Becoming…it’s about character


Who are you becoming?

That’s the question we have been asking for the last couple of weeks.  Each of us is becoming someone. You could be becoming a mom, a dad, a husband, a wife, an electrician, a doctor, a computer programmer, a…fill in the blank.  Those are all roles or types of people we could become, but “Who are you becoming?” goes deeper than a future career or role you may have.

The question “Who are you becoming?” is really about character.   It’s about looking at who you are today and who you want to be, or what you want to be remembered for in the future and figuring out what you need to do to get there.  In college I did an exercise where I was asked to imagine my funeral (sounds morbid, right?).  I was to imagine who was there and what they were saying about me, and then write all of that down.  The second part of the exercise had me comparing what I envisioned with who I was at that moment, and determining what needed to change in order for the envisioned future to become real.  Have you ever done something like that?

This weekend as we continue our “Becoming” series we are going to look at James 1:19-27.  Together we are going to explore who we are today and the responses and behaviours that will keep us from becoming the person we were created to be.  I hope you’ll join us as we look at the character choices that will help us become what Jesus envisions.

See you Sunday,

Pastor Kirk

PS…are you in a group yet?  Sunday morning is only part of the journey of ‘Becoming’.  Each week groups gather together to  explore the past weekend’s passage further and to consider how they can apply it specifically to their lives.  If you’d like to join a group, email Pastor Peter.


Did you miss a week?  You can watch past week’s sermons and series online.


Prayer Summit
Join us this Sunday night at 7 pm as we gather together to pray for each other, our church and community. Our monthly prayer summit is a great opportunity to learn how to pray and listen to God.  Discover what a Spirit empowered prayer-focused life might look like for you.

Holy Spirit Encounter
Who is the Holy Spirit? Why does he matter? Join us September 29 & 30 to explore who the Holy Spirit is and what his ministry is in your life. Each session begins with singing and includes Bible teaching time followed by a practicum so you can put into practice what you have learned. Registration is free. Sign up at the information desk or email Pastor Kirk.

Global Leadership Summit
Join us October 19 and 20 for The Global Leadership Summit, a world class Christ-centered leadership conference, featuring Sheryl Sandberg, Angela Duckworth, Bill Hybels, Andy Stanley and many more. Tickets are regularly $189 each. We have purchased a limited number of tickets so that our church family can still purchase tickets for $99. Check at the Info Desk or email the church office at info@mylivinghope.ca to get one of these tickets.

Learning to Care
Every day there are people who need help. Often they just need a listening ear or someone to show they care. Sometimes the need is for something significantly more. Do you ever wish you knew what to do and how to help the people you meet? Join us at MidWeek, beginning Wednesday, October 4 at 6:45 as Lynda Beggs leads a course that will teach you how to care for the people around you every day.


Upcoming Events

September 29 – 30 Holy Spirit Encounter
September 29 – October 1 Junior High Retreat (Camp Kadesh)
October 14 Quiz Meet
October 14 Worship Arts Workshop
October 19 – 20 Global Leadership Summit
October 26 Board of Elders Meeting
October 29 Prayer Summit
November 11 Tim Neufeld and the Glory Boys