Entries by Lisa Howden

Êtes-vous une lumière dans le monde?

Mon fils a récemment prêché un sermon de l’Évangile de Jean parlant de l’idée que Jésus est la Lumière du Monde (un thème dans l’histoire de Jésus de Jean), et il a parlé des lumières dans l’Avent. Tout était bien, mais cela m’a fait réfléchir… Jésus a dit qu’il était la lumière du monde, mais […]

CliffsNotes – December 3, 2019

My neighbour just gave me $35. Apparently, he watched a guy pull into my driveway to turn around and in the process of pulling out, this guy ran over my green compost bin and broke it. My neighbour said that the guy did know that he had broken it, but drove away anyway. My wonderful […]

CliffsNotes – November 26, 2019

Chapel Ridge FM and a Chaplaincy Opportunity… This past weekend I celebrated with the Chapel Ridge FM in Stittsville, ON. They have completed a beautifully functional new building. They had to build in order to accommodate the growth (for instance, they had 72 children involved this past Sunday)! What have they done right? My experience […]

CliffsNotes – November 19, 2019

FMCiC Funding Model Think Tank I invited, “Godly, successful, creative entrepreneurs / innovators” who are also FM’ers to come to a Think Tank. This past Friday and Saturday these men and women came together to discuss the current FMCIC funding model. The current funding model includes CORE (your church’s commitment to giving 10% of your […]

CliffsNotes – November 12, 2019

New Pastors, Board of Administration, Kingsview FM and Orality NEW PASTORS: This past week, the Ministry Centre hosted the New Pastors Orientation. For those of you who have never been to one of these 2-day events, let me simply say: our FM pastors and churches have SO MANY resources available to them! Committed and competent […]

Raconter vos histoires

J’ai déjà écrit que je suis un grand fan des histoires. J’adore les bonnes histoires. Mais j’ai remarqué que nous semblons de plus en plus souvent raconter des histoires de type « mauvaises nouvelles ». Nous parlons de ce qui ne va pas, de ce qui doit être corrigé, de la gravité de la situation et de […]

CliffsNotes – November 5, 2019

Harold Gonyou’s (BOA Chair, and FMCiC delegate to FM World Conference) Report from World Conference: Remember the times as a child that a missionary, having worked in a far away culture, enthralled you with stories of their ministry and the people that they served. And now imagine those people, having now taken leadership in their […]

CliffsNotes – October 29, 2019

This past week I was in Brazil attending the FM World Conference with our delegate Harold Gonyou but I had to leave early. My dad was diagnosed with advanced and aggressive colon cancer only two weeks ago. I left the conference to be with my family – I arrived home Friday and Dad passed away […]