Entries by Rachel Runnalls

A church with Mission in mind – Interview with Greg Elford

Mission, BC has a new “coffee home,” a vibrant blue building housing The Penny coffee shop upstairs, and The Copper Hall community hall downstairs. What most of the people here enjoying the warm glow of incandescent light bulbs, buckwheat waffles and locally roasted espresso don’t realize is that this building is also the new home […]

Finding the Good Inside the Church – Story of a NOT Done

Alex and Jenna are the kind of young marrieds every church dreams of attracting: warm, committed to their faith, and regular volunteers in church committees and ministries. Alex grew up in Weyburn Free Methodist, and moved to Moose Jaw First FM in his teen years. As a pastor’s kid, he experienced his fair share of […]

Being Ambassadors Outside the Church Walls: Conversation with a Millenial ‘Done’

When I first met Shaina, a deep-thinking twenty-something, she had been absent from a traditional church for seven years—but she would not, actually call herself a ‘Done.’ “I’m a long-term investor—this is more of a purposeful hiatus,” she told me. Shaina grew up in a Free Methodist church and was very involved in her youth […]

Getting ‘Un-invisible’: Cornerstone FM in Prince Albert, SK

“I don’t know if you know: Prince Albert is to the North of Canada–that the temperature was 22 degrees at the end of September was a God thing!” transition pastor Dyan Mouland says with a chuckle. Months before, something had been stirring in the congregation of Cornerstone FM. There are five churches in their neighborhood […]

No Greater Love: Calgary music festival brings the church and First Nations together

“It’s an ecumenical conference of song,” Wesley First Nation Chief Ernest Wesley says of the ‘No Greater Love’ festival hosted on the Stoney Nakoda tribal lands. “We’re bringing religions together, through music, to love one another.” In fact, it’s nothing short of a miracle that this Christian music festival has the blessing and support of […]