Last call for Oasis Camp leaders
We still need a few more leaders for Oasis and this is your last week to apply. This is our biggest ministry initiative of the year so requires a lot of volunteers (and is also an amazingly fun week as well).
We still have spaces in several different roles. Oasis Camp runs the week of August 1 to 5. Our theme for this week of camp will be “Monumental – Celebrating God’s Greatness”.
If you have an interest in being involved in this year’s camp ministry, please complete an application form available on the info table at the back of the auditorium and return it to Dan Chapman. If you have any questions you can ask me, or Dan. It’s going to be an AMAZING week of Ministry!
Join us on Sunday in-person or on our livestream as we start our new spring series “In focus”-God’s call on this church
Sunday we continue our spring series “IN FOCUS”: God’s call for this church.
After our 100 Days of Prayer in 2020 we felt God calling us to bring focus onto 4 specific areas of ministry: outreach, small groups, prayer and our Sunday morning experience. Since then this has guided much of what we do here at GBC. So, We’re going to examine this from a biblical perspective.
This Sunday Jacob will be looking at the topic of small groups. Why are these important and how does God use this vehicle to build community in his church? Find out Sunday!
Remember, you can join us as we gather in-person or you can connect through our website www.guelphbiblechapel.ca our YouTube channel as well as Facebook LIVE
Thought for the Day: Remember that only God can save someone
I’ve been looking lately at the opportunity we have to share our faith and the Good News of the gospel with the world around us. I hope it has stimulated some thought and reflection. The last thing I want to share is a critically important thing to remember when you start sharing your faith: only God can save someone.
I don’t know about you, but for many, me included, there can often be a lot of fear surrounding sharing our faith, especially in a post-Christian, post-modern culture. There can also be a lot of guilt around not doing it or doing it wrong. It’s at times like this that God, as a sovereign King, chooses who he saves and when.
I remember a well-meaning youth leader who told a group of teens that when sharing their faith if they ‘got this wrong it’ll mess up kid’s eternity’. Honestly, I was pretty steamed by that and it had a negative effect amongst this group of youth. I later reminded them that its up to God who he chooses and when. We’re tools in his hands so relax and go with the spirit. We need to remember to be faithful to the call and the opportunities God provides. We do our part, he does his.
In my own experience some of my most articulate, well laid out and passionate gospel appeals have fallen on deaf ears while some of the worst, poorly thought out, inarticulate times I’ve shared my faith have led to someone surrendering their life to Jesus. The key is to be open to being used by God as he sees fit in the way he wants.
So, here’s the parting lesson: God is the only one who can save someone. All I am responsible to do is bravely share what He gives me to share, in the opportunities He provides. The rest is up to Him, and He wants people to know Him far more than I ever could. So, I can trust Him. That takes away my fear.
In His grip,