Atlantic Connexion

Our first District Ministerial since January 2020 was a deeply meaningful time of renewal as 170+ ministers and spouses gathered for 24 hours at Kings Church last week. While the survey results are still coming in, here are a just a few of the highlights shared by some of our pastors:

  • Hearing Steve DeNeff again and being back together with our ministerial family.
  • Catching up with friends and meeting new people. Staff bonding/dreaming. We loved the Kingswood Learn…very practical. Practical things to help the church are always welcome and appreciated.
  • Steve DeNeff’s prophetic teaching – answering a question I’ve had for some time! Connecting with other pastors that I haven’t seen for awhile.
  • The package from Kingswood. Incredibly well presented.
  • Worship Times – excellent Connecting with others in Ministry – invaluable
  • Speaker. Great choice. District covering most costs out of USF.
  • Having everyone together again. Camaraderie. There’s a lot of strength when we come together to encourage and equip one another.

Special thanks to all those on the Kings team for going the extra mile to make this such a great time for our team. Access to Steve’s messages and an edited version of the Kingswood Learn presentation will be sent to all ministers by mid-February.

Kingswood Learn Panel Discussion

President Steve Lennox provided leadership for two excellent workshops to fully introduce the benefits of Kingswood Learn for the local church. The opportunity for using the existing micro courses as well as the option to upload additional content vetted by Kingswood, is an invaluable resource for raising and releasing leaders.

  • The time for Q&A, the panel discussion, and the group exercise to consider contextual application were all helpful components as we explored the best next steps for how Kingswood Learn can be a key part in our Meductic Mandate.
CLICK HERE to Check Out This Micro Course

Pastoral Transitions/Evaluations

  • Mike (Kate) Agrell announced his resignation this Sunday as Lead Pastor of The Ridge effective at the normal time of pastoral transition in July.
  • Shea Linton joined Lead Pastor John Lamos @ Lighthouse in the New Year as Assistant Pastor of Next Gen Ministries – welcome to the Atlantic Tribe!
  • Both Jim Agrell (Encounter) & Joel Bridges (Trinity) have received unanimous votes from their respective LBA’s to renew their Extended Call as Lead Pastor.
Another Opportunity for Renewal Coming Soon!
Calling all District Pastors and Spouses

Are you needing a strategic “withdrawal to the mountain” to recharge your soul?  Or, are you feeling the challenges of this season pressing in and want to be people who “get it” and are there to help reconnect your passion and purpose to The Vine through prayer and support? This “get to” not “have to” event may be just the boost you’ve been looking for to regain your footing for the continued days of post-pandemic rebuilding ahead.

  • Come find rest and renewal as an individual and/or couple in ministry. Group sessions will be designed to encourage and empower with outdoor and indoor activities to have fun and rest the soul. Retreat led by Jay and Sharon Guptill (Made for More Ministries).

Cost is $150 per couple (highly subsidized by District USF). Join us at Beulah Camp and Conference Center. Meals in the Dining Hall and accommodations at Heritage Hall.

  • An additional District retreat with an identical focus is being considered for April 23-25, 2024, in Nova Scotia pending interest.

To register or for more Info please email Jay Guptill at or call (506) 333-2630.

Marketplace Multipliers/Missionaries Training
CLICK HERE for Registration Info

Ellen joins me in expressing our sincere condolences on behalf of the Atlantic District to John (Willo Ann) Symonds and Fred (Maridel) Symonds (Kings) on Saturday’s passing of their sister, Mrs. Betty MacCallum. We also extend our loving support to Betty’s beloved daughters Ruth (Stephen) Woodworth & Susan (Martin) Thumwood, as well as her sister-in-law, Debby (HC) Wilson.

Ministerial Quotes – Dr. Steve DeNeff
  • You can’t make anyone a Christian – that’s called a crusade not evangelism. What’s changing is not The Gospel but the meaning of the word salvation. We scan the particulars to identify the universals. This is the heart of sharing The Gospel.
  • You can do less for more people or do more for less people. Unleash the laity to care for souls and it will bear fruit. Timothy Witmer calls clergy to empower laity in the marketplace to provide the four marks of a shepherd: Know, Feed, Lead, & Protect.
  • If we focus on winning them to Christ, they will patronize you. If you focus on caring for them, they will listen to you.
KIngswood Learn Overview

CLICK HERE to visit Kingswood Learn and enroll for FREE high-quality, engaging, and practical micro courses.

Love New Canadians Empowers Local Churches

Love New Canadians is currently used in 9 provinces with congregations ranging from 50 to 4000. After more than 15 years of victories and defeats to learn from, it has been used in 500+ churches across Canada and has been employed by the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and SIM to train churches. The three levels of curriculum engage new Canadians in our communities through general interest and spiritually curiosity using Bible-based English literacy.

Our Maine churches can also benefit from engaging with
Immigrant Ministry and Wesleyan Immigrant Connection.
SAVE THE DATE: April 12th & 13th

It’s never too early to make plans for the men in your church to be challenged and encouraged at XY MEN’S CONFERENCE – CLICK HERE for details. This year Kings (Brent Ingersoll) will be offering this at a new location – Moncton Wesleyan.



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Main Office:(Year Round)

1830 Mountain Road
Moncton, NB
E1G 1A9

Phone: (506) 383-8326

Seasonal Office:(no mail)

229 Beulah Road
Brown’s Flat, NB
E5M 2R5

Phone: (506) 468-2286

District Superintendent:

Rev. Peter Moore

Executive Administrator:

Mrs. Karrilee Bremner

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