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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.

EMAIL OUR MINISTRY COORDINATORS

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.

SERMON TEXT:

1 Peter 4:7-11 (English Standard Version)

 7 The end of all things is at hand; therefore be self-controlled and sober-minded for the sake of your prayers. Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins. Show hospitality to one another without grumbling. 10 As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace: 11 whoever speaks, as one who speaks oracles of God; whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

Matthew 7:1-2

1 “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you.

SERMON NOTES:

  • We gather as a contrast to the reality of the world.
  • The end of all things is indeed at hand, but we are to show the world an alternate ending.
  • So what are we to do?
    1. We gather to practice honesty.
    2. Be self controlled.
    3. We gather to practice love.
    4. We gather to practice forgiveness.
  • It’s easier not to gather. Gathering is work.
  • What our culture is lacking.
    • Our culture lacks a space to love and to be loved.
    • It lacks a place to submit being served, and to serve others.
    • It lacks a space that is committed to each other even after we do wrong to each other.
    • It lacks forgiveness.
    • Our culture lacks community.
DO YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS ABOUT TODAY'S MESSAGE?

Did you miss a message in the series? Were you unable to make it to church this week? We’ve got your back! Our messages are available online through our website as well as Apple and Google Podcasts. Click the link below for access to all of our past messages!

LISTEN TO PAST MESSAGES

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.

JOIN A PROMISE GROUP

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.