September 15, 2008
This past weekend has been a celebration of 100 years of ministry for the
Recently I was telling one of our younger pastors about the 100th anniversary and was touched by his comment: “One hundred years. That’s awesome. It really takes something for a congregation to make it to 100 years of ministry.” He’s right and the longer I live and observe the church in its various forms and locations, the more convinced I am that local congregations that are engaged with their neighborhoods (and adapting as they change) are God’s ongoing agents for making His influence tangible in the lives of the people of their neighbourhoods.
This past week, the Network Leaders and Mentors met in
What is God doing in the world?
How does He want us to be involved with what He is doing?
While we were together, I took the opportunity to present
Several have been asking about what relief is being sent to
You may recall that at General Conference we voted that the 2009 Ministers Retreats be focused on the theme of “Generosity”. Planning is under way (and please note that we’re talking about 2009) and put the following dates in your calendars:
Western Retreat – September 29 – Oct. 1, 2009 at the FCJ Retreat Centre,
Eastern Retreat – October 20 – 22 at
There are two appointment announcements this week. Darrin Lindsay has been appointed to Kingsview FMC and
May you know Jesus’ deep joy as you serve in His name.