Tuesday, 25 October 2016
- By Jack Borchert (and friends!)
Earlier this month I attended the Catalyst Conference in Atlanta with some of our young and vibrant leaders. What is a Catalyst Conference? Catalyst is advertised as ‘a leadership event series that unifies, equips, and challenges leaders who love the church’. The various speakers who led our thoughts around the theme of “Uncommon Fellowship” reminded us that fellowship in the Church is the result of folks of different backgrounds, cultures, appearances, varied likes and attitudes coming together with the goal of yielding to Jesus and honouring one another!
Tuesday, 11 October 2016
Sometimes we as staff just assume that everybody knows what we are doing in SBC Kids on a Sunday morning. But I have a feeling that may not be true. When I say, “We follow the Orange curriculum”, what does that really mean? Well today I hope to answer and perhaps solve the mystery of that question, and give more insight as to what we value about our SBC Children and Families ministry. Orange is simple - it’s a strategy.
Wednesday, 28 September 2016
- By Pastor Larry Schram (and friends!)
As a church, we are committed to training our leaders and therefore, this past August, twelve of us attended the Leadership Summit 2016 in Surrey BC. It was a great way to receive some fantastic training, encouragement and inspiration. Here are a few reflections to give you an insight into the event.
Tuesday, 13 September 2016
In the first week of August, the field at Glenfir was transformed into an Olympic playing field, filled with middle school youth from our church and wider community. Campers at SBC’s Summer Games camp were divided into four teams who competed throughout the week in a variety of events which included soccer, road hockey and capture the flag. Using sports as a launching point, we also hosted devotions, called “Coaches’ Corners”, talking about what it means to follow Christ and discussing sportsmanship, courage, perseverance and God’s love. It was a fantastic week and I’m sure that many of our youth are looking forward to participating again next year!
Wednesday, 24 August 2016
“When you walk, nothing will slow you down. When you run, you won’t trip and fall. Hold on to my teaching and don’t let it go. Guard it well, because it is your life.” Proverbs 4:12-13.
This was the memory verse at our Walk this Way VBS, where campers learned the importance of following God’s teachings. We focused on the life of Paul, using his story to learn about how we can also follow Jesus. It was amazing to see the energy and enthusiasm of the campers...
Monday, 15 August 2016
We want to express our congratulations to Paul Biro who has been nominated for the Canadian Country Music Association Ron Sakamoto Talent Buyer Or Promoter Of The Year...
Tuesday, 02 August 2016
The guide’s voice, well rehearsed and modulated, faded into the background. The size and beauty of the cathedral filled my thoughts as I contemplated climbing the nearby bell tower to capture it with my camera. Santa Maria Del Fiore, Saint Mary of the Flowers, was part of a world heritage site and the largest dome ever constructed in the Renaissance. After many guides in many cities I had developed a habit of self-preservation wherein I...