During this period of transition to a new location, we unfortunately are still working on getting our live stream up and running. If you aren’t comfortable joining us this Sunday, click the link below to be redirected to our YouTube page where the service will be available to watch later in the week.

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Here at Promise Church we believe that everyone has something to offer the Kingdom of God! We want your help in whatever way you can think to offer. In order to get involved with one of our existing teams, please fill out the form below and check off any area that interests you.

WORSHIP TEAM

Do you play an instrument or sing? Are you interested in learning how to use our sound or projection system? The Worship Team may be the place for you!

SETUP AND TEAR DOWN

As a portable church we are always looking for people willing to help setup and tear down in preparation for our Sunday services. This includes helping us pack and unpack our church trailer.

GREETING AND FIRST IMPRESSIONS TEAM

We need friendly and hospitable people to act as the face of Promise Church to members and newcomers alike.

KIDS MINISTRY

Are you good with infants and children? We would love your help in running our Kids Ministry program on Sunday mornings.

YOUTH MINISTRY

Sports, games, tuck, and discussion are all a part of our youth program which runs on Monday evenings. Promise Youth is looking for leaders to help lead and disciple junior and senior high students.

SNACKS AND COFFEE TEAM

Whether you like preparing or eating snacks, we can always use your help in preparing our Sunday morning coffee and snack table.

TOWN EVENTS

Promise Church loves to serve its local community. If you are willing and interested in being put on a list of available volunteers for town events and community outreach, check this box!

PROMISE GROUP LEADERSHIP

Are you interested in supporting a Promise Group by hosting, leading discussion, or providing snacks? We would love your help!

OFFERING AND COUNTING TEAM

We need volunteers to help us take up our offering each week.

If you are unsure about where you can serve or have other ideas and questions about an existing team, please email Pastor Jon by clicking the link below.

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After a lot of prayer, God has faithfully provided Promise Church with a new location to call home. As of September 20, 2020 we will be meeting at Bradford United Church every week beginning at 11:00AM. We are so excited to see how God will use Promise Church in this new space and to finally have a place to home once again. The live services will still be available to view online if you are unable to make it.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

Screening, masks and social distancing protocols will still be encouraged. Please come prepared with our own masks if possible!

DATE:

Sunday, September 20 @ 11:00AM weekly.

LOCATION:

Bradford United Church | 66 Barrie Street, Bradford, Ontario.

PARKING INFORMATION:

Bradford United Church DOES NOT have its own parking lot. There is parking available on the road and across the street in a free public parking lot.

Promise Groups are Promise Church’s most important opportunity to impact and serve our community. When you join a group, not only will you find an opportunity to build long lasting relationships with other believers, but you will also have opportunities to make a meaningful impact on the town of Bradford, our local community. If you call Promise Church your home church and have not yet joined a group, please click the link below to get connected.

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With Promise Church moving to a new home and finally gathering again, we have many needs during our Sunday morning service. At the moment our most pressing needs are for our Sunday morning tech team (sound, livestream, worship team, etc.), children’s ministry and greeting. If you would like to get involved in any of these ministries please fix out the “Find Your Place To Serve” form in the light blue tab above.

SERMON TEXT:

Luke 14:12-24 (English Standard Version)

12 He said also to the man who had invited him, “When you give a dinner or a banquet, do not invite your friends or your brothers or your relatives or rich neighbors, lest they also invite you in return and you be repaid. 13 But when you give a feast, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, the blind, 14 and you will be blessed, because they cannot repay you. For you will be repaid at the resurrection of the just.” 15 When one of those who reclined at table with him heard these things, he said to him, “Blessed is everyone who will eat bread in the kingdom of God!”16 But he said to him, “A man once gave a great banquet and invited many.17 And at the time for the banquet he sent his servant to say to those who had been invited, ‘Come, for everything is now ready.’ 18 But they all alike began to make excuses. The first said to him, ‘I have bought a field, and I must go out and see it. Please have me excused.’ 19 And another said, ‘I have bought five yoke of oxen, and I go to examine them. Please have me excused.’ 20 And another said, ‘I have married a wife, and therefore I cannot come.’ 21 So the servant came and reported these things to his master. Then the master of the house became angry and said to his servant, ‘Go out quickly to the streets and lanes of the city, and bring in the poor and crippled and blind and lame.’ 22 And the servant said, ‘Sir, what you commanded has been done, and still there is room.’ 23 And the master said to the servant, ‘Go out to the highways and hedges and compel people to come in, that my house may be filled. 24 For I tell you, none of those men who were invited shall taste my banquet.’”

Matthew 22:1-10

1 And again Jesus spoke to them in parables, saying, “The kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who gave a wedding feast for his son,and sent his servants to call those who were invited to the wedding feast, but they would not come. Again he sent other servants, saying, ‘Tell those who are invited, “See, I have prepared my dinner, my oxen and my fat calves have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding feast.”’ But they paid no attention and went off, one to his farm, another to his business, while the rest seized his servants, treated them shamefully, and killed them. The king was angry, and he sent his troops and destroyed those murderers and burned their city. Then he said to his servants, ‘The wedding feast is ready, but those invited were not worthy. Go therefore to the main roads and invite to the wedding feast as many as you find.’ 10 And those servants went out into the roads and gathered all whom they found, both bad and good. So the wedding hall was filled with guests.

SERMON NOTES:

  • The wedding feast foreshadows the coming of the Kingdom of God and His victory.
    • Gathering to celebrate and foreshadow the Kingdom of God is our highest priority in life.
  • God is calling out the things we tell ourselves.
  • God has invested to make everything ready.
    • We gather in the confident rest that God has done all the work.
  • God just moved on.
  • We need to continually respond to God’s invitation and keep His Kingdom at the top of our priorities.
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Promise Groups are central to what we do at Promise Church. Promise Groups are core to what we do at Promise Church.

We all want our lives to be fulfilled, and we believe that living a life devoted to Jesus is the key to that goal. The experience in a Promise Group foreshadows the type of connectivity with others we were created for, while engaging with our larger purpose as part of the body of Christ. There are five things you can expect to happen in a Promise Group that will increase the quality of your week and your relationship with Jesus:

1) Meaningful discussion about a specific Biblical text
2) Closer, consistent friendships
3) Team members for Promise Grants
4) A place to build your ministry capacity
5) Strengthening your spiritual practice

Click the link below to see when and where our Promise Groups are hosted.

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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 fill out the form below and select “Promise Church” from the Fund drop down.

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.

If you are having difficulty with (or do not see) the embedded giving form, please click the link below and you will be redirected to our main website’s giving page.

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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.

CHURCH SONG LIST:

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.