Who We Are

Our History:

Rowandale Baptist Church began in 1953 and since that time has grown and moved three times. You can see more of our story here. We have been at our present location since 1965 and have become a fixture in the beautiful Fraser’s Grove community of East Kildonan. We are conveniently located half a block west of Henderson Highway and are easily accessible by car or public transit. 
 
Sunday Schedule:  9:30 am – Sunday School for all ages
 10:30 am – Coffee Time
 11:00 am – Worship Service
 
Summer Sunday Schedule  – 10:30 am – Worship Service (no Sunday School or Coffee Fellowship)
                                        – summer schedule starts June 18
 

Sunday Sermons This Month:

It`s often been said that the better we understand yesterday, the better we can understand today. History may or may not be our favourite subject, but without an understanding of where we`ve come from, it`s hard to know where we`re headed. This month, we are going to take a trip back in history as we look at the life of the early church in the New Testament Book of Acts. Like us, the early church had its share of success and failure, peace and controversy, popularity and persecution. And yet, regardless of circumstances, the church continued to press on in the cause of the gospel under the Lord`s sovereign hand. We have many things to learn from the experiences of these early believers in Jesus Christ, and we will consider a few of these as we journey through the book of Acts to learn some lessons from the early church.
 
Lessons from the Early Church: A Study in the Book of Acts
 
August 6th – Acts 4:32-37,5:1-11 – God Wants Your Heart
 
August 13th – Acts 8:1-8 – God`s Plan in Persecution
 
August 20th – Acts 2:42-47 – The Ideal Church
 
August 27th – Acts 6:1-7 – The Early Church`s Ministry
 
September 3rd – Acts 17:16-34 – The Early Church`s Evangelism

 

 

Our Mission:

The most important task of believers today is to make disciples of Jesus Christ.  Our Mission at Rowandale is to equip and enable disciples to make disciples. This means that first of all we teach what the Bible says about being a disciple. Then, we try to provide opportunities for people to share those things with others.
 

What We Believe:

Rowandale is a member church in the North American Baptist Conference. Together with 400 other member churches, we adhere to the NAB Statement of Faith that was adopted in 1989 and amended in 2009.

Our Staff:

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Jonathan Kroeker, Lead Pastor

Jonathan has been the Associate Pastor at Rowandale since 2005 and has just taken the lead role since July 2017. He was a youth pastor and associate pastor for several years before stepping into his present position, and has a passion for outreach and discipleship. He was born and raised in Winnipeg and studied at University of Toronto and Providence Seminary. He is married and has two young sons that keep him and his wife busy. You can reach him at jkroeker@rowandale.ca

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Ben Clouston, Youth Pastor

Ben became the Youth Pastor here at Rowandale in September of 2015. He was raised in Ontario, married a girl from Quebec, attended Bible School in New Brunswick (NBBI), and now lives in Manitoba. He is friendly and approachable, and has a desire to see youth come to follow Jesus and grow in their commitment to Him. You can reach him at bclouston@rowandale.ca
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Bev Sheridan, Office Administrator

Bev is the friendly voice you hear when you call our church office. She works as our church secretary and receptionist. We appreciate her happy disposition and how she works hard to make sure that everything is ready for Sunday when people come for the worship service. She has three grown children and two grandsons. You can reach her at office@rowandale.ca

How Can I Get Involved?

You are encouraged to come and see what our church is like. Take in the service; join in the singing; get to know some people. In this way, you will discover whether our church is right for you. It’s important to know what a church believes. We are a part of the North American Baptist Conference. You can find our statement of beliefs on the NAB website. As you become more a part of our congregation, we encourage you to find a place to get involved. We have several ministry areas that people can get involved in from teaching to serving meals to worship. There’s a place for everyone.

Every Sunday morning we gather for worship. We sing, pray and hear a message from God’s word. It’s a great time for personal spiritual growth and encouragement.
We believe that it’s important to teach children from the earliest ages about God’s love for us. We have a class for every child at any age, taught by screened and capable adult volunteers.
Young people today are being influenced from all sides to follow many different paths, often not good. We want to teach our youth about God’s will for their lives and equip them to live for Him.
Adults of all ages can find life a challenge. We provide Bible classes and gatherings for both young adults and those that are farther along the road to help them live positively and make wise decisions in life.

Resources

Sermons
Our Sunday sermons are archived according to date. You can listen to individual sermons, just by clicking and turning up your speakers.
Pastor’s Blog
Occasionally the pastor writes a blog that addresses a particular topic relevant to today. Whether about family life, or finances or politics, it will take a Biblical perspective of the issue.
Didn’t get a bulletin last Sunday? No problem. Just go to this page and download a copy for yourself to keep you informed.
On this page you will find announcements of upcoming events that are happening in our church community. Find one that interests you and join in!
What’s Happening
You can easily find out what’s happening at Rowandale by checking our Church Calendar. All the events that are taking place throughout the year are kept track of there. Take a look, and if you have any questions, give us a call for more information at 204-338-1174.
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