a bit of his journey with Pastor Mike.
You can read more about Marcus, including his resume & philosophy of ministry, in the documents attached.
What do you do when you feel like you don't belong in the land you're living, or the land you're born?
For Jacob Harada, this was the journey that led him back to his true identity in Christ, and the peace that comes when we recognize we are accepted by Him.
Jacob shared as part of a worship ministry team from our partner school, Columbia Bible College in Abbotsford. More about CBC online here - https://www.columbiabc.edu/
If there is no limit to God's grace (time limit or sin limit), then why not just live like hell and turn to Christ in the final minutes of life? It's a good question, but Pastor Mike has some important thoughts on this very question.
Here's 90 seconds from the larger message, "Final Words Part 2: With Me in Paradise".
We have the joy of welcoming in a dozen new members to the KGF church family, including one (Rob Davidson) through baptism. Their testimonies are available on our website. What a joy to see God growing His family here at KGF! And there’s room for you!
One of the greatest joys in the life of a Jesus follower is baptism. Here, we celebrate with Rob Davidson as he takes the step of obedience and faith @ KGF on Sunday March 9, 2014. The first two minutes is his testimony, the last 90 seconds his baptism :)
Final words matter. We are meant to lean in close when people are nearing the end, because everything else is stripped away, and what really matters stands central.
That's why as a church family, we are going to take the six weeks before Easter to focus on the six hours of Jesus on the cross. For it is during these crucial moments that we hear seven final words that really speak volumes of our God and His heart for us.
Join us Sundays @ KGF, 9am & 11am, from March 9 - April 13. All messages will also be online here:
You may have seen a high gloss, 8 page Christian Newspaper entitled "Apples of Gold". Now with three editions under its belt, "Apples of Gold" is the work of one of our KGF family members, Don Graston. Here, Pastor Mike takes a few minutes to discover the heart behind this endeavor.
More online here - http://www.applesofgoldnewspaper.ca/
As KGF continues to discern our Children's Pastor candidates, the Leadership Board has moved to provide interim support for this important ministry. Jeneah Lightfoot has agreed to a four month (March 1 - June 30), part-time position on our team as Kids Ministry Coordinator of Volunteers. Jeneah will work alongside Bethany Schmaling and the rest of our amazing volunteers to help prepare KGF for moving to three services by overseeing the development & training of our new kids workers.
We encourage you to get to know Jeneah and her family, as she helps shape places of belonging where kids can discover Jesus and be equipped to follow Him!
The barn needed to get moved, so a Nebraska farmer invited over a few friends to do the job. Together, 344 people lifted the 17,000 pound barn and moved it, with each person carrying about 55 pounds. There is power in team work!
In this vision talk from the March 3, 2014 Volunteer Info & Training Night, Pastor Mike reminds us that what we do matters. If you've ever wondered whether serving is a good investment, lean in close!