Items of Interest and Upcoming Events as of October 21, 2014:
What we thought was lost, now is found – In an exciting recent development, Brent Trask and Ken DeMaere recently returned from a trip to Red Earth Creek, Alberta, where they reconnected with leadership of the Loon River Gospel Fellowship. After many years of no contact, we discover a congregation with lay leadership thriving even without a pastor and they are asking to re-establish relationship with the C&MA.
WCD Prayer Retreat Countdown is On – Click here for the latest updates and further info for those registered for this year’s prayer retreat: “UpStream: Living Water. Overflowing. In Life, Church and World” (Nov. 3-6). If you have questions about your registration, please contact Becky at email@example.com.
Sharpen your question asking skills through a one day coach training workshop – This training is offered by Ed Temple, a Certified Executive Coach (CEC) from Royal Roads and a Professional Certified Coach (PCC) with the International Coaching Federation. Ed serves as Executive Pastor of Missional Engagement with Foothills Alliance Church. The training will be offered January 28th in Edmonton and February 25th in Calgary. For details click here and to register please click here.
A Call for Candidates has been issued by the WCD Nominating Committee for the position of District Superintendent for the Western Canadian District. The incumbent D.S., Rev. Brent Trask, is completing his first four-year term and will allow his name to stand for a second four year term. If you feel God is calling you to fulfill this task, please communicate with the Chair of the Nominations Committee. See further details at the download link on our jobs page HERE.
EVENTS & EQUIPPING
Rural Church Pastors’ Network invites you to make the best of the rest of your life with their new sessions on Navigating through the Seasons of Life & Leadership presented at various locations throughout October. Don’t miss this great networking and equipping time. Click HERE for a downloadable poster with all the details.
A few spots for The Marriage Retreat (Nov. 1-3) are still available for official workers and their spouses right before Prayer Retreat. Located at the beautiful Falcon Crest Lodge in Canmore, filled with great equipping, laughs and encouragement from Greg and Angela McCombs. See Greg’s video and registration link here. We are holding a spot for you! Your spouse will THANK you.
Lead Well – Thursday Oct. 23 9am-4pm. A one day leadership development conference for women who are involved in ministry either in the church or the marketplace. Speakers this year include: Josie Vance, Gail Rodgers, Karen Houcher, Dori Sawatzky, Beth Murray and more! For more information or to register visit www.leadwell.ca
Canadian Network of Ministries to Muslims invite you to their national conference: Longing to Belong – Creating a Welcoming Community. November 6-8 in Richmond Hill, Ontario. A key event for those interested or involved in ministry to Muslims.
Living Waters Seminar – Pastoral Approaches: the church and same-sex attraction –Thursday, December 4, Heartland Alliance Church, Sherwood Park. Click here for a printable poster with details.
Helping Without Hurting – Saturday, May 23, 2015 in Calgary. Poverty is complicated. Could our best attempts at helping actually be harming the poor? Find out why good intentions aren’t always enough—and what you can do about it. To register or for more information, click HERE.
EVENTS AT AMBROSE UNIVERSITY
October 23: Biology Program Information Evening
October 24: Come be part of our “fan zone” for Ambrose athletic night
October 28: “Your First Class” Seminary Information Evening
November 15: Open House For more information on scholarships and upcoming events around campus – check out the Ambrose website www.ambrose.edu.
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