CliffsNotes – March 2, 2021

Evangelism? Part 1/4 My hope is to spark a conversation in your Church family, especially among your leaders, about “evangelism”. I remember the very first time someone asked me about my faith. I was at Carleton University, and it was in a philosophy class. I was chatting prior to the start of class with a […]

CliffsNotes – February 23, 2021

A 2nd Term & Coaching FMCIC thank you for your continued trust. I have been asked several times over the past week or so, if I enjoy my “job”. Truthfully it is more than “enjoy” and certainly I understand that it is more than a “job”. I love the people I work with, and I […]

CliffsNotes – February 16, 2021

“So, Bishop what do you think?” Someone asked me this question, last week. They were referring specifically to the respectful and meaningful online conversation that has been happening among our pastors with regards the LGBT+ community and FMCIC. It’s a fair enough question. So here is my response: My personal beliefs and core values about […]

CliffsNotes – February 9, 2021

Does Wesley Have Anything to Say About a “Rule of Life”? Part 2 Some housekeeping: Yes, the Rule of Life is open to everyone! I would love to have representation, nationally, from all demographics and from all of our churches. Please register here: https://www.fmcic.ca/fmcic-rule-of-life/ You can sign up to be assigned to a triad, OR […]

CliffsNotes – February 2, 2021

An FMCIC Rule of Life: Part 1 “I am not afraid that the people called Methodists should ever cease to exist either in Europe or America. But I am afraid lest they should only exist as a dead sect, having the form of religion without the power. And this undoubtedly will be the case unless […]

CliffsNotes – January 26, 2021

Gauging your Health In the past I have described how I use “gauges” to journal my health and check in with my accountability partner.[1] I literally draw three gauges on the top of the page of my journal. By the way, do you know the difference between a diary and a Christian journal? A diary […]

CliffsNotes – January 19, 2021

PRAYER CHECK-IN As you know, in the FMCIC 3-Year Ministry Plan, prayer is a major focus. The goal is to help us rediscover what it means to be a movement of prayer, with each local Church being a “house of prayer”. Each local Church is to have appointed a liaison person and these “Prayer Point […]

CliffsNotes – January 12, 2021

Humility, grace, peace and love Apart from all that is going on in the news, it is the intensity of the confusion, anger, judgement, hate, and gloom that are causing me to experience a cosmic sadness. I just read an intensely angry and threatening note to one of our Churches about their “involvement” in a […]

CliffsNotes – January 5, 2021

What’s in store for 2021? Clearly, the Church has to pay attention to what happened in 2020, and how we must shift accordingly in 2021. I like this definition from Goggle: shift is “a slight change in position, direction, or tendency”. As Methodists it should be in our corporate soul – the ability to shift […]

CliffsNotes – December 15, 2020

  For to us a child is born,     to us a son is given,     and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called     Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,     Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. ~ Isaiah 9:6   MEDIA CONNECTIONS  Church Health Thursdays – This Advent Season: https://www.fmcic.ca/27503/ News […]