People increasingly have a negative view of Christians and no faith affiliation. We plan to create intentional bridges to help people experience our genuine love for them. Eric Swanson once said, “Good deeds create goodwill, which opens the heart to good news.” These initiatives will be an entry point to invite people to hear the Gospel and experience discipleship in our church community.
Program Initiatives will include Summer camps, Community Outreach programs, and using our facility as a Community Centre. Half of this goal will be given to global partners who also build bridges to the Gospel in their communities.
There is a significant need for more leaders in the church and Christian ministries. Many churches are struggling to find staff and even senior pastors. We are committed to doing our part in developing and equipping more leaders who can serve the Body of Christ for generations to come
Program initiatives will include Internships to develop future pastors and Christian leaders and the Forward Leadership School. Our goal would also include $75,000 being given to Global Engagement partners who are also investing in leadership development.
One of the most effective evangelism strategies is the planting of new churches. We have a significant opportunity to reach new Canadians with the Gospel and also communities near us who need a strong Gospel presence.
Program initiatives will include: Launching at least one new Forward Church site plus partnering with other Global Engagement partners who are planting new churches.
We have the opportunity to invest in a facility that will serve the church for the next twenty to thirty years and bless future generations with a place to worship, grow, and reach the community.
Our Cambridge facility is showing some significant signs of age and larger maintenance issues. These items need to be addressed to keep our building safe and usable in the future. While identifying these needs, we also began to dream about whether there are ways to help the building be even more effective for present and future ministry needs.