Articles in Category: SBC Blog

Sunday Mornings

  • By Pastor Lee Young
Wednesday, 23 November 2016

I wear many hats as a youth pastor here at Summerland Baptist church. It just comes with the territory. I am a worship leader, youth pastor, mentor, friend, preacher, teacher, taxi driver, and most importantly; a husband and father. Whenever I am asked to write blog post I always seem to attack it from the youth pastor perspective and to be fair, that is appropriate. Today I would like to share from a husband and father perspective, understanding I can never really take off the youth pastor hat… even if I tried.

Courage - What is it?

  • By Ken Kunka
Monday, 14 November 2016

Courage - what is it?

That was our lesson in Spudz on October 20. With 38 boys ranging from grades 1 to 5, we learned that courage is being brave enough to do what you should, even when you are afraid...

Precious Preschoolers

  • By Stephanie Erdt
Monday, 31 October 2016

Recently I ordered a book Peter's Perfect Prayer Place. In the book, Peter wants to find the perfect place to pray, just like the room his mother has. He tries out many locations only to realize that God is in ALL OF THEM! What?!!! He hears us wherever we are?!

Iron Sharpens Iron

  • By Pastor Del
Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Proverbs 27:17 says: “Iron sharpens Iron, so one man sharpens another.” This verse is a commentary on what makes men tick! On our own, we tend to deal with self-doubt, questions, logic and issues of truth and courage. It is when we get together with other men of like heart that we find...

Family Camp: God is Good!

  • By Larrisa Kuechle
Monday, 03 October 2016

So busy packing and getting ready... can't believe a whole year has gone by already, and we're gearing up for another Family Camp. I'm checking my list to make sure that everything is packed – although a Walmart is close by if anything major is left behind. The boys are so excited to go, they are actually volunteering...

Forgiveness

  • Forgiveness: The Greatest and Hardest Gift
Monday, 19 September 2016

It heals relationships, restores peace and renews hope. It reduces the power of shame, expresses love and heals our soul. It is the antidote for bitterness, the beginning of a relationship and the soothing balm for minor irritations. Often misunderstood and viewed as the choice of the weak, meek and simplistic it is nonetheless what we all need to personally experience sooner or later. What is it?

What a Summer!

  • By Rebecca Penner
Monday, 29 August 2016

When I boarded my plane to the Okanagan back in May, I had no idea what exciting opportunities my summer would hold here at SBC. Now that my internship is coming to an end, I would like to share some of the things I’ve been involved with this summer.

2016 'Father's Day' Ride

  • By Pastor Del Riemer
Wednesday, 17 August 2016

Every June for the past twelve years, a group of men from Summerland Baptist church and beyond, have spent two weeks touring on motorcycles throughout Western Canada and the US. This year, we embarked on a courageous ride up the Sunshine Coast to the North Tip of Vancouver Island in search of beautiful scenery and sunshine. We found the scenery, but the sunshine eluded us for the most part!

Christmas Fullness

  • By Pastor Larry Schram
Monday, 21 November 2016

Christmas and fullness are completely intertwined. Hearts, homes, Christmas stockings, stores and pantries are always best when full. Likewise – Advent calendars, anticipation and genuine joy are always meant to be fully experienced. Consider the idea that love, laughter, wonder and real peace change lives when they are fully embraced...

Unfinished Business

  • By Pastor Larry Schram
Thursday, 10 November 2016

Dad hated to leave things unfinished.

I heard him say it and expect it countless times: finish what you start. It didn't matter how long it took or how tired you were, always finish what you start. He said it, lived it and expected it of others.

Catalyst

  • By Jack Borchert (and friends!)
Tuesday, 25 October 2016

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! 

Solving the Orange Mystery

  • By Tammy Van Delft
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.

Leadership Summit 2016

  • By Pastor Larry Schram (and friends!)
Wednesday, 28 September 2016

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.

Summer Games!

  • By Rebecca Penner
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!

Walk This Way!

  • By Rebecca Penner
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...

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