It’s Monday Again

The sixth and final Discipleship Pathway Cohort launched on Wednesday with facilitator Dr. Rick Kavanaugh (Framework). These are the final six of the 46 Atlantic District Churches engaging in this resource in preparation to Renew Discipleship Pathways this fall in each of their congregations. #contextualeffectiveness
Each cohort explores the following six sessions designed with teaching videos by Jon Wiest (Executive Director of Groundswell) to help spiritual leaders apply timeless principles of disciple-making churches in their own context:
  • Session #1 – Building a Disciple-Making Church Culture
  • Session #2 – Four Spaces for Discipleship
  • Session #3 – The Missing Space for Mobilization
  • Session #4 – Five Shifts and the Pathway Structure
  • Session #5 – The Discipleship Pathway
  • Session #6 – Implementing Change and Next Steps
Joanne Ozon (Hope) recently extended the right hand of fellowship for two new members of The Wesleyan Church. #spiritualfoundations
While in Yarmouth, I had the privilege of spending Tuesday morning with the South Shore Network which includes the staff of several area churches (including pastors from other denominations). This group is experiencing many of the key components which will be introduced with the new Atlantic Pastoral Zone reconfiguration in the fall.Transitions/Recalls/Renewals

  • AJ (Julia) Plaizier received a unanimous renewal of his extended call on Monday from the Yarmouth LBA.
  • Steve Sinclair (The River) announced his resignation/retirement yesterday. He and Nancy moved to Bangor 25 years ago to plant River City Wesleyan which recently merged with Pathway Wesleyan to form The River. The Sinclairs have served on the Atlantic District for their entire local church ministry and are making plans to begin retirement this summer at the normal time of pastoral transition. Thank you Steve & Nancy for your godly example and Kingdom impact!
Ellen joins me in expressing sincere condolences on behalf of the Atlantic District Randy & Alma Forbes on the passing of his father Allan this week. The celebration of his life will take place today at 2:00 p.m. at Sweeny’s Funeral Home Chapel in Yarmouth.
Points to Ponder:
  • Making a multiplying disciple is the main thing. What if we saw our congregations less as a flock of sheep and more as an army of disciple-makers to train and deploy? (Jon Wiest)
  • We are called to tend to souls, but we often don’t include our own. (AJ Plaizier)
  • Consider it a gift when you keenly feel the tension between doing and being. It is a positive sign of your awareness of God’s call, a sign of your maturity in Christ, and one of the places where every Christian minister may experience significant growth and renewal. (Reuben Job)

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