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Welcome, Pastor Ryan!
On Sunday, September 17 we celebrate the official installation of Ryan Herbert as Associate Pastor of Missional Community!
Ryan joined Skyview Church while attending Ambrose University as a student. Together with his wife, Carly, the Herbert’s lead our youth program and have been actively involved with our youth since they arrived at Skyview. Following graduation from Ambrose with a BA in Christian Studies, Ryan has continued his formal preparation for ministry through Nazarene Theological Seminary where is pursuant of a Masters of Divinity Degree. These studies have planted a passion for prayer and a love for Scripture that continue to shape Ryan’s character and desires. His interests include spirituality, theology, nature, chess, and ping-pong.
The Associate Pastor of Missional Community is a pastoral role focussed upon:
- Discerning the place of missional communities within our church, and;
- Overseeing the development and implementation of these communities.
The three-fold focus within missional community is: communion with God, deepening relationships within the church community, and reaching out to those outside the church. Ryan’s role in this first year will be to discern along with others within our community the way that this threefold focus can be embodied within our church context.
Skyview Reaching Out
1) The Mission Field is Coming to Us!
In the fall there will be many new international students coming to Calgary to do graduate studies. We invite you to consider being part of an awesome ministry opportunity that reaches out to these students called Home Away from Home. HAFH is a hospitality and friendship ministry in which people from within our church family serve as friendship families to students at the University of Calgary. The purpose of the program is to offer students an opportunity to get to know Canadians, their culture and way of life. For more information or to sign
up please visit www.home-away-from-home.ca.
2) Backpack for School students
We are excited to be partnering with the school again to bless the students that need support by providing backpacks full of school supplies. Please visit the link below for a list of needed supplies:
The backpacks will be collected through the month of September.
3) SRO meeting
The Skyview Reaching Out team oversees the mission and outreach part of Skyview Church, and we would love you to be at our next meeting on September 18! If you have a heart for outreach please consider attending, all are welcome. We will be planning upcoming events for the fall 2017. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details!
Progress continues as the steel support structure is being put in place. Watch for weekly updates as our worship facility takes shape!
We are so excited to announce that we have hired Ryan Herbert as our new part-time Associate Pastor of Missional Community! Ryan is a newly District Licensed Pastor who continues to work towards ordination.
Stay tuned for upcoming details of Ryan’s formal installation later this month and regarding missional communities and the scope of Ryan’s role with us!
Missions Trip – Matt Mensinga
My name is Matt Mensinga and I will be working with the Samaritan Foundation in Sosua in the Dominican Republic for one year. The Samaritan Foundation's focus is building villages to help the extremely poor have access to shelter, education, church facilities and medical treatment. They also partner with other groups to help staff these facilities and train local Dominicans so they can become increasingly self-sufficient. I am incredibly excited for this opportunity as it will allow me to use my construction knowledge to help people in need in a practical way!
I will be working directly with The Samaritan Foundation as the main construction supervisor. This will include overseeing new projects, organizing building projects for the teams that volunteer, supervising the local Dominican workers that work for the Samaritan Foundation, and even teaching construction classes at the trade school.
If you would be interested in supporting me in this work, either through prayer or financially, I would greatly appreciate it! You can donate online through The Samaritan Foundation's website or send a cheque to their head office but it is important to put my name in the message box online or on the cheque so they know who the money if for. Also, if you could let me know so I can keep track of it that would be fantastic! If you would like more information please feel free to contact me or visit The Samaritan Foundations website!
Contact the church office to get in touch with Matt personally!
‘Adopt’ a University Student
Home Away from Home is a ministry that connects international students at the University of Calgary with a local church family. It has been very encouraging to hear stories of how it has touched both the students and the Skyview families who welcome them! With new students expected to arrive in January, the program is looking for new families to match them with! If you are interested in hearing more about this program or getting involved, visit their website and/or speak to Richard Ashton! Join us this Sunday to learn more!
Did you know?
Here at Skyview we regularly support missions both right here in Calgary and world wide through our district and denomination, which you can learn more about at Nazarene Missions International, as well as through partnership with two specific ministries:
Seed of Hope
The Seed of Hope is a community development ministry in the rural outskirts of Durban, South Africa, that supports the community through programs focused on education and care. Learn more about who they are and how you can get involved here. Visit our missions page for more updates!
Read their newest update here.
Youth unlimited calgary
Youth Unlimited is a community organzation that focuses on the support of young people through programs that assist them with all needs, from physical and emotional health and well being, spiritual support, employment support, and support of the whole family through times of difficulty. Learn more about this organization here, or take a look at their latest newsletter..
Our district NYI (Nazarene Youth International) were recently challenged to join The Justice Movement – a voice for justice and compassion in the world. The movement is made of kids, students, young adults, families, and churches that believe they can make a difference in each other’s lives. The movement amplifies the voice of the weak and responds to their needs. A number of Skyview youth, young adults and leaders have taken up the Just Water challenge – drinking only water for a select period of time, while raising awareness and funds for the global water crisis. Read their stories on the Just Water page and see how you can encourage, pray for and donate.
Coffee for Guys!
Join a group of men for coffee conversation, and Christian fellowship. Men’s coffee is a great opportunity to discuss current events and sports, share burdens, and plan activities like hikes, hockey or service events. Come on out and contribute to the lives of fellow Christian men and bring a friend. This group meets every second Saturday morning at 9am at Cora's in Northland Mall.