CliffsNotes – December 3, 2019

My neighbour just gave me $35. Apparently, he watched a guy pull into my driveway to turn around and in the process of pulling out, this guy ran over my green compost bin and broke it. My neighbour said that the guy did know that he had broken it, but drove away anyway. My wonderful […]

CliffsNotes – November 26, 2019

Chapel Ridge FM and a Chaplaincy Opportunity… This past weekend I celebrated with the Chapel Ridge FM in Stittsville, ON. They have completed a beautifully functional new building. They had to build in order to accommodate the growth (for instance, they had 72 children involved this past Sunday)! What have they done right? My experience […]

CliffsNotes – November 19, 2019

FMCiC Funding Model Think Tank I invited, “Godly, successful, creative entrepreneurs / innovators” who are also FM’ers to come to a Think Tank. This past Friday and Saturday these men and women came together to discuss the current FMCIC funding model. The current funding model includes CORE (your church’s commitment to giving 10% of your […]

CliffsNotes – November 12, 2019

New Pastors, Board of Administration, Kingsview FM and Orality NEW PASTORS: This past week, the Ministry Centre hosted the New Pastors Orientation. For those of you who have never been to one of these 2-day events, let me simply say: our FM pastors and churches have SO MANY resources available to them! Committed and competent […]

CliffsNotes – November 5, 2019

Harold Gonyou’s (BOA Chair, and FMCiC delegate to FM World Conference) Report from World Conference: Remember the times as a child that a missionary, having worked in a far away culture, enthralled you with stories of their ministry and the people that they served. And now imagine those people, having now taken leadership in their […]

CliffsNotes – October 29, 2019

This past week I was in Brazil attending the FM World Conference with our delegate Harold Gonyou but I had to leave early. My dad was diagnosed with advanced and aggressive colon cancer only two weeks ago. I left the conference to be with my family – I arrived home Friday and Dad passed away […]

CliffsNotes – October 22, 2019

Good Morning, Bishop Cliff and Harold Gonyou (BOA Chair) are at the FM World Conference in Brazil. Please pray for this meeting of FM Bishops and national delegates. MEDIA CONNECTIONS Church Health Thursdays – Things Rarely Drift Towards Good and Healthy: News & Stories Blog – Building Bridges into the Community with Robotics: […]

CliffsNotes – October 8, 2019

What happened at our Ministers’ Conferences? We invited a First Nations leader to speak into FMCIC pastors. Jonathan Maracle loves Jesus. Jonathan is a singer and storyteller (check his Facebook page or listen to his music on Spotify, etc). He spoke passionately about God’s love for First Nations people and the Church’s opportunity to be […]

CliffsNotes – October 1, 2019

Leadership = Criticism I am so sorry that this is true. Every leader knows that this is true. Jesus experienced it (can you think of some of the things He was criticized for, and how He responded?). Unfortunately criticism can feel deflating, demoralizing or worse. Even just the fear of criticism can cause leaders to […]

CliffsNotes – September 24, 2019

Preparing for Sunday Last week was the Western Ministers’ Conference. Tuesday night was about decompressing and preparing for Wednesday. Wednesday and Thursday were very good days, but I can’t tell you anything about it yet because the Eastern Conference is not until next week! Please pray for our leaders. Here is the link to the […]