What's God doing in Richmond Hill?

I have made Biblical fellowship something of a theme over the last several months. I’m convinced that we need one another to grow. But it’s something that I need to model also. And so I’m trying to get to know other pastors and churches. This morning I attended a clergy breakfast in preparation for the upcoming Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast. I was eager for the opportunity to get to know other pastors in the area and learn about the churches that make up our city. And I also wanted to know more about the details around this spring’s Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast. It was a great morning on both counts.

In addition to the informal fellowship around the breakfast table, everyone in the room shared what their church is doing to minister to people in the community. It was a great education in the power of the body of Christ and as Mayor Dave Barrow and the two Councillors were sitting listening, I couldn’t help but think, “I hope they’re hearing what I am!” Here are some of the ways churches in Richmond Hill are seeking to make a difference:

Of course I shared about our ESL, LAFF and Sew on Fire ministries. The body of Christ is truly amazing. I pray that God will guide the mission vision of the new Life Groups that we’re starting up next month. I think that there are lots of small ways that we can engage our community and share the Good News of Jesus Christ.

The reason that we were asked to share these outreach ideas with each other was because the theme of the Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast this spring is serving the community. Peter Duraisami, former pastor and now CEO of the Scott Mission in downtown Toronto will be coming as the guest speaker. The Richmond Hill Mayor’s Prayer Breakfast is a Christian Celebration of Prayer for the Richmond Hill Community. Two to three hundred people from the community attend and Christian ministers lead us in prayer for the community’s leaders with a Christian speaker and musical guest. We have been asked to host tables for this event and would love to encourage as many of you as possible to attend.

Date:                    Wednesday May 25
Time:                    7 am – 9 am
Location:              Sheraton Parkway Toronto North
Cost:                    $30/person  (Includes a hot buffet breakfast and live musical performance.)

In awe of Him,