When Jesus began His earthly ministry, His first recorded words are a command to “repent and believe in the gospel” (Mark 1:15). and is obviously an important and central teaching of the Christian faith. But do you know what it is? For most of my life, I would have answered that question the same way […]
About Shane Veinot
Shane serves as Worship Pastor in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is the founder of the 423 Movement, and is a committed member of the PurposeCity leadership team.
Full Bio: Shane grew up in the Church, but like many, always felt that there must be something more. Somewhat disenchanted with Church, Shane fully committed to the path he set out on from an early age: a life devoted to business. In 2006, he graduated from Saint Mary’s University, a highly respected business school in his hometown of Halifax, Nova Scotia, with a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Small Business Management. From there he achieved great success at a young age, but it didn't bring him the happiness he expected or desired. During this time, the death of a close family member forced him to begin re-evaluating his life. He questioned whether there really was a God, but recognized if he truly believed, he would be forced to live his life differently. Shane understood now that life was short, and he wanted this life to have eternal value. So he set out on a journey of discovery, and along the way he not only affirmed his belief in the Jesus of the Bible, but also began to feel called by God into full-time ministry. Today, he serves as a Worship Pastor in Halifax, is the founder of the 423 Movement, and is a committed member of the PurposeCity leadership team.
Entries by Shane Veinot
If you’ve ever read through the Gospel of Mark before, you’ve probably noticed a curious note that appears at the end of chapter 16, following verse eight, that goes something like this: “Some of the earliest manuscripts do not include 16:9–20.” Have you ever wondered about the significance of those twelve verses not appearing in […]
As millions of people flock to churches all across North America this weekend, the message that will be proclaimed is one of salvation, made possible through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. While the work that Jesus accomplished on the cross is certainly the primary message that must be preached, I want to focus […]
Imagine for a moment that you’ve never stepped foot inside a church building before in your life. You’ve never opened up a Bible, never heard a sermon preached. Maybe you’ve never even heard the name of Jesus spoken before. But then one day someone gives you a Bible, and you begin to read it. Cover […]
Have you ever read about the early church in Acts, then sat through a modern day church service and observed an obvious disconnect? What originally began as a fellowship of believers focused on relational discipleship and spreading the message of the Gospel, seems to have, in many places, evolved over the course of 2000 years […]
As someone who has lead corporate worship in the Church for the past ten years, I’ve come to understand and appreciate the importance that music plays in people’s lives. As Henry Wadsworth Longfellow famously wrote, “Music is the universal language of mankind.” So it should come as no surprise that the songs we sing on […]