It’s Monday Again

Nearly 70% of Atlantic Churches engaged this week in Session #2 of the Mobilization Pipeline Cohort with Jon Wiest (Groundswell). This is a practical approach to creating a customized blueprint for how each church is mobilizing disciple-makers – it’s about keeping the word “go” in the Great Commission.
Each session includes live teaching and interaction with Jon, followed by about 30-40 minutes of Breakout Room discussion to discuss and apply the mobilization concepts and resources. A detailed online learning program fills out the exercises and application in the three-week interval between sessions. Most churches have at least one pastor AND one lay person working together to co-construct the plan for their church family.
Kings (Brent Ingersoll) launched its 8th LOVE WEEK yesterday. in the past seven LOVE WEEKS, more than $1M has been generously sown by the Kings family across its soon to be four locations. Significant gifts are strategically invested in the lives of people, community organizations, and other ministries. These weeks have also included thousands of volunteer hours that have impacted lives with the love of Christ. Stay tuned for the exciting and God-glorifying results that will be celebrated next Sunday!
An inspiring moment in each service invited parents to dedicate their children to God with a public commitment to raise them in the ways of the Lord. Hands were extended to these young families from all across the room as the Pastoral Team gathered around them for the prayer of dedication. The spiritual chemistry and passion of Kings pastors is a contagious gift.
Celebrating and honouring the memory of our loved ones is such an integral part of our district ministerial family. Yesterday afternoon, many gathered to pay respects to the family and cherish the memory of Rev. Milton Bagley (pictured upper left @ SJ1). It was a “Happy” day, indeed. Thank you to all the ministers and spouses in the area who were able to attend in person to express their loving support.
  • Another honour was offered at the KU Golf Classic when the top fund raising team (Russell Hall, Walter Long, & Terry Hurd – pictured upper right) announced that the name of funds raised for a deserving ministry student would be the “Pat Briggs Scholarship” – a meaningful moment for all those present.
  • This past Saturday Wayne Briggs and some of his family participated in the walk-a-thon for Bobby’s Hospice. Pat had such a deep impact on the staff there, they chose her story to be the primary feature of this annual event. CLICK HERE for this touching tribute. We are so blessed with the rich and godly heritage of our ministerial couples.
Thank you for remembering Patsy Bagley and Wayne Briggs in your prayers, along with their families.
Yesterday was Homecoming Sunday 2021 at Journey (Matt Maxwell). Matt shared, “Solid crowd. Awesome energy.” Several volunteers contributed to the family fun and food after the service. Recent newcomers from a Wesleyan Church in Brazil were so exited to see that there was a Wesleyan Church in Fredericton! They were happy to serve their new church family on Homecoming Sunday – CLICK HERE to enjoy their Facebook post pics and comments.
Several large church pastors and denominational leaders were invited to join NB Health Minister Dorothy Shephard on Thursday for a private Zoom Q&A regarding Wednesday’s COVID Press Conference. We are grateful for the diligence of our leaders and lift them up in prayer as they seek to provide direction in these challenging days. Additional communication regarding recent developments will be sent early this week to NB Lead Pastors.
We are well-served by the wisdom and statesmanship of Scott Prime (New Hope) as our Assistant DS. This week provided opportunity for one of our regular times of sharing in leadership dialog concerning our Atlantic Tribe. I am grateful to have a trustworthy friend and effective partner on the DBA and for regular support and counsel in ongoing district matters.
Points to Ponder
  • If Jesus calls you to it – He will power you through it. (Brent Ingersoll)
  • Riots are the devil’s street meetings, and revolution is just a cheap, knock-off of revival. Every crisis is an opportunity to turn back to God. (Mike MacNeil)
  • What some call generosity is what Jesus call’s reciprocity. His generosity gives to others without expecting to get back. God is less concerned with the amount you gave – He is more concerned with what you have left. Generosity is defined by what it costs you. (Brent Ingersoll)

Harvest Conference was created in 2013 for women all over the east coast to come together, worship God, and have lots of fun along the way! Our prayer is every woman will experience a life-changing encounter with the Holy Spirit that will impact their life and the people in it!
Registration now OPEN at!

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 for more information on other cohorts available.

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!

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 2021 Atlantic District Journal is now available. CLICK HERE to download.
(Prior District Journals are available from District Office upon request.)


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Main Office:(Year Round)

1830 Mountain Road
Moncton, NB
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Phone: (506) 383-8326

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Brown’s Flat, NB
E5M 2R5

Phone: (506) 468-2286

District Superintendent:

Rev. Peter Moore

Executive Administrator:

Mrs. Karrilee Bremner

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