Kingsway Christian Church Scarborough
c/o Cosme Cabalteja – Pastor https://www.facebook.com/kcc.scarborough
Kingsway Christian Church (KCC) started as a new church plant to gather as a local autonomous church in July 7th, 2013. We first rented a restaurant space in the heart of Scarborough (East end of Greater Toronto Area), Ontario, and 10 months later, the Lord blessed us with a more permanent place of worship at 501 Passmore. Together with a faithful brother in the church and with much prayer, we were able to gather several families to start as the core group of KCC.
Just as our Lord Jesus had said, “. . .the harvest is plenty, but the workers are few,” indeed there is still much work to be done. The undersigned is currently the sole minister/preacher and pastor of the church. He also have existing cell groups in the vicinity, with the “Friday Cell” ongoing as early as February of 2009. From time to time also leads the praise and worship team as he loves music as much as he loves winning souls and making disciples.
We had just had our Annual Planning for the year 2018 with the undersigned presiding it and for this year, he had summited a new ministry action plan. In it, he had proposed that each household will host their own cell group. The undersigned have already started training some of the members of the church on how to host and conduct cell groups. By God’s grace and blessings, this action plan may allow KCC to grow not only numerically but more importantly in the faith as well. This is where we may fulfil the Lord Jesus Christ’s command to us to preach the gospel and make disciples. We will be starting with our own families, our nearest of kin, friends and neighbours. We intend to do this until the Lord calls us home and we are able to say like what the Apostle Paul said, “I have fought a good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.”
What the funds are for and where will you use the funds or the support?
The funds that you will be providing will be used for trainings and retreats for small group leaders. I have already written and prepared training materials and a portion of the funds will be used for the reproduction of these materials. Should you want to have a copy of these materials, please let me know and I will send it to you as well.
How will it affect your ministry?
For almost 5 years now, I have been using my personal resources to build up the worship team. We still need to put up some more musical instruments for the Sunday services. A good sound system is not inexpensive, and the same is true to musical instruments. Your help will definitely allow us to have a better audio system. There will also be trainings that will be done for the members of the worship team.
What are other church’s programs, ministries and community support?
At the moment, I am a mentor and accountability partner to another church planter, Pastor Royce Tanedo. His church plant is about 30 miles from KCC. The Sunday services are done in the afternoon and caters to two smaller cities east of Scarborough — Ajax and Oshawa. These two cities are home to about 10,000 migrant workers from the Philippines. We have already started small groups that gather in the homes of the core group members of the church.