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Village Green – Easter Update

Welcome to this week’s newsletter. A special update considering this will be the first time in history that the church around the world is celebrating the Easter season in ways it never has before. Regardless, the church and the message of Easter will resonate in millions of communities around the globe and into the hearts of many more.

Service Update #4

Here is your weekly update on all that is happening at Village Green. As we continue to navigate some new realities, I wanted to highlight one reality that struck me this past week.


Standing in front of people to deliver a message can be a daunting experience. We wonder if what we have to say will connect with people in real and practical ways. This is especially true in the context of the church, where the messages are vehicles of bringing hope and meaning into people’s lives. In this post, I outline the common struggles that exist in every crowd, regardless of size. Knowing these will help you engage your audience in meaningful and effective ways.

Discerning Truth: A Follow Up to a Sermon on Truth (Oct 27, 2019)

While into the series on “We Are The Church,” we presented a message on truth, a hallmark of our Christian faith. I presented the 4 areas where ‘truth’ questions resonate most, in the areas of Origins, Meaning, Morality, and Destiny. I also mentioned that the Christian faith is the only one that satisfies their truth claims through the filters of correspondence and coherence.

The Biggest Hurdle We Face When We Feel Stuck

In this post, I talk about one mental exercise that is often the hurdle to moving forward out of the darkness. The hurdle is natural, and even promoted by the world around us, yet is a contributing factor to people feeling stuck.

Podcast – 9:31 Growing the Church in Canada

Pastor Jon has been featured in the latest instalment of Heritage College and Seminary’s podcast: 9:31 Growing the Church in Canada. it is a 2-part interview with each lasting a little over 20 minutes. You can catch them on iTunes here.

What it Takes to Stand Strong in Today’s World – 3 Key Questions

Ever read something that left you inspired? Something so profound that it lifted you in unexpected ways. Happened to me recently, though I’m somewhat embarrassed to admit it. You see, as a pastor, I should not be taken aback by reading a book of the Bible, after-all, it’s profound teaching should be a continual source of inspiration. But recently I was especially struck by┬áthe book of 1 Peter. I was moved by the power of Peter’s arguments, especially in the…