Entries by Lisa Howden

L’Histoire d’un Budget Narratif

En 2011, peu de temps après avoir commencé à L’Église Méthodiste Libre de Westport, en Ontario, le pasteur Paul Millar a découvert que l’église souhaitait tendre la main à sa communauté, mais qu’elle ne savait pas exactement comment s’y prendre.  L’église n’avait pas non plus de déclaration de vision. Paul et le conseil ont commencé […]

CliffsNotes – February 12, 2019

Nazarenes, Tattoos & Board Meetings This past weekend Karlene and I worshiped with The Corner Church in Oshawa. This is a beautiful new story that the FMCiC could fully support and celebrate because of our freedom to collaborate (“Catholic spirit”). The local Nazarene church had a building and no pastor, and The FreeWay FM had […]

Un Mot Sain pour l’Année

Jusqu’à présent cette année il y a eu quelques phénomènes internet que j’ai remarqué.  L’une de ces choses était “Combien avez-vous vieilli” sur Facebook, qui ne m’a pas vraiment inspiré à écrire.  Donc je ne vous soumettrai pas des photos ou à des réflexions sur ce que le temps m’a fait. L’autre m’a fait réfléchir. […]

CliffsNotes – February 5, 2019

The FMCiC 3 Year Ministry Plan Proverbs 29:18 says that without “revelation from God”, or “vision” people will “cast off restraint”, “perish” or my favourite version of this passage, “stumble” all over each other”. A prayerfully discerned, and clearly articulated vision, helps a group of individuals rally around the mission as they contribute with their […]

CliffsNotes – January 29, 2019

Is Membership Important? Part 2 Pastors and leaders, membership should not be a peripheral element of church life. It should not be something that is addressed apologetically to new people. It should not be only for those who want to be on the board. Membership / partnership should be celebrated. We were created to belong! […]

CliffsNotes – January 22, 2019

                                                                                           For the past 15+ years the FMCiC has been in […]

CliffsNotes – January 15, 2019

Strategic Prayer Planning 2019 What’s your plan for prayer this year as a church family? “To pray more” or “To do a 3 week prayer series” or something else? Is the plan for the whole year? Is it inspired by the Holy Spirit? The truth is, if there is no plan then you’ll default to […]

Answers to Prayer

Answers to Prayer About 2 months ago, at our weekly prayer meeting, I desperately cried out to the Lord to see more people coming to Christ. That week I received a phone call from a lady that attends our women’s study. She said that there was a man in their trailer park, who live in […]


“he (Zechariah) was chosen by lot, according to the custom of the priesthood, to go into the temple of the Lord and burn incense. And when the time for the burning of incense came, all the assembled worshipers were praying outside. Then an angel of the Lord appeared to him, standing at the right side […]

Prayer Focus for November Zoom Prayer Meeting

Prayer Focus for November Zoom Prayer Meeting   Francophone Ministries – David & Jenn Wright Pray! Pray for the Lord’s leading; for His connections and divine appointments. Pray for those that would be lead to be involved in these exchanges and all the details involved in that. Pray for an outpouring of the Holy Spirit […]