New vision, new languages, new hope at Portage Avenue Church

Friday, September 8, 2017

In 2015, our pastor Jedidiah Carpentier asked Janice Penner to start a children’s church program. She laughed, as there were only two school-aged children attending our church at…

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A church for all nations

Thursday, September 1, 2016

It was a deadly summer. Senseless terror attacks in civilian spaces in Europe and racialized police violence in North American assaulted the human spirit every time we turned on…

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Foundering flagship church sails new waters

Monday, August 8, 2016

Portage Avenue opens arms to ethnic churches  “When a church goes through a decline in attendance, there’s a grasping,” says Jedidiah Carpentier, senior pastor of Portage Avenue Church,…

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A unified global church starts at home

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

From Times Square to Timbuktu: The Post-Christian West Meets the Non-Western Church
Author: Wesley Granberg-Michaelson
A common theme emerges as I listen to the stories of families who have been members of the Mennonite Brethren church in Canada for many years…

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The church Christ died for

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

I recently attended a government-sponsored event that invited the church into a conversation regarding the role and function of faith in our intercultural Canadian society. What does the…

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Welcoming the stranger

Friday, January 7, 2005

Few Christians in Canada can deny that the faces in our community have changed. Between 1986 and 1999 Canada received 3.5 million immigrants, many of whom have not received the gospel of Christ. The church has a tremendous opportunity to reach out to immigrants and demonstrate Christ’s love.

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