Church Highlights



April 23, 2015

Sunday, May 3 - Pass the Baton

Posted by: Pastor Chris Martin

Pass the Baton is a special, multi-generational church family evening, focused on strengthening and building up students, young adults parents and families as a whole.

Here is an outline of the seminars offered for the evening. Our goal is that we would all be equipped to strengthen young people and their families. There is something for everyone and we sincerely hope you’ll join us for this great night.

Kids Ministry 
Speaker: Pastor Laura Bogner and her ministry team from South Side Worship Center.
Ages 0-3 will be downstairs in the student ministries wing.  
Jk.-Grade 5 will be upstairs in the loft.

Jr. High and Youth | Room: 211
Speaker: Christian Harrison
Description: Helping students learn how to take a critical look at film and pop culture and understanding what it can teach us about the world we live in. Students will be challenged to stop thoughtlessly consuming film and TV and encouraged to start critical evaluating what they watch.

Each of the seminars have an intended target audience, however, you are free to choose the seminar that you feel will be the most beneficial.

Mentoring The Generation Close to YouRoom 213
Speaker: Pastor Austin Moore
Suggested Audience: Young Adults (The Collective/Converge)    
Description: You don’t have to be decades older than someone to be his or her mentor. You can be a mentor to your peers or to the age groups just behind yours. Join Austin Moore to learn principals of mentoring and hear from special guests who are living this out here at APC. 


Embracing The ChallengeRoom 224
Speaker: Leanne Cabral
Suggested Audience: Parents of kids and teens
Description: Drawing from her own story and the journey that emerged, Leanne explores what God has called parents to and how that plays out practically in everyday life. Leanne will help you take a look at your own life; acknowledging where you are, and looking at where you want to be. Discover the importance of making a commitment, the value of praying through your home and the significance of creating a family mission statement, so that you can live your life intentionally out of your unique family values.

Preparing For Change - Room 226
Speaker: Pastor Chris Martin
Suggested Audience: Parents of kids and preteens
Description: Puberty is the most dramatic time of change in anyone’s life. Physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively… everything is in flux. The more you understand about what is happening during these crucial formative years the better equipped you will be for the journey. Don’t just survive, learn how to leverage these huge changes and help you kids form a faith that will last the rest of their lives.

Media, Faith and Culture - Chapel
Speaker: Brett Ullman
Suggested Audience: Parents of kids and teens
Description: The concept and presence of media has become the modern day parable that has forever altered how we interact with our world. What I have come to realize is a growing disconnect – both youth and parents are struggling with applying their Christian beliefs to the media that daily engages them. Do we hear more from the media on how we should live our lives instead of engaging scripture and spending time with Christ? When we interact with our culture, we take action and, when we think about what we are absorbing, we connect it to our self and our lives. As Christians, we need to actively be involved with our culture without blindly accepting it as true. Pascal said it wonderfully, “The greatest enemy of the spiritual life was inattention, complacency.”

Mentoring The Emerging GenerationRoom 203
Speaker: Rev. Jamie Shepherd
Suggested Audience: Empty nest Adults/Older Adults
Description: Mentoring someone is both a great privilege and a huge responsibility. Don’t be intimidated by this fact, instead embrace the challenge of engaging younger generations and pass you faith and wisdom on to them. Pastor Jamie Shepherd will help you learn how to do it with excellence and creativity!

Praying for the Emerging GenerationAuditorium
Speaker: Keith and Esther Smith
Suggested Audience: Empty nest Adults/Older Adults
Description: Sometimes the greatest think you can do for the emerging generation and their families is to simply pray for them. Come a hear our Pastors heart for families in our church and learn how best you can pray for and support them

About the Author

Pastor Chris Martin

Pastor Chris Martin has been leading student ministries for the last 10 years, since graduating from our Pentecostal Assembly Of Canada Bible College in BC. He has been involved in youth ministry in both British Columbia and Ontario. In his most recent position, he has seen both growth and health in the youth ministry. 

Pastor Chris and his wife, Christine, have 3 children and are looking forward to beginning their time here at APC. 

April 16, 2015

Easter and Beyond... What’s My Next Step?

Posted by: Pastor Jan Mokund

If you’re new to faith, or have more questions about God or spirituality, we would love to invite you to join our BEGIN with Christ Class.

BEGIN with Christ is a group of people who come together to discuss questions people have, as they begin their faith journey with Jesus Christ.  Over our 6 weeks together, we will look at who Jesus is, what it means to be a follower of Jesus, how to read the Bible, and how to express and live out your new faith.  For more information, please drop by the BEGIN with Christ desk in the main lobby, or simply fill out the BEGIN with Christ card in the pew rack and drop it off in the offering plate.  We would love to connect with you!

When and Where is the BEGIN with Christ class?
Sundays beginning May 3, 2015 at 9:30 am in the BEGIN Lounge (beside the Resource Centre & Cafe) and on Wednesdays, beginning May 6, 2015 at 7 pm in the BEGIN Lounge.

About the Author

Pastor Jan Mokund
Pastor Jan is the Pastoral Assistant to Senior Pastor, leads Converge (young adults, 25-39), Ladies Time Out, Membership and making APC a welcoming place through the Welcome Centre.

She is an avid reader, enjoys baking and conquering the challenging world of P90X. She loves being active outdoors as much as possible especially if there is water involved.

On the APC team since 1989. Her hometown is Mount Forest, Ontario.

April 9, 2015

Thank You!

Posted by: Pastor Keith Smith

Church Family...

Heartfelt thanks from a heart full of thanks - that is what I want to say to each of you who volunteered and invited people to our special Easter Weekend Services.

We had a great response!

And to our guests who are joining us for this series, we are delighted to have you here!  Every church does things a bit different, but I trust your experience something from our time together that makes God more real and helps you in your life.

About the Author

Pastor Keith Smith
On weekends, Pastor Smith loves to show how real Jesus is and how relevant the scriptures are to daily life with fresh, Biblical teaching. (Previously, he and his wife Esther led wonderful church families in Ottawa and Edmonton.) During the rest of the week he leads the staff of Agincourt Pentecostal and Toronto Community Churches. Both sons and his daughter-in-law are involved in church leadership. On a day off, you would find him motorcycling, building, canoeing, or doing anything else that enables him to spend some time outdoors.

At APC since 1994. His hometown is Ottawa, Ontario.

March 19, 2015

Good Friday and Easter Weekend

Posted by: Pastor Keith Smith

During this Year of Invitation, we are focusing on the one season where Torontonians say, “Yes” to our invitations more than any other season - Easter!

With 2 more traditional Good Friday morning services, and 4 Easter Weekend celebration services, the good news of Jesus will be heard by all Torontonians who attend.

Pastor Van will be speaking at our 2 Good Friday Communion services (9 and 11am), and I’ll be teaming up with CreativeAPC’s musical drama for the 4 Easter Weekend services (Good Friday, April 3 at 6pm; Saturday, April 4 at 6pm; Sunday April 5 at 9 and 11am).  Each of these Easter outreach services will have drama, music and special effects, along with my message: “What If Jesus Never Came Back to Life?”

Ever since the Year of Preparation, we have been getting ready for this season of outreach, and ever since the beginning of 2015, we have been praying that God would work by His Spirit in the lives we have been preparing to invite.

Now, it’s time to start inviting those we have been praying for!

About the Author

Pastor Keith Smith
On weekends, Pastor Smith loves to show how real Jesus is and how relevant the scriptures are to daily life with fresh, Biblical teaching. (Previously, he and his wife Esther led wonderful church families in Ottawa and Edmonton.) During the rest of the week he leads the staff of Agincourt Pentecostal and Toronto Community Churches. Both sons and his daughter-in-law are involved in church leadership. On a day off, you would find him motorcycling, building, canoeing, or doing anything else that enables him to spend some time outdoors.

At APC since 1994. His hometown is Ottawa, Ontario.