WELL THAT WAS FUN

On September 1st we wrapped up our last Summer Sunday of 2019. Summer flew by, but it was filled with so much good! A huge thank you to all the amazing folks that loved on our children, hosted youth events, sponsored and prayed for missionaries - look at what God has done! Every Sunday this summer was packed! Sent young adults to serve in orphanage in Mexico. Sent a teacher to run an English and VBS camps in South Korea. Sent Pastor Tom and Sharlene to Uganda to care for those with physical impairments. Baptized Tera at the lake. Babies were born. Welcome Michelle and Hannah back from YWAM. Hosted a kids day camp with lots of long-term impact. Hosted Summer Sunday events (disc golf, water fight, chili cook-off, lawn games). Sent kids and youth to camp. Honoured [...]

By |2019-09-04T12:02:40-07:00September 4th, 2019|Blog, News, Pastor Clint|0 Comments

A WORD FOR 2019

I believe that many of us are spiritually dehydrated. [Physical] "Dehydration occurs when you use or lose more fluid than you take in, and your body doesn't have enough water and other fluids to carry out its normal functions. If you don't replace lost fluids, you will get dehydrated." - https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dehydration/symptoms-causes/syc-20354086 Left unaddressed it can lead to serious and life-threatening complications. On Sunday, I shared that the natural symptoms (early manifestations and warnings) of physical dehydration parallel the spiritual. Symptoms include: Extreme thirst [you feel that you are spiritually in a dry land; that you are parched; that you are tempted to drink or having been drinking liquids that will lead only to further dehydration.] Less frequent urination [unable to regularly discharge toxins and they build up; there's a toxicity - a darkness - a cloud - a bitterness [...]

By |2018-12-31T13:42:32-07:00December 31st, 2018|Blog, Pastor Clint|0 Comments

IS IT A TRICK OR TREAT?

Christian parents struggle with Halloween. It's a day where our city celebrates (plays with) evil and death. It proves the blindness and naivety that much of our world has to the reality of Satan/evil (as well as the good side of the spiritual). Like Christmas, it's history and contemporary practice is a melting pot of morphed beliefs and practices. Each person has a unique (tailored or naive) perspective on it and its various traditions. And like Christmas, it can be used for good or bad. (Christmas can be wonderful if you forget about the people that suffered to make your Walmart toy, the impact that toy will have on the planet, the materialism and entitlement we teach our children in that season, and the debt that we incurred from buying it). Don't worry, I still think Christmas is [...]

By |2018-09-27T12:02:24-07:00September 27th, 2018|Blog, City, Homes, Kids, Marriage, Men, Ministry, Pastor Clint, Preteen, White Papers, Women, Youth|3 Comments

Christians & SOGI

[Background: SOGI stands for Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity. It is the name for recently approved resource for BC teachers (public and private). You can read all about it at www.sogieducation.org.]. Every Christian should be deeply troubled by the health of the church and our society. Troubled but not frantic. This a response to Christians that, like Chicken Little, believe the sky is falling due to SOGI. First, the sky isn't falling and it is falling. Christians that believe the Bible, know that the sky is never really falling (in a chaotic sense) because Jesus is at the helm and He is working an eternal plan that is good. And yet, Christians that believe the Bible, know that the sky will fall (is falling) and that in those days (the here and now) Christians will get caught in [...]