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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Covid Grant Helps Church Address Mental Health

By admin | March 4, 2021 | Comments Off on Covid Grant Helps Church Address Mental Health

Video Produced by; Victoria Veenstra We recently chatted with Jenn Burnett, the lead pastor from The Well in Kelowna, BC. Their church received one of our Covid-19 grants last fall to address mental health with their community.  In spite of changing lock down protocols, The Well has continued to be creative in the use of…

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CarePortal Equips Churches to Care for Vulnerable in their Community

By admin | February 11, 2021 | Comments Off on CarePortal Equips Churches to Care for Vulnerable in their Community

The world of social justice and charity can feel overwhelming. There are so many options of where to get involved and how. Doing a fundraiser is great, but are you fostering relationships with the recipients? Doing a food or clothing drive is good, but how is the church learning to walk alongside the people who are in need of that support?

Often when we look closer at issues of justice and care for our communities, we recognize how interconnected many aspects of poverty are. These aspects create cycles that are very difficult to leave behind. One crucial characteristic of those who are able to step out of those cycles of poverty, is the presence of healthy and supportive relationships and community.

Enter Forever Families Canada- a ministry that aims to connect, equip and mobilize churches to effectively journey with vulnerable children and their families…

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Overcoming Spiritual Roadblocks in Ministry – Devotion #2: Prayer Changes Things

By Erin Knight | February 10, 2021 | Comments Off on Overcoming Spiritual Roadblocks in Ministry – Devotion #2: Prayer Changes Things

When we step into the place of prayer, it is often to ask the Lord to change circumstances. We pray for healing for someone who is sick, comfort for someone who is grieving and for the Lord to change the heart of someone who is walking away from God’s kingdom. Prayer changes things, and the Lord is able to move in people’s lives and circumstances because we pray.

But prayer does not just change a situation…

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