Celebration and Thanksgiving to God
Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you – 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18.
Birthdays in our home are a great excuse to eat, laugh and share about our year. Taking time to celebrate how God has blessed us helps us to refocus on God’s goodness and to be thankful for all He has accomplished. In Psalm 97:12, we are commanded: “Rejoice in the Lord, you who are righteous, and praise His holy name.”
One of our family birthday traditions is to share a highlight for the year. This year, our daughter was so excited to report her highlight. She was literally bursting to share her good news with us!
Here is my highlight from Northwest’s year and my reason for celebration and for giving thanks to God.
— Immerse, our church based Ministry Leadership Development program is now fully accredited by ATS and currently has 35 students involved in churches throughout the Pacific region. We are blessed and excited to partner with our local churches as we actively extend the love of Jesus to others and impact our communities.
Here is just a small sample of what our churches are saying about our Immerse students:
We started with one Immerse student and within a year, brought on a second. The excitement and passion they bring is expanding and strengthening our ministry here at Central Baptist Church. The Immerse program has exceeded our expectations in its effectiveness… As we train and mentor these men, we expect God to do great things as we partner in building His kingdom.
Steve Edelman, Associate Pastor,
Central Baptist Church, Victoria BC.
As an Immerse intern Wesley has brought more effectiveness to our community outreach, strength to our preaching ministry, assistance in the tasks of my role, wisdom to our pastoral team, and another team member to work alongside of. I cannot express how much help it is to have him on board.
Barton Priebe, Senior Pastor,
Dunbar Heights Baptist Church Vancouver, BC.
We have the privilege of currently having two Immerse students as part of our staff team. As a church I know we have benefited greatly from the ministry leaders. While our students are mainly involved in youth and kids ministries, I would guess that you could ask just about anyone at Emmanuel, and they would tell you that the blessing to our church extends far beyond a particular program…our whole church has been blessed by our participation in Immerse.
Don Reeve, Lead Pastor,
Emmanuel Baptist Church, Vernon, BC.
We are grateful for the role Northwest Baptist Seminary has in extending God’s Kingdom and impacting others at home and abroad.
If you wish to know more about how you can support us with your financial gifts please call me: 1-250-240-3737 or email me directly: firstname.lastname@example.org.
We thank you for all your support and depend on the generosity of our friends like you who wish to see God’s Kingdom grow and prosper. Here is how you can give to Northwest to help sponsor a student. You can give directly online: www.nbseminary.ca/give. Thanks for your investment in the Kingdom of God and for making a difference!