People naturally ask, what does a Church Engagement Specialist do? To answer that I would say I help bring a focus on reaching across barriers for the sake of Christ’s Kingdom. I do that through connecting you to the work of SIM, and also by using a set of mobilization tools. Check out <https://kingdomlink.ca> for some ways I can help serve you and others in your congregation.
Rev. Marcus Verbrugge and his wife Debbie currently reside in McGregor ON, where they attend and volunteer at a local rural church. Together, Marcus and Debbie have raised 6 kids, now all adults living in Southern Ontario. Before joining SIM, Marcus served as an Executive Pastor. Before that, he did church engagement for the Central Canadian District of the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Marcus has served as a parachurch board member, led numbers of short-term mission/vision trips, founded a prayerwalking ministry, KingdomLink Inc, and the Transform! Prayer Course. Marcus is also the author of the devotional study: Beginnings – Growing in Prayer through Genesis. He is a Kairos head facilitator and an experienced leader in the Alpha program. Prior to full-time work in church ministry, Marcus helped a number of successful startups in the manufacturing sector.