Entries by Lisa Howden

CliffsNotes – July 2, 2019

Social Media isn’t always the best way to have an important conversation… Some of you might have heard or read about the controversy in Picton, Ontario. I’ve asked our own Kevin Stenhouse, Lead pastor of Picton FM to tell you the story… Cliff: Kevin, a priest serving in your town wrote in his church bulletin […]

CliffsNotes – June 25, 2019

Jared’s Sabbatical… Cliff: Jared, you are eligible to take a sabbatical according to our policy, therefore you recently applied for one to our Personnel Team. Why is a sabbatical important to you? Jared: Sabbaticals are important because they allow for two very important things: rest and perspective. Ministry, especially if you love what you do, […]

CliffsNotes – June 18, 2019

A Little more about the FREES! As you know the BOA has introduced a new “Page 1” to our Manual and to the “FMCiC Ministry Plan”. Page 2 and beyond continues to include our Core Values, Articles of Religion, and a more detailed account of Free Methodism. But Page 1 should be an inspiring, compelling […]

Nous l’église

Il y a un aspect de la santé de l’église dont nous ne parlons pas assez. Lorsque nous parlons de la santé de l’église nous pensons systèmes, disciple / rayonnement, vision / mission, stratégies de revitalisation et ainsi de suite. Tout cela est bien, mais il semble qu’il manque quelque chose. Ou peut-être que c’est […]

CliffsNotes – June 11, 2019

Who evaluates the Board: Part 4 Week 1 in this series about healthy local organizations we discussed board evaluations. Week 2 was about Nominating Committee. Week 3 was about board covenant. I have been pointing you to The Manual, and have pointed out that our Manual wisely offers you opportunity to contextualize your organizational structure […]

Nous l’église

Il y a un aspect de la santé de l’église dont nous ne parlons pas assez. Lorsque nous parlons de la santé de l’église nous pensons systèmes, disciple / rayonnement, vision / mission, stratégies de revitalisation et ainsi de suite. Tout cela est bien, mais il semble qu’il manque quelque chose. Ou peut-être que c’est […]

CliffsNotes – May 28, 2019

Who evaluates the Board? Part 3 The Board of Administration of the FMCiC is exploring what it looks like to become a healthy board. We are discussing the “culture” of the BOA and of the FMCiC and creating an organizational structure that would help us move toward what we believe is a healthy leadership culture. […]

CliffsNotes – May 21, 2019

Who evaluates the Board? Part 2 Great question, but we began answering it last week. The board in a healthy church is elected to prayerfully ask 3 important questions: Do we have the right vision? Do we have the right people on the bus? Are we financially healthy (“The goal is not a balanced budget, […]

CliffsNotes – May 14, 2019

Who evaluates the Board? Great question! I mean, the board in a healthy church is elected to prayerfully ask 3 important questions: Do we have the right vision? Do we have the right people on the bus? Are we financially healthy (“The goal is not a balanced budget, but a budget that delivers the mission… […]