Posts by Pastor George

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Moving Forward – Part 3 of 6: Inviting People to Church

by Pastor George

THE  BIG QUESTION A rhetorical question was asked by one of our church members last spring at a church meeting: “How many of us are inviting friends to worship here at South Calgary?” The question was followed by a short silence as we all knew the answer. Sometimes, we make the mistake of sitting in […]

Moving Forward – Part 2 of 6: Connecting Within South Calgary

by Pastor George

It Takes More than A Sunday God created us in such a way that: waking up on a Sunday morning; driving or walking to a local church; saying “good morning” to a few people in a lobby; singing songs and listening to a sermon in the sanctuary and returning home will never be sufficient to […]

Moving Forward – Part one of Six: Connecting with Families

by Pastor George

South Calgary’s potential for outreach and growth by connecting with families is staggering. Forty-one years ago, God placed our church at the heart of a part of Calgary that has few churches yet over 14,500 families! I am confident God’s desire is to renew South Calgary as a church bursting with the energy of young […]

CRUCIAL RELATIONSHIPS

by Pastor George
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RELATIONSHIPS “Brick and mortar come after relationships are founded” “It is not programs, it is relationships” CANADA HAS CHANGED As Canada celebrates 150 years of being a nation, we recognize that Canada has changed, and continues to change. Historians tell us that in the years after World War I well over 70% of Canada was […]

Sabbatical Announcement

by Pastor George

Ten years ago, following the recommendation of the Alberta Baptist Association and the North American Baptist Conference, South Calgary Community Church adopted a policy to provide a three month sabbatical for our ministry staff every seven years. We are pleased to announce that Pastor Sam is in his seventh year of ministry at South Calgary […]

The Future of Worship Ministry at South Calgary

by Pastor George

Just over 20 people met on the evening of April 19 to begin the discussions related to worship ministry at South Calgary. As part of the introductory comments worship was defined as “recognizing and responding to who God is and all He does.” It was recognized that worship is music . . . and much […]

God . . . More Powerful Than a Recession

by Pastor George

The province of Alberta and the city of Calgary are in the midst of a very difficult economic time. “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray . . . then I will hear from heaven.” 2 Chronicles 7:14 This verse was part of God’s message to King Solomon after […]