AGC News

A Christmas Tale...

Posted by donna on December 2, 2011

Like so many of you all, I was raised in a rural setting. Those formative years shaped me and gave me a deep appreciation for life at many levels. Even before I was following Christ closely, I was never unaware of His work in my life. Mostly, God spoke to me by positive interactions with godly people who cared for me but also cared for others. They were people who lived their Christianity in very tangible ways.


Transitioning Well

Posted by donna on November 3, 2011

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One of the makings of a healthy Association and a healthy church is the number of pastors who stay in their churches for many years and are able to grow and change with the growth and change in that local church.

In the AGC, it is not uncommon to see a Senior Pastor ministering to the same local church for a long tenure often exceeding two decades and in some cases creeping toward and exceeding three decades in the same church with a good history of ministry.


Thanksgiving & Neo-Calvinism? Bill explains the link...

Posted by admin on October 6, 2011

The transition of seasons makes me 'reflect-full', especially at Thanksgiving. 

It is important to be thankful for all that God has given to us. Thanksgiving also reminds us of God’s creative handiwork as we observe the changing seasons. The cool weather days we readily enjoy before our Canadian cold returns in a few months.


Favourite Books

Posted by admin on September 19, 2011

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Our Best Friends

If you are like me, you would part with almost anything except your books. Books are not only tools of the trade for pastors, but friends as well. Books cheer, counsel, advise and empower us to be what we are. They are a constant source of correction and challenge and so we go to them again and again.


Regional Conference Wrap-up

Posted by admin on August 9, 2011

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Dear Team,

It is summer time and hopefully we are all getting opportunities to catch some down time.

For the AGC the last event of spring each year is our Regional Conferences.  Attendees at both conferences were heard to say "fantastic", “best ever", "over way too fast", and "I reconnected!" I fully agree!


Life Lessons from Golf...

Posted by admin on June 30, 2011

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Summer is now finally with us and it brings a good opportunity to take a break from the hectic pace of life often demanded by ministry.

Every week I receive a video instruction tip from a golf pro. Actually, I get instruction from two golf pros and believe me I really need all the help I can get. I do try and better my game by diligently watching these lessons and attempt to learn how to improve my putting, correct alignment or pitching.


An encouraging word...

Posted by admin on June 3, 2011

Want to be encouraged?? Watch this heart warming testimony from Dr. Frank Humphrey, Senior Pastor of Peoples Church of Montreal. Frank has been living with ALS for the last several years, and has a message of hope for all of us.

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Dear Team,

I once heard Chuck Swindoll say that "people do not care how much you know until they know how much you care." That may or may not have originated with Swindoll but it sure has impacted my life.


Caring for the Pastor/Prendre soin du Pasteur

Posted by admin on May 3, 2011

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Over these next two months we are going to focus on the spiritual and emotional care of our pastors. Like all "people helpers", pastors and Christian leaders who shepherd others are prone to fatigue and burnout.


Focus on Discipleship

Posted by admin on March 31, 2011

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This month as we pray we are concentrating on what it means to be and to build disciples.

For those of us who grew up in evangelical churches the concept of disciple can not be divorced from our visual image of Jesus walking down the dusty road with twelve men following Him, listening to His every word. In fact, this is the real meaning of the word disciple-as one who follows a teacher.