We finished the day at Rock Church at another worship / teaching night. Thursday at Tidal Impact is always my absolute favorite night. On Thursdays we sing, we learn, and then as teams we participate in communion together. We brought glow sticks for fun - also helpful when looking for our team in the crowd!Read More
When we woke up this morning we were over half way done our Tidal Impact week. Tonight as we drove home, one of the boys staying at the same house as me was lamenting that TI wasn't two weeks long! The connections, the ministry, the opportunities, the stretching - God is having an impact on us as ell as on those we are serving!Read More
For the afternoon we went again to Rock Church, but this time for Dive Deeper. The Tidal Impact organizing team arranged to have a wide selection of workshops for the youth to attend where they learned about and practiced spiritual disciplines. This was stretching for many of the youth - most good things are.Read More
Tomorrow is our first Sunday back to our regular Sunday schedule so I thought I'd write a quick Saturday night post to make all the details clear... Can't wait to see you all tomorrow! Pay attention to the announcements - there are lots of exciting events coming up!Read More
Jesus said: “You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your mind... [and] Love your neighbor as yourself.’ [Matthew 22:37-39 abridged] On Saturday afternoons at Challenge we take what we're heard about following Jesus and what we've experienced in worshipping Jesus and we head into the community to serve others in the name of Jesus! We call this serving time at Challenge Love Out Loud. In this blog post we wanted to share with you the list of serving opportunities our youth and leaders took part in during Challenge 2015.Read More
At Challenge we provide snacks on Friday night and Saturday morning as well as all 3 meals on Saturday. That's a HUGE amount of food! We want to say an equally HUGE thank-you to the people from NMBC who donated food, time and energy to the cause of feeding 450+ youth and leaders last weekend! In addition to the congregation at our church, many companies made donations or offered discounts. We also want to say a HUGE thank-you to the following companies!Read More
On Friday we had a fantastic day. We finished up our morning ministries, serving at Harvest House, and Vacation Bible Camp. We also had some team members visiting at Golden Years, a seniors residence. While there one of the activities they did with the seniors was Wii Bowling! Our fourth team cleaned up our host church after our long week and then bought popsicles and water bottles and handed them out for free at both Centennial Park and on Main Street at a street festival.Read More
On Thursday morning some of our team attended chapel at Harvest House and then cleaned and organized there. Others served by doing a prayer walk in neighbourhood called West Lane, others went to the food bank and helped sort the food that we collected the night before. We also had students at the regional food depot and at the Vacation Bible Camp we've been helping to lead.Read More
One of the incredible things about our Tidal Impact experience has been how many connections we've been building to other organizations in the Moncton community. Each morning as we pray and then head out to serve our team leaves with excitement (despite being tired) about what God is doing!Read More
Tuesday was one of our busiest ministry days at Tidal Impact. Our students were serving God in the community this morning & afternoon and then worshipping Him & learning this evening.
This morning our teams picked up garbage at a local playground; led s worship service at s senior's home; led at a Vacation Bible School; and more!
This afternoon some of our team partnered with the Moncton Salvation Army Family Services Center to prepare supplies that are given to 50 children who are going to camp (campers are given pillows, sleeping bags, towels, clothes, all toiletries), others went to a local skate park to pass out water and clean garbage while building relationships (and skateboarding!) and others partnered with New Life Mission and spent time with young children in a part!
In the evening we attended our second worship rally with the Informants and Ben Woodman at Moncton Wesleyan. It was an incredible and moving night!
Keep praying for us! Wednesday we add the food bank garden to our morning ministries, we attend discipleship groups (Dive Deeper) in the afternoon and we take part in Moncton's largest food drive of the year at night!
Monday was our first day when all of our morning ministries were happening at the same time. We had students at Harvest House, at a food bank, at the food depot (which provides food for the food banks), and leading a Vacation Bible School at a smaller church. Together our team is around 40 members from 3 churches.Read More
The weather was beautiful, and Tidal Impact got off to a great start! Our team, combined between all three churches, served at Journey Church on Sunday morning. After church and lunch we spent several hours in smaller groups preparing for the week of ministry ahead. In the evening, after a wonderful turkey dinner, we traveled to Moncton Wesleyan Church for the first of the evening worship services that are a part of #ti2015Read More
The day has finally come and we ave arrived in Moncton for Tidal Impact! #TI2015 is the bi-annual mission trip that our Convention of Atlantic Baptist Churches organizes and hosts in Atlantic Canada. Every two years churches converge in two locations and make an impact in those areas by loving God and loving others.Read More
"Around the time that I met my friend, Bob, Jesus was filling my life, or what I will refer to as my cup, with all sorts of great things: His living water. I was growing in my relationship with Jesus and quite enjoying it. But a part of me still struggled with other people's opinions; especially those of people I respected..."Read More