AGC News

Proposed NEW Statement of Faith

Posted by donna on January 29, 2013

A message from Rev. Glenn Rider, chair of the Doctrine & Credentials commission:

Dear AGC Family:

As you are aware, the National Doctrine and Credentials Commission has been working for the past two years on a revised Statement of Faith for our Association.

We are pleased at this time to make that Revision available to you

Vision Leaks

Posted by donna on January 4, 2013

I first heard the phrase, "Vision Leaks" from an address given by Andy Stanley of North Point Church in Georgia. It is a great word picture.

Why Did Jesus Come?

Posted by donna on November 30, 2012

Here it is December.  Where does the year go?  What eternal difference did we make in 2012? Did we share our faith in silent and in loud ways?

There is likely no greater time in all the year when we as believers in Christ have massive opportunities to share our faith.

Under Construction - Part 3

Posted by donna on November 1, 2012

1 Peter 3:14, 15 "Do not fear what they fear; do not be frightened.” But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this in gentleness and respect,"

The apostle Peter was encouraging the new believers 2000 years ago to live lives that are so "hope filled" that people watching us will be moved to ask about the hope that is inside of us.

New Book by AGC Pastor

Posted by donna on October 31, 2012

KKevin_Mahons_book.jpgevin Mahon (Senior Pastor of Peoples Church, Sarnia-Lambton, ON) has just published “Pastoring with Elders: Together we make one really good Christian

Out of the Vortex

Posted by donna on October 26, 2012

Dale_Snyder_book.jpgDale Snyder, a retired AGC Pastor, has written of God's touch upon the Kayapo Indians in the heart of the Amazon.  Being the first-ever person among them has made the encounter even more electrifying!  Dale and his wife Mary and family were in that particular village 10 years; they were in Brazil some 20 years in all. 

Because missions and church planting have always been at the forefront of his life, Dale has committed to making this offer: for every book sold, he will donate $5 of the proceeds to AGC Church Planting!

rick_reed.jpgCongratulations to Rev. Dr. Rick Reed on his new appointment as President of Heritage Bible College and Seminary in Cambridge, Ontario. The AGC has worked closely with Heritage over these many years and look forward to a continuing involvement with this strategic school.

Reconstructing Evangelism

Posted by donna on October 2, 2012

One of the key reasons why evangelical churches today do not see as many "conversions" as in the past is because of how we define “conversion”. Today this concept of "conversion" is in a state of challenge and is under construction!

On a return flight from North Carolina I had a two hour discussion with a 30-something computer analyst from Iran. We began by recounting the great history of the Persian Empire and then moved on to discuss the intersection of Jewish and Muslim worldviews and beliefs. We ended with the similarities between Islam, Judaism and Christianity. Later we discussed the key aspects of life and death and why Christ is the key to having a new intimate life with God.

Fair Havens Director Receives Diamond Jubilee Medal

Posted by donna on June 22, 2012

receiving_Diamond_Jubilee_medal.jpgJohn Friesen, Executive Director of Fair Havens Bible Centre and Chief Executive Officer of Muskoka Bible Centre was the recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, for Outstanding achievement and remarkable service.