We wanted to share with you another side of our ministry...partnerships. In recent years, we've had the privilege to partner with local churches and other organizations to help students discover Jesus. We are so glad that the call that Jesus has to make disciples of all nations is for all Christians. Each of our partnerships lends us to be able to work together to help more people know Jesus and grow in their faith.
HERITAGE - We have been working alongside Heritage College and Seminary for a couple of years now. There are P2C staff who take part-time classes there and are trained how to meet the intellectual and emotional needs of our students. They also graciously open up their space for us to be able to use it for our annual South Western Ontario Leaders Equipping (SWOLE) Day. Student leaders from 11 different campuses come to collaborate and learn together.
FORWARD CHURCH - Forward Church is near Conestoga College and has been a great partner of our ministry for the last few years It is great to be able to have a church nearby to the college that we can be working with so that students from out of town can find a church home. Not only are they hosting our Christmas party, we are hoping that we can work together for mentorship for these students and find other ways to help them grow as disciples of Jesus.
PASTOR FRANCOIS - At Fanshawe College, we are partnering with a chaplain who has been there for 20 years and has a lot of ministry experience, and good college ministry experience in particular. It has been great to learn from each other, brainstorm together and partner in the gospel for God's glory on that campus.
These are just some of the ways that we have been able to work as a body of Christ to help students discover Jesus. Thank you for being great partners as well....financially, prayerfully and in all the encouragement that you give us.
Please pray for us as we navigate these partnerships and other partnership opportunities as well
Please pray for our emotional & mental health. The first half of this semester was actually quite hard. Our organization is going through some significant changes to try and reach a rapidly changing culture with the gospel. Many of these changes have been good, but they've also been difficult and require more energy, navigating new waters. We have had a couple of student leaders on a couple of campuses who have been quite a challenge to work with and a couple of them have stepped down from leadership. Amelia has been difficult to deal with at times, depending on the day (or night). These factors combined with the usual ups & downs of life, family and ministry have proved difficult and overwhelming at times this semester. We feel like our life and ministry are more normalized now, but please pray for us to continue learning, growing and staying healthy amidst these hardships.