What is illuminate?

A letter from the Pastor on our new ministry theme
 Another ministry year at ABC is beginning, and I’m so excited for you to join us on our journey with God, exploring what it means to be a light to the nations.

 

This year our theme is illuminate. We live in a dark world and sometimes it can seem as if there are obstacles and trials at every turn. Even though we experience such freedom here in Canada, it can still seem daunting to share our faith, to preach the gospel, and passionately share Christ with our community. What if we get rejected? Worse… what if we get ridiculed?

 

What if we get rejected? Worse… what if we get ridiculed?

Isaiah 49:6 says:
“[God] says:
‘It is too small a thing for you to be my servant
    to restore the tribes of Jacob
    and bring back those of Israel I have kept.
I will also make you a light for the Gentiles,
    that my salvation may reach to the ends of the earth.’”
Our church is meant to be so much more than our building on the corner of the Glen Watford and Dennett.  What does it mean for our church to make an impact in our city? And if that question isn’t daunting enough, how do we make a difference in the world?

 

We want to be a light that shines in the darkness…

We want to be a light that shines in the darkness, knowing that God’s word tells us that as Christ’s light shines in the darkness, the darkness cannot overcome it (John 1:5). With some help from our local ministry partners, and our friends at Canadian Baptist Ministries, we’re going to explore just how we can do that­—be a light in a dark world.

 

Come be a part of our church family this year as we grow and learn the exciting things God has planned for us!

 

Pastor Matt Sampson