Items of Interest and Upcoming Events as of April 15, 2015:
District Conference – Five Locations (REGISTER BEFORE THIS WEEK’S DEADLINE!)
- April 27th-28th – Grande Prairie at Grande Prairie Alliance Church
- May 1st-2nd – Edmonton at Gateway Alliance Church
- May 3rd-4th – Red Deer at Deer Park Alliance Church
- May 5th-6th – Vermilion at Parkview Alliance Church
- May 8th-9th – Calgary at RockPointe Church Bearspaw and Foothills Alliance Church
Grande Prairie & Edmonton: April 16
Red Deer, Vermilion, & Calgary: April 23
Registration is NOW open. Click HERE to register.
*For your information and prayerful consideration in advance of District Conference please review the Partial Report of the Nomination Committee, as well as the DEXCOM Nominee Profiles.
**We would love to have our community of lay leaders attend District Conference! Click here to access the DC2015 Ignite Banner (by location) to place in your church bulletin, print as handouts, or insert in on your church website!
A Request From The Unity Commission – Seeking Input From Complementarians (NEW)
The Unity Commission is looking for the help of complementarian churches. We recognize that both the convictions and application of complementarian theology would be diverse and would like to have a better idea of the spectrum within our family of churches. If you are involved in leadership in an Alliance church that would identify as complementarian and would like to answer some questions so that your church’s convictions would be represented in this study, which will be used to shape the new role of women in ministry document, please contact Derek deVries (Transcona Alliance Church) by email firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone (204) 222-0354. While the content of all the interviews will be summarized and may be shared with the entire C&MA family, the names of those interviewed will not be shared.
WCD Executive Assistant Job Posting – Apply Now
The Western Canadian District Office of the C&MA is seeking to hire a full-time Executive Assistant for a one year term to join our Administrative Team. If you are interested in a fast-paced, multi-faceted team environment and have a desire to serve God’s Kingdom administratively, this job is for you! Please click here for further information on how to apply.
The Practices of a Thriving Rural Church: How Do We Measure Up?
Throughout the month of May join the Rural Church Pastors Network by taking part in creating a ministry tool to assist rural pastors and denominational leaders to better understand, recognize and affirm the practices of health and wellness in a rural church. For further information and to register, please click here.
Love in Motion (LIM)
This cycling and motorcycle tour across Canada aims to bring hope to vulnerable and hurting people in many of our communities. LIM raises awareness and funds for projects targeting complex and diverse issues like poverty, youth violence, family breakdown, and challenges for newcomers to Canada. This year, LIM will be held June 12-14 in Alberta. For more information click here. This year we will be supporting Encompass Partnerships (Calgary) and Millbourne Community Centre (Edmonton). Please be sure to sign up here.
Kairos Course – Ambrose
God, the Church, and the World. Join this exciting nine-lesson interactive study of the purpose and plan of God from Genesis to the end of the age. This interactive course looks at our world from His perspective. You will discover and understand God’s heart for mission. Held at Ambrose University in Calgary from May 4-8, be sure to register now.
God Love Sex: A Conversation About Desire and Holiness
Hosted at Ambrose University on April 27 at 7:00pm.
In this lecture and panel discussion, author and Old Testament scholar Tremper Longman III talks about the biblical messages of the Song of Songs and explores what it says about our attitudes, hopes, yearnings, and behavior in the area of sexuality.
For those outside the Calgary region, this lecture will be live-streamed here
Christians Against Poverty
Christians Against Poverty equips the local church to reach their community through the provision of the CAP Money Course and the provision of Debt Centres to assist clients who are deeply in debt. CAP’s Core Values are: to serve the poor, to save the lost, through the Church, across the nation. We invite you to explore CAP through their website (www.capcanada.org) and to keep them in mind as a resource for your church as you continue to learn to be stewards. This may be a missional resource that can impact your community, particularly through ministry to the poor!
Other Upcoming Events
Please go to our Events page for more information on the following events.
Or to REGISTER click on a link below:
- April 27 – May 2: Preaching in a Shifting Culture Full Week Course
- April 29: Preaching in a Shifting Culture Half-Day Course
- May 11 – 15: Starting Strong New Churches Full Week Course
- May 12: Starting Strong New Churches Half-Day Course
- May 26-28, 2015: Deep and Wide: How Grace Changes Everything (a 55+ retreat)
- Spring Courses and Alliance History & Thought
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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
- Disciple Making
- 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