Monthly Archives: September 2011

Our Mission is Join Jesus in His Mission!

Take 20 minutes today to watch Ed Stetzer’s presentation as he speaks about God’s mission and our participation in it. Here are some key thoughts he makes: “You don’t need to find a mission. God already has a mission for … Continue reading

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Iranian Pastor Faces Execution for Refusing to Recant Christian Faith: Please pray!

The Associated Press is reporting that Pastor Yusuf Naderkhani is facing the possibility of being executed because he is a Christian. According to the Associated Press report, “Naderkhani, who maintains he has never been a Muslim  as an adult, has Islamic ancestry … Continue reading

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NOW is the Time to Register for ROC-Vancouver!!!

The Regional Outreach Conference is only 16 days away!  ROC – Vancouver is dedicated to prepare you to share your faith in Jesus Christ with people in your life.  Registration for the 1 ½ day event is $89.00 (which includes … Continue reading

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25 Ways to Engage Your Neighbour!

Josh Reeves, a church planter in Round Rock, Texas has made a list of 100 ways to engage your neighborhood. He writes, “I have found that it is often helpful to have practical ideas to start engaging the people around … Continue reading

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The Church Secretary as Front Line Missionary or Tag Team Evangelism (Part 2)

Part One of this series was presented last Monday.  You are encouraged to read Part 1 before reading Part 2! ———————— 2.  The Church Secretary is often the first congregational contact! Leadership magazine reported that “friendliness of the people” in … Continue reading

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Dismount!

Philippians 2:5-11 “Dismount!” “Get off your high horse!”  I’m sure most of us have heard that saying before.  Do you know where that saying comes from?  It seems that kings and knights used to ride their horses as a sign … Continue reading

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It is Well with My Soul — Josh Wilson

Last Saturday I highted the song, “I Refuse” by Josh Wilson. This week we hear from Josh Wilson again but this time the song is an instrumental version of “It is Well with My Soul.”

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Singing a New Song!

What do music and Scripture translation have in common?   Bible translation is more than about translation work.  As important as it is to translate God’s Word into the “heart” language of people; it is equally important to teach them how … Continue reading

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Bob Smiley on Canada

For a change of pace, I thought you might appreciate hearing Bob Smiley’s take on crossing the border into Canada from the USA!

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Thank God for PAT!

Nine years after a Lutheran Church — Canada convention passed a resolution calling for the creation of PAT (Pastors with Alternative Training) the first residential seminar is taking place!!!  The  Canadian Lutheran.ca reports, “For the first time, students enrolled in Lutheran … Continue reading

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