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“You will only recognize His voice more clearly through recklessness” Admin   May 21, 2014

“You will only recognize His voice more clearly through recklessness— being willing to risk your all.” I love the story of Peter walking on the water as told in Matthew’s Gospel, Chapter 14. It’s a retelling of an encounter that the disciples had with Jesus, and yet another example of a shock-and-awe moment for these young leaders who seemed... More info »

It worked, even if it didn’t. Admin   April 2, 2014

Sunday, March 30, 2014 goes down in my history books as one of the greatest revelations of the heart of Waverley Church responding to the heart of Jesus Christ. Basically an emergency appeal was given out to the congregation based on little information and preparation. We asked the church family to help an immigrant family set up home and house with just... More info »

Human Trafficking, what do you say, God? Admin   November 17, 2013

The issue of human trafficking is big now, and in fact has been a sad part of human history for as long as records have been kept. Even so-called "Christians" have used the Bible to defend the practice of slavery and prostitution. On the other side, Christians, churches, and Christian organizations have been the most active opponents of slavery, human... More info »

Living it by Sharing it Admin   July 23, 2013

A follower of Jesus doesn’t just “know and do” to check off the list and feel good about themselves. Jesus didn't come to give us the checklist of good things to do and bad things to avoid. Jesus paid a steep price to bring us into a relationship with God and give us a new life to live. This... More info »

Living it - In House Admin   July 17, 2013

John 13:34-35, “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” When we try to figure out how to translate our faith to something visible, it starts with something in the heart: love. But... More info »

What True Community Wears Admin   June 7, 2013

On June 1 Waverley Church held its "Clothe the Community" event. It is easy to think that June 1 was the event. It really wasn't. The event began a couple of months before. Someone with vision and passion came to us with the idea. A team was formed. The event was planned. Everything was set in place. In the month of May... More info »

Community for the Community Admin   May 27, 2013

This Saturday morning, June 1, is Waverley church's participation in "Love Winnipeg". Love Winnipeg was established to get churches in the city to step outside of their doors and do something to show true love. Jesus said the greatest commandments were "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and... More info »

Responding to Tragedy Admin   April 18, 2013

On Monday, April 15 two bombs exploded within 10 seconds of each other near the finish line of the storied Boston Marathon in the city of Boston, Massachusetts. Three died and close to 200 were injured, many critically. A little over a week before this tragedy the son of Pastor and best-selling author Rick Warren took his own young life after years of... More info »

It’s too cold outside, for angels to fly Admin   February 27, 2013

I still remember the first time I heard it. I was driving in my car to pick up my daughter from school when Ed Sheeran’s song, The A Team, came on the radio. It’s a slow and quiet song that tells a profoundly sad story. It’s not a song for the faint of heart as it speaks... More info »

WWWDWJ Admin   October 3, 2012

This week's blog entry comes from Cam Buchanan, a member here at Waverley as well as the chairman of the board. This was his response to the September 30 Sunday morning message on "Community Grows Together." "I had a thought: when we think of the phrase WWJD, we should extend that thought in the context of community and spiritual development: WWWDWJ?... More info »

Community Celebrates Together Admin   September 28, 2012

Have you ever had to celebrate your team's win all by yourself? As a Saskatchewan Roughrider fan living in Winnipeg that is my Labour Day experience. Seriously, when I was living and working in South America I was in a cafe on Super Bowl Sunday afternoon. The cafe was run by the local cable TV provider and so they had... More info »

Word of the day: koinonia Admin   September 10, 2012

Hebrew: chabar; Greek: koinonia According to the dictionaries of these ancient languages, chabar is to unite, join together and have fellowship. Koinonia means fellowship, association and community. What does this word REALLY mean? It means volunteers taking time from their normal service to stand by a table and talk with the dozens of people who came by to ask about... More info »