• May 26, 2017

    Fighting for Life

    Chuckie accepted Christ at the Urban Youth Convention. But he’s still fighting for his life after being the victim of a shooting in Chicago. “It was in the broad daylight,” says Bob Price, Home Missions Ethnic Leader for Black and Urban Ministries.

    Price is disheartened by the ways his home town of Chicago has changed. “It was a totally different situation [in the past],” he recalls. “Now our kids are really at risk.”

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  • May 22, 2017

    A Holiday from Church

    “I always woke up Sundays with a sense of doom.”

    Becky grew up in a “Bible thumping home,” and not only was her view of Sundays unappealing, but so was her view of God. “God was punitive and controlling,” Becky recalls. “God only lived in the pages of the Bible, I rarely every saw Him in my everyday life.”

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  • May 18, 2017

    Church Plant Taking Root in North Oshawa, Ontario

    “Gathering, Scattering, Place, and Grace” – this is the motto church planter Jana Koh lives by.

    This approach to church planting, taken from Hebrews 10:23-25, was inspired by conversations she was having with local Canadians, from getting to know the area, and from of her own reading and training for being a church planter.

    Jana, an American, and her husband Jeremy, a Malaysian, had never lived in Canada before, so their first step was simply putting themselves out there, and being “a good neighbour.”

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  • April 13, 2017

    Community that Lasts

    It’s no surprise that video games, eating, ping pong and coffee are all engagements that teens know and love, but you may have never thought of how such seemingly simple activities could have the potential to save a  life.

    Parachute Ministries in Anchorage, Alaska, recently opened a Teen Drop-in center that offers more than just fun games and resources. They provide relationships through informal mentorships with caring staff, a safe social space for at-risk youth, and a vivacious community to belong to.

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  • April 5, 2017

    Avenue Church: Learning to be a Neighbour

    Avenue Church, a church plant in Edmonton, AB, is learning to be a good neighbor. For Avenue, being the church is about being a stakeholder in their community along Alberta Avenue. And it’s having a transformative effect.

    “One thing God taught us early on about being a neighborhood church was learning what it means to be a good neighbor,” describes Aaron Au, church planter and pastor at Avenue. “We’re a church that, from its very founding, was intentionally rooted in the neighborhood.”

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