Headwaters Discipleship banner - canoeing on Kootenay LakeHeadwaters Discipleship school for young adults begins this spring, plus seven more new initiatives

Check out the eight new projects supported by Trellis Discipleship Grants in 2021. Would you pray for these Covenant mission friends as they partner in the maturing work of Jesus’ Spirit? These first three, located on Kootenay Lake, come with invitations for you to attend and share with your community!

1. Headwaters Discipleship – Young adults, your hearts are worth tending.

A two-month immersive school for the heart for young adults aged 19-25, launching May 7 – July 1, 2022. Led by Wild Goose Collective and The Harbour at Riondel on Kootenay Lake, rooted in community, creativity, and God’s creation.

Applications and details about this emerging discipleship experience are available at: headwatersdiscipleship.net

Watch this video with Mark & Jes Hagen sharing how Headwaters has developed. From Headwaters website:

“Just as the headwaters of a creek or river affect everything the water touches, we recognize that all we do and believe is affected by what flows out of our heart. We invite you to join us for a two month immersive experience of diving into the headwaters of your life, your heart. To meet Jesus there and experience the wholeness he has for you.”


Ro Neighbourhood Coffee logo2. Coffee Shop Baristas Ministry, Riondel Community Church, Kooteney Lake, BC

Training to equip two new staff to care for spiritual needs while creating the community’s only public cafe space. This ministry aims to foster good relationships in the region, partly in preparation for a future church plant, under the umbrella of The Harbour At Riondel.

Ro Neighbourhood Coffee opened its doors on February 23, 2022. The name is Swedish – ‘ro’ means “a state of rest, to be restored and strengthened, to be at peace and not troubled.” Stop by for a cup o’ joy and follow them here on Instagram.


3. Scott Erickson Retreat – You’re invited to The Harbour At Riondel – March 10-12, 2023

All are invited to this weekend retreat with artist, writer, speaker, and spiritual director Scott Erickson, on the beautiful east shore of Kootenay Lake, BC. This retreat will encourage and strengthen disciples of Jesus on their journeys, slowing down to lean into prayer and to connect spiritual formation and creativity. Spaces are limited – go to theharbour.net/events to register and learn more.

Scott brings his training as an educator and his experience as a visual communicator to all of his presentations (@scottthepainter). His goal is to bring something for his “A.D.D. brothers and sisters out there”… making sure every speech is thoughtful, entertaining, wondrous, and filled with visual elements and live creating.


4. Bilingual Sunday School, Emmanuel Covenant Church, White Rock, BC

This new ministry aims to create hospitable space for Mandarin-speaking families (many of whom are new to the neighbourhood), to offer belonging within Emmanuel’s church community and to grow relationships with Jesus.


5. Family Discipleship Care Packages, Lake Ridge Community Church, Chestermere, AB

These gift packages will resource families to explore the story of Jesus in fresh ways, gather with others in ways that express hospitality during this pandemic, to equip families to worship God through creative prayer activities, and to experience generosity received and given.


6 & 7. Lighthouse Community Church, Sarnia, ON

A Women’s Retreat to re-kindle their connections with Jesus and one another, re-set a trajectory for women ministering together for the sake of their neighbours, and respond to the changes brought on by the pandemic.

Creative Ministry Internship for a young adult, to coordinate worship services and leverage digital platforms for strategic communication of the gospel, encouraging spiritual formation through social media, and telling good stories in the midst of this challenging season.


8. Discipleship Driven Community, City Collective Church, Langley, BC

Developing a new discipleship pastor position, focused on cultivating a consistent, intentional, structured approach to discipleship in their church during the current pandemic and beyond.

Next grant applications are due April 27, 2022, see details and apply here.

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