“But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you, and you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and even to the remotest part of the earth.” (Acts 1:8)
Street Church Ministries is a multi-denominational, multi-ethnical ministry of believers, who have been reborn in the spirit of the Lord, coming together to take part in the call of Acts 1:8. Our vision is to give everyone an opportunity to respond to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ through the proclamation of the full Gospel. We envision a Street Church in every city and town in Canada, and around the world.
Street Church Ministries is involved in evangelism every week in the city of Calgary where we go out by the power of the Holy Spirit to proclaim the full gospel, giving everyone the opportunity to respond to Jesus. We know that there is power in the simple message of the gospel.
Street Church meetings:
Monday Outreach 6pm in front of Calgary’s City Hall.
Wednesday lunch church service 11am in front of Calgary’s City Hall.
Friday Night Evangelism 6pm in front of Calgary’s City Hall.
Sunday Church Service at the Gates of the City 1pm in front of Calgary’s City Hall.
Food, snacks, drinks and barbecue meal is provided during all of the churches activities.
In Romans 15:18, the Apostle Paul states, “For I will not presume to speak of anything except what Christ has accomplished through me, resulting in the obedience of the Gentiles by word and deed, in the power of signs and wonders, in the power of the Spirit; so that from Jerusalem and round about as far as Illyricum I have fully preached the gospel of Christ.”
If the focus is on just one part of the gospel, it will not have its full impact. But by focusing on all four areas which Paul talks about (word, deed, miracles and wonders, and the power of the Spirit) we see God work in powerful and amazing ways, just like He did in the book of Acts. By proclaiming the fullness of the gospel, (the truth about Gods wrath, justice, righteousness, and hell, along with the truth about Gods mercy, love, forgiveness, and heaven) we know the Holy Spirit will open the hearts of men and women to Jesus, for it is only the truth that sets people free.
“I will thank you, Lord, in front of all the people. I will sing your praises among the nations.” (Psalm 57:9)
On Monday evenings, all members of the ministry spend over an hour in prayer before spreading out over many locations in the downtown core. Some locations have a truck and sound system where testimonies are given, and the Gospel is preached with a call for decisions for Jesus. Other locations are based more for a one-on-one evangelism mainly directed toward youth. In addition, one group of women ministers to the women’s floor at the Salvation Army, and another group at this location engages in discipleship for those who have already received Christ. At all locations, pizza, clothes, Bibles and tracts are distributed.
We have a church service, prayer, and singing at the gate of the city at the steps of City Hall. This location is awesome, because we are able to preach and pray not only for the poor but for the rich also.
Friday Night Evangelism
Barbeque at the steps of City Hall. Preaching, prayer. music, and a full evening of testimonies.
Sunday Church Service at the Gates of the City
“Those who believed what Peter said were baptized and added to the church – about three thousand in all. They joined with the other believers and devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and fellowship, sharing in the Lord’s Supper and in prayer.” (Acts 2:41-42)
Held at the steps of City Hall. The homeless and passers by alike all gather to take part in outdoor church service, “under the biggest roof in the world.” Street Church Ministries has surrendered this service totally to the Holy Spirit, by having as little structure as possible in order to allow the flesh not to get in the way of what God wants to do. We encourage all believers to be ready to be used in powerful ways when they come to Street Church. Regularly, Street Church has prayer, worship, the Lords supper, teaching from the word, the gospel is shared and testimonies are given. An altar call is given and those who make a decision for Christ have the opportunity to be baptized – right there in the Bow River.
We rely on the Holy Spirit to work through us in order to witness for Jesus – by His power, not our own. We have seen the truth in Jesus’ words in John 6:63, “It is the Spirit who gives eternal life; the flesh profits nothing”.
We partner with many churches and Christian organizations because we recognize that when more believers come together in a city, the more impact will be made for the cause of Christ. As a result of God’s direction, there is now a new Street Church growing in the community of Forest Lawn in Calgary.
If you would like to get involved or feel God’s leading to start a Street Church in your community, visit Get Involved or contact us today.