President Mark Gorveatte resigned at the Board of Trustees meeting last week with an effective date of June 30, 2015. A Search Committee has been established and prayers are sincerely requested for the Gorveatte’s as they seek the Master’s will for their next ministry season and for Kingswood as a new leader is selected. President Gorveatte has served with passion and Kingdom focus and will leave the institution better than he found it – a reality that should define every leader.
Dave Rowe, staff pastor at Houlton, underwent surgery last week for a blown achilles tendon. The surgery was successful and a long recuperation period is before him.
Truro Central Nova raised $1135 last week for the Ebola crisis. Well done.
September set a new record for the total number of viewers to It’s Monday Again. It is great that we are staying connected – it is a proven community builder.
Four young men from Kingswood were at Nackawic yesterday, including a student from there, and represented the university very effectively.
The Upon This Rock vision team experienced a well-planned tour of the rapid expansion in the greater St. John’s area. The harvest is plentiful in communities such as Paradise and Southlands. The District approved vision of Stuart Marples and Solid Rock Wesleyan to launch three new satellite locations in the next five years is perfectly timed as a season of explosive growth continues in the areas surrounding Mount Pearl. The team interacted with the Satellite Team of Solid Rock and enjoyed a powerful time of prayer in the Southlands Community Centre (a possible site) with several of the core leaders of the church. The opportunity to reach lost people and regain lost ground for the church on The Rock has never been greater.
The sign that is being held above Graham Perry’s head in the pic says that their dream is to be in It’s Monday Again :).
There was a District Board of Ministerial Development (DBMD) leader training day held at Kingswood last week and hosted by HQ staff. Our district was represented by Dale MacDonald, DBMD Chair and Greg Hansen, DBMD Secretary.
Mandate – the mens event at Crosspoint – was held over the weekend. Great reports – more than 80 men in attendance – and a date already set for October 16-17 next year. It is great to see the strong focus on men’s ministry in a number of our churches this fall. Onward and upward.
Fort Fairfield received three new members yesterday and baptized seven – amazing. Attendance more than doubled from a year ago. PTL.
Gloria was discharged from hospital lastThursday. There is much ground to be gained and significant treatment decisions still to be made. Thanks for your ongoing prayers and concern.
October – Pastor Appreciation Month – a reminder if needed.
November – Family Violence Awareness Month – resource emails coming to pastors.
Zone Ministers Meetings coming up in a few weeks – pastors/staff pastors attendance expected – other ministers welcome. More detail by email.
- Monday, Nov 3 – Woodstock
- Tuesday, Nov 4 – Sussex
- Thursday, Nov 6 – Halifax Deep Water North St location
- Friday, Nov 7 – Brazil Lake
THOT: “Life is too short to worry about stupid things. Pray. Trust God. Enjoy life. Don’t let the little things get you down.” – Nicky Gumble
ON SECOND THOT: “God used the megachurch to reach Korea and the house church to reach China. Models should be held loosely and Christ held tightly.” – Ed Stetzer
Kingswood is gearing up for their fourth annual ENGAGE conference on October 24-25. Designed for pastors, worship leaders, and anyone involved in planning or implementing the weekend worship gathering in the local church, teams that attend find this event to be an inspiring Fall experience.
Visit www.kingswood.edu/engage for information about seminars, keynotes and registration. Take advantage of early bird pricing until September 15th!