We are grateful to the Lord for how He is moving and working in the lives of His children here in GCF Calgary. One of the primary thanksgivings that we have is our ministry towards the young professionals or the millennials of today. We are so blessed to see them serving the Lord wholeheartedly. Our primary commitment to the leadership of our young professionals is to disciple each one of them so they will grow spiritually and be equipped with God’s word as they do God’s work. Quarterly meetings are being held with the leaders to talk about Jesus’ strategy on how to make disciples who can make disciples. Now, our young professionals have four groups who are meeting faithfully each week to study God’s word and fellowship.
Another ministry that we are continually pursuing is our basketball outreach. Early this year, we had our basketball tournament and we had six teams that participated in this event. We praise God for the opportunity to meet and share God’s Word to the players. Two players accepted the Lord Jesus Christ in their lives and followed water baptism. Indeed, the Lord is making a move for people to know and follow Him.
We also praise the Lord for the men and women’s fellowship that were held every month starting early this year. The leadership of the church prayed and aimed to strengthen these particular groups because we desire to see the men and women in our church to have their own support group as they face everyday challenges and opportunities unique to their varied life roles. By God’s grace, both of these fellowship activities are increasing in attendance and consequently, closer relationships are being built and established.
The work of the Lord here in Calgary is both challenging and exciting. It is challenging because the church needs to think of ways on how to reach out to people who are busy with their own lives pursuing wealth and personal success. On the other hand, it is exciting because we are seeing the need for them to know Jesus because He is the only One who can give a life that is complete and fulfilling.
May our good Lord be glorified, as we desire to reach out people for Him. His name be forever praised!
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