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.
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.
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 must our children’s ministry. In order to do 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 “Find Your Place To Serve” tab above!
Infants to Grade 4 meet in room at the near the gym entrance | Grades 5-8 meet in Staff Room 101 down the hallway behind our welcome sign.
Promise Youth will be meeting at the Chris Hadfield Gymnasium for sports, games, and discussion. Feel free to invite your friends! If you want to find out more about this youth group, click the link below to email Pastor Rob!
Because of Thanksgiving Promise Youth won’t be running again until Monday, October 28.
DATE & TIME:
Monday evenings from 7:00-8:30PM.
Chris Hadfield Public School Gymnasium | 211 West Park Avenue, Bradford, Ontario.
Pastor Rob will be hosting an Old Testament book study Promise Group beginning on Wednesday, October 9 at his home. If this is something you would be interested in joining, please click the link below to sign up for the group.
DATE AND TIME:
Wednesday evenings at 7:30PM.
Pastor Rob’s Home | 95 Collings Avenue, Bradford.
Join the church communities of Bradford as they come together for a morning of breakfast, worship, prayer and testimony. Everyone is welcome and if you are interested please get in touch with Pastor Rob to get your tickets!
DATE AND TIME:
Saturday, October 26 at 8:30AM
$10 per person
St. John’s Presbyterian Church | 2940 Sideroad 10, Bradford.
If you are interested in helping out with events, suggesting new ideas, or helping the church an any other way we invite you to join our conversations on Slack.
2 Corinthians 4:7-18
7 But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. 8 We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; 9 persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed; 10 always carrying in the body the death of Jesus, so that the life of Jesus may also be manifested in our bodies. 11 For we who live are always being given over to death for Jesus’ sake, so that the life of Jesus also may be manifested in our mortal flesh. 12 So death is at work in us, but life in you. 13 Since we have the same spirit of faith according to what has been written, “I believed, and so I spoke,” we also believe, and so we also speak, 14 knowing that he who raised the Lord Jesus will raise us also with Jesus and bring us with you into his presence. 15 For it is all for your sake, so that as grace extends to more and more people it may increase thanksgiving, to the glory of God. 16 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.
- Our metrics for success as a church:
- Percentage of income spent on Promise Grants (10%)
- Promise Groups running in our church community (Early 2020)
- Target number of baptisms per year (10% of our average yearly attendance)
- Strengthening our spiritual practice (Weekly spiritual disciplines)
- The reason for Christian outreach has changed
- Manifesting the life of Jesus is the reason for outreach
- God’s promise to humanity has always been to live with us and to make all things right.
- God’s presence with humanity is located in the church.
- Bringing us into the presence of God
- Our motivation to do outreach has to become making observable the very body of Jesus (v14).
- A reason to say “Thank You!”
- Grace must not be reduced to only accepting Jesus’ forgiveness (v15).
- Receiving grace leads to thanksgiving.
- God is pushing us out.
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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.
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.
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.
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.