It’s Monday Again

It’s Monday Again

This deserving man was celebrated on Saturday for serving on Caton’s Island for 25 summers! Director Dean Stephenson was duly honoured with a surprise tag-on to the annual staff awards event. Executive Director Tami Mutch-Ketch shared, “Tears streamed down his face as Deam declared to his staff, ‘I stand as proof that God can use anyone!’ Dean continues to model faithfulness to our Father, love for those he leads, and total reliance on the work of the Holy Spirit in his life. I give praise for his leadership and the Kingdom impact that has been achieved over this 25-year period.”

A ten-minute video was masterfully compiled with greetings from senior and former staff. This highlight brought tears to the eyes and joy to the heart of this godly man who has poured out his life for a quarter century into God’s vision to see thousands of lives transformed and hundreds of young leaders developed.

And his wonderful wife, Carol, has been by his side with her own legacy of investment in generations of raising young leaders! Dean has embodied the words of Craig Groeschel, “Our world needs humble, confident, bold and integrity-infused leadership.”

Those who have worked closely with Dean know his philosophy of success. “Hire for character, teach the skills.” Hundreds of staff and thousands of children and youth have experienced the results of this teaching by growing in relationship with Christ while learning social, emotional, work, and life-long citizenship skills. CLICK HERE to enjoy this pandemic summer challenge from Director Dean Stephenson.

If you (or your family) have been personally impacted by the influence of this good, gifted, and godly man, why not send him a note of congratulations for achieving this phenomenal milestone of Kingdom leadership? CLICK HERE to email Dean your encouraging word!

An exciting word from Tim Long (Live Well), “Got to baptize this young man on Saturday who tuned into our first online service a few months ago…really magnifies God’s power to reach people in crazy times. He is now plugged into Hillside (Jay Guptill) and recently connected with one of their discipleship groups 🙌 God is good!”
Do you want to learn ways to connect with immigrants in your community? Are you interested in innovative ways your church can build relationships with immigrant families? Do you want to take the next step along the journey of practicing biblical hospitality?
Welcome 2020 is a free, live web conference on Tuesday, August 18th from 1:30-4:30 p.m. Eastern Time where you can hear directly from pastors and local Wesleyan churches who are welcoming immigrants in a variety of contexts. To register and find out more – CLICK HERE
CLICK HERE for details about a $10,000 matching gift to help the LaGonave Wesleyan Hospital in Haiti with the costs of establishing and staffing a COVID unit to offset the decrease in volume and revenue because of the coronavirus. CLICK HERE for the full Global Partners Health Network (GPHN) newsletter article.
Points to Ponder
  • The one rational end of all our studies is to know, love and serve the only true God and Jesus Christ, whom he hath sent. (John Wesley)
  • If you learn from defeat, you haven’t really lost. (Zig Ziglar)
  • The only reason to be a leader is to do whatever you need to do to serve the people you are leading. (Patrick Lencioni)

Tee-off begins at 1:00 p.m.
A trophy will be given to the church with the most teams and raising the most funds!

What if COVID-19 is the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
for leaders to think more strategically
about doing church?
(Will Mancini)
Another great resource to serve the church has been recently developed by our very own Pete Benson. A three-part video series specifically addressing the “COVID Crisis and Your Personal Finances” is freely shared for your personal use and for use within your church as you seek to empower and disciple your congregation in this critical area. CLICK HERE to access the three videos. A 10-minute preview of Part One will be sure to convince you to make use of this valuable resource with your church family.

CLICK HERE for more information about how to get involved!
Attention Church Treasurers/Bookkeepers: When your Canadian church has new staff members, the church MUST contact Helen Parker (519-703-9048; wrp@wesleyan.ca) for enrollment in the Wesleyan Retirement Plan BEFORE any contributions are sent for this employee.
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