Items of Interest and Upcoming Events as of November 25, 2014:
Robin and Jody Johnson (New Item)
For those who were at our Prayer Retreat, you will remember lifting Jody Johnson up for healing to our Heavenly Father. It’s with heavy hearts that we share the sad news of Jody’s passing on November 21. She passed peacefully and was surrounded by her family including her husband, Robin, her parents and brother. Her father blessed her with the words, “The Lord bless you and keep you…” moments before she passed. Please keep Robin, and their two children; Jamin and Mya in your prayers. A funeral service for Jody will be held at First Alliance on Friday, November 28 at 11:00 am. All district family is warmly invited.
Prayer Retreat (New Item)
At Prayer Retreat, DS Brent Trask has the tradition of giving a “WCD State of the Union” update. For the sake of those who were not able to attend Prayer Retreat this year (or for some reason, missed the talk), click here for Brent’s PowerPoint presentation. It will give you a sense of what was presented.
Pastors’ Wives Newsletter (New Item)
Visit the Pastors’ Wives section to see the latest newsletter.
Ambrose – Modulers & Accreditation Courses (New Item)
Looking to add to your Seminary Repertoire? Need Alliance History & Thought for Accreditation? See our Ambrose link for the Winter and Spring courses Ambrose is offering!
Did you know we have a WCD Facebook page? (New Item)
If you have any Church events that you wish to promote to our WCD community, we encourage you to promote them on our WCD Facebook Page.
A Call for Candidates for District Superintendent WCD
A call for candidates has been issued by the WCD Nominating Committee for the position of District Superintendent for the Western Canadian District. The incumbent D.S., Rev. Brent Trask, is completing his first four-year term and will allow his name to stand for a second four year term. If you feel God is calling you to fulfill this task, please communicate with the Chair of the Nominations Committee. See further details at the download link on our jobs page HERE.
Book: “Intersections” by Ronald Brown
lulu.com has Intersections in their top ten sellers for the week of November 24!
Rev David Hearn, President, The Christian and Missionary Alliance in Canada says, “ Inspiring, insightful and impactful are three words I would use to describe Intersections, the memoirs of Ron Brown. From the opening chapter you are captivated by the intensity of life in the Congo, filled with political upheaval, open warfare and life threatening evacuations. In a masterful twist, the author weaves profound theological insights into the midst of these harrowing adventures. He reveals the amazing keeping power of God coupled with the call to engage in Kingdom risk. In the heart of this interesting tapestry he weaves another thread of pragmatic, down to earth wisdom flowing out of his own experience of challenge and brokenness…” Click here to purchase.
Please go to our Events page for more information on the following events:
- Holy Spirit Encounter in Canmore – January 6 – 8
- Living Waters Seminar: “Pastoral Approaches: The Church and Same-Sex Attraction” - December 4
- Coach Training Seminar - January 28 (Calgary), February 25 (Edmonton)
- Unleashing Intercession Seminar with Dr. TV Thomas – March 13 and 14
Transformation in Action
- LIFE TRANSFORMATION RESOURCES:
- Pastoral Effectiveness
- Personal Care and Leadership Development
- CHURCH TRANSFORMATION RESOURCES:
- Building Teams/Hiring Policies
- Child Protection
- Church Effectiveness
- Church Multiplication
- Discipleship Pathways
- Pastors’ Wives
- Rural Church Pastors Network
- WCD Women’s Ministries
- WORLD TRANSFORMATION RESOURCES:
- International Workers
- World Links
- Our C&MA Family
- Resources and Global Vault