Overcoming Spiritual Roadblocks; Devotion #7 – Dancing with the Holy Spirit

By admin | July 14, 2021 | Comments Off on Overcoming Spiritual Roadblocks; Devotion #7 – Dancing with the Holy Spirit

Ballroom dancing is an excellent picture of how we cooperate with the Holy Spirit to do ministry. The Holy Spirit leads and guides us, and as we cooperate with him, he moves us effectively in ministry. He shows us step-by-step how to fulfill God’s plans and purposes in a given situation. In his sovereignty, God has chosen to partner with us in building his kingdom.

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Apart, Yet A Part of God’s Kingdom Work

By Erin Knight | July 13, 2021 | Comments Off on Apart, Yet A Part of God’s Kingdom Work

One of the key components of a NewGround partnership is how it supports its partners with learning and networking opportunities; the main one being the annual Ministry Networking Day!

For the first time ever, the annual Ministry Networking Day was held entirely virtually. And while participants were apart and were unable to gather in the same room due to provincial restrictions, one theme resounded during the afternoon spent together: while we remain apart, we are still a part of God’s great Kingdom, serving in a variety of spaces and places in His name!

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Artistic Expressions of Diakonia

By admin | July 7, 2021 | Comments Off on Artistic Expressions of Diakonia

The Greek word ‘diakonia’ means service among others. This is where the word Deacon comes from.

One aspect of my identity relates to being a deacon and doing diaconal ministry. It gives me life and is an expression of my faith and worship. For many deacons, that expression is the hands-on work of mercy and service with others in the church or community. It is the practical experience of caring for others, working with others and working towards transformation when tackling issues of injustice.

In the last year, I have done more silent reflection, journaling, writing and especially poetry writing. I would suspect that many of you have been doing things differently too, and finding ways to connect and express Christ in you.

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Community Garden puts People before Plants

By admin | July 2, 2021 | Comments Off on Community Garden puts People before Plants

When asked where the idea for a community garden came from, Pastor Marcel deRegt noted that the idea came to him as he was looking out over some of the church property, wondering how that “resource” could be better utilized to serve their broader community. He also shared about Gateway’s desire to be so involved and impactful in the community, that if they were to close their doors, the broader community would not just notice the vacant building, but would be grieved at the loss. He wondered if the community gardens could be another way the church could invest in and work with their local community.

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Overcoming Spiritual Roadblocks; Devotion #6 – Resistance

By admin | June 9, 2021 | Comments Off on Overcoming Spiritual Roadblocks; Devotion #6 – Resistance

Read: Acts 17:1-9 Often when we start a new ministry project, we find that we run into resistance. Sometimes, resistance happens as minor irritations, like communication challenges with people missing emails or text messages. Misunderstandings can occur within the organizing team. Sometimes it seems that there is challenge after challenge which has to be overcome,…

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Bowmanville Church Remains “Wide Open” to Local Community During Pandemic

By admin | May 31, 2021 | Comments Off on Bowmanville Church Remains “Wide Open” to Local Community During Pandemic

As the pandemic closed the physical doors of Rehoboth CRC last spring, the church continued to look for ways to be ‘wide open’ to their local community in new and creative ways.

They were able to do this with the help of a Covid-19 Grant from Diaconal Ministries Canada and World Renew Canada.

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Some New Faces at Diaconal Ministries!

By Erin Knight | May 19, 2021 | Comments Off on Some New Faces at Diaconal Ministries!

We’re excited to welcome three new people to our awesome team!

Let’s get to know them a bit better…

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Overcoming Spiritual Roadblocks; Devotion #5 – Praying With Authority

By admin | May 17, 2021 | Comments Off on Overcoming Spiritual Roadblocks; Devotion #5 – Praying With Authority

We can approach God’s throne with confidence because we have the authority of his children (Heb 4:16). We have the authority of access, and we have the authority of request.

But how is this possible?

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BC Youth Centre Provides a Safe Harbour with Help of NewGround Partnership

By Erin Knight | April 29, 2021 | Comments Off on BC Youth Centre Provides a Safe Harbour with Help of NewGround Partnership

Mission Youth House, also known as MY House, in Mission, BC, is a collaborative initiative to provide a place for youth to eat, shower, do laundry, access medical care and other services and receive help from caring adults. Mission Hills Community CRC has been a key partner in providing counseling to staff, prayer support, financial donations and volunteer support. In order to grow the ministry and move more into the spiritual transformational work within the ministry, they knew they needed some help.
Enter NewGround…

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NewGround Partnership “Pays Off” for Brampton Church

By Erin Knight | April 26, 2021 | Comments Off on NewGround Partnership “Pays Off” for Brampton Church

The CAP Debt Centre has allowed the deacons and members of Crosspoint to cultivate relationships and care for people in Christ-centered and tangible ways, and to celebrate successes as they work together with clients in holistic ways.

Word continues to spread as residents and city organizations continue to contact them for help – help they would have been unable to provide without a NewGround partnership.

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