AGC News

Church Planting Update

Posted by donna on January 28, 2015

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Here is an update on our latest church plant, Countryside Community Church in Oro-Medonte, ON.  They have need of sound equipment - can your church help a sister AGC church?

Countryside January 2015 Prayer Letter


The Church: Remarkable Transformation

Posted by donna on January 7, 2015

Capture.PNGIn Acts 4: verse.2:  we read, "They (the priests and Sadducees) were greatly disturbed because the Apostles were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead."

Further on in verses 19 and 20 we read, “but Peter and John replied, “Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God's sight to obey you (the Jewish leaders had commanded them to not speak in the name of Jesus) rather than God.  For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard" (NIV).

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The Church: Remarkable People

Posted by donna on December 2, 2014

CaptureDec1.PNGActs 4:13 "When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.”

Luke 1: 38 “I am the Lord's servant," Mary answered. "May it be to me as you have said."

What a difference Jesus makes in the life of ordinary men and women. Mary, an ordinary Jewish girl, who, because of her love, devotion and obedience to God the Father, gave birth to the very Son of God. What a remarkable event and what an extraordinary person is Mary, the mother of Jesus. To this day, we revere her faithful obedience and servant heart.  She obeyed and trusted God.


The Church: Remarkable Moments in History

Posted by donna on November 5, 2014

Capture.PNGF. F. Bruce said that when reading the Gospels, we experience the life and work of Jesus on earth; but when reading the book of Acts, we experience the life and work of Jesus in Heaven. Many call Acts the work of the Holy Spirit in the Church. I like that.

In Acts 1: 1-3 we enter into a unique in-between period where Jesus appeared to His disciples for forty days following His resurrection (vs. 3).

In Matthew 4 we read that Jesus was in the desert being tempted by the devil for 40 days at the beginning of His ministry. Now, we read that Jesus, following His resurrection, ministered in His glorified body for 40 days. The numbers are interesting but certainly not the main issue of this account.


New AGC Church Plant - Countryside Community Church!

Posted by donna on November 4, 2014

Willis.PNGWe are excited to introduce the AGC family to Countryside Community Church in Oro-Medonte, Ontario!  On Thanksgiving Sunday, Oct 12th, their first service was held at Willis Presbyterian Church.

About a year ago, God began placing a burden on the hearts of several people to plant a church in Oro-­- Medonte. Oro-­-Medonte is a rural township of about 22,000 people with very little in the way of an evangelical presence, and so the need was real.


The Church Under Orders

Posted by donna on October 29, 2014

Daily we are asked by a watching world "by whose authority are you here?" The truth is we the Church of God are under orders.


Call to Prayer

Posted by donna on October 23, 2014

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I would like to call all of us to pray for our country and especially for our leaders in light of the horrific events of yesterday and indeed this week.

Twice this week we have experienced the shock of direct attacks of terrorism on our soil.  Our prayers are with the Cirillo and Vincent families who this week lost sons, husbands and fathers.  Our prayers are with the men and women of our armed forces and police who once more were called on to defend our freedoms with their lives.  The threats of terror are more real for us today than yesterday, this week more than last.  In so many ways Canada will not be the same.

That said, our faith and dependence is always in our Lord. May we be those whose lives demonstrate a heart of service and encouragement for all we meet. We must be those whose lives are marked by faith not fear.

This Sunday please take a moment to pray for our nation.

Blessings,

Bill Fietje
President of Associated Gospel Churches


The Church At Worship

Posted by donna on September 12, 2014

worship.jpgThe reason the Church exists is to give glory, praise and worship to God. Missions then are the process by which we can reach people with the news of the gospel so that they too can give praise and worship to God. Missions are what we are engaged in as a Church worldwide.


Connect 2014

Posted by donna on September 9, 2014

Connect_logo_small_4.jpgOur AGC National CONNECT Conference in June was so fantastic, we just want to keep reliving it! 

 

Watch this video for highlights - you might catch a glimpse of yourself!


Who Loves The Church?

Posted by donna on August 6, 2014

Country_church.jpg" Just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself up for her; that He might sanctify her having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself  the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any such thing; but that she should be holy and blameless."(NASV) Eph 5: 25b-27

The question is often asked "who loves the Church?" The answer; ‘Christ loves His Church.'  He is the head of the Church.   He has bought her with His own precious blood.  Christ has called His Church to be a radiant and perfected Bride fit for Himself.

As His chosen disciples we ought to love the Church.  Yet, there are many people today who do not love the Church. Certainly, if we keep our eyes on the faults or upon the historical well documented abuses of the established church, then we understand how people may feel.  How do we move past the negative feelings about the organized church and get back to the attitude of Christ who loved, chose, called and is perfecting His Bride the Church?