REGIONAL GATHERINGS 2013
Theme: What is the Holy Spirit saying to local church leaders about ‘What’s Next’ for ministry in their region?
We are excited about the new format for the 2013 Regional gatherings.
In the beginning, we’ll begin with worship and a study by Bishop Keith from the Book of Acts on the theme … “Gazing” … those gazing moments where Christ followers stopped and the Spirit helped them to know the answer to “What’s Next?”.
Surprising things happened! From confused beginnings, (but it has to start somewhere) unimagined ministries were birthed and the gospel travelled across continents and cultural barriers. It started with the Spirit of God stirring passions within the people of God.
At your 2013 Regional Gathering, you will have the opportunity to talk about what the Lord has put in your heart about “What’s Next” for ministry together in your Region – children, youth, church planting, discipleship training, social action, sending missionaries, work teams…
At the end, we’ll see what the Spirit has said to “US”.
- Any local church leaders – especially ‘out of the box thinkers’!!
- Local Church Ministry Team Leaders, Pastors, Delegates, Board Chairs, Pastoral Staff, Retired Ministers, Lay Ministers, FMCiC leaders (BoA, MEGaP, Nominating, SCOD)
What’s the cost?
- Lunch and 2 coffee breaks: $12/person
- All participants are responsible for their travel with the exception of those coming from more isolated areas (+700 kms round trip), for whom a modest travel subsidy program will be available from the FMCIC.
- In some cases, host churches will be asked to provide billets for out of town visitors, i.e. Dryden, Blezard Valley.
How do I register?
Contact Marcia Goldstein with the names and email addresses of those attending from your church.
Where are they being held?
Quebec @ Rosemont – March 16
South/Southwest Ontario @ Brantford – March 23
Eastern Ontario @ Smiths Falls FMC – April 6
Central Ontario East @ Frankford Community FMC – April 6
Saskatchewan/Manitoba @ Arlington Beach Camp – April 13
Northwestern Ontario/Winnipeg @ Dryden – April 20
Central Ontario GTA @ Wesley Chapel – May 4
Central Ontario North @ Barrie FMC – May 4
Northern Ontario @ Blezard Valley – May 11
British Columbia @ Merritt, Nicola Valley
Evangelical Free Church – May 25
Alberta @ Ellice – June 1