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Items of Interest and Upcoming Events as of July 2014:


Transformational Learning Communities (TLC) – The keynote speaker sessions from TLC 2014 are now available for viewing on YouTube. Click the following links: Scott Buck: Leading, Equipping and Empowering ; Scott Weatherford: Evangelism through Preaching and Worship; Handouts, additional short videos and PowerPoint presentations are available HERE.

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Accommodation Needed – Nelson and Jan Annan return in August from four years serving in Hanoi, Vietnam. Nelson now serves as pastor of River of Life Alliance in South West Calgary. They need a 3 bed, 2 bath townhouse, condo or the main floor of a house to rent. Contact through District Office or at

Study Resources Available – Beulah Alliance, Edmonton, has resources available to give away, suitable for small groups or personal study. Please click here for a downloadable list with contact info.

Tech Equipment Available – Southview Alliance Church has a number of tech items available for sale. Please click here for a downloadable list with contact information.

Pastor’s Camp – August 11-15, 2014 at Sunnyside Christian Retreat Centre, Sylvan Lake, for men and women in ministry and their families. Click here for info and registration.

Soul Formation Academy – You are invited to join Cohort #5 of The Academy of Spiritual Direction getting ready to lift off this November. If you are interested in this type of spiritual renewal and ministry training, download the invitation here for further instructions.

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Ministry Spouse Day – Saturday, September 20, in Spruce Grove. Come and hear Wendy English. Early Bird Registrations will be ready in August!

Ambrose University Golf Classic, September 16, Elbow Valley Golf Club, Calgary, AB

Willowcreek Leadership Summit, August 14-15 and October 23-24, 2014.

Holy Spirit Encounter, September 30-October 2 in Canmore and January 6-8, 2015 (location TBA)

District Prayer Retreat, for official workers, November 3-6, Lake Louise, AB. Planning is in the works for Prayer Retreat this November. Feedback from last year and a few highlights of what you can expect this year is available here.