The Blog for Act Five by Redeemer

Nina Drenth

Resilient Hope: Looking Ahead to 2021 at Act Five

We here at Act Five are looking ahead to 2021 with hope, even in the midst of what continues to a trying time around the globe. We are leaning into our vision to raise up resilient disciples and foster Christ-like hope.

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Bookending, Acceptance, and Making Home: Reflections from Resident Leader Alyssa

Resident Leader Alyssa shares about her experiences being a part of Act Five for the second year in a row: how she's watched the community house grow, and how she's experienced her own discipleship journey alongside the students.

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Learning from Canada’s Indigenous Peoples: Students’ Reflections

A key aspect of the Act Five program, particularly first term with our Place, Home and Land course, is learning from the indigenous peoples of our area. Read reflections from our students on their experiences this past month.

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Exploring Urban and Rural Places at Act Five: Students’ Perspectives

A significant piece of Act Five is the contrast between urban and rural environments. It’s been highlighted by living on Blake street, right in downtown Hamilton, while also heading on visits to rural places that practice Creation Care.

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Reflections on Ordinary Time at Blake Street

Two students share reflections on this "ordinary" part of the Act Five program: living in community, doing our chores and our homework, and settling into life in the city of Hamilton.

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Lessons from Temagami

Our students got back from their canoe adventure in Temagami, Ontario almost 2 weeks ago now, and it was just last Thursday that we drove back down from Coldwater's base camp to our home in Hamilton. Two of our students reflect on their experience.

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Act Five Year Two is Underway!

This has been an encouraging start to year two of Act Five. We are aware of the immense privilege it is to be together forming a community and running a program, and we are eager to witness the way God will guide us in our journey.

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Second Term Recap

Watch a highlight video from the second term of Act Five 2019-20.

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Taking Time for the Gaps

Nina reflects on the wisdom of taking time to pause in the midst of significant life transitions - from moving homes to finishing high school and beyond.

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Celebrating Act Five 2019-20

It has been a true joy to hear our students reflect on and put into words the stories of their journeys through the year. We wanted to share some of these stories here and invite you to celebrate with us the way God has been so, so faithful to us!

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