AGC News

Bill's Blog: "The Gospel"... A Living Message

Posted by donna on October 5, 2016

circle hands.png“People do not care how much you know, till they know how much you care.”

Last month, I began a two-part message on the Gospel. In particular, I shared that the Gospel is the ‘Power of God unto Salvation’ (Romans 1:16) and the Gospel is the ‘Righteousness of God revealed.’ (Romans 1:17)

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Bill's Blog

Posted by donna on September 7, 2016

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“I am not ashamed of the Gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes … For in the Gospel a righteousness from God is revealed, a righteousness that is by faith from first to last.” Romans 1:16-17

In our current culture the word ‘Gospel’ is used for anything that denotes truthfulness or meaning. Often, it is used “tongue in cheek” to give a sense of religious fervor, which is not necessarily appreciated.

The Bible never uses the word Gospel in the way that our culture does. The word Gospel in Scripture is used as a noun that conveys the GOOD NEWS about who God is and what God has done on our behalf.

In the book of Romans, ‘Gospel’ is a single word to proclaim ALL that God has done for us in Christ’s death and resurrection. Paul calls it the ‘power of God’ and the ‘righteousness of God.’

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Bill's Blog: Summer Rest

Posted by donna on August 2, 2016

summer rest.jpgHow has your summer been unfolding?  Were you able to get away? Are you taking time to refresh, refocus and relax or are you just fooling yourself by thinking you don’t need it?

I struggled with this issue when Lois and I were overseas.  I remember a saying that was around back then that went something like this … “we need to come a-part before we come apart!” Kind of cheesy you might think, but there’s a lot of truth imbedded in it.


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.


"Run the Race" Conference - Banff 2016

Posted by donna on July 26, 2016

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June 2-4, 2016, Banff, AB


Our time in Banff was phenomenal!  The messages from Tim Schroeder are posted below in both video and audio form.  

You can also download the full conference report book here.


Bill's Blog: Evangelism

Posted by donna on June 30, 2016

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This Fall, I would like to do a series of blogs on the issue of Evangelism in the Church. I would love to hear your stories and insights into this great need in the Church today.  Please send me a line or two.


Bill's Blog: Run the Race - For His Glory

Posted by donna on June 14, 2016

runner.pngOur National AGC Conference 2016 took place this year in beautiful Banff Alberta and the theme of the Conference was “Run the Race.”

Here is a portion of what I shared with the delegates and pastors at Conference.

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Bill's Blog: RUN THE RACE!

Posted by donna on May 4, 2016

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We are one month away from our AGC National Conference Run the race_colour .png (June 2-4, 2016hosted this year by our AGC church in beautiful Banff, Alberta. Our theme is "Run the Race" and our guest speaker is Tim Schroeder, well known across Canada for his writings and speaking. Tim is a marathon runner and we are looking forward to seeing how he will unfold the theme “running with endurance the race set before us.

At times, we may focus only on how to run our best. We easily cheer on those who seem to run well and, by contrast, quietly encourage and at times, even chide those who run with halting steps, those who fear they are not keeping up.

In the Christian race, how do we balance man's responsibility with that of the overwhelming power and persevering work of the Holy Spirit at work in us? How do we balance these issues in a society that rewards excellence more than endurance?

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Bill's Blog: "Still I Will Follow"

Posted by donna on April 7, 2016

Capture.PNG"Lord, (Peter said) to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life." John 6:68

Last month I shared with you the cost of being a true believer by telling the story of St. Alban, set in an ancient context. This month, I want to continue the theme of standing boldly for Jesus in a pagan society in a more modern setting.  The following story was given to me by a dear friend.   I will share it (with a few adjustments.)

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Welcome Faith Gospel Fellowship!

Posted by donna on April 6, 2016

Fort Vermilion Apr 2016 1.jpgOn Sunday April 3, the AGC was pleased to welcome Faith Gospel Fellowship of Fort Vermilion, AB into our family of churches!

AGC Superintendent Russ Wilson and One Hope Canada Executive Director Bill McCaskell were on hand to participate in this time of celebration.