Courageous Grandparenting

Courageous Grandparenting

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Register now by clicking the button below and folloiwng the instructions. If you have any quesions contact grandparents@brentviewbaptist.com

 

Who should register?

Any of the following who are committed to being intentional about leaving a faith legacy for the next generations:

·       Grandparents

·       Upcoming-grandparents

·       Surrogate grandparents

·       Parents who desire to involve their own parents in their children’s lives

 

What’s included in the registration fee:

·       Interactive teaching session providing tools to impact our children and grandchildren (see seminar outline below)

·       Session materials

·       Cavin Harper’s book, Courageous Grandparenting – Unshakeable Faith in a Broken World (one book per single registrant; one book per couple)

·       Lunch and snacks

 

Seminar Outline

SESSION ONE: OWN UP! Does Your Legacy Matter?

This session explores what God says about grandparents’ legacy, and three critical roles God has given us.

SESSON TWO: WISE UP! Unpacking the Issachar Factor

Understanding the times and knowing what impacts how we fulfill the three Critical Roles of biblical grandparenting discussed in Session One.

SESSION THREE: SPEAK UP! Unleashing the Power of Spoken Blessing

This session explores what the Bible says about the spoken blessing as a powerful tool in a grandparent’s toolbox. Learn how to unleash that power in your own family, even if they aren’t believers. 

SESSION FOUR: GEAR UP! Allies or Adversaries: What About Parent and Grandparent Relationships?

Our relationships with our adult children and spouses is a critical piece of successful grandparenting. We’ll explore how to build and maintain strong relationships for the sake of all involved, especially the grandchildren.

SESSION FIVE: STEP UP! Let’s Take the Hill Country!

City Camp

City Camp

We are partnering with Camp Caroline to run a city camp at Brentview! It's going to be a crazy fun week and we'd love for your kids, your friends and your neighbours to join us! We will have special activities including a jumbo slip n' slide, laser tag, archery, mad science, crafts, and inflatables.

What to Bring: 

  • lunch
  • hat
  • bathing suit
  • change of clothes
  • shoes appropriate for indoor/outdoor games

What is Provided:

  • sunscreen and bug spray will be provided. If you have any sensitivities please bring your own
  • peanut-free snacks

Information can also be found on the Camp Caroline Website. 

http://www.campcaroline.ab.ca/summer-camp/current-camps/6/Day-Camp

Click on the link to sign up, you don't want to miss it! Registration deadline is July 10th.

https://campcaroline.campbrainregistration.com

If you are a teenager interested in being a part of the leadership team connect with Carleen (carleen.koop@brentviewbaptist.com) or Jodi (jodi.bruneski@brentviewbaptist.com). 

Brentview Floats the Bow River

Brentview Floats the Bow River

Brentview Floats the Bow! Saturday, July 15 at 1 pm.

Build community and cool off from the summer heat by joining other young adults in a float down the Bow River.

RSVP by filling out the form below. When you RSVP, your name will be entered for a door prize

We will be entering the river at Bowness Park at 1 pm. If you need a ride, meet at Brentview Baptist Church at 12:30 pm.

Don't forget, if you are bringing your own raft, please ensure you also have a bail bucket, paddles, and a life jacket. These are legally required by the city to go rafting. If you do not have a life jacket, please let us know. You cannot raft without a life jacket! 

If you have any further questions, please contact the Hub Team at hub@brentviewbaptist.com

 

 

 

HUB Summer Campfires

HUB Summer Campfires

Hub is going to be having some summer campfires at Edworthy Park on June 24th and August 12th starting at 5 pm. 

Make sure to bring some camping chairs, snacks, pop and some friends for an evening of fun. This will be a great chance to build some community and meet some new people. 

If you have questions about this event or want details about future events contact hub@brentviewbaptist.com or follow Brentview HUB Young Adults on Facebook.

 

Game On!

Game On!

Come join us for an evening of food, community, meeting new people, and playing some great GAMES! Come prepared to engage in some epic battles - light party games, Euro-style strategy, and everything in between. Everyone is welcome! Don’t know how to play? Don’t worry, we’re happy to show you how.

Bring some games or a snack/pop to share. We'll be in the main foyer when you enter off of the main doors on Charleswood Drive. Invite your friends or swing by solo and join in on the fun.

We’ll have free pizza at 5:30 for those who RSVP in advance, so make sure to do so below.

Games list: 7 Wonders, Agricola, Anomia, Apples to Apples, Bang!, Carcassonne, Castles of Burgundy, Catan, Chess, Citadels, Dominion, Dust, Forbidden Desert, Four Tribes, Heads Up, Killer Bunnies, Lords of Waterdeep, Machi Koro, Monopoly, Pandemic, Patchwork, Pit, Puerto Rico, Sheriff of Nottingham, Splendor, Taboo, Ticket to Ride, Uno

Volunteer Fiesta!

Volunteer Fiesta!

Join us as we celebrate our amazing volunteers! If you have served as a volunteer in any ministry area this year, please bring your family and come for lunch so that we can say thank you for a job well done. Space is limited, so please RSVP here by Sunday, April 9. You MUST RSVP to attend!

Short Term Small Groups

Short Term Small Groups

Join a Short Term Small Group at Brentview! We have a number of groups that are starting up in March. Take a look at the group options, and then register at the bottom of the page!

Short Term Groups that are starting on Tuesday, March 7, 2017

Alpha [led by Lisa Snyman • beginning Tuesday, March 7]

Description: Questions about life? Purpose? Love? Alpha is a series of interactive sessions exploring the basics of the Christian faith. Each session looks at a different question, and is designed to create conversation. There’s no pressure, no follow-up and no charge; it’s just an open, informal, and honest space to explore and discuss life’s big questions together.
# of weeks: 11
Cost: none

Secret Church: Survey of the Old Testament by David Platt [led by Grace Lane • beginning Tuesday, March 7]

Description: The Secret Church examines a rather large portion of the Bible that many Christians find confusing and even intimidating—the Old Testament. This study looks at the Old Testament in its literary, historical, and theological dimensions, and if offers a survey of all 39 books. As we’ll see, there’s more here than a collection of good moral principles and examples. The God-inspired words of the Old Testament point to Christ, to His church, and to God’s plan for all nations. 
# of weeks: 6
Cost: none

Short Term Groups that are starting on Thursday, March 9, 2017

Community Transformation [led by Sara-May Cardy • beginning Thursday, March 9]

Description: This year the elders of Brentview have been encouraging our church to be more intentional around the transformation of our community. Small group leaders are invited to help us define what that intentional focus could look like. If you are a small group leader, please join us for 7 weeks as we explore, discuss and practice how to effectively engage with our neighbours.
# of weeks: 7
Cost: none

An Introduction to Prophecy [led by Adam Mayhew - beginning Thursday, March 9]

Description: This group will walk through the book You May All Prophecy by Steve Thompson. You will discover that God is already speaking to you. The book helps you recognize God's voice, understand the different ways He speaks, and provides practical steps to minister prophetically.
# of weeks: 7
Cost: $10 for the ebook

Reframe: Following Christ in the Modern Era [led by Wayne Jones • beginning Thursday, March 9]

Description: Reframe is an 8-week film based exploration of what it means to follow Christ in all areas of the modern world: our work, family, community, church etc. Please join us if you would like to seek out how to integrate your faith into all areas of life!
# of weeks: 8
Cost: none

FX Family Camp

FX Family Camp

Join us for Family Experience Family Camp this year! It will be held at Camp Caroline from April 7-9. Registration deadline is March 20, 2017. Register today! 

GroupLink

GroupLink

Are you looking to join a small group? GroupLink is where small groups are made. 

Join us at the church on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 at 7:00pm in the gym where you can meet small group leaders and members of small groups to get connected. 

Enabled : Lead 2017

Enabled : Lead 2017

One of Brentview's goals is to empower leaders in the areas that they are serving and one of the ways we do that is through Enabled: Lead. Enabled lead is a half-day event held at the church twice a year in September and February in which we provide training for our all of our volunteers, regardless of the area that they are serving in.

Our goal is to equip our volunteers with the skills that they need for the upcoming ministry year and to deepen the sense of community among our amazing volunteers. We cannot do what we do at Brentview without the help of our volunteers so if you serve or lead in any area of Brentview, we need you there. Enabled: Lead runs from 9:00am until 1:00pm and lunch is provided. Please plan on arriving at the church at 8:45am. 

Register by Monday, February 6, 2017. 

Christmas at Brentview

Christmas at Brentview

Join us in celebrating the birth of Christ on Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year's Day at Brentview on:

Christmas Eve | 5:00pm and 6:30pm
Christmas Day | 10am
New Years Day | 10am and 6:30pm

Handel's Messiah

Handel's Messiah

You're invited to attend our annual Handel's Messiah concert on Saturday, December 17 at 7:00pm at Brentview Baptist. Please feel fee to invite friends and family.

A free will offering will be taken to benefit a designated charity in the tradition of Handel's Messiah. Stay with us after the concert as there will be holiday refreshments afterwards. 

No childcare is provided. For more details, please contact Jerry Proppe at jerry.proppe@brentviewbaptist.com.

Hub Winter Retreat

Hub Winter Retreat

Come out for an amazing weekend of connecting, learning and relaxing at Camp Caroline from January 20-22, 2017. Cost is $90 singles / $180 couples before December. 12, and $110 / $220 after December 12 so register now! Guest speakers for the weekend are Mark and Kalie Watt. 

Be sure to bring warm bedding, outdoor clothes, slippers/indoor shoes/socks, runners for gym, swimsuit & towel, toiletries, clothes for games outside, bible, notepad & pen, snacks in sealed containers, cards & games. 

We will be doing all kinds of fun activities like glow in the dark night-time Capture the Flag, swimming, snowboarding and snow-tubing, gym games, board games and pool games.

Price is all inclusive. Payment due before January 22, 2017 to Tricia Hincks or Pastor Dan Leffelaar, or the church office. Car pooling will be organized on The City. To register in person rather than online, or if you have questions, please talk to Tricia Hincks at triciahincks@gmail.com or contact the church at 403-284-4691.

Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes

Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes

Just a reminder that this Sunday is the deadline for returning filled shoe boxes to the church as they will be picked up next week. 

2016 Missions Project Fund

2016 Missions Project Fund

As most of you who have spent time around Brentview are aware, our vision is Every Person Making Disciples. This is a big, life-long vision for our Church, and so in order to help us focus our attention in the shorter term, the leadership team has been working to define the specific mission and focus areas for the next few years that will move us closer to the ultimate goal. We believe that over the next little while,

Our Holy Spirit-led mission is to transform and present Brentview as an essential part of the community of Calgary. We accomplish this by living out discipleship practices, developing a Christ-like welcoming spirit, and calling people to take the next steps in their faith journey.

We’ve identified two areas in which to focus our strategic planning. The first, Equipping Disciples, is at the heart of many of the changes we have seen over the past year in small groups and the next steps processes that have been rolling out this fall. The second focus area, Transforming our Community, is about equipped disciples engaging in God’s mission in the world. As this is a newer focus area for us, the specific strategies are still in development, and will likely evolve over the coming months, but I’m here today to tell you about one opportunity you have to be a part of Transforming our Community right now.

The 2016 Mission Project Fund is a one-month capital campaign that is intended to finance five projects that will share the transformative love of Christ in Our World, Our City, and on the doorsteps of Our Church. Starting today, we are inviting you to give to this fund, which will support three specific projects at C-Quest in Mexico, HATS in Haiti, and New Beginnings in Mexico, provide for the ongoing support of the Syrian refugee family sponsored by a number of families in our Church, and raise seed capital for future ministries of Brentview to the community just outside our doors. Complete details on all of these initiatives are available in a handout that Marc Sardachuk will be distributing at the missions fair following the service. This information will also be shared on The City, and will be available from the Church office starting tomorrow.

We believe that there is a role for everyone in the transformation of Our World, Our City, and Our Church, so we are asking you to prayerfully consider your involvement. If you are able to make space in your finances to give, over and above your usual generosity, to the Mission Project Fund, this campaign will be running from today until Sunday, November 20th. You can designate your donation by writing Mission Project Fund on one of the envelopes in the pews, or by selecting the Mission option online or in the Pushpay app. In addition to the financial piece, prayerfully consider what part God may be calling you to play in the transformation of our community. If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please speak to someone on the elders’ board, the pastoral staff, or the missions lead team. Thank you.