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PRAYER REQUESTS

OCTOBER 2016

β€œAnd this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us.” 1 John 5:14

Kingdom

We don’t just want a building; we want God to build his kingdom. Pray for us all to persevere with the right priorities and a heart of dependence on him. Ask God to establish us in this neighbourhood so that we can provide a place of refuge for the city.

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Timing

We are eager to begin using our building to its full ministry potential. Currently, we are waiting to hear back about a second permit, which we hope will take 2 months but have heard can be as long as 3-4 months or more. Foundational work has begun, which is the most difficult part of the renovations. From shovels in the ground to bureaucratic review, pray that all parts of the project move along efficiently.

Wisdom

We are in the process of a large and complex project, and there are many people collaborating. There is a need for flexibility, balanced with budget and vision commitments. Pray for wisdom for the GTC staff, architects, and site foreman as they work together to oversee the project.

Provision and Protection

God is our heavenly Father. He has already provided for this project abundantly and generously; pray that the remaining funds committed during the fundraising period will be realized. Pray also for the safety of the crew who work on our site.


383 Jarvis st.

 

Our church is a community of grace, publicly expressing the gospel of Jesus Christ in word and deed to our city, Toronto. God has blessed our church since our first days in 2005, when we started with four people. We now number almost 500 adults every Sunday, with a growing number of skeptics and nominally-churched people attending our services in order to investigate the gospel. 

We desire to see 383 Jarvis Street built into a new home for us and a place of grace, rest and mission in the heart of our city.


 

A PLACE FOR LEARNING, RENEWAL AND CHURCH PLANTING

383 Jarvis provides the space to fulfill our discipleship and internship training needs. It can also house our Church Planting Centre, training events and conferences of prayer and renewal for our city.

A MISSIONAL SPACE FOR GRACE IN THE CITY

As well as meeting our weekly service needs, it can become a center for mission-focused music and art outreaches, concerts and events to bring the experience of God’s transforming love to our city.

A CATALYST FOR COMPASSION

Located where rich and poor collide in our city, this is a place to live out the gospel to the spiritually hungry, the physically homeless, the emotionally downtrodden, and the economically broken, of our city.

 

Our Vision

Our vision is to build a movement that would multiply gospel-centered, missional believers in every part of this, and other, great cities. We do this by:

 

TAKING GOD'S GRACE TO THE CITY

We wish to nurture our congregation and reach out to our community.

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TAKING GOD'S GRACE DEEP

We desire to equip and train our congregation to catalyze city transformation and deepen our leadership through discipleship.

TAKING GOD'S GRACE WIDE

We are raising up church leaders and missionaries through our gospel-centered and practical internship and coaching programs.

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HOW TO GIVE

There are number of ways you can contribute to the building campaign. Please see the following document for more information on the various ways to support the building fund financially.

Outright and Special Gifts (PDF) β―

Click here to access our online giving page.