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 […]

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 […]

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… […]

CliffsNotes – May 7, 2019

Pastors, an offer you should consider… Part 2 Last week I had Paul Millar, our pastor from the happening church in Westport, tell you about his experience with Church Renewal out of Steinbach MB. I also mentioned in my notes last week that I had the opportunity to visit with Pastor Ray Duerksen, who is […]

CliffsNotes – April 30, 2019

Pastors, here’s an offer not to pass up… Karlene and I were in friendly Manitoba this past weekend (Steinbach, Brandon and Winnipeg). A special treat was that Wawota, SK church family joined MB. Kilarney, Roblin, then from Winnipeg, Crestview, and our two church plants The Hearth and Glorious Hope. We prayed, remembered our roots, talked […]

CliffsNotes – April 23, 2019

Resurrection weekend I pray that the experiences with the Spirit that people had this past Friday and Sunday in worship services would impact their week this week, and their lives moving forward. I pray that the love, sacrifice and revolution that Jesus modelled and put into motion would be reflected in each of our lives. […]

CliffsNotes – April 16, 2019

BRAVE PRAYERS & PRO LIFE MONTH IS MAY St. Joe’s Island is still a snow covered, Maple Syrup wonderland! (I learned that I am still susceptible to peer pressure as my brothers in ministry chirped me into ordering two large maple syrup saturated pancakes – a shameful but admittedly beautiful moment!). Four churches were represented […]

CliffsNotes – April 9, 2019

Regional Gathering British Columbia (5/12!) I loved being with the BC crew this weekend at Regional Gathering. Thank you for the warm and laughter filled atmosphere. On Sunday I enjoyed visiting for the first time our Kamloops church, pastored by Pastor Shelley Utz. Pastor Shelley, Dan and their kids moved to Kamloops in late summer […]