It’s Monday Again

For the second weekend in a row, we celebrated the birth of Kingdom multiplication in the Atlantic region! AJ Thomas (Deep Water) launched the Deep Water Dartmouth location yesterday morning under the leadership of Campus Pastor Matthew Thomas. The spirit of worship and glory for God was rich as 409 gathered at the Dartmouth Crossing Cineplex. This is the third satellite campus launched in eleven months (New Hope Kingston last November & Coastal Church last Sunday).
Matthew’s message was powerfully and passionately delivered to a packed theatre – several of his inspiring thoughts are quoted below. And across the MacDonald Bridge, the North St. Campus worshipped with 434 – a total of 843. Praise God!

This week, Ken Nash launched the 3rd Atlantic Cohort for Satellite Ministry with five Lead Pastors now totaling 13 district churches prayerfully processing this approach to Kingdom multiplication in their context.

Yarmouth (AJ Plaizier) Youth Pastor Alex Decker hosted the South Shore Rally this weekend with 122 students and about 35 youth leaders from 10 churches. Alex shared, “Church partnership. That’s what I love about what God has been doing and did this weekend. Students got to experience that they’re not alone when it comes to taking the hope of Jesus into their schools, families, and communities. It was awesome to be able to use this weekend to help equip students and youth workers from all throughout the South Shore as they TAKE JESUS.”

ROAD TRIP! We have a bus ready and raring to go to Cincinnati for FOLLOW 2019. If you, or your students are planning on attending this awesome conference, we are now taking registrations for the bus. Registrations must be in by Nov 1st. Payment is not due until December 1st, but if your group wants guaranteed seating aboard the bus, please email martin@sj1 with your numbers on or before November 1st. If you have more than four students attending, you MUST also send a youth leader. We recommend you send a leader with your group regardless, but we require one if you have four or more students.

The cost per person on the bus is $175 CAD (approx. $135 USD). This covers your round-trip to Cincinnati, Ohio from TBD pick-up points in New Brunswick and Maine. This deposit is non-refundable, but it is transferable. You can register for the actual conference here . Keep in mind that this does not account for meals, you will be paying for food from December 27th-Jan 1st. We have a limited number of seats available on the bus, so it is first come, first served! If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Martin Stehouwer (Co-District Youth President) at the email above. Registration resources can be downloaded HERE including access to tutorial videos

Kings (Brent Ingersoll) hosted their annual Harvest ladies’ conference with over 750 women from more than 100 churches across the Maritimes and Maine. They had fun connecting, getting pampered, and eating lots of yummy treats. Best of all, they came together to worship God and encountered His presence in a very powerful way!

The Discipleship Pathway Facilitator Cohort met with Jon Wiest again this week as they continue this six-month journey to conclude before our January 22-24 Ministerial at the Saint John Delta. These 10 early adopter churches will provide leadership for our goal of 80% of Atlantic Wesleyan churches signing up to participate at Ministerial. This is with the ultimate objective of launching renewed discipleship pathways in the the fall of 2020.

This is the key outcome of phase one of the 2025 Horizon Storyline, our values-driven vision launched at District Conference. The following six DS Zone Dialogs will provide an in-depth overview of the four phases of the 2025 Horizon Storyline. Can’t wait to focus in on this vision with all our pastors over the month of October with our first two this Wednesday & Thursday. Attendance is optional – hope to see you there. I am deeply passionate about unleashing Kingdom force for unprecedented spiritual invasion into and out of the Atlantic Region!

Zone Logistics. Location with lunch provided @ 10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. local time…

Oct 9thYarmouth Wesleyan (Southern NS Zone)
Oct 10thCornerstone Wesleyan (Central NS/NL/PE Zone)
Oct 16thThe River (Down East Zone)
Oct 17thHartland Wesleyan (Aroostook Zone)
Oct 23rdNackawic Wesleyan (Central NB Zone)
Oct 29thKingswood University (Southern NB Zone)*

*The KU Zone Dialog will begin at 11:00 a.m. and all those attending are encouraged to come for Chapel @ 9:30 a.m. (This will push the end time to 3:00 p.m.).

Note to Retired Ministers: You are welcome to attend any of these Zone options. Please notify Karrilee @ District Office in advance.

Prayer Focus:

  • Thanks on behalf of Luke & Vanessa Budreau (Journey) for your prayers for their baby girl Eleanora. Praise God for the successful surgery that closed the hole in her heart (PDA) and she was discharged on Wednesday! Mom & Dad are still in Toronto awaiting the post-op meeting on October 10th (Thursday) – pray they get good news about her pulmonary veins (she was also diagnosed with PVS) and they are cleared to come home to Fredericton.
  • It was announced at the close of yesterday’s service at Moncton (Joel Gorveatte) that Bradford Rogers has concluded his active ministry with the church due to a private family matter. The church family and district request your prayers for the Rogers as they seek God’s hand of healing and direction during this transition.

Points to Ponder from Matthew Thomas (Deep Water Dartmouth):

  • We are here today to create a space where lost people can find Jesus Christ!
  • You’re not going to like it here if you aren’t on mission. Who is your Zacchaeus? Put a face on the mission of Jesus.
  • I lead from my limp. We can all come as we are – and be loved. But we are called to be contributors not consumers. We are here to serve not be served – we are at a potluck not a buffet.

Registration is now open for the 2019 BLI Believability Tour on November 9th in Moncton! This one-day annual event is a proven Kingdom resource for lay leaders and pastors. Carey Nieuwhof will offer the keynote presentation with an impressive line-up of Kingdom influencers who will share best practices and principles for contextual effectiveness. Plan now to attend with multiple leaders from your church and your registration may be discounted up to 50%! So grateful for the many ways Kingswood University and the Buckingham Leadership Institute invest in raising leaders.


Full details for how your church can take advantage of this National Church initiative can be accessed online HERE. This will be an excellent addition to local discipleship efforts as one of the greatest predictors of spiritual growth is spending time in His Word.


International Wesleyan Youth Conference (Dec. 28-31, 2019)

We have a bus ready and raring to go! If you, or your students are planning on attending this awesome conference, we are now taking registrations for the bus. Registrations must be in by Nov 1st. Payment is not due until December 1st, but if your group wants guaranteed seating aboard the bus, please email martin@sj1 with your numbers on or before November 1st. If you have more than four students attending, you MUST also send a youth leader. We recommend you send a leader with your group regardless, but we require one if you have four or more students.

The cost per person on the bus is $175 CAD (approx. $135 USD). This covers your round-trip to Cincinnati, Ohio from TBD pick-up points in New Brunswick and Maine. This deposit is non-refundable, but it is transferable. You can register for the actual conference here . Keep in mind that this does not account for meals, you will be paying for food from December 27th-Jan 1st. We have a limited number of seats available on the bus, so it is first come, first served! If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Martin Stehouwer (Co-District Youth President) at the email above. Registration resources can be downloaded HERE including access to tutorial videos


For more information please contact office@atlanticdistrict.com
Click HERE to download this promo poster for your missions events.


The following Canadians are helping World Hope International produce clean water in the Bahamas. The above map shows that as of late September, WHI is currently the largest producer of emergency water on the affected islands.

6 Canadians are joining in this process and contributing greatly.

  • Deb Gilbert & James Penney (both from Halifax, NS) just returned to Canada last week
  • Ken Wright (Saint George, NB) was this past week
  • Lewis Thibault (Halifax, NS) & Ethan Mullen (Weymouth, NS) arrived on Saturday; Jon Westrup (Moncton) joined us yesterday.
  • Dave Rowe (Fredericton, NB) will join the mission on October 6
These individuals were trained to run the Katadyn desalination unit last Summer during the World Hope Canada Fresh Water Production training in Halifax.
Click here to see an update on World Hope’s response to Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.
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