- Churches don’t have to worry about unintentionally hurting individuals who have not been able to be mothers or fathers
- This project saves the church time (and often money) because no shopping or preparations are needed to honour mothers and fathers
- This year, a financial gift in honour of mothers and fathers will relieve some of the pressure from COVID regulations of giving items to people
- The church as a whole gives a gift to help mothers and fathers who are vulnerable and hurting around the world
- The church promotes an outward need that is global in nature while honouring the parents (whether biological or heart) in their congregation.
Open Mike has had a solid start and is great addition to our regional ministry podcasts thanks to Prof. Mike MacNeil (Kingswood University). Mike’s most recent edition features Wesleyan church planter and Kingswood alumnus, Nathan Maskery (Transformation). CLICK HERE to be inspired by the story of Nathan’s journey of faith and the ways God has provided in the planting of this new church in Thunder Bay, Ontario.
Nathan also serves with National Multiplication Director Mark Parker on the Church Multiplication Advancement Team. He provides point leadership for initial conversations with anyone who is exploring being part of a church planting team. If you would like to recommend someone who may be interested in see the Kingdom advance in Canada and Maine CLICK HERE to let Nathan know!
And speaking of new Kingdom locations…
- When it comes to building trust, NOT paying the price will cost you more than paying the price. (Pastor B)
- How you treat people is a sign that they matter. Or that they don’t. (Carey Nieuwhof)
- God isn’t waiting to heap His blessings and power into your plan for living. God is waiting for us to courageously escape our selfish agenda and make decisions that follow or align with what He wants for us. (Luke Anderson)
for leaders to think more strategically
about doing church?
- Sermons: We’ve recorded two sermons which churches can use to provide a respite for those preaching. We plan to provide more sermons in the coming weeks.
- Greeting and update: We have included a brief video update on how God has been working at Kingswood University during the past 10 months. Churches deserve to know how we’re stewarding their investment.
- Free classes: Pastors may welcome the opportunity to sit in on a virtual class session to learn more about a topic of interest. The care package contains a list of classes and syllabi for those classes. Anyone interested can contact our Registrar for more information or to register (email@example.com or 506-432-4406).
- Seminar on Personal Wellness: We’ve provided a video file to a seminar presented by Dr. Allen Lee, Professor of Christian Counselling at Kingswood University.
- Youth group: Seasoned youth speakers, Shaun Miller and Zach Painter, are happy to lead a virtual youth service for an evening. If COVID-related restrictions allow, this could be done in-person. Anyone interested should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- The six-day camp will begin with an evening service on Tuesday, July 6 and concluding with a morning service on Sunday, July 11.
- A full four-day program for kids and youth will be scheduled during the mornings of Wednesday – Saturday and each of these days will offer a morning and evening service in the Tabernacle.
- District Conference will be held on Thursday, July 8.
- Ordination will be held for the Class of 2020 & 2021 on Friday, July 9 with President Lennox preaching and National Superintendent Steve Elliott presiding.
- Save-A-Seat online registration has been purchased and will be used to preregister all services, programs, and dining hall meals which will be limited based on physical distancing regulations.
- Our Camp Evangelist will be Rev. Jon Wiest (pending border/quarantine restrictions)