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Bill's Blog: "The Cup of God's Wrath"

Posted by donna on April 5, 2018

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Not Enough Options

While attending Engineering College, I was growing in my awareness of biblical truth and theology. I remember as if it was yesterday having informal debates with my classmates and professors about the nature of life, death, heaven and hell. On one occasion I declared that there is only one true way to God and heaven, through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. We were all close friends by this time and there was free and open communication. Yet, the response from one of my friends was a simple, “there aren’t enough options.”  In other words, there must be other choices.

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 love.jpg“Beloved let us love one another for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God” (1 John 4:7) ESV.

The early church father, John Chrysostom (345-407 AD) in his sermon, “Dying to Sin” writes, “For God is not so well pleased with being our Master as He is with being our Father….  God’s exceeding desire to be loved comes from loving exceedingly.”

God loves us extravagantly! He wants us to learn and grow to love Him with extravagance. He desires that we love others as the Golden Rule stipulates.

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Homegoing of Billy Graham

Posted by donna on February 21, 2018

Billy Graham.PNGPresident Bill Fietje shares some thoughts on the homegoing of Dr. Billy Graham

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Billy Graham news release 


Church Planting Love Offering 2018

Posted by donna on February 12, 2018

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Did your church participate in the Church Planting Love offering
on Sunday, February 11?  If not there is still time to do so! 
Choose a date that works best for your church and contact our office
for resources that will accommodate whatever date you choose. 

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grapes.jpgLaird Crump is a former AGC staff member, serving as the Canada East Superintendent from July 2014 - September 2017.  He is currently the Lead Pastor of The Campus Church (AGC) in Aurora, ON.

OK, … let’s do a quick review.  When we study the life of Jesus, we observe four challenges that outline His discipleship process.

  1. Come and see
  2. Follow me
  3. Fish for men
  4. Go and bear much fruit.

Although there are many nuances in the discipleship process, (and certainly the process is rarely completely linear), the discipleship journey can be seen in these four steps, or, for the sake of our illustration, these four chairs.

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Registration now open for National Conference!

Posted by donna on January 25, 2018

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Registration for the AGC National Conference, May 31 - June 2, 2018 is now open! 

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Register by March 31st to receive the Early Bird rate!


AGC Regional Director Search

Posted by donna on January 23, 2018

The AGC Canada East Council is now in the process of searching for the next Regional Director for AGC East.  

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What Can I Do? AGC Refugee Sponsorship Initiative Blog

Posted by donna on January 12, 2018

AGC RSI.PNGIt is so important as a family of churches in Canada that we do not forget our brothers and sisters facing extreme hardship and persecution in other countries.  But what can we do from here? This blog was originally posted on the AGC Refugee Sponsorship initiative website, www.agcrsi.org.

Written by Susan Davis

I have spent the evening again reading emails and messaging with people overseas. As time goes on, these people are becoming friends. We laugh together, we pray for one another, (I think that may be why my wrist is better again), we talk about our days and our children … and I often cry. May I introduce you to a few?

Let me introduce Bethany*.  Her husband Henry had been a teacher at a Missionary School before being charged with blasphemy. Bethany made the mistake of identifying extremists to police and speaking against them in the media. Their village was set ablaze, with explosives being thrown into houses.

When Henry’s name was added to the list of people identified to be killed, they were forced to leave home, and in 2012 they left with their children for what they hoped would be a new life in a new country. Today, Henry is in the IDC again, after spending 18 months there already 2013-2015. As Bethany says, “We request you to please mercy and help us we have no hope to live a life with freedom.” 


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Are we there yet? – by AGC Quebec Director, Del Gibbons

Writing about disciple-making makes me stop and think.  It reminds me of family car trips.  You know what I’m talking about … the voice from the back of the car …  “Are we there yet?”  I can imagine that very question being asked as we look at Dann Spader’s “third chair” illustration of disciple-making.  Are we there yet?  How are we doing, and are we truly disciple-makers? 

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Bill's Blog: "For Unto us a Child is Born..."

Posted by donna on December 6, 2017

Christmas 2017.jpgRecently, I received an email from a family in our AGC Association.  With great fanfare and accompanying photos, they were announcing the birth of their new child. “It’s a BOY!” read the caption. I can totally relate to the wonderful feeling and excitement of welcoming a newborn son or daughter. The sheer relief, especially when the new life has safely arrived, brings such joy. There is also that sense of future and destiny for this new life and for the family itself. The family is growing, and the future looks brighter.  It is a mystery wrapped up in a reality.

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