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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.

 

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?

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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?"

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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. 

 

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Eternal Rewards

Why do we not think or teach about eternal rewards anymore? God created us for mission, and His greatest rewards are attached to that mission!


The Easter Perspective

When our perspectives are influenced by clouded understandings and, sometimes, outright mistruths, we can miss out or even resist God’s plan.


Every Member on Mission

A story of teenagers serving refugee families; A story of new immigrants serving refugees.

A story of Korean youth loving Bhutanese immigrants. And Bhutanese youth loving Afghan immigrants.

Ordinary Christ-followers discipling others through relationship and acts of loving service, empowered by the Holy Spirit.


Lent & Ramadan

In April of 2022, both Christians and Muslims are talking about fasting. This year, Lent and Ramadan overlap. Are we connecting the dots?

Ron compares Lent & Ramadan, and shares encouragement about how to love and pray for our Muslims friends during this time. 


Peace: 3 Questions to Ponder

This year during Lent, while we fast and contemplate in preparation for all that Easter means to us, perhaps prayers for peace or shalom should top our list.

Shauna shares 3 questions for us to ponder as we consider peace ...


Into the Wilderness

The season of Lent is an invitation to journey into the wilderness—a place of introspection, reflection, and repentance.

Like Jesus, we need at times to journey into the wilderness with the Lord in order to be prepared for the mission he has called us to. Join me this Lent in listening, praying, repenting, and denying myself, so that I may be filled with joy as I journey on in following Jesus in his mission to this lost world.


What is God's Mission?

If we want to define the mission that God assigned to His Church, we really need to identify what His mission is first. Our mission will then be a more accurate reflection of His own.