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 Items of Interest and Upcoming Events as of September 1, 2015:  


Prayer Retreat

Upstream – Prayer Retreat (new)

Prayer Retreat registration now open! For all official workers. Registration deadline is Thursday, October 1. For more information please click here.


GBGrip Birkman Training (new)

A training seminar to qualify as a Grip-Birkman Coach is being offered at the WCD office on September 23-25.  This three day intensive training will certify you to offer and coach people through the Grip-Birkman Profile.  This is a primary tool being used throughout the Christian and Missionary Alliance district wide, nationally and internationally. With the intention of helping leaders understand how God has created them, how they can fit and flourish in ministry and lead and support ministry teams.  This training is offered only in small groups so there will only be room in this session for twelve participants.  Cost for the three day training is $300.00.  To register for this event, please click here.


HSEHoly Spirit Encounter (new)

Airdrie Alliance is hosting a Holy Spirit Encounter; October 16-18. The Holy Spirit Encounter is designed for individuals to experience afresh, the fullness of Christ through the presence and power of the indwelling Spirit – and to be equipped to lead others into a deeper Spirit filled/fueled life. People who attend the encounters experience healing, forgiveness, freedom, fresh fillings, new gifts and tons of joy. If interested please click here for more information, or here to register.



Soul of the Next Economy Forum (new)

The Forum is in its 2nd year and continues to bring people from faith communities, businesses, not-for-profits and other sectors together to learn about current trends & best practices, network with peers and industry experts and share best practices and future directions in social enterprise, sustainable development and corporate social responsibility, both locally and globally. Highlights include executive CSR panel discussion moderated by M. Jean Charest, keynote by Jeffrey Hollender, author of The Responsibility Revolution and an opportunity for aspiring social entrepreneurs to pitch their social innovations and compete for prizes & start-up funding in the Lion’s Den Social Innovation Challenge. The Forum is hosted at Ambrose University on September 25 & 26th, together with Fig Tree Foundation, Vibrant Communities Calgary and community partner, Black Diamond Group. Early bird rate is only $79 which ends on September 11th. Register here.


Looking for a Guest Preacher?  

Vinh Doan was born and raised in Sydney, Australia and has ended up in Canada to be with his Calgarian wife.  Most recently having served on staff at Foothills Alliance, Calgary, Vinh and Laura are now transitioning to a new disciple making venture. Vinh has been in ministry for over 10 years and has a great passion for sharing God’s word and to be an example of living life with Jesus in the centre of it all.  He is a very capable evangelist and preacher.  His testimony is available here. Please contact Vinh directly for speaking engagements at


Leadership SummitThe Global Leadership Summit

The Global Leadership Summit is a world-class experience designed to help you get better and embrace your grander vision—the reason God called you to lead. Rebroadcast in HD from Willow’s campus in Calgary,  Three Hills and Lethbridge and Fort McMurray* on October 22 – 23. Early bird deadline is September 15, 2015. As done in previous years, the WCD will pay for two lay people for every official worker that would like to attend.

*Event takes place on October 23 and 24, 2015



Alliance History and Thought 

Alliance History and Thought is being offered Tuesday evenings, September 15 – December 8, 2015 from 6:30-9:30pm at Ambrose  University.  Dr. Bernie Van De Walle is the instructor.  Contact to register or for more information.  It will also be offered May 2-6, 2016 as a week-long module class at Ambrose.

(Edmonton dates to come)

Other Upcoming Events

Please go to our Events page for more information on the following events.

  • Alliance History and Thought (Ambrose): September 15 – December 8
  • Foundations for Ministry (Ambrose): October 2 – 3
  • Holy Spirit Encounter (Airdrie Alliance): October 16 – 18
  • Holy Spirit Encounter (Beaverlodge Alliance): October 23 – 25
  • Leadership Summit (various locations): October 22 – 23
  • Prayer Retreat (Lake Louise): November 2-5
  • Holy Spirit Encounter (Parkview Alliance): November 20 – 22

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