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7:00pm
7:30pm
7:30pm
 
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MCA is home to over 1500 people from 45 different nations. We gather every Sunday at 9am & 11:30am for Praise & Worship, followed by a time of prayer & preaching of the Word. After each service, we have refreshments in the gym. We also have mid-week activities, including after-school programs, family night and sports. MCA is a great place to Believe, to Belong & to Be Loved! Why not bring a friend?
 
 

A Message From The Pastor

AUGUST THEME: Being A Risk Taker

The word ‘encourage’ comes from putting together the words ‘in’ and ‘courage.’ To encourage means to put courage into someone. In scripture, an encourager is someone who comes along side of another and gives them strength.

In the book of Acts we read of a man who was known as a great encourager. Barnabas was a leader in the early church. We don't really know much more about him, but what we do know is enough to appreciate who he was and what he did. Luke tells us his Jewish name was Joseph but he was such an inspiration that the apostles gave him the nickname, Barnabas, meaning "Son of Encouragement." We learn of his amazing example of generosity when he sold a field that he owned and then took the money to the apostles to distribute to those in need. We read of him encouraging the apostle Paul, who was just beginning his ministry. In fact, it was Barnabas who introduced Paul to some of the apostles who were no doubt a little suspicious of his motives at first. We also read of Barnabas encouraging new believers in Antioch and standing in defence of a young disciple named John Mark.

Barnabas was a risk taker in his everyday life. His close walk with the Lord, and his understanding that risk-taking is part and parcel of everyday life for the believer gave him the confidence to be generous, knowing that God would provide for his every need; gave him the courage to befriend a persecutor of the faith; gave him the strength to encourage and build up people wherever he went. Barnabas risked his own reputation and credibility, but he cared more about exalting Christ and advancing His Kingdom than he did his own life.

Barnabas fulfilled God's purpose for him as a risk taker for the kingdom. God also has a purpose for all of us. Are we willing to do what God has called us to do, in our day to day lives?

Blessings,

Rev. Sabrina Foerster

Reach Out Pastor

Malvern Christian Assembly