It’s Monday Again

God is reaching lives through our West Head family (Vince Robertson). This week Karen Robertson (top middle Zoom screen) led an online paint night with the N2Y Kidz and the kids are inviting their friends to join. Those leading and serving in children’s ministry are many times the unsung heroes of Kingdom impact in our churches. Our region is incredibly blessed with an effective army of disciple-makers who serve alongside the parents of young families.

Vince had the privilege yesterday to baptize this lady who connected with the church through Souper Saturday, a monthly meals on wheels program. Vince shared, “At Christmas Covid-19 restrictions would not permit caroling. So we baked cookies. I knocked on her door and she invited me in and asked about baptism. God had her heart prepared.” CLICK HERE to watch her baptism!

AJ Plaizier (Yarmouth), Jay & Sharon Guptill (Hillside), and David Zigler (Coastal Community) shared this Thursday in a Zoom panel discussion regarding the impact of Scazzero’s resource on their pastoral calling and personal walk with Jesus. CLICK HEREto see why this book is so different from just any book on pastoral leadership. It could be the most import 30-45 minutes of your month. Pastor Cluster Leaders are encouraged to use this testimonial dialog to inform and inspire the journey of renewal unfolding in the months ahead in our Clusters.
  • Speaking of the Guptills, it was announced this morning at Browns Flat Fellowship that Jay & Sharon will be serving as Co-Pastors beginning after Beulah Family Camp in July as they launch Made for More Ministries.

More information will be coming before the end of February for how Pastors can develop a Rule of Life as part of establishing rhythms for renewal in Kingdom leadership. CLICK HERE for a detailed overview and practical workbook. I am currently scheduled for a 48-hour retreat later this month to develop and begin to implement this practice. All Atlantic ministers are strongly encouraged to take a 24-48 hour personal retreat before summer to ask the Lord how this tool may best apply to their rhythms of life in Kingdom leadership.

The Resilient Pastor Podcast has launched this month as a helpful resource as we near the end of this pandemic marathon. In this first episode, Rich Villodas (Pastor of New Life Fellowship) joins host Glenn Packiam to talk about pastoral health and the effects of trauma. Together, they discuss setting healthy boundaries as a pastor, how the Church can grow in trauma awareness and why the health of the pastor is vital for the well-being of the broader church community. CLICK HERE to check it out and subscribe.
  • All pastors will be receiving an email later this morning from the District Office with an offer to participate in providing data for research to provide tools for pastors to overcome the impact of stress. The goal of this research is to understand how Canadian pastors deal with stress and based on the findings and conclusions, to create tools to help us respond with greater resilience. It will require about 15 minutes of your time and must be completed this week if you volunteer to participate.
Executive Director Tami Mutch-Ketch met this week with leaders from Houlton (Wayne Robertson). Worship Arts & Assimilation Pastor Katie Betts and lay leader Hollie McAfee have created a draft Mobilization Pipeline Blueprint. One highlight was the decision to raise up a Discipleship Director within the lay leaders to oversee the Discipleship Pathway. Tami has initiated dialog to serve alongside several of the churches who participated in the fall Mobilization Pipeline cohort.
  • Hollie McAfee shared, “Representing our church’s lay leadership in this effort has given me insight into the mission of the Wesleyan denomination in a way I’ve never experienced before. I’m looking forward to helping to share this growth with other members of our team.”
  • Katie Betts added, “The sessions with Jon not only helped us create a mobilization blueprint, but it also provided common language between pastors and lay leaders, as we work towards our common goal.”
Meet one of the LBA teams with whom I have the privilege of serving. The gentleman on the lower left is one of the greatest LBA Vice-Chairs I have ever known. Tim Henry loves the Crosspoint family and has faithfully exercised influence over the past three years in serving during an extended season of pastoral transition and pandemic marathon. I’m impressed with the CP LBA – they are well-balanced, diverse, wise, courageous, and spiritually mature. The Church needs the effective leadership and faithfulness of high capacity lay leaders like Tim. He is gentle but firm when the situation calls for a steady hand. He is principled and skillful in serving both the ends of mission and the means of community. The future of the Church is in good hands because we are raising up new generations of lay leaders to exercise diligence in leadership like this man of God.
Registration for Caton’s Island camps open tomorrow – February 15th! Book right away to ensure the camps/dates you want for your family summer schedule are still available.
Last Sunday on The Ridge (Mike Agrell) the sermon time was dedicated to an in-depth presentation by Justin McGuigan as he shared about the Wesleyan Standard Church of Egypt. CLICK HERE to be inspired with an excellent five-minute video of highlights from our early December celebration of the 100th Anniversary of our Kingdom partnership.
Points to Ponder
  • God never left His throne. He was still in the transformation business during 2020 and 2021. (Benny Tate)
  • In ways we don’t realize, pursuits that feel right and good and just and moral, can subtly shift our focus away from the priority of loving God and loving others. (Joel Gorveatte)
  • Why do you want to work for God, but you don’t really want to be with Him? We are willing to run but not sit. (Sharon Guptill)

Looking for ways to invest in the CR leaders of your church?
This is the perfect opportunity to prepare for launching a Celebrate Recovery program!
CLICK HERE – Conference Registration Details.
CLICK HERE – Conference Speaker Details including Adam Brewer (Kings West)

Beulah is the perfect spot for a winter retreat, vacation or day trip. Our staff and volunteers are always finding something new to do at Beulah! You can go sledding, snowshoeing, skating, play pond hockey, broom ball, build a snowman, roast marshmallows at the fire pit, or any winter activity you can think of.
Beulah Camp is not just a summer destination!

Check out the Winter@Beulah page for information about the upcoming Winter Family Day activities planned for Saturday February 19th, lodging rentals, and to view the Winter@Beulah photography by Deborah MacCallum. Our Conference Coordinator Gail-Anne Brown would be delighted to assist you in planning your stay. CLICK HERE to view a recent Facebook post with skating on Lake Galilee.

Registration is open for Kingswood University’s Fall Vision Tour Cruise. For more information or to reserve your spot, contact Debbie Benson (506-432-4411 or


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