- Pastor Jimmy is leading a thriving new congregation that has acquired property in an excellent location. They obtained possession in early October and have made tremendous progress getting ready for a New Year launch in this new permanent facility. Pastor Jimmy makes me proud to be a Wesleyan leader. And meeting him this week refuelled my passion for the future of our global opportunities for interdependency with our International Wesleyan Church family.
- The Wesleyan Church of Canada has a long and celebrated history with the beginnings of this work through the Standard Church. It is a high honour to continue these global connections as we build on the generations of influence invested over the past 100 years.
We help people be more and more like Jesus.
We reach those who are vaccinated.
We reach those who are unvaccinated.
We minister to the rich, poor, happy, sad, healthy, sick, strong, weak, young, old, single, married, divorced, etc.
We do all that as Jesus would in our situation.
All to help people follow Jesus.
We cannot become gossips, judgemental, proud, consumed by fear, or so rigidly committed to non-essentials that we become divided and distracted from the mission. Jesus said that the world would know we are His followers by how we love each other. Don’t get lost in the noise of the media, the agendas of our culture, or the fear of our world. We are the people of God, we are people of hope, faith and love. Don’t let anything compromise that.”
- Should we sacrifice evangelism for coexistence, or coexistence for evangelism? This debate will concern us for the next several years. (Andrea Zaki)
- At the most basic level, success is getting up one more time than you were knocked down. (Carey Nieuwhof)
- The fact that the Christian church was able to endure centuries of persecution and survived centuries of neglect and opposition is difficult to explain apart from the system of theology stemming from belief in Jesus Christ as the Son of God who actually died, rose, and ascended into heaven. (John Walvoord)
- Hotel rooms have been reserved for in blocks for both nights and you will have until December 15th to book your selection directly. Keep in mind that the final session with our General Superintendent concludes before supper on Thursday so staying the second night will be at your discretion.
- All pastors who attend will receive a personal copy of Pete Scazzero’s work on emotional health for leaders which has been game-changing for so many Kingdom undershepherds. If you want an introduction to Pete’s work, here is Carey Nieuwhof’s latest conversation with him.
Thank you for your generosity – Merry Christmas!