We come alongside the following organizations and ministries in partnership to support the work they are doing with our prayer, serving, and giving.
A ministry of Hope Markham that seeks to demonstrate godly love and practical support to people in our church who have physical needs such as painting and small repairs.
Serve if you are skilled and experienced in doing hands-on, minor repair, and maintenance work.
• Safety for all those involved in Hope Works.
• Salvation for those who are served by Hope Works.
The 105 Gibson Centre serves those in need with the compassion and hope of Jesus through several avenues including their community food bank.
Participate in the annual food drive at Hope Markham.
• Provision of food and goods for 105 Gibson Centre
• Opportunities to share the gospel to those in the community accessing the services
On the last Sunday of every month a group of Christians provide and distribute food, clothing, hygiene packs, and other items as a means to share the Gospel of Jesus Christ to Toronto’s homeless population.
• Sandwich Preparation (helping prepare sandwiches for the run on the day of)
• Sandwich Run (coming downtown to join us on the run)
• Encouragement Cards (writing out personalized encouragement cards to give out)
• Humility when ministering to different individuals, understanding that everything we do is out of the grace that has been given to us sinners
• More people to have the right heart and willingness to serve in this capacity
• The individuals we meet to find their hope in Jesus and community in the family of God
The Markham-Stouffville Crisis Pregnancy Centre is dedicated to showing the love of Christ to the community through education and by providing support to all individuals involved in crisis pregnancy, post-abortion or single parenting.
• Participate in the annual drive at Hope Markham to collect baby care items & supplies needed by the centre.
• Serve at their Moms & Tots Program for moms and children under three years old, which meets every other Wednesday.
• Serve in their Father’s mentorship program.
• Families and individuals being ministered through MSCPC that they would find their strength and hope in Jesus
• Provision of MSCPC monthly needs
• Wisdom as to how to best counsel and walk with the families and individuals MSCPC comes across
Samaritan’s Purse is an evangelical Christian humanitarian aid organization that provides aid to people in physical need as a key part of Christian missionary work. Operation Christmas Child seeks to evangelize and disciple via a hands-on project that brings joy and hope to children in desperate situations around the world through gift-filled shoeboxes packed by Canadians.
• Participate each year in Hope Markham’s Operation Christmas Child campaign by taking and filling a shoebox.
• An increase in the number of individuals, families, churches, and groups who participate in Operation Christmas Child
• Safety and protection for the thousands of volunteers who help collect, transport, and process each shoebox gift.
• Salvation of those who receive the shoeboxes and their families and their subsequent discipleship leading to churches growing and communities being transformed by the gospel.
Biblical Soul Care is a cultural philosophy of care that potentially affects every part of a healthy, growing church. We would most simply define Biblical Soul Care as speaking the truth in love in your circle of influence. It is unique to the local church as it is anchored in the Word of God, dependent on the Spirit of God, and practiced in the community of believers
Biblical Soul Care is more than a model of biblical counselling. It is intentional and intensive discipleship and deep, authentic fellowship. It is something we all should do at the level we are equipped. It is not a new idea. It is living out the one another commands in the Scriptures. It has been practiced since the early church (Acts 2). It can be found in the Puritan community of the 16th and 17th century. It is our mission to restore soul care to the church.
While all good biblical counselling content is the same (it is based on the authority and sufficiency of the Bible), how and where counselling happens differs. We believe the context is more about community than privacy. While we hold strongly to confidentiality and discretion, we believe in counselling in community. That can look like inviting friends into formal counselling, or doing informal counselling in a small group format.
In other words, Biblical Soul Care is not just for pastors or biblical counsellors but it is the privilege and responsibility of every believer. It can take many forms like mentoring, coaching, and advocacy.