Jana Koh

About Jana Koh

Jana Koh is the pastor and planter of Ecclesia Church in Oshawa, Ontario. She’s been in Oshawa for one year; previously, she worked with a church plant in Seattle, Washington. She is passionate about helping the church connect with the neighbourhood, and empowering believers to love and serve those with whom they live, work, and play. Jana loves music, photography, and baking, and she is wife to Jeremy, and mama to Norah and Rowan.

Third Tuesday of Advent

By |2018-12-17T23:35:57-04:00December 18th, 2018|Advent Reader, Blog|

Scripture reading for today: Isaiah 11:1-9, Numbers 16:20-35, Acts 28:23-31 Isaiah 11:1-9 11 A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse;     from his roots a Branch will bear fruit. 2 The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—     the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,     the Spirit of counsel and of might,     the Spirit of the knowledge and fear

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Taking On for Lent

By |2018-04-05T14:09:14-04:00March 5th, 2018|Canadian Culture, Church, Lent, Theological reflection|

Taking On for Lent Repent, then, and turn to God, so that He will forgive your sins. (Acts 3:19) Repentance in Scripture is the act of turning from sin and turning towards Christ. Giving up what keeps us from relationship with God, and moving towards that which helps us know Him more. In the season

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Embody Hope

By |2018-01-04T11:47:23-04:00January 5th, 2018|Blog, Church Planting|

In my church planting efforts in Oshawa, Ontario, I’ve been confronted these last couple months with a mistake I made. A mistake that feels like it has the potential to derail our whole mission, if I were to allow it to fester. What, exactly, that mistake was is relevant, but not completely necessary for the

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He is Enough

By |2017-12-01T11:05:41-04:00November 13th, 2017|Blog, Church Planting, Stories|

I’m in my second year of church planting, and I have a 6-week old baby. I’m taking a short maternity leave, and this time away from work for a few months has been a gift, but it’s swiftly coming to an end. I’m simultaneously itching to get back to the daily

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Calling Stories

By |2018-01-05T11:48:28-04:00September 12th, 2017|Blog, Church Planting, Stories|

Some of my favourite moments in the Bible are when God calls someone to something big. I find a strange sort of comfort in how these stories play out. Jeremiah 1:4-10 shares an intimate moment between the prophet Jeremiah and God Himself, when God calls Jeremiah to do his difficult work of preaching bad news

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Does Place Matter?

By |2018-01-05T11:47:23-04:00June 16th, 2017|Blog, Canadian Culture, Church Planting|

What difference does your place make? As of this June, I completed my first year of work toward starting a new church in Oshawa, Ontario, which we've named Ecclesia. In this season, I find myself thinking and praying and speaking often

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