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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NewGround Partnership Helps Church Love Refugees

By Erin Knight | April 16, 2021 | Comments Off on NewGround Partnership Helps Church Love Refugees

“The refugee crisis desperately needs churches to show up in ways that further hope, healing, and reconciliation in the world,” Danielle Steenwyk-Rowaan, Open Homes Hamilton’s team leader, shared.

With the help of a NewGround grant, New Hope Church in Hamilton, ON showed up to partner with Open Homes Hamilton. This new partnership has allowed New Hope to welcome refugee claimants into communities of belonging and has reminded them of the transformative power of the ancient Christian practice of hospitality.

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Overcoming Spiritual Roadblocks; Devotions #4 – “Letting God Speak”

By admin | April 14, 2021 | Comments Off on Overcoming Spiritual Roadblocks; Devotions #4 – “Letting God Speak”

When we listen to the directions on a phone app, we have to listen and follow the directions we receive, and they guide us to where we need to go. Similarly, as we listen to the Lord in prayer, He guides and directs us in the best route.

But how do we hear God’s voice when we pray?

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Teen from Sonlight CRC Cares for Homeless with a Covid-19 Grant

By admin | March 22, 2021 | Comments Off on Teen from Sonlight CRC Cares for Homeless with a Covid-19 Grant

Hope Booy is a young adult at Sonlight CRC in Regina. She was awarded a COVID-19 grant from World Renew and Diaconal Ministries Canada to put together a backpack of essential supplies for the homeless people she saw in her community.
Watch this story now!

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Overcoming Spiritual Roadblocks in Ministry – Devotion #3; Why Pray?

By admin | March 9, 2021 | Comments Off on Overcoming Spiritual Roadblocks in Ministry – Devotion #3; Why Pray?

What exactly is prayer, and how does it fit into the work which the Lord calls us to do?

At its heart, prayer is a form of communication. It is a conversation with our Heavenly Father. But dialogue is only the start. Just as in earthly relationships, communication is essential for growth and health. It is the same with our relationship with God. As the apostle John reminds us, we need to abide or remain in Christ. As we remain, we grow in relationship with him.

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