At Kootenay Christian Fellowship we take Micah 6:8 seriously. It says, "He has told you, O man (church), what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?”
There are three things that God asks of his people: To act justly, to love being kind, and to walk humbly..
Just think what a great world we would have if we all promoted justice. If we spoke up for the weak and protected the vulnerable. Add to that acts of kindness. Not kindness that is out of duty, but where a group of people actually loved doing kind things. Such a people we desire to be. And then lastly, what voice would we have if we were proud of our goodness. Would we not be just like the religious bigots everyone loves to hate. We desire to be a people that are willing to get our hands dirty, our knees bent, and our feet on the ground.
In this website you will find information and opportunities. But our most sincere prayer is that we will get to know you and you and us will get to know God. If we can assist you in any way, please email your concern to one of the people on our contact information page. We want to be a blessing to you. Come and share a day of worship with us. We meet every Sunday at 520 Falls Street in Nelson, BC.
There is free parking available on Sunday behind the building.
Pastor Jim Reimer
March 16, 2017
If I say “Leader”, what comes to mind? A CEO of some major corporation, Coach of a sports team, Sergeant of a platoon of soldiers, Father in a household, Pastor of a church, or a dishwasher in a restaurant pit, a janitor doing the night shift in a school, concession stand worker at the local theatre? Some professions lend themselves more naturally to the image of leader than others. Leadership carries with it the ideas of being in charge, managing people, and being an authority. Jesus had a different spin on it. He said, "You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you.
Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many." Mark 10:42-45 (NIV)
K.R Ravindran, President of Rotary International 2015-16, from Sri Lanka, tells a story of his first meeting with Mother Teresa. It goes like this.
“So one day, when an elegantly dressed man came to Kolkata looking for Mother Teresa, the nuns who answered the door informed him that she was at the back of the house, cleaning the toilets. They pointed the way, and indeed he found Mother Teresa scrubbing the toilets. She said hello, assumed he was there to volunteer, and began explaining to him how to hold the toilet brush correctly and how not to waste water. Then she put the brush in his hand and left him standing there, in his expensive suit, alone in the lavatory.
Later, the man came out, found Mother Teresa again, and said, “I have finished; may I speak with you now?” “Yes, certainly,” she said. He took an envelope out of his pocket and said, “Mother Teresa, I am the director of the airline, and here are your tickets. I just wanted to bring them to you personally.”
That airline director told that story again and again for the rest of his life. He said those 20 minutes spent cleaning toilets had filled him with the greatest joy he had ever known – because by putting his hands to Mother Teresa’s work, he became part of that work. For those 20 minutes, he cared for the sick just as she did: with his own hands, his own sweat.
That is servant leadership. There is no job to big or too small. There is no opportunity or challenge that is above or beneath. A servant leader first asks, “How can I help?” Not, “How will it make me look?” A servant leader steps in when others hold back. We all can’t be a Mother Teresa, an Apostle of the Lord, a CEO of a major corporation, but we all can do something for twenty minutes that will make a difference in somebody’s life.
This is what Stephen did in Acts 6, and 7 of the Bible. His story will be the major focus of our Sunday Celebration at KCF this coming Sunday presented to us by the Students of Clearwater College. Join us this Sunday if you have the opportunity as we experience a little of what it was like to be a servant leader from Stephen’s perspective.
Request for Concentrated Prayer
We want to thank all those who responded to the call for prayer and financial assistance to meet the last big outstanding bill on the renovation project for S.H.A.R.E. We are happy to report we are half way there of meeting out 34,000 dollar bill.
If you have not responded, (any amount is appreciated) and are feeling led to give a special offering towards this, you can do it by interac, cheque, or by visiting our website. I know that moving S.H.A.R.E. to our building was the right thing to do. We have paid off most of the cost of renovation. We just have this last piece to go. Please pray and consider ways you can participate in this miracle.
Calendar of Events
- Clearwater College on Tour, This coming Sunday, March 19, 10:30am at KCF.
- Resurrection Sunday, April 16
- 8:00 SonRise Service, Lakeside Park Flagpole
- 8:45 Brunch at KCF
- 10:30 Worship and Celebration at KCF
- KCF Annual General Meeting, Sunday, April 23, 1pm at KCF, bring a sandwich
- Canada Day in the Park, Saturday, July 1
- Family Camp, Dutch Harbour, Riondel, July 3 to 7. Registration required
- P.A.R.T. 12 (Pedal Along a Rail Trail), Saturday, July 24. Registration required
- Jr. Teens meet Fridays, 4 to 5:30pm at KCF. Ages 11 – 14
- Bright Lights, Club for Kids meet Saturdays, 1 - 3:15pm at KCF. Kindergarten to Grade 4
- Praise Moves at KCF, Saturdays 10 – 11 am
Visit our website at http://www.kootenaychristianfellowship.com for all the news, sermons, and places to donate.
Looking forward to seeing you this Sunday.