Atlantic Connexion

An Evangelism Cross @ Amherst (Evan Oxner)
Worshippers at Amherst Wesleyan have a unique weekly opportunity to share their commitment to evangelism. During congregational worship anyone may come forward and pound a nail in the wooden cross on the edge of the platform. This symbolizes someone for whom they are praying God will grant an open door to share the Gospel.

  • Once they have shared, they place a white ribbon on the nail. When someone accepts Christ, they place a red ribbon. Hearing the pounding of these nails was a powerful reminder of the call of Christ on each one of our lives to share our faith. A great idea to inspire faithful seed-sowing of transformational truth!
It was encouraging to be with our Amherst family this Sunday with passionate worship and onpoint preaching as this multigenerational church is growing and rebuilding in this post-pandemic season.
Alpha Canada Evangelism Webinar
Earlier this winter, Shaila Visser of Alpha Canada offered a webinar on the state of evangelism in the Canadian Church. CLICK HERE for key highlights of this webinar and several excellent links for evangelism resources

Atlantic Church/Pastor Updates:

  • Framework (Bud Fancy) shared a special announcement at the conclusion of each weekend service regarding the Lead Pastor search. On March 25th & 26th a congregational vote will be held for the unanimous LBA candidate – Rev. Jason Blaikie.
  • Evan Oxner announced his resignation in the Sunday afternoon service at Westchester effective the usual time of pastoral transition in July.
South Shore Churches Link Pulpits for Easter Impact
Seven South Shore preachers gathered this week to join forces in preparing a four-sermon series over the Easter season ahead. This is an inspiring model for building unity and momentum around shared mission. Let’s pray for a great spiritual harvest all across our region this Easter!
Hope (Joanne Ozon) Featured on CTV for Community Event
Joanne Ozon (Hope) provides point leadership for the annual Illuminate event to serve families with special needs children. This was featured on CTV news this week – CLICK HERE to watch all about this growing ministry!
One Con – June 2-3, 2023 @ Moncton Coliseum
ONE Conference has always been a movement seeking to align the youth of Atlantic Canada with the heart of God. As revival spreads and Gen Z are increasingly called into a deeper relationship with Jesus, the timing of this gathering has never been more important. We are so excited to return to the Moncton Coliseum for 2023, and to be able to get everyone in ONE space, as ONE church, worshipping ONE God.

Follow 2023 – International Wesleyan Youth Conference
Our Church Multiplication & Discipleship team would love to invite you to the International Wesleyan Youth Conference – Follow 2023.

  • All middle school, high school, and young adults are welcome to come discover their kingdom calling. We are expectant for God to move in mighty ways. Mark your calendar for December 28-30, 2023 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

CLICK HERE for a video recap of Follow 2019!

Small Churches – Big Impact

There is more to the thousands of small churches in Canadian neighbourhoods than many people realize. A new study digs into the realities of these churches and examines their needs and strengths from the perspective of their pastors.

  • Significant Church: Understanding the Value of the Small Evangelical Church in Canada is a collaborative research project undertaken by 13 Canadian Christian organizations and led by the EFC research team.

CLICK HERE to download the full EFC Report

Here are more resources worth checking out:

  • CLICK HERE for an interview conducted by Eston Bible College with Lindsay Callaway & Rick Heimstra of the EFC on the results of the small church study in Canada.
  • CLICK HERE for an introduction to Small Church Resources
  • CLICK HERE the EFC “Significant Church” Website
Ellen joins me in expressing sincere condolences on behalf of the Atlantic District to Roosevelt Benson on Saturday’s passing of his dear wife, Grace. Rosie was Ordained 72 years ago and their life of ministry is a cherished part of our spiritual heritage. A celebration of Gracie’s life is planned for the coming weekend. An email will be sent to our ministerial family with final funeral details as they are yet to be posted by York Funeral Home in Fredericton.
  • Only holiness can break the cycle of our past. (Evan Oxner)
  • You can’t bury influence. (Dale MacDonald)
  • People will naturally vacillate between online and in-person offerings—between the virtual and physical—from this point on, feeling that both options are not only acceptable but also count as having attended. This hybrid model is the model all churches must embrace. Let’s not have cyber wars the way we had worship wars. (James Emery White)
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ATTN Ladies: An Opportunity for Retreat!
Beulah Camp and Conference Center in partnership with Made for Ministries and More than Design Inc. is pleased to invite you to Come Away My Beloved. This is an opportunity for women to engage in spiritual retreat from the routine of life, and experience Christ in an atmosphere of stillness, reflection, and rest.

CLICK HERE for more information and online registration!

Registration is open for this year’s XY Men’s Conference on May 26-27. This is a powerful weekend for men to come together in unity, for a weekend of fun, worship and The Word. Seats are limited so register today!
Save the Date! Don’t miss out on this meaningful opportunity for a spring ministry outing for a group from your church. Friday night accomodation available upon request.

SAVE THE DATE: Atlantic District 2024 Winter Ministerial
When: January 17-18, 2024
Where: Kings Church (Valley Location)
Who: Dr. Steve DeNeff

CLICK HERE to listen to the powerful message Steve delivered at The Gathering!
(I would also highly recommend Albert Tate’s closing sermon)
KU 2023 Vision Tour – CLICK HERE for PDF Poster
CLICK HERE to Download Promo Poster
CLICK HERE for More Info & Observer Registration


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