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Items of Interest and Upcoming Events as of August 2014:


The District Office is hiring – We are seeking an Administrative Assistant in the Calgary office. Download the job description here.

Love in Motion – As of July 27, we’ve raised $550,000 with another $225,000 to go. See the update here.

Family News Update – Learn of your colleagues’ life transitions in the February-June Family News update here. If you have news we’ve missed, email

Transformational Learning Communities (TLC) – The keynote speaker sessions from TLC 2014 are available for viewing on YouTube. Click the following links: Scott Buck: Leading, Equipping and Empowering ; Scott Weatherford: Evangelism through Preaching and Worship; Handouts, additional short videos and PowerPoint presentations are available HERE.

Keep in Touch – please sign up for the Encompass Partnerships newsletter via our website: It takes only a moment to sign up.

Accommodation Needed – Nelson and Jan Annan return in August from four years serving in Hanoi, Vietnam. Nelson now serves as pastor of River of Life Alliance in South West Calgary. They need a 3 bed, 2 bath townhouse, condo or the main floor of a house to rent. Contact through District Office or at

Church to Church: Study Resources and Tech Equipment Available

  • First Alliance Church, Calgary, has Christianity Explored and Discipleship Explored DVDs, workbooks and leader guides. If you’d like to use these, click here for a downloadable list with contact info.
  • Beulah Alliance, Edmonton, has resources available to give away, suitable for small groups or personal study. Please click here for a downloadable list with contact info.
  • Southview Alliance Church has a number of tech items available for sale. Please click here for a downloadable list with contact information.

Soul Formation Academy – You are invited to join Cohort #5 of The Academy of Spiritual Direction getting ready to lift off this November. If you are interested in this type of spiritual renewal and ministry training, download the invitation here for further instructions.

Save the Date >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>

Ministry Spouse Day – Saturday, September 20, in Spruce Grove. Come and hear Wendy English. Early Bird Registrations will be ready in August!

Ambrose University Golf Classic, September 16, Elbow Valley Golf Club, Calgary, AB

Willowcreek Leadership Summit, August 14-15 and October 23-24, 2014.

Lead Well 2014– happens Oct 23! This interdenominational leadership development event for women in ministry or marketplace leadership is happening again at Spruce Grove Alliance Church. Pastors: please share this information with women serving in leadership capacities in your context and in your community. For more info, click here.

Holy Spirit Encounter, September 30-October 2 (in Canmore) and January 6-8, 2015 (location TBA)

Encompass Partnerships Grand Opening, Calgary– Mark your calendars for Oct 4 at 1pm.

Marriage Retreat – November 1-3 (in Canmore) at Falcon Crest Lodge, just before prayer retreat, $175. Limited space. Watch for online registration coming soon!

District Prayer Retreat, for official workers, November 3-6, Lake Louise, AB. Planning is in the works for Prayer Retreat this November. Feedback from last year and a few highlights of what you can expect this year is available here.