Maranatha - Join The Journey

God Moving At Maranatha

 

November 27, 2022

TELL THE GOOD NEWS Christians have a special name for this time of year. We call it “Advent.” The word means “coming” or “arrival.” It is a time when we look back to Christ’s coming at Christmas, and...

November 20, 2022

Growing Leadership Week by week at Maranatha, hundreds of us gather to worship, study, pray, find support, experience friendship, and serve. This could not happen without capable leadership helping to organize our efforts. That is why I am...

November 13, 2022

Welcoming the Deaf Community  Several weeks ago, Quinte Deaf Fellowship (QDF) approached me to ask if their group could worship in Maranatha’s building on Sundays. I brought their request to Council, and the response was unanimously...

November 6th, 2022

Next Gen Leadership It has always amazed me how God gives people as ordinary as you or I the keys to His Kingdom (Matt. 16:19). Handing over keys can be such a difficult thing, and yet it is natural to the cycle of humanity. Children grow up and...

October 30, 2022

THE PERFECT PLACE TO INVITE YOUR FRIENDS  Maranatha’s vision document, Join the Journey, encourages each of us “to identify at least one person with whom [we] are walking on a journey toward Christ.” We encourage this...

October 23, 2022

The Love of a City Wide Church               Something special is happening among the churches and ministries of our city. There is a renewed eagerness to impact Belleville and the...

October 16, 2022

YOU MAKE MARANATHA WORK Many people invest their energies week by week to make Maranatha the thriving place it is. This eagerness to serve is a constant source of gratitude for me. I love it when I see people matching their gifts to an...

October 9, 2022

AS YOU BREATH, PRAY   In our church’s vision document, Join the Journey, we express that we want prayer at Maranatha to be “as natural as breathing”. In other words, we want prayer to take place in our church community...

October 2, 2022

GROWING YOUNG Our young adults are a vital part of our church. Record numbers of young adults have been coming out to Tuesday night gatherings this year. Adam Stickland, the director of our young adult ministry reports that over 50% of those...

September 25, 2022

THERE IS A BUZZ IN BELLEVILLE When I entered the lower level of Parkdale Baptist Church for a meeting with local pastors and ministry leaders last Thursday, the atmosphere was electric. The place was abuzz with conversation. The excitement in the...

September 18, 2022

PARTNERING WITH YOU AS A STAFF   Our church staff met for most of the day Tuesday to prepare for the new church year. This is what we did. I hope reading about it will help you feel the same excitement we are all feeling as start this new...

September 11, 2022

 We Are Kicking off a New Year New beginnings are very exciting—whether a new birth, a new friendship, a new opportunity, or a new adventure.  I am feeling that excitement today as we start a new church year...