"I think this is the kind of thing that gives you experience and preparedness that you'll take into the rest of your life... It's a lifelong lesson learned."
By: Lauryn Francisco | March 25, 2023
Differences in the Church are not just helpful, but essential. They are a necessary element of God’s Kingdom. His purpose is fulfilled through the different gifts of each “part” when we come together as a whole.
By: Lauryn Francisco | March 8, 2023
"God is... moving, he’s reconciling, he’s redeeming everywhere. To get to see that, all over the world as well as in our own home, gives us a bigger vision of who God is. I’m excited to share that vision with others in our community."
By: Lauryn Francisco | February 28, 2023
"Throughout the entire trip, I saw God in how alive everyone was for Christ. But it wasn’t just the ‘one-hour-after-worship’ kind of alive. They were living their lives for Jesus."
By: Lauryn Francisco | February 14, 2023
"I would invite someone to live in this home if they have an itch to experience a different vision of what it means to be a follower of Jesus in our context."
By: Lauryn Francisco | January 31, 2023
We are free to be truly human and to experience the fullness of life in Christ when we choose submission, when we choose limitation, when we choose to die to ourselves and our own wishes.
By: Lauryn Francisco | January 20, 2023
Our role as stewards is not to know or understand better than non-humans could, not to use power as a way of ruling; but to let ourselves come back to children, to love because we have moved into our own neighbourhoods.
By: Lauryn Francisco | January 10, 2023
God forever longs to invite us into more than we can imagine, again and again saying to us, "See, I am doing a new thing." The question will always remain - Do we have room to receive Him as he chooses to dwell among us in a new way?
By: Jon Berends | January 4, 2023
Our students are finding belonging here at Blake Street. They are learning how to love one another for who they are, and how to see each other and themselves as Christ does.
By: Lauryn Francisco | December 17, 2022
Our students have now completed 9 weeks of what we call “Ordinary Time” at Act Five. Ordinary time is when we choose to declare that our ordinary moments matter.
By: Alyssa Zilney | December 6, 2022
"We saw students on this trip develop a deeper understanding and experience of our God through connection with the natural world and our Indigenous neighbours"
By: Alyssa Zilney | December 2, 2022
While rest is important, and a huge part of what we as Christians are called to practice as an act of faith(fulness) in a world of hustle, we are also called to engage. We are called to spend ourselves on things worth spending ourselves on.
By: Jon Berends | October 24, 2022