If Jesus Christ is the lifeblood of Power to Change, our ministries are the heartbeat. Every two weeks we’ll be checking their pulse, sharing blog posts, stories and events from our 10 ministries and humanitarian partner. This is P2C Pulse.
Sheldon, a volunteer with DRIME Vancouver, shares why street ministry can be really effective: “It may seem counterintuitive trying to have deep conversations with people that you’ve just met, but in some ways people find it easier to be honest with people that they have no history or baggage with.” [DRIME]
Read more of Sheldon’s story and how doing street ministry with DRIME has “drawn [him] deeper into reliance on God.” [DRIME]
Power to Change – Students
Cynthia was stuck in a rut and disillusioned by faith and the church, but her first year with Power to Change – Students changed everything. Read about the six things she’s learned about life, the gospel, and the kingdom of heaven. [P2C – Students]
Dave Dishman shares the story of William Borden, who surrendered to whatever Jesus had in store for him, choosing to live his life by the phrases “No Reserves, No Retreats, No Regrets.”
[P2C – Students]
“Why were they talking about these things? I wanted to talk about God.” Kirk Durston shares the poignant experience of sitting in the hospital, talking and praying with a man in his final moments.
[P2C – Students]
At Fellowship Dinners this year, Power to Change – Students has shared this video illustrating the life-changing power of Jesus Christ. Enjoy and share it with your friends!
[P2C – Students]
A major challenge for parents today is how to deal with social media. Author Shaunti Feldhahn points out that teens have no frame of reference for life without social media: it’s far better to engage with kids about how they use social media than to show constant disapproval of how much time they spend in that world.[FamilyLife]
The Life Project
Have you accepted Jesus into your life through faith? Are you totally committed to Jesus? Are you depending on the Holy Spirit everyday? That last question in particular has a tendency to trip us up: how do you live daily in the power of the Holy Spirit? [The Life Project]
Athletes in Action
Athletes in Action is sending men’s and women’s soccer teams to Ethiopia. Here are the players, coaches, and staff who are on the teams: read them in the voice of Alan Roach to get the full effect. [Athletes in Action]
Donna Mitchell from Connecting Streams shares about how Peter and John were “unschooled, ordinary men” and how their courage came from knowing Jesus. How can you be courageous in the face of adversity?
When Angelo Musitano was shot on May 2nd, the headlines read “mobster.” But members of a LeaderImpact group in Hamilton knew him as a man who had exchanged his old life for a new one of trusting and following Jesus. Garth Jestley shares a piece of his story and how it’s never too late to turn your life around. [LeaderImpact]
MAY 13 | On Friday night, U2 played a sold-out show in Vancouver. Tonight, May 13th, Theo’s Feast is hosting a dining adventure inspired by the music and journey of U2: Theo’s Rock N’ Roll Feast.
MAY 24 | FamilyLife is hosting a parenting workshop in Langley, BC on May 24th: Discipline That Connects With Your Child’s Heart. Join Jim and Lynne Jackson, the directors of Connected Families, as they share how to become a more grace-filled parent and the four powerful messages that children long to hear: “You are safe, you are loved, you are God’s workmanship, you are responsible.” [FamilyLife]
MAY 27 | Become a marriage mentor with FamilyLife’s Marriage Mentoring Initiative. They are hosting a training session in Calgary, AB on May 27th. [FamilyLife]
JUNE 9 | Come to a fun, interactive marriage workshop in Prince George, BC on June 9th. Mike and Karen Woodard will help you identify what season of marriage you are in and outline strategies to help you and your spouse move to a warmer, healthier season. [FamilyLife]
SUMMER | There are fewer P2C events throughout late spring and early summer, as this is the time many of our ministries and partners plan mission trips and summer projects. Throughout May, June, July, and August, many of our staff and volunteers will be traveling to support local churches and ministries in their work and to make Jesus known around the world. Please be in prayer for all our trips during this time. [Power to Change]
Global Aid Network has projects in Benin and India coming up this summer. The deadline to apply for either trip is May 26th. The Benin trip will focus on the Water For Life Initiative, helping in early construction of a new water well and providing hygiene training, as well as partnerships with Power to Change ministries The JESUS Film Church Planting Strategy, Athletes in Action, and DRIME. The India trip will focus on Mukti Mission, serving on the main Mukti campus in a way that best suits your skills and passions.
[Global Aid Network]
Did you know that you can be a missionary right from your home or office? The Life Project is looking for online mentors who can walk alongside people on their spiritual journeys: share your life experience, provide resources and help lead people to Jesus.
[The Life Project]
DRIME is sending a mission trip to Uganda this summer, to equip and train the local church in their powerful and effective evangelism tool. People on this trip will also have the opportunity to use drama to engage people on street corners, in spiritual conversations. Sign up today![DRIME]
There are always volunteer opportunities in our ministries. Click to find a place to serve that fits your calling! [Power to Change]
Join the field staff of one of our ministries! Current opportunities include Campus Staff for Athletes in Action and P2C – Students, Director of Church Planting for The JESUS Film Church Planting Strategy, and Web Designer with The Life Project.
[Power to Change]
Join the field staff of one of our ministries! Current opportunities include Campus Staff for Athletes in Action and P2C – Students, Director of Church Planting for The JESUS Film Church Planting Strategy, and Administrative Assistant for Christian Embassy.
[Power to Change]