Let this old proverb be true in our lives and ministries! For most of us, the days that are coming will be a crescendo in preparation of the “back to school” and/or to work days. This will be true at the personal, family and church levels but also with the various ministries we may be involved in. Many activities will start again and some new projects might be taking shape. We will be very busy, if we are not already. After all, we are told: “Make up the very most of time [buying up each opportunity], because the days are evil.” (Eph. 5.16, AMP). But may we guard ourselves against slipping from business to… busyness.
Lord, the eyes of the world are focused once again on Israel and Palestine. One of many tragedies filled with indescribable horrors that are tearing the world apart right now. Sometimes I don’t dare to pray for fear of appearing ignorant or unbelieving. After all, “the prophecies need to be fulfilled,” many will say, maybe a little too promptly. I have to admit I get lost among the many and varied interpretations that often end up as seeds of dispute and division. Many believers seem to be very fond of them. I tend to be more and more… indifferent to them.
WHO? Church leaders, laypeople, and a lineup of fantastic speakers and music.
WHAT? God has artfully arranged the moments of our history to create a movement that our forefathers and mothers could never have imagined. We invite you to celebrate the first one hundred years with us while we launch the next hundred years together. The Centennial is to be one of the most memorable events in the history of theAssemblies of God Movement with leaders from around the world gathering in one place.
Please pray for our general superintendent, David Wells*, who is serving as the Canadian member of the chaplaincy team at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland (July 23 – August 3). “That will be the fourth Commonwealth Games I’ve participated in. The positive of that is it builds toward the Pan Am games which are right here in Toronto next year so I’m working with a number of the same athletes and the same organizers.”
BANGLADESH - Please pray for Bishop Philip Adhikary, general superintendent of The Pentecostal Assemblies of Bangladesh. He is scheduled for angioplasty surgery in Singapore on July 29. Pray that God will guide the doctors performing the surgery and that Philip will make a full and quick recovery.
This retreat will certainly be a very precious and special time together. It is organized by the Quebec Native Women’s Ministries and all are welcome. The theme will be “A heart to know Him”. Don’t miss the details and pass the word around! Just click here to access the registration brochure and do not hesitate to print it and share it.
“These days we are adjusting to life in Paris.That’s right, Paris! It’s been a long time coming, but we made it! We are living in temporary Airbnb quarters in the area called “Little Africa” which has stretched us. The noise level is high, there are lots of street arguments, garbage fills the streets until the garbage guys come and clean up, police presence is common and a crazy lady comes everyday to yell at the other vendors and passers-by!…”
The Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada has just embarked on a significant endeavour to fulfil its mission, “To glorify God by making disciples everywhere by proclaiming and practising the gospel of Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit.” In November 2013, the general superintendent, assistant superintendents and General Executive met to discuss the spiritual, theological and missional vitality of our family of churches and ministries.
We are very pleased to announce this seminar that will be open to pastors and their spouse but also to all the leaders in the local church with their pastor’s recommendation. A Life Counsellor can play a vital role in the life of people by being a confidant with whom one can share his/her personal, family or relational challenges.
God continues to challenge people about the need for workers among the French speaking people of Canada. Yet, the ability to communicate in French and understand the Francophone culture are the most important prerequisites for effective service. FIT4M is a French Intensive Training for ministry in the Francophone world for PAOC Bible College Graduates and ministers.
We are pleased to announce that we will hold a Men’s Conference at Trinity, LaSalle, on November 8, 2014. This provincial conference will be bilingual and is organized in cooperation with the Men’s Ministries of Trinity, Gospelvie and the Assemblée du plein évangile LaSalle. Do not miss this opportunity to be equipped, refreshed and encouraged, for God wants his sons to be in good health in every aspect of their lives and to walk toward their destiny in full freedom.
Despite popular misgivings about theology, theological reflection is inevitable for human beings, and it is related to discipleship. I realize that pairing the two words “theology” and “discipleship” may seem odd, improbable, and even laughable to some.
The moment I saw the trailer for the movie, Noah, I knew I had to see it. The flood scenes were unlike anything I had ever seen before– certainly not like the flannelgraph stories of my childhood! But as the premiere of the film got closer, criticism of the movie began to surface. There were accusations of inaccuracies and even outright changes to the scriptural narrative.
These videos are sent in by our Global Workers, and their children, to highlight the transformational power of the gospel worldwide. They are well worth your time and could be used to promote missions in your church. Because “We are all on a mission. We must follow Jesus’ model and go where the gospel is not present.” Brian Egert, Mission Canada Director. Be inspired and challenged. Click here to watch the videos.