PLANTING CHURCHES AMONG THE LESS PRIVILEGED
“One of the hardest things in the world is to stop being the prodigal son without turning into the elder brother.” - John Ortberg
As we mature in our Christian walk it can become easy to lose sight of those who remain in places of captivity and bondage. Jesus teaches us however, that mature faith will always have vision to search out those who are in darkness and lead them into the light (1Peter 2:9, Luke 1:79).
This vision is helpful in church planting and Kingdom expansion. With this perspective we can determine that the places with the greatest potential of spiritual awakening are the places in which the darkness is most prevalent. In Luke 4:12-21 we see Jesus beginning His ministry on the earth, moving first toward the poor and reminding His disciples that “healthy people don’t need a doctor--sick people do.” Victory Outreach is an inner-city mission that is built upon Jesus’ anointed ministry to proclaim good news to the poor, bind up the brokenhearted, proclaim freedom for the captives, and release prisoners from darkness. (Isaiah 61:1).
“...as believers we all share the responsibility and mandate to care for the poor and marginalized among us.”
Throughout Victory Churches International, ‘reaching, teaching and mobilizing’ is accomplished with dynamic diversity. Within the global span of our movement it is easy to celebrate how each church is uniquely graced to fulfill their role within the great commission. That being said, as believers we all share the responsibility and mandate to care for the poor and marginalized among us (James 1:27). When we have vision for the poor and move fearlessly toward those who sit in dark places, we position ourselves to model the heart of the Good Father, rather than that of the ‘elder brother’.
Church expansion, in lower socio-economic demographics, requires dependence on God’s supernatural provision and the partnership of many. As Jesus set out to accomplish His earthly assignment, He relied on the generosity of others to come alongside and fund the on-going practical needs of caring for the poor (Luke 8:1-3). If you are interested in more information about how you can support the work of Victory Outreach you can learn more at:
Pastors Nathan & Sharon Williams
Eastside Victory Church
VICTORY VILLAGE CONFERENCE & RETREATS CENTRE
Nestled in the beautiful foothills of Alberta, Victory Village is a fully equipped Christian conference and retreat centre. The main auditorium seats just over 250 with a large stage area, 32 channel audio, a 5-projector video system, and theatrical lighting capabilities. A full commercial kitchen delivers up a gourmet catering menu in the 150 seat dining room. Smaller rooms for groups from 10 – 100 are well appointed and complete with modern audio/visual capability.
Need to stay overnight? 25 beautifully appointed guest rooms ensure that you are refreshed and ready for your conference. In between meetings you can relax in the games room, exercise room, or hang out in the Cap Bar. Free Wi-Fi gives you access to the world wide web.
Located just off the Trans Canada Highway on the west edge of Calgary, getting here is quick and easy. We specialize in church retreats, training seminars, business luncheons, receptions, birthday parties, and more. Why not plan your next event here?
For menus and pricing information visit us online at:
www.victoryretreats.ca or call 403-286-8337.