Atlantic Connexion

One Con reached an historic new watermark of Kingdom impact in the Atlantic region this weekend. More than THREE THOUSAND registered middle and high school students and youth leaders – plus volunteers and conference staff – gathered at the Moncton Coliseum for 24 hours to encounter God. The middle pic above was provided by Woodstock Youth Pastor and District Youth Co-President Ryan Genereaux of the bus-full of teens from Woodstock Wesleyan & The Ridge youth groups!

  • Ryan shared this highlight from one of their students “I understand more about HOW TO pray. You can pray in the morning in your room with your Bible out or you can pray in your head casually walking around at school. Praying can be any time anywhere because it’s just like having a conversation with God. I was reminded that no matter where we are at in life, no matter what struggles we go through, God is always a prayer away.”

With 136 churches taking part, One Con swelled to the highest attendance since in began a few years ago as Kings Church (Andy Broad & Brent Ingersoll) partnered with the annual event of the Canadian Baptists of Atlantic Canada (CBAC). Andy shared, “The greatest achievement of all was seeing the students activated in intercessory prayer for their churches, schools, and the region. The entire weekend was filled with students praying, both from the stage and from the floor. The speakers each taught on the power and urgency of prayer. We witnessed students coming alive to the Spirit working within them, and the weekend wrapped up with an inter-generational prayer ministry time, with students coming forward all around the arena to be prayed for by regional prayer warriors from dozens of churches. It was truly a taste of heaven!”

It was a special weekend to celebrate Kingdom leaders finishing well. I was privileged to bring remarks on behalf of the district on Saturday evening at one of the three farewell celebration services for AJ & Kelly Thomas at Deep Water. This coming weekend will mark AJ’s final Sunday preaching as Lead Pastor. In the 17-year history of the church, it is noteworthy that this year the DW family celebrated 37 baptisms – the most ever! The Leadership Team (LBA) prepared a meaningful array of presentations (both in person and by video) and gifts followed by a sweet chocolate-themed reception.

  • Ellen & I were pleased to take part Sunday morning in the retirement celebration of Glen & Eleanor McVicar at CenterPoint. More than 40 gathered for worship, with presentations (including an excellent video prepared by their son, Aaron, showing the progression of Glen’s life, family, and ministry). An open mic time for testimonies concluded with a young man who thanked Glen for being the only Pastor he has ever had in the only church he has attended. This is why we do what we do! This July, Glen concludes 30 years as a second-carreer pastor following his graduation from Kingswood University in 1994.

Pastoral Transitions/Updates

  • Ken Banks (Blacks Harbour) announced on Sunday that Devon (Vienna) McAllister will be joining the pastoral staff this summer.
  • The 2024 season of Lead Pastor evaluations concluded this past week with the unanimous 4-year renewal of the Extended Call of AJ (Julia) Plaizier by the Yarmouth LBA.
Beulah Family Camp – July 5-14, 2024
Full Camp Schedule Now Available!
Beulah Family Camp is just one month away! CLICK HERE for the full schedule details. Many of the workshops and events have limited seating so be sure to register early. Advance registration for all events (including Kids & Youth programs) will open June 18th.

Pioneer Training Update

  • The first 13-week cohort of Pioneer training is now complete! Each participant has developed a strategy for marketplace ministry and discipling others with support from their local church. Suzanne Morneault of Framework (Jason Blaikie) shared, “It’s not swirling around in my head anymore. I know what I am called to do and what the strategy is for meeting it.”

Plan now on hearing from these pioneers at District Conference on July 11th. There are several changes coming to District Conference this year by action of the DBA – stay tuned! If you are interested in joining the fall cohort or want to learn more about Pioneer training, please connect with Tami Mutch-Ketch at An exciting announcement will be shared at District Conference regarding an upcoming opportunity to equip lay leaders in the disciple-making mission of our spheres of influence.

  • We must allow Him access to the deepest places inside, where our true will and desires dwell. It is there that He wants to kindle us with the fervency of His love. (St. John of the Cross)
  • Talent is a commodity. Work ethic is a commodity. But the ability to take coaching and instruction, to hear a critique and then work to address it – that is rare. (Paul Rabil)
  • Blame is the opposite of responsibility. When you stop blaming and making excuses, you start making progress, because you can make excuses or you can make progress, but you can’t make both. (Carey Nieuwhof)
Celebrate Recovery – Light A Fire Connection Rally

This Rally is packed with informative and engaging breakouts, inspiring talks and testimonies, worship and opportunities to learn new skills, gain valuable insights, and connect with like-minded individuals who share our passion for making CR accessible to everyone. Whether you’re a participant, a leader, someone looking to start a CR, or just checking it out, THIS EVENT IS FOR YOU. Take advantage of this chance to be inspired, equipped, and empowered to change your life or ministry.


What’s Wrong with MAiD?
Pastors in Nova Scotia – CLICK HERE for this 1.5 minute video from David Guretzki of EFC, encouraging pastors to get involved. The seminar “What’s Wrong with MAiD?” will be offered by the CMDA (Christian Medical & Dental Association) on June 13th at 7:00 p.m. @ Divine Mercy Parish (35 Colby Dr, Dartmouth) 

  • The concept of MAiD (Medical Assistance in Dying), whether new to you or not, deserves more attention from the faith community. We’ll take a look at this important subject from the Christian perspective, with history, insights and testimonials to help inform why change is needed. Nova Scotia currently has the most restrictive policies in Canada. Already, 8 of 10 provinces have changed policy to accommodate Physician conscience rights. We’ll provide practical, simple ways you and your church can advocate for dignity affirming healthcare in Nova Scotia.

REGISTER HERE to attend in-person or online.

For more information, contact Rebecca Hapeman (

Riverside Wesleyan Camp!

Summer is coming fast and you know what that means…camp season! Riverside Wesleyan Camp has three weeks of fun, activities, and worship planned for all ages. Registration is now open!

CLICK HERE for more information and Camp Registration.

Caton’s Island Camp Registration

CLICK HERE to register your children soon for the camp dates of your preference this summer – they fill up quickly!

  • Need a reminder of why a Christian Summer Camp experience is so important for our kids? CLICK HERE to be reignited with this truth.

CLICK HERE to check out Follow the Call
A new Wesleyan resource to disciple believers in processing a call to ministry.



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