A fellowship of independently connected ministers releasing the Kingdom of God on earth. We are also under the leadership guidance of Pastor Nevil Nordan from Living Word church, South Africa. Pneuma has joined the ARC network during the last 3 years – Lead by Pastor Chris Hodges who is founding and senior pastor of Church of the Highlands with campuses all across the state of Alabama. Since it began in 2001, Church of the Highlands has grown to average more than 38,000 people attending each weekend and is known for its life-giving culture and focus on leading people to an intimate relationship with God.
Like Pastor Chris – we have a deep passion for developing leaders and planting life-giving churches. That is why we joined ARC (Association of Related Churches) in 2015, which has launched hundreds of churches all across the USA and Canada.
Our purpose at Pneuma is to show people how they can have a relationship with the God.
We are created to live in a relationship with God. Without that relationship there will always be a deep sense of aloneness and a lack of ultimate meaning and purpose. There is only one relationship that is completely loving and ongoing – a relationship with God. At the heart of the Christian faith is this relationship with God.
We believe that God has a great plan for your life and sincerely desire that you experience the life He has for you. For that to happen you need to see yourself the way He sees you.
Because of Christ we are made new. But for many of us we don’t experience this new life because we have not renewed our thinking. What are you thinking about? Do you know that you can choose your thoughts? That might seem like a strange thing to say, but the truth is, many people don’t realize they can choose what they think about. And it’s important for us to choose our thoughts carefully because our thoughts have a lot to do with our perspectives and attitudes. Proverbs 23:7 says, “For as he thinks in his heart, so is he” (NKJV). Or, as we like to say, where the mind goes, the man follows.
The best thing we can do is to renew our minds with the Word of God so we can think like He thinks and experience His good plan for our lives. Romans 12:2 says, “Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God” (NKJV).
This is why we teach the word of God and believe His Word. He wants to do great things through you, and it doesn’t matter what your background is, what mistakes you’ve made, your level of education or what natural skills you have. All things are possible with God, and He can do anything you allow Him to do in your life.
At Pneuma everyone is encouraged (released) to demonstrate the Gospel and speak to others at home, in the work place, at school and wherever they go about the good news that – “God loves them unconditionally”.
“What I’m getting at, friends, is that you should simply keep on doing what you’ve done from the beginning. When I was living among you, you lived in responsive obedience. Now that I’m separated from you, keep it up. Better yet, redouble your efforts. Be energetic in your life of salvation, reverent and sensitive before God. That energy is God’s energy, an energy deep within you, God himself willing and working at what will give him the most pleasure.” Philippians 2:12-13
As we grow closer to God in relationship we discover that God uses us to do wonderful things through His power working in and through us regardless of our natural gifts, talents, skills, knowledge or abilities.
“And he said unto them, Go into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15
To call all people to be fully devoted followers of Christ. We want to be a church where:
- every member is passionately, whole-heartedly, recklessly pursuing full devotion to Christ;
- the hurting can easily connect with life-changing community;
- everyone can have access to teaching that transforms;
- authentic, selfless people – individuals whose very lives demand belief in the existence and power of God – are actively discovering, developing and deploying their gifts and resources for the Lord.
It’s our desire for each member of the body to have a clear understanding of our passion for Christ and to be able to clearly communicate that passion to others.
At Pneuma we believe it is vital to be involved in our community and reach out with the tangible love of Jesus. Here are the ministries we are involved currently:
The purpose is not to offer a program or counsel, rather to work with people that are directly or indirectly affected by substance addiction, working with them and encouraging them to enter a recovery program where they can be with peers. Objective is to ensure that those involved understand recovery with the Spirit will speed up the qualities they will need to recover faster and with less pain. Anonymity is critical.
Agape Street Ministry
Agape is a faith-based outreach that has been operating for over 20 years. The street evangelizers are called to bring the love of Jesus Christ to the addict prostitutes who work in Vancouver’s notorious East End… Hastings and Main area, in real time with these women right on the street. Through non-judgemental prayerful actions and words, God’s unconditional love for women becomes evident. Each and every night Agape reaches out and interfaces with 100-125 women.
“Whatever you do to the least of my brethren, you do unto me”.
Food On The Corner Society
FCS is a multi denominational organization that demonstrates the feeding of His Sheep in a practical and Spiritual way.
Operating for over 28 years from Tsawwassen, the FCS truck heads downtown every Saturday morning with enough hot soup, coffee, sandwiches, and desserts, to feed 200-300 homeless souls in front of the main Courthouse at Main and Powell. Complimenting the serving of food are a dedicated team of women who offer prayer, a kind word, a smile, or a reassuring touch to soothe the tattered minds and souls. “I tell you the truth, it is not Moses who gives you bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you true bread from heaven.”