It’s Monday Again

Baptisms were celebrated at The Reach (Andy Phillips) last week!  Andy shared, “We baptized two teens who are best friends and each decided on their own to be baptized this year. And what a blessing to have both girl’s fathers join in the act of baptism! I love seeing what God is doing in this generation of believers!”
David Hockley (Yarmouth) preached a warm and meaningful message at Tuesday’s celebration of the life of Kay Morehouse. Appreciation to the ministers and spouses who were able to be present at the Beulah Tabernacle to show loving support to the family.Staff Updates

  • Congratulations to Austinn Buckley who has joined Brent Ingersoll (Kings) as Assistant Youth Pastor.
  • Kenzie Shultz has also joined our ranks as Youth Pastor with Tim Guptill @ Crosspoint.
  • It was recently announced that Mark Brewer will be concluding his role on staff at Yarmouth (AJ Plaizier) in the early fall. We are so grateful for the gifting and influence of the Brewers over the past 15+ years and for the incredible support offered to them by Crosspoint and Yarmouth in recent years. We wish them all God’s best in this season of respite from the demands of ministry leadership.
  • Congratulations to Melissa Boyd who will officially join AJ Thomas (Deep Water) as Worship Pastor in October.

Our Atlantic District Vision Team convened this week by Zoom for several hours our Auxano Navigator as we continue to prepare for the reboot of our district vision at the January Ministerial. Excellent work in fine tuning our core values was completed. The final session will take place in-person the end of September at the Edgett Boardroom in Moncton. Join us in prayer as we complete this important phase of the process.

This week included another meeting with the Called Journey Advisory Group. The Atlantic District DBMD has approved six candidates to participate in the Beta-Test Pilot of this new competency based approach to ministerial credentialing. This significant transformation of the DBMD process will be presented for approval at General Conference in May 2022. I am grateful for the diligent and tireless efforts of Executive Director Russ Gunsalus and Joel Liechty of the HQ Division of Education and Clergy Care as they serve several dozen candidates in this trial run to provide further clarity and improvements.

Meet Dr. Nii Ayi! He is a retired dentist who is a key lay leader at our church in Calgary. He would prefer you just call him, Brother Nii (pronounced “nee”). He has graciously accepted the offer of the National Board to serve as Conference Coordinator for the next National Conference of The Wesleyan Church of Canada in August 2023. Stay tuned – more details to come!

Yesterday marked the official end of Summer@Beulah for 2021 with a special highlight of appreciation for key staff and volunteers in the Beulah Tabernacle. It was a privilege to bring the final message of this season and to see the Tabernacle full of worshipping families of all ages. And speaking of key leaders…

Our Executive Director has completed her second summer of serving our Atlantic Tribe. Since her official start on June 1, 2020, we have had meetings nearly every week as she has skillfully stepped up into her expanding role. Tami Mutch-Ketch has met and exceeded every expectation in her oversight of Camp Ministry along with her preparation to serve our local churches as we complete our Mobilization Pipeline Cohort this fall. It is a joy to serve our district alongside incredibly gifted and passionate colleagues like Tami and Karrilee – we are blessed!

We are also blessed to be served by our HQ team. Several free cohort opportunities are available this fall including the one pictured above – For the Body (Timothy Tennent, President of Asbury Seminary).

This 6-week “can’t miss” cohort will dive into the complexities of today’s sexuality and gender conversation. Tennent provides a theologically sound framework as he reminds us of God’s design for our bodies, as we seek to engage this complex topic with both truth and love. This cohort will meet on Thursdays for 6-weeks, starting September 23rd @ 12:30 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time.

CLICK HERE to register, or to request more information on other cohorts available.

If you have students from your church that are heading to university or college this fall, you know that their faith will be tested in critical ways over the next number of months. The pressures they face could honestly end up breaking down the faith that they’ve built during their years at your church.But that doesn’t have to be the story. In fact, recent research shows that if someone from your church helps to build a bridge to Christian community in a student’s new town, the chances that they’ll stay connected to the local church doubles. It’s for that reason that Jeremy MacDonald (Moncton) has put together the resources to do that in a unique and special way — by inviting your graduating students to become Post-Secondary Missionaries. Sent from your church to their new communities.

Everything you need is located in this folder: https://bit.ly/3gnm7hU. You can also reach out to Jeremy with any questions or help you’d like with your youth ministry as his organization, the Youth Worker Community, is helping churches across our country better disciple students each week. He can be reached at jeremy@youthworker.community.

Another excellent resource to impact our youth headed into young adulthood is the “Pray for Me Campaign” – CLICK HERE to learn more.

Congratulations to Daniel & Natalie Mansvelt (Hillside) on the happy and healthy arrival of their first-born, Malcolm Daniel on September 4th @ 4:20am. The proud parents posted, “He weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz. and is a sweet, snuggly little bundle! We already love him more than we can stand.”
Points to Ponder
  • Every day is not great – but every day can have a greatness in it. (Andy Phillips)
  • Your irresponsibility eventually becomes someone else’s responsibility. (Andy Stanley)
  • You can grieve but don’t let your grieving become despair. Let hope come in and let hope and grief become good roommates. (Albert Tate)

You are encouraged to take advantage of this free special opportunity to attend the Church Mental Health Summit 21, hosted by Hope Made Strong on September 10, 2021. The Summit is a one-day virtual event equipping the church to support mental health in their communities. (ChurchMentalHealthSummit.com)

There are over 40 speakers with sessions that cover 4 categories:

  1. Global Health – Addressing cultural impacts and those who serve in missions around the world.
  2. Community Health – Equipping churches to support those who struggle with mental health in their community.
  3. Church Health – Building a church culture that supports and serves mental health through programs.
  4. Leadership Health – Strengthening leaders’ mental health and addressing issues around compassion fatigue and ministry burnout.

Church Mental Health Summit 21 was created with the local pastor and church lay leader in mind by hopemadestrong.org, founder Laura Howe.


District Ministerial

SAVE THE DATE: As announced during A Campfire Chat, District Ministerial will convene at the Valley location of Kings (Brent Ingersoll) on January 19-20, 2022 (more details TBA – begins @ 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday and concludes with the evening rally on Thursday).


Director of Next Gen Ministries (Church Multiplication and Discipleship), Zach Coffin, recently shared some good news as we prepare to launch student ministry in the fall….
  • Our friends at Ministry Architects have a new FREE resource library just for YOU and your Kids’ & Student Ministry leaders. It includes many helpful templates, dashboards and resources for Kids’, Student and Young Adult Ministry. They are excited to share these resources with you and hope this library will come at the right time as you begin looking forward to the next school year. To view this resource library, click here!

It’s time to get your foursome registered for the 25th Annual KU Golf Classic on September 10th! CLICK HERE for more information and/or to register your team today! This event plays a central role in providing tuition scholarships for ministry students from all across the region.



NEXT is Global Partners’ mentored cross-cultural immersion experience for young adults. Pass along the NEXT website to anyone in your church who is searching for meaning and their place in God’s kingdom work. Download and share the 2-minute NEXT video in your service or in your church newsletters. The best next step for anyone interested is to fill out the inquiry form,  and they will be contacted for a follow-up conversation. The website is constantly updated with the upcoming internship opportunities for spring, summer and fall.


The number one way Christians grow in their faith is through their personal time alone with God in His word. Join National Superintendent Steve Elliott for a 60-day challenge this fall to read and journal through a significant portion of the Old Testament. Cost of the Journals and reading schedule is $7.50/each (includes shipping). Send an email (stephen@wesleyan.ca) to get the schedule/journals mailed out. Readings begin on Monday, September 13th.


The 2021 Atlantic District Journal is now available. CLICK HERE to access this information. Prior District Journals are available from District Office upon request.
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