There is no better way to celebrate Resurrection Sunday than with transformed lives! There were two baptisms in Mount Pearl yesterday at Solid Rock (Stuart Marples) in a portable tank borrowed from Victory Christian Center. This is the first time for baptism by immersion inside the church building and they can’t wait to do it again.
- After an enjoyable supper with the Maves on Monday evening, it was encouraging to meet with the Digby (Andrew Maves) LBA. A very favourable review concluded with the unanimous renewal of Andrew’s extended call.
- Thousands walked through the door Saturday at Moncton (Joel Gorveatte) for their annual Easter Bunny Blast (EBB). In addition to the free breakfast, crazy fun activities, and being served by the team of hundreds of loving church people… every guest received a clear presentation of the resurrection story of Jesus! More than 1,400 gathered yesterday morning at the Celebration Centre and many hands were raised in commitment to Christ at the end of the service, including some who came for the first time because of attending EBB.
- And speaking of follow-up, this great post on the Atlantic District Children’s Ministry Facebook page shares 10 effective ways to follow-up with Easter guests.
- There were also baptisms celebrated yesterday at Nackawic (Ryan Farrell) and Journey (Matt Maxwell) in a new portable tank pictured above.
- Deep Water (AJ Thomas) announced two new full-time staff positions to an Easter crowd of 639 – a new all-time high attendance. Megan Swan (from Marion, Indiana) will be coming on as Discipleship Pastor and Jacqui Hill (from Rock Church in Halifax) will be serving as Kids Ministry Director. Eight transformed lives experienced the waters of baptism during the three services. This video testimony captures the power that every number has a name and that every name has a story. So grateful for the incredible impact of Celebrate Recovery and the Kingdom leadership of CR Director Shaun MacKenzie
- Mike Agrell (Maple Ridge) shares this exciting report from the weekend, “This Easter Pastor Ryan Genereaux teamed up with our local elementary school to hold an Easter egg hunt where over 200 people from our region were blessed by our church serving others. I’m so thankful for the work God is doing through Ryan. [Yesterday] we held two services for the first time ever. We had 207 different attenders (79 in the first service and 185 in the second). We couldn’t have fit 207 in one service! God also blessed us with 5 baptisms!”
- Kings (Brent Ingersoll) had hoped to break the 2000 barrier this Easter, but instead almost broke 3000. Praise God for 2,833 in attendance at their four campuses with multiple services. Best of all, 92 people made decisions to follow Christ!
- Havelock NB (Glen McVicar) shares, “We had an Easter Eggstravaganza here on Friday for kids up to grade five including slime stations, singing and a Gospel lesson, snack, science experiment, 75 macaroon nests for the Easter egg hunt with almost 3000 eggs and 550 mini lollipops. We had 61 kids attend plus 17 volunteers and several parents stayed. It was an awesome day!”
- Yarmouth (AJ Plaizier) hosted a combined Good Friday service with Brazil Lake (Kevin Myers) and Port Maitland (Barry Vernon) with over 450 in attendance. Yesterday morning they held 18 baptisms with an Easter crowd of 781.
- Easter attendance highlights also included Cornerstone (Denn Guptill) with 400+, Crosspoint (Mark Brewer) with 775+, and Presque Isle (Bud Fancy) with 1,047.
- Always an honour to speak at Kingswood University Chapel which I enjoyed this past Tuesday. The quality of leadership and passion evident in these prophets-in-process is inspiring.
- Woods Harbour hosted a Good Friday service (pictured above) with 199 from six area churches including West Head (John Symonds), Christian Advent, Baptist, and PAOC. On Easter Sunday, Jason Parker (Woods Harbour) reported two first-time commitments to Christ, seven baptisms, one baby dedication, and 140 in attendance.
(Early Easter morning picture of Cornerstone Wesleyan Church)
Thot: The Saviour has come with the morning light – The Cross has the final word! (Cody Carnes)
Pastor’s reserve your leaders a spot at the NEXT CONFERENCE for 50% off on April 14. This is a full day conference, including lunch, for all Children’s Ministry Volunteers and Leaders. The first 100 Registrations from Wesleyan Churches get 50% off the conference fee! Contact Linda.firstname.lastname@example.org. for the DISCOUNT CODE and get your leaders registered soon.
Moncton, New Brunswick. These 24 hour worship intensives begin with a Worship Night on Friday and a day of instruction on Saturday. The workshop will cover both the heart of worship, as well as address the importance of working on your primary skills as a musician, vocalist, or audio tech.
All of the general sessions and workshops are designed to:
- Encourage and equip your entire worship team
- Deepen the spiritual life of each team member
- Be interactive, up-close and personal with each presenter
- Increase your passion for leading others in your local church
I encourage you to bring your entire worship team and take advantage of our group discount. Consider this event a 24-hour worship retreat that will inspire and strengthen your team and impact the congregations you serve. We’ve kept the registration affordable to allow for maximum participation. For groups of 4 or more, registration is only $45 (USD) per person. Individual registration is $53(USD). Please pass this information on to others who are involved in worship ministry. I hope you can join us for a transformational weekend.
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MAY 11-12,2018 | MONCTON, NB
The ONE CONFERENCE is a regional event that inspires and equips students to unite as one body, under one God, for one mission. It’s more challenging than ever for students to live out their faith boldly. By coming together in worship and in mission, we all can build a network of faith-fueled students who are not only willing, but equipped to live and love like Jesus in their schools and neighborhoods.