In 2010, friends in Markham began meeting in homes talking about a new
church plant. Their main denomination partner was not ready to authorize
them as a "new venture", so worked under the Jesus Network umbrella
for a few years as they reached out into their community as in2one.
New Living Church
New Living Church is an Indonesian Church that serves the Asian community of Toronto.
While working with our team in 2007, Nigel Paul was inspired by our choosing to
live in a low-income neighbourhood, not just coming in from the
outside. In 2009, he started MoveIn,
an organization that facilitates Christians relocating to poor
neighbourhoods. The first MoveIn "patches" were five low-income
neighbourhoods where we began distributing the Jesus film in 2008.
Today, there are MoveIn patches around the world.
Derek and Tiffany were outreach workers in Toronto when they noticed
that many homeless youth came from First Nations reserves. Sensing God's
call to relocate, they got connected with the Jesus Network and moved
to Northern Ontario so they could reach out to people on a reserve
through Rugged Tree.
Mississauga Prayer Group
A former Muslim, Suliman helped us distribute 10,000 Jesus DVDs and
follow up with contacts from our first Christmas outreach in
2007. Soon God gave Suliman a vision to place a Jesus DVD in every home
in Mississauga and founded the Mississauga Prayer Group. By 2017, group members had purchased and delivered over a million DVDs.
Areas of work we are no longer active in
Not the typical looking food bank! The Jesus Network ran a year round food basket project for new Canadian immigrant families. Our Food Bank closed when the space we were working in was no longer available.
614 St. Jamestown was established on the concept of Isaiah 61:4—a message of rebuild, restore, renew.