Gracepoint member turns school project into collaborative EP of original songs on identity in Christ, called the Identity Project
When Average Joe’s life blows up, he talks to pastor Jake, but when pastor Jake needs help, where does he go? Founded to provide support, counselling, and healing for pastors, missionaries, and leaders, Oasis Retreats is an inter-denominational organization based in Abbotsford, B.C. Since its beginning in 1999, Oasis has helped more than a thousand Christian leaders representing 62 denominations and agencies from all 10 provinces, some 20 states, and 32 other countries.
A Surrey, B.C., Mennonite Brethren church has closed its second campus and reduced its staff. Gracepoint, in South Surrey, had been operating a second site at the Bell Theatre for a more than a decade, but ultimately found the costs (more than $100,000 per year) to be prohibitive.
Once a month, Gracepoint pastor Bill Hogg presides at a bar – and he invites anyone to join him. Hogg, several “expert” panellists, and guests meet at Belle’s Restaurant in Surrey, B.C., on the last Monday of the month to feed their bodies, minds, and souls with lively discussion on contemporary issues around faith and culture. The discussion podcasts are then posted on The Kindlings Muse – Canada West website (www.thekindlings.ca).