About Pursuit Friends Church
Pursuit Friends is a new church plant in North Canton, Ohio that seeks to pursue God with abandon and passion. Our desire is to disciple people to take the light of Christ wherever they go, to be obedient to the Word of God, and to live in surrender to God’s will.
Pastor Brian Donahue
The Move of God
I grew up in a vibrant and exciting church setting where personal mission and calling were taught as a normal part of the Christian life. I loved church and all of the people in it. It was alive and passionate and felt like a family, like a true community that cared for each other and really lived life together.
Years later, my wife and I were a part of another church (a church plant) that had very much the same feel. There was an excitement and anticipation to be in that space with the people of God and those that were searching for answers to life. It was so alive and so life giving.
Ever since that life-changing experience, I have felt the calling of God upon my life to start a new work for the building of God’s kingdom, to disciple people into a deeper and richer relationship with Christ, and to equip people to take the gospel into their neighborhoods and places of influence. I’ve been resisting it, though.
To be honest, I had allowed fear of failure to keep me from actively pursuing a new work. I was hoping someone else would recognize this call and send me out, providing all the money, most of the resources, and even some people to accomplish this. God had other plans and was waiting for me to recognize my fear and to release it to Him as the One who really wanted to do the new work. This was not going to happen because of my talent, personality, knowledge or creative innovation. This new work was going to start with surrender.
Our Sunday gatherings include prayer time, worship, and teaching from God’s Word. Our kids discipleship time takes place during the service, and all together we enjoy a time of food and fellowship afterward!