- Journey (Matt Maxwell) offered two services yesterday with a combined attendance well over the 300 mark. Matt shared, “My heart is full and so is the church, plus a great online crowd still watching.”
- The Lord blessed The Ridge (Mike Agrell) with three baptisms yesterday including two children – which completed baptisms for their whole family! When asked what baptism means, one young girl shared, “It’s a way I show God that my heart is open to Him.
- Easton (Rich Thomas) added to the celebration of Easter yesterday with the reception of five new members – next Sunday two more will also be offered the right hand of fellowship! It is exciting to see these days of growth.
- Six South Shore churches. Two denominations. One cross and Christ. A combined online only Good Friday service was prerecorded at a coffee shop to bring the church together with one Gospel voice. CLICK HERE to check out this anointed and powerful expression of unity for the Shore.
- Framework (Bud Fancy) had 568 in their multiple services. Bud shared, “We still have hundreds of people that are staying away from crowds until they get their vaccines. It was a great turnout and the services were powerful!”
- West Head (Vince Roberston) celebrated a baptism for a man who came to Christ last week and they also took in two new members – Praise God for a life transformed! There were 42 present at a 6:00 a.m. Easter breakfast and 92 in the service. The weekend also included a family “Amazing Race” event in addition to the first nursing home service that Vince has been able to offer in-person for 55 weeks. Vince shared, “People cried as we sang and worshipped!”
- Crystal (Lisa Graden) LBA interviewed Luc Reed this Saturday and have extended a unanimous invitation for him to candidate as Lead Pastor on April 25th.
- When Jesus rose again, the announcement was limited to a single individual named Mary. It seemed to spread. (James Emery White)
for leaders to think more strategically
about doing church?
- 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.
- 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)