Atlantic Connexion

Transformed Lives @ Wharf Rat Rally!
Thousands of bikers descended once again on Digby over Labour Day Weekend. Andrew Maves (Digby) was instrumental in the launch of this annual event in 2005 and 19 summers later, God is still using the Blessing of the Bikes Service.
  • Andrew shared, “We had a packed house on Sunday and six first-time salvations! Church members served the community all weekend. Beautiful to watch…from set up to tear down…love was on display.”
Kingswood University‘s Annual Golf Classic had another fantastic year! A new record raised with over $73,000 from corporate sponsors and 98 golfers.
  • Saint John First (Graham Perry) had 6 teams – the most of any church – and raised more than $9,500. Congratulation to Nathan Perry (middle right) for being the top fundraiser for the second year in a row – way to go!
An honourable mention to James Finlay (middle left) for his closest to the pin drive followed by an impressive birdie put!
Young Adults Headed to College?
If you have students from your church that are heading to university or college this fall, you know that their faith will be tested in critical ways over the next number of months. The pressures they face could honestly end up breaking down the faith that they’ve built during their years at your church.
  • But that doesn’t have to be the story. In fact, recent research shows that if someone from your church helps to build a bridge to Christian community in a student’s new town, the chances that they’ll stay connected to the local church doubles. It’s for that reason that Jeremy MacDonald (Moncton) has put together the resources to do that in a unique and special way — by inviting your graduating students to become Post-Secondary Missionaries. Sent from your church to their new communities.

Everything you need is located in this folder: You can also reach out to Jeremy with any questions or help you’d like with your youth ministry as his organization, the Youth Worker Community, is helping churches across our country better disciple students each week. He can be reached at

– Fredericton: Corbett AvenueCrosspointJourney
– Halifax: CornerstoneDeep WaterHillsideKings
– Moncton: Moncton
– Presque Isle:  Framework
– Sackville: Amherst
– Saint John: KingsSaint John First
– St. John’s: Solid Rock
– Sussex: Encounter
– Wolfville: New Hope

Encouraging Momentum @ Journey!
Journey (Matt Maxwell) had 435 present this Sunday with Kick-Off Sunday scheduled for this week. To accommodate the continued growth of the Journey family they will be launching two services on September 24th.
Worship in the Park was hosted by Blacks Harbour (Ken Banks) over Labour Day Sunday with 84 in attendance (lya 66). Ken shared, “Youth Pastor Zeek Lundbohm held our kick off to youth group and there were 21 students present. Our seniors luncheon on Tuesday had 19. Positive starts to the fall season!”
Lower Hainesville (Peggy Yetman) had an exciting turnout on Saturday’s community picnic outreach with over 30 guests! CLICK HERE for more pics and details. Peggy shared, “Now that we have the foundation of a mission statement and some repairs done and a little extra money we can do small things to impact the community. Time to focus on outside the walls!” We are blessed by so many of our pastoral team who diligently serve in revitalization ministry – congratulations to our LHWC family for this encouraging day!
  • PreacHer Sunday (see below in Upcoming Events) is continues across the Atlantic region. Victoria Rowe (Framework) was invited as guest preacher this Sunday @ Crosspoint (John Sherwood).

The River (Mark Soone) is rolling out a month-long focus to highlight PreacHer Sunday. Mark is pictured above with the second two women speakers who will be featured the next two Sundays. Mark shared, “I have been praying about this since I first heard of it. So about 6 months ago we developed a plan. We like many churches don’t have a female staff pastor….but we are going to have a different lady sharing part of their journey in Christ during each of the 4 Sundays. I have been working with them and the creative arts team as we prepare for what God has them to share. I’m excited about what He is going to do to us and through us as we collectively become more comfortable sharing the goodness of God and His amazing transformative power. I’ll be sharing an abbreviated message each week to compliment and tie in with each of the themes/stories.”

Youth Pastor Martin Stehouwer (Saint John First) launched fall ministry this week with Colour Wars! Please remember to keep our youth and children ministry workers/leaders in prayer as this is always a busy season for engaging family programming after the summer break.

Pastoral Transitions

  • Congratulation to Thomas (Jorja) Mason who started earlier this month as Worship Pastor @ Encounter (Jim Agrell)!
  • Also to Jordan (Jessica) Day as he joined the team as Young Adults & Missions Director this month at Moncton (Jim Clements)!
An Ontario Multiplication Network Welcomes Partnership
The Genesis Multiplication Network is one of a handful for emerging networks in the Central Canada District created to help foster growth, multiplication and fresh expressions of Jesus’ Kingdom movement.
  • Since its inception, the Genesis Network has seen multiplications come to fruition in the form of a missional café (, focused ministry and church planting for the Canadian military and university students (in Kingston), multi-ethnic church revitalization (Cornwall) and has several pending kingdom location launches for Montreal and Smiths Falls with longer term planting vision for various portions of Quebec (Quebec City, Shawinagin, Rimouski, Riviere-du Loup, Trois Rivieres, Saguenay, Gaspe and others).
We are asking for two considerations from our Atlantic tribe:
  1. Focused prayer for wisdom, people of peace and Jesus’ Kingdom heart for present and future multiplications.
  2. Prayer-led investment of resources – funding, people, gifts and/or talents to help the movement grow.
If you’d like to hear more about the movement, or would like to explore partnership in some capacity, please reach out to Jason Frizzell ( and follow the movement on its socials – Facebook & Instagram.
  • If you’d like to see a video highlighting some of the ministry happening through one of our expressions, you can do so HERE. Each one of these people being baptized is either a volunteer, a customer or a family member of someone who has connected with Jesus through this missional initiative.
  • Don’t let the “work” of the ministry, which is right and good, detract from “time” with Jesus. Never let those be in competition… because if you drift, the time with Jesus will always get overlooked. (AJ Plaizier)
  • Pride steals our freedom to love and serve others, holds us captive to a certain image and in bondage to a need for control. (Dan Reiland)
  • Embracing servant leadership is not a strategy, it’s an identity. (Crawford Loritts)
CLICK HERE to Register
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

CLICK HERE to Check Out This Three Stage Approach
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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