March 4th, 2018 – Word International Ministry of Ontario (WIMO) held its first of two membership classes that took place at the newly renovated worship centre in Mississauga. Pastor Roderick and Pastor Jong took the time to reiterate the importance of the particular membership class and reviewed various materials that explained what WIMO is all about such as its mission, vision and member expectations.
As I took the class myself for the first time, I was informed of matters that never once crossed my mind through the years about the church. Examples such as the international umbrella WIMO is structured within or the certification our pastors go through in order to be validated as pastors of our church. What stood to me the most however and delighted for the most part was learning about the rich history of challenges and blessings that has gradually shaped the church to how it is today.
“The survival of the church does not depend on the arrival of a pastor but on the faithfulness of God”
“Members sacrificially gave their finances and times to acquire the centre and make it the new home of Word International Ministry of Ontario.”
Above are words that made me realize exactly what WIMO’s foundation was built on and provided clarity in its vision, “Word International Ministries Ontario will be a growing family of Christ-like disciples living a WORD-centred life” is truly all about. Through each opportunity that came out of hardships also reinforced a clear instruction from God that our church conveys and dedicate its mission to, “To build and grow a family in Christ who will live out and proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ.”
Upon completing this class, I was happy to learn so much about our church and more so to learn that I’m part of a community, a church and more so a family that’s is built in the foundation of faith in Jesus Christ. I’m truly blessed and look forward to what’s ahead for this family as we continue to build his Kingdom bringing praise and glory to his Name.
There were many more lessons during class that I’m sure are worth mentioning but I’d rather invite you to attend our next membership class this upcoming Sunday to learn for yourself. If you have only started attending our church recently or have been around for some time, I’d recommend you register and be there!
– Mar Jay Rigor