Entries by Alison

Middle-Aged Women Face a Crisis of Discipleship

Michelle Van Loon turns our attention to the gap in discipleship for middle-aged and retired women. Click here to read “Middle-Aged Women Face a Crisis of Discipleship.”

Beautiful, Missional Feet

“In the Bible we read about “beautiful feet” (Romans 10:15). Mine are not beautiful, I assure you, in their human form. However, they are made more beautiful when they move—when they go on mission—and are missional feet.” Read all of Ed Stetzer’s “Beautiful, Missional Feet.”

A Day in the Life of a Military Chaplain

What exactly does a military chaplain do?  Well, I can’t speak for all of them but at General Conference, I did have the chance to sit down with Andrew Klinger and learn a little about what he does.  Andrew is an ordained Free Methodist pastor and military chaplain with the Canadian Armed Forces currently stationed […]

Evangelism is a Four Letter Word

“I get it. Culture is changing rapidly and radically. The methods we have used successfully for decades have become ineffective, even counter-productive. Heaven? Spiritual laws? Bible verses? These no longer spark spiritual interest. Evangelism training isn’t what it used to be, but in many cases is uncertain of what it should be.” Read all of […]

People Built a Bridge

This is the story of People Built a Bridge, a powerful, artistic performance that was presented at General Conference 2017.   The Collaborators Darryl Dozlaw – songwriter and mandolin Samuel Ganton – fiddle Tamera Goller – artist Ian Isaak – time-lapse video and sound technician Tanya Prinsep – translator Life Plan Study Team The Video […]

Why Small Churches Get Stuck: Valuing Busyness Over Relationships

Does your weekly schedule looks like this: Sunday included Sunday School, the morning worship service, youth choir in the afternoon, Training Union and the evening worship service. Visitation was on Monday. Various leadership meetings as well as basketball in the gym on Tuesday. Wednesday consisted of RA’s and GA’s (boy’s and girl’s clubs), prayer meeting and choir practice for […]

Set Free Durham

Set Free Durham is an initiative born out of a desire to educate and bring awareness to the alarming growth of human trafficking in Durham Region. To date, members of 15 churches in Durham Region have come together to unite and take a stand against human trafficking in our area.  Set Free Durham wants to […]