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Stories, practical resources & thought-provoking articles to help mobilize God's people in Canada to be fruitfully engaged with God, on mission.

 

In the Mess - On Mission


A wildly dazzling red prom dress appeared recently in national newspapers. Unlike the above image, with a picturesque background, this image shows a Ukrainian senior standing in front of her town’s bombed out school. It was graduation season in the Ukraine. The beauty of life, purpose with intention, stood starkly in contrast with the destruction and despair of context ...

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A Day in a Life on Mission with God


What does a day in a life on mission with God look like?

Luchie shares about one Sunday earlier this year, and the people God brought across her path that day. 

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Understanding God's Heart for Myanmar


A testimony from a Kairos Alumna.

"I have realized that God is the one who controls and prepares everything. He has already arranged everything, and He is willing to patiently change and move me, such a trivial person, to prepare my heart and to take me step by step along the way to unlock the fullness of everything He has prepared."

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From Sea to Sea: A Mari usque ad Mare

As we approach Canada Day, Michael gives an honest look at how colonialism impacted the 'sea-to-sea' dream of Canada. And a hopeful outlook on how we might yet see his 'dominion from sea to sea to sea'. 

"If we are to be God’s true ambassadors of reconciliation, there needs to be a conscious effort on our part to put aside our own cultural baggage and to engage those who surround us to shine the true light of the Gospel into the jewel that is their culture."


Not Ready? Step Out Anyways

We focus a lot on inputting into believers all the discipleship tools we can – and so we should – but sometimes we forget that the purpose is to grow mature disciples who make other disciples.

INPUT and OUTPUT are two simple terms to help local churches journey towards being a ‘missional church’.


Missional Practice: Pruning to Make Room for Growth

Matthew Hiscock shares about the missional practice of pruning. Through pruning methods and practices in his personal & work life, Matthew has seen an impact on his connection with God & within his ministry!


The Church as a Terminal

In what ways is my church like an airport terminal? Could my church function as a facilitating enterprise helping me on my journey from A to B?

Ron shares 8 ways that his church is like an airport terminal ...


Focus: Equipping God's People for Mission

As a Christian for almost 40 years, I have been taught that the best way to develop mature disciples of Jesus Christ is primarily through Bible-study programs; If people know more, they will act accordingly. Right?

Yet the pandemic, and the subsequent and increasingly divisive behavior of many, have driven me to re-examine that narrative. If our existing discipleship pathway was so effective, why is it that today we see such disunity in the wider church? Why do we see a great dropping off in church attendance and even less regard for Jesus in our communities?


God's Mission is a Movement

God’s mission is a movement - always has been, always will be. The question is, “Will you join it?"


Recognizing Canada’s Times (Newcomers & the Church)

1.7 million. In these four years from 2021 until 2024, the newly increased goal by Immigration Canada will be the equivalent of Canada’s fourth largest city, after Vancouver and before Calgary.  We’re in an unprecedented period of time for our nation. Yes, unprecedented. In 2021 we passed all historic records for immigration, even beating out the highest number during the Great Migration of 1815-1850.  

This 26 minute video is both informational and devotional, grounding what’s happening in Canada in the Word of God. This was originally presented by Charles Hermelink of the PAOC’s Mission Canada in the International Office’s weekly staff devotional on Feb. 22, 2022.