Entries by Mike Penninga

October 15, 2017 KGF Prayer Guide

“Lord, make me childlike. Deliver me from the urge to compete with another for place or prestige or position. I would be simple and artless as a little child. Deliver me from pose and pretense. Forgive me for thinking of myself. Help me to forget myself and find my true peace in beholding Thee.” — […]

Pastor Mike Sabbatical Plans – May, June, July 2018

I will be sharing at the October 30th Congregation Meeting my plans for an upcoming Sabbatical time, which the KGF Board has approved for May, June & July 2018.  A Sabbatical is a time of rest / renewal / refreshment / refocus, and is designed for those who have served pastorally in a church context […]

Saying Thanks for $4,769 Municipal Tax Exemption

To Kelowna Mayor & Council Regarding Permissive Exemptions for Municipal Taxes Friday October 13, 2017 There is a story in the Bible that I think of often.  It’s the time Jesus healed ten men from a terrible disease of leprosy.  Only one of those ten paused to come back and thank Jesus for changing his […]

Get To Know CBC Dinner & Info Nite

About 40 people came out for a wonderful dinner and casual get to know event in support of our partner ministry, Columbia Bible College. Wonderful to have President Bryan Born join us as well as 2nd year student Justin Spencer. Lots of laughs and a new appreciation for this great work, now 82 years strong! […]

Who Do You Think You Are? Part 5 – Participating in a God-Sized Plan, Bryan Born

Today we are living in a world that builds walls of hostility, but as Jesus-followers, as his church, we are called to break down walls and build bridges. Our goal is not self-centered conquest and domination but Christ-centered reconciliation and selfless love.  Here’s Guest Preacher & Columbia Bible College President Bryan Born with Part 5 […]

What Can You “Leave” Behind Because of Jesus?

As part of our Thanksgiving Sunday serviced (online here), we invited people to consider not just what they are thankful for, but what they are thankful that they can leave behind because of Jesus.  We had a whole bunch of leaves for people to be able to write one or two words on.  Your responses […]