Saturday, January 1, 2011

I'm Not Satisfied!

   The first post of the New Year! Happy and Blessed New Year, everyone!

   Last night, I attended Willingdon's New Year's Eve Service for the very first time. And I loved it - being in a quiet, reverent time of worship, testimony of all that God has been doing in people's lives over the last year, and hearing God's word delivered powerfully from Hebrews 12:1-2.

   As Pastor John was talking about all that the faithful giving at Willingdon had accomplished over the last year and his desire to see the Gospel move forward in Vancouver, he talked about how 1,000 people had gone through the Discovery program this last year and his desire to see the church in Vancouver grow. "What does it take to be a church of 6,000 and then 7,000?", he asked. He followed up with talking about how people often ask when he will be satisfied with the size of the congregation coming to Willingdon and it's church plants. He emphasized it's not the numbers that matter to him, but that " long as there is one unsaved soul who has not heard the good news of the Gospel in the Greater Vancouver area, I'm not satisfied!"

   I've been thinking about that, and wrote on my own blog a little about how I want to run hard for God this year. I encourage those at FLUX CM SFU, FLUX CM UBC, FLUX CM BCIT and elsewhere following this blog to think about how you can run hard for God with all you have this coming semester and the rest of this year, that His Gospel may go forward on our campuses. I've found the following Youtube clip of the 'Balance Beam' analogy by Francis Chan particularly relevant for me to think about:

   Whatever way along the balance beam you've got to walk across this year, trust Christ to help you get across. Take to heart God's instruction to "...lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God." (Hebrews 12:1-2, ESV)

  Run hard, everyone! Happy New Year!

In my Father's Service,


Thursday, December 23, 2010

FLUX CM Christmas Party

Thank you everyone who came out to our Christmas party at Kevin & Paulman's place! It was great seeing some people after quite a while, as well as others for the very first time. I personally enjoyed a great time of fellowship listening to how God has been working in people's lives, both personally as well as in ministry!

Towards the end of the evening, Sam talked about the last year at FLUX CM, as well as plans for the coming year and a bit of a personal update as to where he will be going next year in following God's call.

We got this segment on video, so without further ado, here they are!

Part 1:

Part 2:

In my Father's Service,


Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Our Very First Post!

   Hi Everybody!

   So here I am, writing Flux CM's first blog post. Flux CM is the campus ministry of Willingdon Church, launched during Fall 2009 for university and college-going people. I have had the personal privilege of being part of this wonderful body of believers, and watching Flux CM live out its vision of bringing the presence of the local church to our campuses in Vancouver, through a simple two-fold objective:

  • Sharpening Christians on campus to live out the gospel in their lives
  • Reaching out to the seeker with the gospel of Jesus Christ

   Currently meeting at the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University and British Columbia Institute of Technology, I invite you to follow us on this blog, as we share our thoughts, news, activities and life in campus ministry. Come join our family. Walk with Christ and with us. Think with us. Grow with us. Be the change of the most incredible message that your campus will ever hear: "...Jesus Christ and Him crucified." (1 Corinthians 2:2).

In my Father's service,