Who is Thrive?

Many of the ministries now make up Thrive were, and still are, bi-national so when information goes out to the churches, it will include things that don’t necessarily pertain to Canadian churches, but are helpful and relevant to our US neighbours. We know this may cause confusion for some of you so let us explain!

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Onboarding New Deacons

A recent “Deacon Chair Conversation” with six Classis tackled the following question:
“It takes new deacons a year to get up and running, and before you know it, we lose them when their term finishes a couple years later. What can we do to onboard them better?”

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It Only Takes a Spark!

After a few years’ hiatus (due to the pandemic in 2020), a group of deacons and church members from the Maritime provinces gathered at John Calvin CRC the weekend of Apr. 26-27 for Spark! 2024. Several ministry leaders from the denomination led talks and workshops under the theme “Work in Progress – Joining God Where He’s At.”

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Touching Hearts, Changing Lives

Hearts and lives are being impacted by the work of deacons in Classis Huron. About 40 people came together at St. Mark’s Place in Kitchener on the evening of April 18th to hear and celebrate how God is at work in and through diaconal ministry.

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When Church & Community Come Together

Over ten years ago, a group of people at John Calvin CRC began dreaming about how to combine the assets and resources of the church with their local community while addressing food insecurity and promoting wise, environmental stewardship. The Glenwood Drive Community Garden was born!

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Wearing the Mark of Mercy

Tim Keller writes that mercy isn’t just the job of the Christian: mercy is the mark of the Christian. This quote just stops me in my tracks.

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NewGround Partnership Goes Beyond Financial Support

“I appreciate the support of NewGround for our ministry, Cross Town,” shared Greg Houldcroft at this year’s Annual Ministry Networking Day. “NewGround gives back to their partners; not just through grants but by pouring into the lives of their partners and its leaders.”

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