Items of Interest and Upcoming Events for the Week of March 4, 2014:
A.K.A. is this week at Spruce Grove Alliance, featuring live music, a 270 degree screen with graphic animation, short films and an art gallery showcasing unique works from local artists. Inspired by the names of God, this one-of-a-kind event will inspire, encourage, and uplift. Click here for more information. The dress rehearsal received rave reviews from our WCD Office Manager – read her review here.
Call to Prayer – March 8 is International Women’s Day. What a significant opportunity for our Alliance family of churches to unite in an audacious Call to Prayer for women, children and men in Canada. Visit the Defend Dignity website for Call to Prayer resources for your church and family.
Special Invitation to pre-screen Irreplaceable – You are personally invited for an exclusive pre-screening of Focus on the Family Canada’s new documentary, Irreplaceable. In Edmonton on March 9 and in Calgary on March 13. Check out the trailer and RSVP here to experience this groundbreaking film. This provocative documentary explores the role of family, what media and society says about family, and what God calls us to do about it. This is not a fundraiser. You won’t be asked to do anything or buy anything. This is simply a special night where FOTF is giving ministry influencers like you a sneak peek of Irreplaceable before it’s in theatres on May 7th.
New International Workers appointed –Join us in congratulations and prayer for Chris and Terra-Lynn Ulriksen who have been approved as fully-funded International Workers in Church Ministry to Venezuela.They are scheduled to depart for Costa Rica mid-August 2014 for Spanish language study and will plan to arrive in Venezuela summer of 2015. We want to express our appreciation to Tofield Alliance Church, the Ulriksen’s home church, for their support and encouragement of the Ulriksens in pursuing this ministry.
Love in Motion –This project raises awareness and much needed funding for outreach initiatives in every C&MA District. Our 2014 ride is only four months away and we need more riders! Encourage and model participation to your congregation, colleagues, family and friends. Download resources and find more info here.
Missions Learning Circle (Edmonton) – Learn about Seamless Link, what it is, how it works, what it can become, how it affects our International Workers. Saturday, March 22, 9 a.m. to noon at Southgate Alliance Church. Click here to register.
Training and Conferences:
Grip Birkman Blueprint (GBB) Training – We are pleased to partner with ChurchSmart Resources to present training for leaders like you. Do you want to understand, coach, and train the natural and supernatural design of those in ministry? Trained GBB coaches enable people to go deeper in understanding who they are naturally from birth (Psalm 119:13-14) and how they are powerfully gifted to fit into the Body life ministry (Romans 12:4-6). The Calgary course runs April 14-17 at RockPointe Church Bowridge Campus. Space is limited. For more details and to register, click HERE.
Living Waters National Leadership Training Conference – this is an in-depth healing, teaching and discipleship series with the goal of laying a foundation for relational wholeness. They are holding their Leadership Training Conference July 6-12 at Entheos Retreat Centre (Calgary). The purpose of the conference is to deepen the healing of leaders and train those who are eligible to run the program within their church or ministry. Click here for full details.
Church Multiplication Conference (Calgary) – The Church Multiplication Conference (AKA “Multiply”) is designed to expose leaders to various models of multiplication and to hear of the challenges, opportunities and successes of Gospel-centered ministry in the Canadian context. This event is a 1.5 day event April 1&2 in Calgary. Click here for more information.
Kairos is a course that aims to mobilize the church to engage with the nations of the world based on Genesis 12:1-3: We are blessed to be a blessing to the nations. We are running two courses this winter – one at First Alliance and one at the Full Gospel Tabernacle in Falconridge. The next course coming up is a one week intensive starting April 28 at Ambrose University. Click here for more info.
Gospel Coach Training – Every leader needs a coach…and every leader needs to be coaching! Gospel Coach is a system to develop leaders and to make disciples. Coaching is an easily transferable concept done in the context of a shepherding relationship. Disciples are led by coaches to make adjustments in their personal, spiritual, and missional lives in response to the gospel. April 3- 6 in Calgary. Click here for more info and here to register.
The Mission of God Cadre – The Next C2C Cadre in Edmonton is happening on Thursday, March 20 in Edmonton. Click here for more details and to register.
The CREST Leadership Centre is one of our preferred ministry partners. CREST was founded on the conviction that mid-life leaders need unique and intentional leadership development if they are to flourish and advance into a significant second half. CREST is offering two opportunities to join a cohort to work though your life and leadership. This two-year journey takes you through an in-depth reflection, beginning with gaining personal clarity, followed with increased influence in your leadership. The next Alberta cohort is January 2015. Do not procrastinate on signing up; a key for busy leaders is to look into the calendar and peg important dates before the busyness of life crowds out the important things. Your CREST journey is one of those important dates. So commit now, and you can finally get at this important process of deep reflection.
Transformation in Action
- LIFE TRANSFORMATION RESOURCES:
- Pastoral Effectiveness
- Personal Care and Leadership Development
- CHURCH TRANSFORMATION RESOURCES:
- Building Teams/Hiring Policies
- 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