CHECK ANY NUMBER OF THE FOLLOWING:

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I WOULD LIKE TO BE INVOLVED IN:

Setup and Tear DownTech TeamForum InvolvementWorshipGreeting and First ImpressionsKids MinistryYouth MinistryTown EventsPrayer TeamOffering and Counting TeamPromise Group Leadership

At Promise Church we value giving families the opportunity to worship together during our service! If you have young children, you will be able to sign them in and drop them off to our kid’s program following worship, during our brief break!

Now more than ever Promise Kids needs your help. As our church continues to grow, so has our children’s ministry. Our plan is to expand the Promise Kids into two separate age categories to help better target our messages at an appropriate age group. In order to this, however, we will need as much help and volunteers as we can get. If you are interested in this, please fill out the appropriate section on the “Get Connected” tab above talk to Pastor Victoria directly!

LOCATION:

At the back of the gym with Pastor Victoria.

Join the Bradford Youth Network for an exciting rally race! Find the clues, get to the checkpoints, and win the rally! Do you have what it takes? This is an event you won’t want to miss! We provide the cars and the drivers, your team solves the clues and brings back the ribbons!

DATE & TIME:

Friday, May 31 from 7:00-9:30PM

COST:

Free!

LOCATION:

Meet at St. John’s Presbyterian Church, 2940 Sideroad 10, Bradford, Ontario

WAIVER:

Please print and complete the waiver form linked below and hand it in to Pastor Rob on the day of the event.

WAIVER FORM

An evening of sharing laughter, food, company and creativity. Join the ladies of Promise church in a fun evening of painting, taught by Art Night artist Alisha Melo-Vos. Please sign up in advance using the link below! Supplies will be included with the signup cost.

COST:

$5 per person (to cover supplies)

DATE AND TIME:

Saturday, June 1 @ 5:00PM

LOCATION:

97 Milby Crescent, Bradford.

SIGN UP FOR LADIES’ ART NIGHT

Promise Youth is up and running every week and if you are in high school, we really want to see you there! Right now we are going through the book of Romans. If you want to find out more about this youth group, click the link below to email Pastor Rob!

LOCATION:

Friday afternoons at Country Style, Bradford from 3:00-5:00.

EMAIL PASTOR ROB

Here at Promise Church we believe that everyone has something to offer the Kingdom of God! As a brand new church, we want your help in whatever way you can think to offer! In order to get involved, please fill out the “Get Connected” form above, and check off any area that you are interested in. If you have other ideas, please get in touch with one of our pastors!

Promise Groups go out into our community and find places to serve and improve it. As a group, we spend time watching videos together that help us take an idea of service and turn it into a reality. From here, we invite others to join along with us as we take steps towards improving our community. Click on the “Join a Group” button in the “Promise Group” tab below to find a group near you!

If you are interested in helping out with events, suggesting new ideas, or help organizing we invite you to join our conversations on Slack.

PLEASE ENTER YOUR NAME AND EMAIL ADDRESS!

SERMON TEXTS:

Acts 3:12-26 (ESV):

12 And when Peter saw it he addressed the people: “Men of Israel, why do you wonder at this, or why do you stare at us, as though by our own power or piety we have made him walk? 13 The God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, the God of our fathers, glorified his servant Jesus, whom you delivered over and denied in the presence of Pilate, when he had decided to release him.14 But you denied the Holy and Righteous One, and asked for a murderer to be granted to you, 15 and you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses. 16 And his name—by faith in his name—has made this man strong whom you see and know, and the faith that is through Jesus has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all. 17 “And now, brothers, I know that you acted in ignorance, as did also your rulers.18 But what God foretold by the mouth of all the prophets, that his Christ would suffer, he thus fulfilled. 19 Repent therefore, and turn back, that your sins may be blotted out, 20 that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, 21 whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago. 22 Moses said, ‘The Lord God will raise up for you a prophet like me from your brothers. You shall listen to him in whatever he tells you. 23 And it shall be that every soul who does not listen to that prophet shall be destroyed from the people.’ 24 And all the prophets who have spoken, from Samuel and those who came after him, also proclaimed these days. 25 You are the sons of the prophets and of the covenant that God made with your fathers, saying to Abraham, ‘And in your offspring shall all the families of the earth be blessed.’26 God, having raised up his servant, sent him to you first, to bless you by turning every one of you from your wickedness.”

More examples of Kerygma:

  • Acts 2:14-36
  • Acts 3:12-26
  • Acts 4:8-12
  • Acts 5:29-32
  • Acts 10:34-43
  • Acts 17:22-31

SERMON NOTES:

  • Κήρυγμα = Gospel Preaching:
    • Pronounced: “Kerygma.”
  • HOW CAN WE SHARE OUR FAITH?
    • There are six common points in all examples of Kerygma:
      • God is at work (V.12).
      • People, not God, killed Jesus (V.15).
      • God raised Jesus from the dead (V.15).
      • Healing foreshadows the fulfillment of God’s promises (V.16).
      • You need to trust Jesus and stop relying on yourself (V.17-20).
      • God’s promises will come to pass (V.26).
  • A STRONG VISION
    • A strong vision attracts people.
    • A strong vision also repels people.
DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT TODAY'S MESSAGE?

Promise Groups are central to what we do at Promise Church. Through Promise Groups, we reach into the heart of our community to serve it and help make it better, by strategizing, socializing, studying and serving together. People want to see things done well, and want to see things made better. Promise groups invite people to join the group for the purpose of doing something to make the community better.

Each promise group will be composed of members of Promise Church and their unchurched friends, neighbours, and coworkers. Our church members will invite others into our promise group process, which involves four or more evenings to socialize with each other, study the word of God through a short video presentation, strategize about what they can do to improve their community, and serve as a group where they see fit. Promise Groups are the gateway into community. In community, a desire for God is created that comes not from guilt, but from a loving offer of a gracious benevolent God.

JOIN A PROMISE GROUP

Promise Youth is Promise Church’s youth group. We aim to have a lot of fun together, but also grow in our the understanding and the practice of our faith in Jesus.

We will learn and discuss hard things about God and have space to ask really tough questions about the Bible… stuff like: Can I trust this Bible? Is Christianity too restrictive for my social life? Why is this world so messed up? How do I hear from God? We will also navigate practices of great leaders that teach us how we can excel in this world.

WHY WE GIVE:

Here at Promise Church, we believe that giving is an act of worship, as well as a demonstration of trust in what God is doing in His kingdom. As we give, we demonstrate three things: we demonstrate our trust and faith in God’s provision (giving back to God what He gives us), we emulate his generosity, and we demonstrate that we are not bound to our material possessions.

HOW TO GIVE:

As a church plant, Promise Church is parented by Willowdale Pentecostal Church. Because of this, they act as our financial mediator. In order to give to Promise Church, please follow the link below and designate your offering to “Promise Church.”

WHY WILLOWDALE PENTECOSTAL CHURCH?

As our major parenting church, Willowdale Pentecostal Church acts as our governing body and legal accountability. This gives us the freedom to shape our ministries, and then establish our individual governing board in line with the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, and the vision of what God is calling us to do.

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Worship is more than just music and singing on a Sunday morning. Worship is the very way we live. Everything we do becomes an act of worship when it honours God and builds his kingdom. In a corporate setting, music helps us worship together as a body; it encourages us to sing with each other and express our praise to Christ in a way that edifies the church and fosters a united community.

Because of the necessity of corporate worship, and its purpose in building up our community, we have (and will be maintaining) a playlist that includes all the songs we sing, or are going to be singing, during our Sunday morning services. The purpose of this playlist is to encourage you, the church, to listen to these songs on your own, and to include them in your devotional time.

NOTE:

Songs at the top of the playlist will be reserved for newer songs that have either been recently introduced, or will be introduced in the near future.