Items of Interest and Upcoming Events as of March 24, 2015:
District Conference – Five Locations (REGISTER BEFORE THE DEADLINE!)
We would love to have our community of lay leaders at District Conference!
We encourage you to invite your lay leaders by placing this in your weekly church bulletin.
- 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.
Clergy Care Network (NEW)
Ministry is a high calling, but it’s not for the faint of heart! Inherent in this line of work can be long hours, expectations of others, self-sacrifice and incredible times of joy. The Clergy Care Network and Focus on the Family Canada can help provide guidance when life is challenging — and to rejoice with you when things are going well. If you need support through complimentary phone counselling, consultation, resource or retreat suggestions or counselling referrals please contact Clergy Care toll-free at 1.888.5.CLERGY or email them at email@example.com
Kairos Course – Edmonton (NEW)
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 in Edmonton over three weekends (April 10/11; April 17/18; May 1-3), be sure to register now. Click here for further information about the Kairos course.
Helping Without Hurting – Calgary (NEW)
Do charity handouts have impact? Are mission trips a waste of money? Could our help be hindering the poor? At the Helping Without Hurting Conference held on May 23 at Foothills Alliance Church (Calgary), join Dr. Brian Fikkert as he unravels fundamental and complex questions about poverty. With humour and real-life examples, Dr. Fikkert challenges the common assumption that poverty is about material possessions and reframes the issue in a way that invites us all to genuinely help. Click here for further information and to register.
Heart & Soul of the City – Calgary & Edmonton
Church leaders, equip your church to become an invaluable neighbor. Gain practical insights, tools, and resources to understand and engage the needs of your community. Guided by urban ministry expert, Dr. John Fuder, discover how neighbourhood mapping can reveal unmet needs and untapped resources of your immediate neighbourhood. This event will take place at Ambrose University in Calgary on April 8 and at North Pointe Community Church in Edmonton on April 9. For further information and to register please click here.
Biblical Exposition Workshop – Calgary
From May 13-15, the Charles Simeon Trust will be hosting a workshop on biblical exposition at Southview Alliance Church in Calgary. Led by David Camera, Stephen Bickley, and local Alliance pastor Clyde Glass, come and be encouraged and equipped in opening up God’s Word. For further information and to register please click here.
Other Upcoming Events
Please go to our Events page for more information on the following events.
Or to REGISTER click on a link below:
- May 26-28, 2015: Deep and Wide: How Grace Changes Everything (a 55+ retreat)
- Spring Courses and Alliance History & Thought
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