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Something to Hang on to, when Monday Morning Rolls Around…

Love God, Love Others, and Serve the World. This is what we are about. When you come to our services, expect to feel welcomed in a casual atmosphere where you will meet people of all ages, from diverse backgrounds and at different stages in their spiritual journey. We teach the Bible with passion and application so you will have something to hang on to when Monday morning rolls around. Our desire is to walk with you in whatever season of life you are in and our prayer for you is that you would become a joy filled fully devoted follower of Jesus. Whether you feel like you’ve got things together or feel life is completely falling apart, welcome. We are here to bless and encourage you with truth and grace. Grab a coffee at our café and then begin to take in the many opportunities here. Welcome to the journey!

Love God

God is the Creator of all that exists. He is glorious in every way. He created us to worship him and give him glory. The Bible is God’s Word and is a true and accurate account of God’s love for us. Its purpose is to teach us how to have a relationship with him, worship him, and bring him glory. We believe the greatest joy and deepest meaning comes from loving God. Deuteronomy 11:1, Joshua 22:5,  Matthew 22:38,  Mark 12:33,  Jude 1:21.

 

Love Others

Jesus tells us that after Loving God, the next greatest love we are to have is a love for others. This allows the love of God to flow through us and be experienced by others. Loving others requires time, energy and sacrifice. We are committed to loving others and doing it with great joy! In loving others, we experience in very real ways the pleasure of God in us. 1 John 4:21, John 13:34; 15:12, 1 John 3:23, 1 Thessalonians 4:9, Ephesians 5:2, Galatians 5:14, James 2:8.

 

Serve the World

The Church is Jesus’ body and we are to show his love to the world as his hands and feet. Every follower of Jesus is called to be a “minister” of his good news in word and in deed, through acts of loving service and a willingness to share the truth of the gospel with everyone. The scope of God’s love is worldwide, and we are committed to taking the message and love of Jesus to the farthest, forgotten places of the world. Mark 10:45, Matthew 25:35, Hebrew 6:10, James 1:27, Galatians 6:2; 1 Thessalonians 5:14.

 
Practical Biblical Teaching

Practical Biblical Teaching

Kids Program

Kids Program

Great Music

Great Music

75 Minute Service

75 Minute Service

Casual Atmosphere

Casual Atmosphere

Free Coffee and Wifi

Free Coffee and Wifi

What You Can Expect

 

Everyone is welcome at Forward Church. We want you to feel it as soon as you step in the door, so we strive to welcome people individually, and have a coffee ready for you.  Come a bit early, check in your children at Kidz Town (they’ll have a great time, guaranteed), check out our free wifi in Perks Café, find your place in the auditorium, and have a great morning with us! Check out our worship song playlist on Spotify. Cambridge Kitchener

 

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We want to make you feel welcome and understood here at Forward.  Whether you feel like you’ve got things together or feel life is completely falling apart, we are here to encourage you.

     

    LEADERSHIP QUICK CONNECTIONS

    Kitchener Pastor TBD
    Pastor of Care  Greg Patus
    Children Birth – Grade 5  Neil Moody
    Children’s Clubs and Camps  Kristen Christopherson
    Cambridge Students Grades 6 – 12  Andrew Nunn
    Kitchener Students Grades 6 – 12  Kyle Faus
    Young Adults  Andrew Nunn
    Life Groups  Kevin Pent
    Women’s Life Groups  Kerry Faus
    Men’s Life Groups  Kevin Pent
    Marriage Life Groups  Kevin Pent
    Seniors   Art & Norma Jones
    Alpha Cambridge  Rich Husiman
    Alpha Kitchener  David Lewis
    Cambridge Music  Keith Sparrow
    Cambridge Tech Ben Skinner
    Kitchener Music & Tech  Blair Hicks
    Communications Keith Sparrow
    Global Engagement  Steve Adams

     

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    STAFF

    Steve Adams

    Teaching Pastor

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    Krista Brown

    Office & Facility Manager

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    Kristen Christopherson

    Associate Director, Children & Family

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    Kerry Faus

    Women's Life Director

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    Derik Fuller

    Lead Pastor

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    Kirk Giles

    Lead Pastor

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    Blair Hicks

    Worship and Pastoral Admin., Kitchener

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    Gord Jackson

    Interim Kitchener Site Pastor

    Ann Marie Kellestine

    Administrative Assistant

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    Brittany McDonald

    Jr. High Ministry Director

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    Neil Moody

    Director, Children & Family

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    Rachel Nichols

    Reception/Admin. Assistant

    Rob Noseworthy

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    Andrew Nunn

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    Greg Patus

    Pastor of Care

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    Jennifer Pent

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    Kevin Pent

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    Verne Pharoah

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    Melanie Scott

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    Beth Silveria

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    Ben Skinner

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    Clazina Sommer

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    Keith Sparrow

    Worship & Creative Arts Pastor

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    Jordan Vanderkooy

    Custodial Assistant

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