AGC News

Appointment of Interim Canada East Superintendent

Posted by donna on August 15, 2017

Tom web.pngI am very pleased to announce that Rev. Dr. Tom Lambshead has been appointed to be the Interim Canada East Superintendent. Tom will replace Laird Crump, who begins his assignment as Lead Pastor of The Campus Church in Aurora on September 11, 2017.

Tom is a long time AGC pastor and leader and we are excited to have him on the National Team.  He will be on a part time contract with the AGC from September 1, 2017 to June 2, 2018. 

Please read Tom’s bio below and pray for him as he begins this role.  Once we have him established on our AGC system, we will send his contact details.  

Dr. Willem Fietje
President, Associated Gospel Churches


Laird Crump Transitioning to New Ministry

Posted by donna on July 12, 2017

A word from Bill Fietje:                                                                                      

Laird 14.JPGOur Canada East Superintendent, Laird Crump, has accepted the invitation to be the next Lead Pastor of The Campus Church in Aurora ON, one of our member AGC churches.  We congratulate Laird on this step of faith and obedience.

Laird has kept me in the loop throughout this process and we have had much discussion on God’s leading throughout these past several weeks. Laird assures us that there was not a "push" factor in this decision. He has really enjoyed his role as Canada East Superintendent. His motivation to accept the invitation from The Campus was more of a “pull” toward the local church pastorate. Simply put, he and Joey want to obey God's clear call upon their lives. The vote was almost unanimous for them to accept this call.

Moving forward, the plan is that Laird will remain in his current role until mid-September 2017, and then assume his new position at The Campus Church. Laird will continue teaching 4-Chair Discipleship and assist in the AGC Church Health and Leadership Commission in a volunteer capacity.

Laird, we love you and look forward to a continuing relationship as you help give vision and leadership to the AGC from this new and strategic opportunity of service in the Kingdom. We will miss you, but look forward to our on-going relationship and ministry as you lead one of our AGC churches.  Thank-you for a job well done. We pray for God's blessings on you and Joey and your family, as well as on the Campus Church.

Please join in prayer as we seek God’s direction for Laird’s replacement.

Blessings,

Willem Fietje
President

Read a statement from Laird here: Laird Crump transition


Canada East Conference - "Chasing the Lion"

Posted by donna on June 14, 2017

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What an amazing time at Fair Havens as Canada East churches joined together for our regional conference, "Chasing the Lion"!  

Conference attendees enjoyed learning from our keynote speakers and workshop leaders, spending time in worship and praise, and taking time to pray for one another.  


Canada East Strive Retreat

Posted by donna on March 15, 2017

6b1520fb-d878-425a-a898-f01a910c87c8.jpgMarch 10 - 12 was the Canada East Strive Senior High Retreat at Muskoka Woods.  Visit the Youth Page for pictures & videos!


Statement from AGC President

Posted by donna on February 1, 2017

Dear friends,

We are all shaken by the horrendous news of the attack on a Mosque in Quebec City this past Sunday evening. This senseless crime causes us to mourn with those who mourn. Our hearts go out to the grieving families. There is no justification for this type of unprovoked violence. The killing of innocent people gathering for worship violates all our Christian values and beliefs as to the sacredness of life. Let us pray for these hurting families. Let us also pray for the young man who has allegedly committed this horrible crime, that he would come to a place of repentance.

Blessings,

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Bill Fietje 
AGC President


Church Planting Love Offering

Posted by donna on January 26, 2017

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The AGC Church Planting Love Offering will take place on February 12th and 19th in AGC churches across the country.  

Click here to learn more about this important event to support our church planting efforts in Canada.


Welcome Waterford Bible Church!

Posted by donna on January 17, 2017

Waterford.jpgOn Sunday, January 15, 2017, Waterford Bible Church in Waterford, ON joined the AGC family of churches!  President Bill Fietje was on hand to welcome the congregation and Associate Pastor Al Sedgwick into AGC membership.  

Be in prayer for the newest member of the AGC family, and be sure to send them a note of welcome! 


New Christmas Book by AGC Author

Posted by donna on November 21, 2016

Laycock christmas book.jpgJust in time for Christmas, Marcia Laycock has published "Christmas: Short Stories that stir the Heart of Christmas".  Marcia's husband Spence Laycock is serving as Senior Pastor of Faith Community Church in Blackfalds, AB (AGC).

Click here to preview this book and order it on Amazon, and then head to Marcia's website to learn about her many other books including the fictional works "One Smooth Stone" and "A Tumbled Stone", and devotional books such as "Celebrate this Day" and "Spur of the Moment".

You can also sign up to received Marcia's weekly devotional, "The Spur"


Getaway 2016

Posted by donna on November 8, 2016

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Amazing reports have been pouring in to the AGC office about the 2016 Getaway Junior High Retreat! Kids enjoyed activities, great food, fun games, but more than that, they heard about a God who loves and values them.  

Click here for pictures


Fair Havens celebrates 75 years!

Posted by donna on July 28, 2016

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We are excited to celebrate with Fair Havens Ministries as they mark 75 years of conference, camp and retreat ministry this weekend!  

President Bill Fietje will be the featured speaker on Sunday morning, and there are many activities planned for Friday and Saturday.

Visit the Fair Havens website for more information.

Happy Anniversary Fair Havens!  Blessings for many more years of ministry ahead.