It’s Monday Again

Churches across the Atlantic District found meaningful ways yesterday to honour the sacrifice of those who have paid the ultimate price to make our freedoms possible. Moncton (Joel Gorveatte) followed Last Post & Reveille with a worshipful rendition of O Canada. May sacred moments of silent remembrance today find us standing with our communities for the fallen soldiers to whom we owe a great debt.

Pastor B you’ve done it again! Another fantastic Believablity Tour took place this weekend at the Moncton Wesleyan Life Centre sponsored by the Buckingham Leadership Institute (Kingswood University). 375 Kingdom leaders (pastors and lay) gathered for inspiration and practical ministry empowerment offered by a slate of excellent presentations and seminar workshops (including Pastor B & Carey Nieuwhof). #raisingleaders #contextualeffectiveness

SJ1 (Graham Perry) celebrated the new life yesterday with four baptisms – PTL! Graham reports that attendance has been strong this fall with the past two Sundays over 220 and best of all, “The Spirit of God has really been moving over the past few weeks.”

The Discipleship Facilitator Cohort (pictured above) convened again this week with Jon Wiest. We took peek at a sample discipleship pathway (below) and also explored a deep dive into the 5 discipleship micro-shifts Daniel Im prescribes in No Silver Bullets. Jon defines a discipleship pathway as a strategic, comprehensive, and clear process for making disciples in our church.

After the completion of our October DS Zone Dialogs there are now 82% of Atlantic District Lead Pastors who have committed their church to be represented in a February Discipleship Pathway Cohort with a fall 2020 launch per Phase One of the 2025 Horizon Storyline – Values-Driven Vision.

Missed the Zone meeting and wondering what our values-driven vision is all about? Click here to see a one-page overview of this journey and click here for the 45-minute video 2025 presentationgiven to 88 of our pastors in October. Participation is optional for all churches and remaining churches will have opportunity to consider engagement during District Ministerial in January as Jon Wiest will be our Keynote Speaker.

At the invitation of the Woods Harbour (Jason Parker) LBA, AJ Plaizier & I participated in a town hall meeting on Thursday regarding the strategic partnership of these two churches in the birth of Coastal Church (a satellite of Yarmouth). This new Kingdom expression has averaged over 200 since its launch the end of September. These are exciting days for Kingdom multiplication.

On November 4th, The River (Steve Sinclair) had an “I AM” Dinner and Games Night (a ministry for differently abled people). 25 came out for a great time of fellowship and ministry, as The River family reaches some of the marginalized in Bangor with a Luke 14:13 vision, “But when you give a banquet, invite the poor, the crippled, the lame, and the blind.”

Framework (Bud Fancy) had a full house on Oct 31st. Approximately 600 new people were registered for prizes, a ton of candy, and the message of Christ to church full of kids and adults while they watched a black light puppet show. Just click on the picture above to check out the video of this year’s BTB!Reports from the pastoral staff were encouraging, “It was impossible to keep track of the guest traffic flow, but we realized how much of a community event our annual Big Top Bash has become, as TV cameras came to interview our workers. We had to fill neighboring parking lots because our lawn and parking lot was full!”

Ken Nash led another Zoom cohort session for the third group of Atlantic Lead Pastors being coached on satellite ministry. Ken has graciously committed to come as our Keynote Speaker for District Ministerial in the winter of 2022 as we engage Phase Three of our 2025 Horizon Storyline to Reimagine Kingdom Multiplication @ Home.
Points to Ponder
  • I would rather be in an “ocean” faith rather than a “bathtub” faith. (Ken Nash)
  • Discipleship starts with “Go!” (Jon Wiest)
  • Life doesn’t make you cynical, YOU make you cynical. Cynicism starts – not because you don’t care – but because you did. The heart of the leader shapes the heart of the church. (Carey Nieuwhof)

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.

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