Agree to Disagree

As thoughts turn to reopening churches, I have been thinking less about the logistics of that (although I know that matters a lot) and more about what it means to “agree to disagree” as the church. How can we do that well as Christ followers? How can we do that well with our fellow Christ […]

Timely Questions

“Everything has changed, and nothing will ever be the same.”    “Things will settle down, and we’ll get  back to normal soon.” “Some stuff might change and some will probably stay the same.” “I don’t know.” If you took every opinion about what the church will look like post-pandemic, they could easily be lumped into the […]

Thoughts About the “New Normal”

This has been an unusual time for churches. There have been a lot of things to figure out, and there have been a lot of lessons learned. There have even been some surprising discoveries and some very good stories. All of this is good. I know that there are those who are looking forward to […]

The Value of a Coach

I have been thinking quite a bit about coaching lately and that’s probably because, as a movement, we’ve recently deployed 6 Regional Coaches across the country. Our hope is that these coaches will help pastors, boards and leaders in each local church build and maintain robust health, as each church accepts responsibility for its community.  […]

How Engaged Are We With Scripture?

So a couple of weeks ago, Bishop Cliff shared an interview he conducted with Lawson Murray of Scripture Union Canada.  The point of the interview was to encourage us towards greater Scripture engagement.  If you missed those Cliff’s Notes, the links are here: https://www.fmcic.ca/cliffsnotes-october-3-2017/ https://www.fmcic.ca/cliffsnotes-october-10-2017/ By the way, if you want to receive Cliff’s Notes […]