Redeem the Commute continues to grow, in many exciting ways!
Are you “interested people”?
I’ve been reflecting on a chance encounter with some local church members. When they asked what Redeemer, Ajax was all about, I shared the 30-second vision. They said, with the best of intentions, “Call us when you have bricks and mortar – we’ll be interested then.” I shared with them that we need lots of interested people long before there are ever bricks and mortar – in fact, interested people are the bricks and mortar!
Are you “interested people”? Will you help build something with great potential to make disciples, even if they don’t yet gather in one place at one time? This is the kind of gathering together that Paul describes when he writes to the Christians in Epehsus, “So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.” Ephesians 2:19-22
Please continue to pray that God is using Redeem the Commute to help people under stress, and that we will not be strangers for long, but that he will gather us together in his time. If you hear God calling you to be involved in building this new community online and in person, i.e. if you are his bricks and mortar, please get in touch.
We need all “interested people” – those with gifts to lead small groups, lead worship music, as well as those gifted in sound technology, projection technology, hospitality, social media, communications and more.
We also need financial gifts – that can enable us to help more marriages, families and individuals, as we learn, grow and explore deep questions of life. Please consider making a regular gift to Redeem the Commute here.
Our Team is Growing
David is Redeem the Commute’s videographer. From his background in youth ministry, he brings experience in blending Christian ministry and the creative arts, and with experience in sound production he brings a technical background that is improving our video production values every week.
Report from the Durham Baby & Kids Show
We had a great time at The Baby & Kid Show. Thanks to our volunteers, Alyssa and Jane, for helping to staff the booth. I know my time there meeting people was equally exhausting and exciting all at the same time. We gained new users and interest, and several other vendors agreed to hand out cards at their businesses and daycares. We gave out hundreds of cards and enjoyed getting to know those who paused at our booth to watch a clip of the parenting course, sign up for our mailing list or ask questions. I trust God will use those efforts to touch people’s lives.
Congratulations to Daniela, who stopped by our booth and won a parenting book for her efforts!
We are Hosting a Live Parenting Course in May
We are offering a live, in-person version of the Parenting Children Course, also available online. It is facilitated by Ryan, but each session consists of video from experts in parenting, and discussion with other parents. This course is relaxed and informal and there is always plenty of laughter. It’s hosted at All Saints Church in Whitby, starting May 6th, for five weeks excluding Victoria Day. Find more information or please register here and please share with local families.
What else is new?
This past month has been busy! With David improving the quality of our daily challenge videos, Ryan has had more time to improve the actual content of our daily challenges, our social media presence, and updates to our course offerings are coming soon. Ryan will also be attending an upcoming conference, speaking at the Synod of the Diocese of Nova Scotia & PEI, and various local events.