Atlantic Connexion

Summer Baptisms Continue!
Island (Brian Gilroy) celebrate six baptisms this month in the Northumberland Strait – Praise God! One of those was Brian & Kimberley’s oldest child, Jeshuah. Family is first ministry and nothing is sweeter for our Ministerial Tribe than the joy of baptizing our own kids.
  • Yarmouth (AJ Plaizier), Coastal (Jason Parker) & South (Tom Cann) celebrated 19 baptisms in their multi-church network on Sunday – PTL!
The Reach (Andy Phillips) held it’s annual church picnic on August 20th. Andy shared, “While the food and games and fellowship were good, the highlight of the day was our baptism service. A mother and son braved the cold Atlantic waters to publicly confess their belief in Jesus and intention to follow Him!”
Riverside Wesleyan Camp Summer Update
  • Riverside Wesleyan Camp just over the border in Maine is one of the Atlantic District’s cherished ministries. This zone camp not only serves churches in northern Maine & New Brunswick, but has a broad reach throughout our District Tribe with many who have long-standing connections and history.
2023 was a fantastic post-pandemic season of ministry. Camp Board Chair, Parker Davis (Framework) shared, “There was a singular focus this summer. Everything we did centered around ‘Life in the Spirit.’ Both our Kids Camp and High School camp centered on the armour of God. while Middle School and Family Camp centered around cultivating intimacy & union with the Holy Spirit. Over the course of our camping season we saw 98 campers for our children’s camps and an average of 60 each night during family camp. These numbers may be small but we saw an increase in 36 campers across our three camps as well as higher attendance each night at family camp (what helped family camp was offering children’s programming during the service and supper). With about 60-65 total campers in 2021 this is a sign of growing momentum.”
Parker’s update continues, “Riverside had five baptisms during kids camp! Throughout the two weeks of middle and High school camps we saw consistent and wonderful acts of the Spirit. What strikes me the most is that almost every day I heard campers and staff tell me stories of how they were seeing the Holy Spirit at work in ways they had never seen before.”
  • During Family Camp the Board launched a plan for revonationing both the boys and girls dorms. The goal is to partner with local churches to give everything in our dorms a face lift. One is completed as pictured above and a couple of churches have committed to finishing another three before the end of the fall. CLICK HERE for more information on the Dorm Renovation plan. Donations are welcome – CLICK HERE.
Dr. Shirley Mullen Joins Beulah Leadership

Shirley Mullen recently posted this timely word of wisdom in the Current. CLICK HERE to be inspired with the way God can use our history to shape our future. We are thrilled that Dr. Mullen has joined the Beulah Camp & Conference CenterManagement Team as Heritage Advisor.

And speaking of history inspiring our future…

  • Our Meductic Reformed Baptist Church closed in 1968 during the year The Wesleyan Church was born. However, the impact of Kingdom leaders raised and released through this small church over its 75-year lifespan at “the end of the path” has given us inspiration for our present-day Meductic Mandate as we believe God for 400 Leaders by 2027.

Wondering what the “Meductic Mandate” is all about? CLICK HERE for my DS Report to get the full picture, and CLICK HERE for the Meductic Testimonies distributed at our District Conference.

Our third Pastoral Installation took place on Sunday at River Valley as I had the privilege in formally appointing Darren (Janel) Clark as Lead Pastor. It was an encouraging service with upbeat worship, times of prayer for healing and a special conclusion as Founding Pastor Dave McElhinney offered a prayer over the Clarks for the season of leadership ahead! God is up to something good in Grand Bay and the future is bright.
Amherst (Evan Oxner) had a fantastic week of Vacation Bible School with the program, Stellar. Best of all, four kids accepted Jesus as their Saviour – PTL!
Easton (Rich Thomas) showered the Easton School staff with goodies for their teacher’s lounge as the new school year begins. The Back to School BBQ theme for The Gathering (monthly event) had over 40 people in attendance.J ay Siddiqui shared a short devotional on parenting in today’s world. Proverbs 22:6 was shared to encourage raising our children to know how much they are loved by God and their parents.
  • I enjoyed a team building day with the Framework Pastoral Staff on Wednesday as Jason Blaikie began this summer as Lead Pastor.
Wesleyan Churches Persecuted in Pakistan
Global Partners South Asia Project Manager Joshe Bose shared an update from Director Tom Ensz this month that a mob of 5000+ burned and destroyed 17 churches including two in The Wesleyan Church of Pakistan under the leadership of Superintendent Patrick Bahadur.
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CLICK HERE to Download the 2023 District Journal
  • Avoid defending the castle in such a way that the castle itself is destroyed. (Joel Gregory)
  • The people in our community may go to hell but they’ll have to go through us to get there. (Denn Guptill) #depopulatehell
  • The cost of lies is loss. They look like little losses, but they always live long enough to be big losses. (Kevin Myers)
CLICK HERE to Register Your Team – September 8th!
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Join us at Caton’s Island for a great weekend as we explore our purpose as men which God has set in our hearts. Great food (smoked brisket), lots of fun with zipline, skeet shooting and axe throwing and the camaraderie of other men. Don’t miss out on a great time and bring a friend.
  • Caton’s Island has reached 95% of the 2025 Vision… so far! With 1917 campers this summer, we would only need 108 men come to the men’s weekend to crush this goal two years ahead of schedule – PTL!
What is PreacHER Sunday all about?

The Wesleyan Church has the premier seminal egalitarian influence in the history of the North American Church as our antecedent denominations Ordained the first woman both in America and in Canada. Luther Lee (Wesleyan Methodist) Ordained the first woman in the USA in 1853, and Rev. Ella Kinney Sanders was Ordained by the Reformed Baptist Alliance of Canada in 1901.

As you have likely heard, E&CD is celebrating PreacHer Sunday this September!  What is PreacHer Sunday about? It is encouraging every Wesleyan Church to invite a woman to preach at least one Sunday during the month of September.

  • We recognize that many of our Wesleyan churches do not have females on staff.  To help navigate this, HQ has created a database of women available to preach during the month of September. HQ is asking that all credentialed women use this form (CLICK HERE) to share their availability to preach in September. If you would like assistance in finding the right fit for your church, please contact DBA Member, Victoria Rowe (Framework) at
Thank you for partnering with us as we encourage women and men together to share the transforming message of Jesus!
  • It was also announced during an event for Women in Ministry @ Beulah Family Camp that the Atlantic District will provide a 100% reimbursement on the registration expense for any credentialed lady from our Ministerial Tribe who chooses to attend the Wesleyan Holiness Women Clergy Conference on March 7-9, 2024. CLICK HERE for registration details (travel, lodging, and meals are a personal/church expense).
Early bird registration concludes on October 15th.
Love Atlantic 2023!
Love Atlantic celebrated 135 churches/organizations, $445K of generosity, and 8000+ hours of volunteers service to lift up the Name of Jesus last year.
Save the Date: September 24, 2023
CLICK HERE to register your church – All the resources you need will be available on this site soon as you prepare your church family to join in sharing the love of Christ as you launch in the fall!
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.

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

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CLICK HERE for the slide deck of “A Census was Taken: Opportunities for the Church Created by Recent Immigration to Canada.”

LOVE NEW CANADIANS is available to help in any way to empower the ministry of your Local Church to reach the approximately 500,000 immigrants to Canada each year.

With increasing numbers of both documented and undocumented migrants, many believers are looking for local organizations that serve them. Immigrant Ministry Connections provides THREE links you may find helpful:

Does your church family know how to begin a conversation with someone from another culture? Would it help to have a simple set of easily teachable steps for them to follow? Our free online course, Cross-Cultural Friendships 101 equips believers to:

  • Learn three phrases that will build rapport in the first 60 seconds
  • Use simple questions to deepen the conversation
  • Engage their new friend’s children
  • Involve their church in the relationship
  • Build genuine community through shared meals

CLICK HERE to access this free online course through Immigrant Ministry Connections.

Free Resources for Transformed Lives
Exponential is providing a free Digital Access Pass through Right Now Media for the “Lost Cause – Reviving Evangelism 2023” resources. CLICK HERE for more information about these excellent and inspiring tools as you prayerfully plan your fall launch in mobilizing disciple-makers.


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