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The AGC is an Association representing over 150 churches, congregations and ministries from coast to coast across Canada.  Our National Staff serves as a support to member churches, pastors and associate staff.

Welcome to our website where you can discover more about the AGC, our staff, history and events.  Explore and discover ways in which we can serve you and your church.

Our Connect 2018 newsletter features stories from various churches across the country on the theme of abiding in Christ.  Cliquez ici pour la version française.  

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Bill's Blog: To What End? Part Three

Posted by donna on October 2, 2018

church reproduction.jpgI love being a grandfather, albeit a very young one, at least in my mind! I’m “Papa” to three beautiful little girls, Ava, Audrey & Elia, and we are eagerly anticipating the arrival of our first grandson at the end of October! Before I was Papa, I was “Daddy” to three very special little girls who grew up far too quickly. Yet, before I was Daddy, I was and hope I still am, “honey” to a very special lady.  This in a sense describes what church reproduction is all about. The natural outcome of a loving and nurturing relationship is children … biological, adopted or even those specially cared for and included as members of the family. My girls saw and experienced our love as parents, our commitment to the Lord and in some way, it set a model for them to follow with their own families. Yes, there were many bumps along the way, as no family is perfect.

I often hear the question; Does the AGC plant churches, or do churches plant churches? I believe it should be the missional activity of each local church to multiply itself in a new community of faith, like parents having, loving and caring for children and eventually, perhaps grandchildren.

There is a South American fable called The Charcoal Seller that goes something like this; “A charcoal seller was asked; What do you believe? I believe what the Church believes, he responded. And what does the Church believe? It believes what I believe.” I recently googled “church reproduction.” There were immediately 34,100,000 results! It’s a popular topic. And like the fable of the charcoal seller, many would say that they have a value for church reproduction without being able to define or describe what it is. There are many definitions and good ideas. But what does it mean for us in the AGC? The third END that I want to focus on this month is CHURCH REPRODUCTION.

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Upcoming Events

Eastern Ontario Ministry Leaders Gathering

Posted by donna on October 24, 2018

Taking place Wednesday October 24 at Metropolitan Bible Church, Ottawa, beginning at 9:45 am.

Ministry Leaders Gatherings are peer learning opportunities for staff and lay leaders within our family of churches.  Please bring your team.

This fall John Garner will be facilitating a discussion on Cultivating Courageous and Compassionate Leadership.  For more information, please download the brochure: AGCE Ministry Leaders Gatherings Fall 2018