Every aspect of the Celebration directs believers toward prayer—determined, heartfelt, ceaseless prayer. So, as we near the Celebration, please be in prayer for Will Graham, our team leaders, and most importantly, that the Word of the Lord be spread throughout Rankin Inlet.
Our training is rooted in the Christian Life and Witness Course (CLWC). This is the best opportunity you have to become equipped for a Celebration as well as for a lifetime of evangelism and discipleship.
CLWC will reignite your faith and empower you to live a life that radiates God’s love. Discover the victory He has for His children and equip yourself to share it with others through this dynamic course. You’ll also find practical help in reaching the next generation for Christ. The course is taught by a representative of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association.
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In John 1:40-42a (NIV) we read, “Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother, was one of the two who heard what John had said and who had followed Jesus. The first thing Andrew did was find his brother Simon and tell him, “We have found the Messiah” (that is, the Christ). And he brought him to Jesus.”
Be an Andrew is based on that passage. Those of us who have a personal relationship with Christ must seek out our brothers and sisters who don’t know Him and bring them to Him. We do this by making a list of those we know who need to know Jesus, then praying for them, strengthening our relationships with them, and making plans to take them to the Celebration services. Many people have come to Christ because of Be an Andrew.
This program encourages you to:
Make your list today and start praying!
We’re partnering with believers and their churches across Canada to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ through a compelling Gospel message, music, powerful testimonies and one-on-one discipleship. You can join us in mobilizing Christians and bringing hope to others.
The Rankin Inlet Celebration of Hope provides hundreds of opportunities to volunteer! Check out the many ways that you can help us now as we prepare for the many events leading up to and during the Celebration weekend.
Don’t underestimate the impact you are making when you volunteer!
Check back soon to see volunteer opportunities and to submit an application.
How old do I have to be to volunteer with the Celebration of Hope?
You have to be 18 years old for the majority of volunteer positions, however there are some volunteer opportunities for teens that are younger than this.
How many volunteers do you need for the Celebration of Hope?
The Celebration of Hope is a series of events that take place over an 8-10 month period. The number of volunteers positions needed varies for each event ranging from 10 – 300+.
Pre-Event and Event Volunteer Applications will be available online soon on the Resources page.
Can I volunteer with a friend and serve in the same shift? Can we volunteer as a small group?
Yes, as long as we still have room for everyone! Please have each person in your group fill out a volunteer application and then send them in together requesting that you serve together. Please indicate on your correspondence with us who the leader of the group is.
I applied to be a volunteer for the weekend of the event, when will I know what position and shift I’ve been chosen for?
We will contact you in September with confirmation of your position and shift as well as information on where and when to meet.
There are many advantages for businesses and institutions who become a Celebration sponsor. Visibility for your company and a chance to play a part in changing lives for all eternity are just a few. We would be delighted to tell you more.
This Celebration would not be possible without the support of the following organizations:
ᓇᐅᒃᑯᓗᒃᑖᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᑎᑦᑎᔪᖅ ᐅᒃᐱᕐᓂᖃᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᑐᒃᓯᐊᕐᓂᐅᑉ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ – ᐱᔪᒪᓂᖃᖅᑐᒃᑯᑦ, ᐃᒃᐱᖕᓂᒃᑯᑦ, ᓄᖅᑲᙱᑦᑐᒥᒃ ᑐᒃᓯᐊᕐᓂᒃᑯᑦ. ᑕᐃᒪᓕ, ᖃᒡᓕᕙᓪᓕᐊᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᖃᕐᓂᖅ-ᒧᑦ, ᑐᒃᓯᐅᑎᒃᑭᑦ ᕕᐃᐅᓪ ᒍᕌᒻ, ᐅᕙᑉᑎᖕᓂᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑕᐅᔪᑦ ᓯᕗᓕᐅᖅᑎᐅᑉᓗᑎᒃ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᓗᐊᖅᑐᒥᑦ, ᐃᑉᔪᔪᓂᙶᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐱᐅᓕᔨᑉᑕ ᒥᒃᓵᓄᑦ ᑐᓴᖅᑕᐅᖁᑉᓗᒋᑦ ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᓗᒃᑖᕐᒧᑦ.
ᐊᔪᕈᖕᓃᖅᓴᓂᖅ ᑐᙵᕕᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᐅᒃᐱᖅᑑᓗᓂ ᐃᓅᓯᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᐅᑐᒃᑎᐅᓗᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᕐᒥᑦ (CLWC). ᑖᒻᓇ ᐱᕕᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᐱᐅᓛᖑᔪᖅ ᐱᖃᕆᐊᖃᖅᑕᖕᓂᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓅᓯᓗᒃᑖᕐᒥᑦ ᐅᒃᐱᖅᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ.
ᐅᒃᐱᖅᑑᓗᓂ ᐃᓅᓯᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑕᐅᑐᒃᑎᐅᓗᓂ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᖅ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᒃᑲᓐᓂᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᐅᒃᐱᕐᓂᕆᔭᖕᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓴᙱᒃᑎᑎᑦᑎᓗᓂ ᐃᓅᓯᖃᕐᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᑕᑯᒃᓴᐅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐊᖅᑐᒥᒃ ᒎᑎᐅᑉ ᓇᒡᓕᖕᓂᖓᓂᑦ. ᖃᐅᔨᒍᒃ ᓵᓚᖃᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᕆᔭᖓ ᓄᑕᖅᑲᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᖃᖅᑎᓪᓗᑎᑦ ᑐᓂᐅᑎᒋᖃᑦᑕᕐᓗᒍ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓄᑦ ᑕᒡᕘᓇ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᕐᓂᐅᔪᒃᑯᑦ. ᖃᐅᔨᓂᐊᕐᒥᔪᑎᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑕᐅᓂᕐᒥᒃ ᑎᑭᐅᑎᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑭᖑᓪᓖᑦ ᑭᖑᕚᓄᑦ ᑯᕋᐃᔅᑑᓯᒧᐊᖅᑎᓐᓂᐊᕐᓗᒋᑦ. ᐃᓕᓐᓂᐊᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᑭᒡᒐᖅᑎᖅᑎᐅᔪᖅ ᐱᓕ ᒍᕌᒻ ᐅᒃᐱᖅᑐᓕᕆᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑲᑐᔾᔨᖃᑎᒌᑦ-ᓄᑦ.
ᔪᐊᓇᓯᐅᑉ ᑎᑎᖅᑲᖏᓐᓂᑦ 1:40-ᒥᑦ 42a-ᒧᑦ (NIV) ᐅᖃᓕᒫᖅᑐᒍᑦ, “ᐋᓐᑐᕉ, ᓴᐃᒪᓐ ᐲᑕᐅᑉ ᓄᑲᖓ, ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᒪᕐᕉᔫᖕᓂᑦ ᑐᓴᖅᑐᑦ ᔪᐊᓇᓯᐅᑉ ᐅᖃᖅᑕᖓᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᒪᓕᓚᐅᖅᖢᓂ ᔩᓱᓯᒥᒃ. ᓯᕗᓪᓕᖅᐹᒥᑦ ᐋᓐᑐᕉ ᓇᓂᓯᓚᐅᖅᑐᖅ ᓄᑲᕐᒥᓂᑦ ᓴᐃᒪᓐ-ᒥᑦ ᐅᖃᐅᑎᑉᓗᒍᓗ, “ᓇᓂᔭᖅᐳᑦ ᐱᐅᓕᔨ” (ᑖᒻᓇ, ᑯᕈᐃᔅᑑᓯ). ᔩᓱᓯᒧᙵᐅᑎᑉᓗᒍᓗ.”
ᐋᓐᑐᕉ-ᖑᒋᑦ ᐱᔪᖅ ᑕᒡᕙᙵᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᖅᓯᒪᔪᕐᒥᑦ. ᐅᕙᒍᑦ ᐱᐅᓕᔨᖃᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᑯᕋᐃᔅᑑᒥᑦ ᕿᓂᕆᐊᖃᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᐊᖓᔪᑉᑎᖕᓂᑦ, ᓄᑲᑉᑎᖕᓂᑦ, ᓇᔭᑉᑎᖕᓂᑦ ᐊᓂᑉᑎᖕᓂᓪᓘᓐᓃᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᙱᑦᑐᓂᒃ ᔩᓱᓯᒥᒃ ᑕᐃᑯᙵᐅᑎᓗᒋᓪᓗ. ᑕᐃᒪᓐᓇᐃᓕᐅᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᑎᑎᕋᕐᓗᒋᑦ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᔭᖅᐳᑦ ᔩᓱᓯᒥᒃ ᖃᐅᔨᒪᓕᕆᐊᖃᖅᑐᑦ, ᑐᒃᓯᐅᑎᓕᕐᓗᒋᓪᓗ, ᓴᙱᒃᑎᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐱᖃᑎᒋᓂᕆᔭᖅᐳᑦ ᑖᑉᑯᓄᙵ, ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐸᕐᓇᒡᓗᑕ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᖃᖅᑐᒧᙵᐅᔾᔪᑎᓂᐊᕐᓗᒋᑦ. ᐊᒥᓱᑦ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑯᕋᐃᔅᑑᓯᒧᐊᖅᓯᒪᔪᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᑎᒋᑉᓗᒍ ᐋᓐᑐᕉ-ᖑᒋᑕ.
ᑖᒻᓇ ᑐᕌᖓᔪᖅ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑐᐃᔪᖅ ᐃᓕᖕᓂᑦ ᐃᒪᓐᓇ:
ᑎᑎᕋᒃᑭᑦ ᐅᑉᓗᒥ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑐᒃᓯᐊᕈᑎᒋᓕᕐᓗᒍ!
ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᐅᒃᐱᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑐᒃᓯᐊᕐᕕᖏᓐᓂᑦ ᑲᓇᑕᓗᒃᑖᕐᒥᑦ ᓯᐊᒻᒪᒃᑎᓐᓂᐊᕐᓗᒍ ᐃᑉᔪᔪᓂᙶᖅᑐᑦ ᑐᓴᕐᓂᖅᑐᑦ ᔩᓱᓯ ᑯᕋᐃᔅᑑᓯᐅᑉ ᒥᒃᓴᓄᑦ ᐱᔪᒪᓕᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᖃᖅᑐᒃᑯᑦ ᐃᑉᔪᔪᓂᙶᖅᑐᓂᒃ ᑐᓴᖅᑎᑦᑎᓂᒃᑯᑦ, ᑎᑕᖕᓂᒃᑯᑦ, ᓴᙱᔫᔪᓂᒃ ᐅᓐᓂᖅᓯᐅᖅᑐᑎᒍᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐊᑕᐅᓯᐅᖃᑎᒋᓗᒋᑦ ᐃᓚᒋᓗᒋᑦ. ᐃᓚᐅᖃᑎᒋᔪᖕᓇᖅᑕᑉᑎᒍᑦ ᐱᒋᐊᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐅᒃᐱᖅᑐᐃᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᓂᕆᐅᖕᓂᖅᑖᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᓯᖏᑦ.
ᑲᖏᖅᖠᓂᕐᒥᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᓂᕆᐅᖕᓂᕐᒥᑦ ᑐᓂᓯᖃᑦᑕᖅᑐᖅ ᕼᐊᓐᓇᖏᓐᓃᑦᑐᓂᑦ ᐱᕕᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᐊᑭᓕᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᙱᖦᖢᑎᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑐᓄᑦ! ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᕐᓗᒋᑦ ᐅᕙᑉᑎᖕᓂᑦ ᐊᒥᓱᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᖕᓇᕐᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐸᕐᓇᒃᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᐊᒥᓱᓂᒃ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᑎᑭᑉᐸᓪᓕᐊᑎᓪᓗᑕ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖁᕕᐅᓲᑎᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᓂᕆᐅᖕᓂᖅ-ᖑᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ.
ᑐᖓᐅᑎᑦᑕᐃᓕᒍᒃ ᖃᓄᑎᒋᐅᓂᖓ ᐊᒃᑐᖅᓯᔪᖕᓇᕐᓃᑦ ᐊᑭᓕᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᖏᓪᓗᑎᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᕐᓂᕆᔭᕐᓄᑦ!
ᖃᐅᔨᒋᐊᒃᑲᓐᓂᖅᓵᓕᓂᐊᖅᐳᑎᑦ ᐊᑭᓕᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᖏᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᕕᖃᕐᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑐᓂᐅᑎᒋᓗᒍ ᑐᒃᓯᕋᐅᑏᑦ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᐅᔪᒪᒍᕕᑦ.
ᖃᓄᖅ ᐅᑭᐅᖃᖅᑎᒋᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᐳᖓ ᐊᑭᓕᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᖏᓪᓗᖓ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᐅᓂᐊᕐᓗᖓ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᓂᕆᐅᖕᓂᖅ-ᒥᑦ?
18-ᓂᒃ ᐅᑭᐅᖃᕆᐊᖃᖅᑐᑦ ᐊᒥᓲᓂᖅᓴᓄᑦ ᐊᑭᓕᖅᑎᖅᑕᐅᖏᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ, ᑭᓯᐊᓂ ᐃᓚᖏᑦ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᒪᒃᑯᒃᑐᕐᔪᐊᓄᑦ ᑐᖔᓂᑦ 18 ᐅᑭᐅᓕᖕᓄᑦ ᐱᑕᖃᖅᑐᖅ.
ᖃᑉᓯᓂᒃ ᐊᑭᓕᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᖏᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᓂᒃ ᐱᔭᕆᐊᖃᖅᐱᖅ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᓂᕆᐅᖕᓂᖅ-ᒧᑦ?
ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᖃᕐᓂᖅ ᓂᕆᐅᖕᓂᖅ ᖃᑉᓯᐊᕐᔪᖕᓂᒃ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᖅᑕᖃᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᖅ ᑕᖅᑭᓄᑦ 8-ᓂᒃ 10-ᓄᑦ. ᖃᑉᓯᐅᓂᖏᑦ ᐊᑭᓕᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᖏᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᓄᑦ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᑦ ᐊᔾᔨᒌᙱᑦᑐᑦ ᐊᑐᓂ ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᐅᔪᓄᑦ 10-ᖑᔪᓂᑦ 300-ᓄᑦ ᐅᖓᑖᓄᓪᓗ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᑦ.
ᖃᓄᐃᓕᐅᕐᓂᖅᑕᖃᕐᓂᐊᓵᖅᑎᓪᓗᒍ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᓕᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᑦ ᐊᑭᓕᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᖏᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᒃᓯᕋᐅᑏᑦ ᒪᓂᒪᓕᕐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᕿᓚᒥᐅᔪᖅ ᖃᕆᑕᐅᔭᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᕝᕕᐅᔪᑦ ᒪᒃᐱᖅᑐᕋᕐᒥᑦ.
ᐊᑭᓕᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᖏᓪᓗᖓ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᐅᖃᑎᖃᕈᖕᓇᖅᐳᖓ ᐱᖃᓐᓈᒻᓂᒃ ᐊᑕᐅᑦᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᖃᑎᒋᓗᒍ? ᐊᑭᓕᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᖏᓪᓗᑕ ᐃᑲᔪᕈᖕᓇᖅᐱᑕ ᒥᑭᔫᓗᓂ ᑲᑎᕐᒪᔪᓂᑦ?
ᐄ, ᐃᓂᖃᑐᐊᕈᑉᑕ ᑭᑐᓗᒃᑖᓄᑦ! ᐊᑐᓂ ᐃᓄᐃᑦ ᑲᑎᕐᒪᔪᓃᓐᓂᐊᖅᑐᑦ ᑕᑕᑎᕆᓂᐊᖅᐳᑦ ᐊᑭᓕᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᖏᓪᓗᑎᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᑐᒃᓯᕋᐅᑎᒥᑦ ᐊᐅᓪᓚᖅᑎᓪᓗᒋᓪᓗ ᐊᑕᐅᑦᑎᒃᑯᑦ ᐱᓕᕆᔪᒪᓂᕋᕐᓗᓯ ᐊᑕᐅᑦᑎᒃᑯᑦ. ᐅᕙᑉᑎᖕᓄᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᕐᓂᐊᖅᐳᓯ ᑎᑎᖅᑲᐅᑎᑉᓯᖕᓂᑦ ᓇᓕᐊᒃ ᓯᕗᓕᐅᖅᑎᐅᖕᒪᖔᑦ ᑲᑎᕐᒪᔪᓂᑦ.
ᑕᑕᑎᕆᓚᐅᖅᑐᖓ ᐊᑭᓕᖅᑐᖅᑕᐅᖏᓪᓗᖓ ᐃᑲᔪᖅᑎᐅᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᓴᓇᓐᓇᐅᖏᑦᑐᒧᑦ, ᖃᑯᒍ ᖃᐅᔨᓂᐊᖅᐳᖓ ᓇᓕᐊᖕᓂᑦ ᐃᓂᐅᔪᒥᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᑯᒍᒧᑦ ᓂᕈᐊᖅᑕᐅᖕᒪᖔᕐᒪ?
ᖃᐅᔨᑎᓐᓂᐊᖅᑕᑉᑎᒋᑦ ᓯᑎᐱᕆᒥᑦ ᓇᓗᓇᐃᕐᕕᒋᓗᑎᑦ ᐃᓂᒋᔭᕐᓂᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᑯᒎᓂᐊᕐᒪᖔᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᑐᑭᓯᐅᒪᔾᔪᑎᓂᒃ ᓇᓂ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᖃᑯᒍ ᑲᑎᓐᓂᐊᕐᒪᖔᑉᑕ.
ᐊᒥᓱᓂᒃ ᐃᑲᔪᐃᓂᖃᖅᑐᖅ ᓇᖕᒥᕆᔭᐅᔪᓄᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐱᓕᕆᕝᕕᖕᓄᑦ ᖁᕕᐊᓲᑎᖃᕐᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐱᔾᔪᔾᔨᔨᙳᖅᑐᓄᑦ. ᑕᑯᒃᓴᕈᖅᖢᓂ ᑲᒻᐸᓂᒋᔭᐃᑦ ᐊᒻᒪᓗ ᐃᓚᒋᔭᐅᔪᖕᓇᖅᓯᓂᖅ ᐃᓅᓯᕆᔭᐅᔪᓂᒃ ᐊᓯᐊᙳᖅᓯᓂᕐᒧᑦ ᐃᓱᖃᙱᑦᑐᒧᑦ ᑕᒪᔾᔭ ᐊᒥᓲᖏᑦᑐᑦ ᐃᓚᖏᑦ. ᖁᕕᐊᓱᒐᔭᖅᑐᒍᑦ ᐊᓯᖏᓐᓂᒃ ᐅᖃᐅᑎᒃᑲᓐᓂᕈᖕᓇᕈᑉᓯ.