AGC News

Welcome Two Hills Fellowship Chapel!

Posted by donna on February 8, 2016

Capture.PNGWe welcome Two Hills Fellowship Chapel into membership in the AGC! 

Sunday, February 7, 2016 marked the service of celebration as Canada West Superintendent Russ Wilson welcomed the newest AGC congregation in Two Hills, AB.  Russ and One Hope Executive Director Bill McCaskell were thrilled to see this take place as a result of a new ministry partnership between the AGC and One Hope Canada.  

Russ and Bill are pictured here celebrating with Pastor Warren & Ellen Charlton and their church board.  


aééq-agcq 2015 11 14 C.jpg“Wonderful!” was one of the comments heard following the November AGC Quebec Saturday morning meeting in November! With over 30 delegates representing 17 churches the group which represented Spanish, Haitian, English and French churches unanimously approved the new by-laws for Quebec.


New Pastor welcomed in Lillooet, BC

Posted by donna on October 21, 2015

BNaylor induction 1.jpgThis past weekend, Lillooet Gospel Chapel celebrated the induction service for their new pastor, Rev. Brad Naylor and wife Darlene.  Brad’s father-in-law, Rev. George Baier, preached a word of encouragement and challenge to all in attendance.  Rev. Russ Wilson, AGC West Superintendent, led Brad and the congregation in response to the call to serve Christ together.  This was followed by elders, pastors, and AGC leaders who were present laying hands of blessing upon Brad and Darlene, committing them to God’s keeping in His service.


On Target Assessment Tools

Posted by donna on October 6, 2015

On Target logo.PNGHealthy Pastors and Healthy Churches Assessment Forms

Here are the two assessment forms designed by AGC pastors, for AGC pastors. Please use these often to assess how you are doing personally as well as how your church is doing corporately.

Healthy Pastors: An assessment tool to help pastors evaluate their personal, marital, ministerial and missional health

Healthy Churches: An assessment tool to help pastors and leaders to evaluate the health of their church 


AGC Refugee Sponsorship Initiative

Posted by donna on September 14, 2015

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The AGC's Refugee Sponsorship Initiative is in place for AGC churches to begin their journey in investigating/applying to become sponsors.

Click here for information.


New church home for AGC Church Plant

Posted by donna on May 19, 2015

Blackfalds 4.JPGThe congregation of Faith Community Church in Blackfalds, AB rejoiced on Saturday May 16th as they officially dedicated their new church building!  Faith Community Church began in 2006 as a church plant of the AGC.  The building is a former store on the main road in downtown Blackfalds.  The congregation is still in the process of renovations, but is happily now meeting in their new location.

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The AGC turns 90!

Posted by donna on March 18, 2015

March 18, 2015 marks 90 years since the AGC officially began!   

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Above: Sunday School Teachers Convention, Christian Workers Churches, Philpott Memorial Church (then known as "The Gospel Tabernacle), Hamilton, ON, 1924

The AGC traces its beginnings to the early 1890s when a group of independent evangelical churches became known as the Christian Workers' Church of Canada, under a charter granted to Dr. P .W . Philpott, pastor of the Gospel Tabernacle in Hamilton,ON. These churches were concerned about the growth of theological liberalism and in 1922 felt the need to unite with others who practised a simple biblical faith. In 1925, because other groups with contrasting doctrine and practice were using similar names, a new charter under the name of Associated Gospel Churches was secured from the Canadian government. 


New AGC Church!

Posted by donna on February 19, 2015

The AGC is pleased to welcome Faith Christian Fellowship of Eastend, SK to our family of churches!  A service of reception was held on February 3rd, conducted by Canada West Superintendent Russ Wilson. 

Pictured below, left to right: Jon Hansen (Elder), Russ Wilson, Keith Pickerill (Pastor), Randy Wig (Elder), Jake Miller (Elder)

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Call to Prayer

Posted by donna on October 23, 2014

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I would like to call all of us to pray for our country and especially for our leaders in light of the horrific events of yesterday and indeed this week.

Twice this week we have experienced the shock of direct attacks of terrorism on our soil.  Our prayers are with the Cirillo and Vincent families who this week lost sons, husbands and fathers.  Our prayers are with the men and women of our armed forces and police who once more were called on to defend our freedoms with their lives.  The threats of terror are more real for us today than yesterday, this week more than last.  In so many ways Canada will not be the same.

That said, our faith and dependence is always in our Lord. May we be those whose lives demonstrate a heart of service and encouragement for all we meet. We must be those whose lives are marked by faith not fear.

This Sunday please take a moment to pray for our nation.

Blessings,

Bill Fietje
President of Associated Gospel Churches


Journeys of the AGC Canada West Superintendent

Posted by donna on July 31, 2014

jim-houston.jpgAGC Canada West Superintendent Jim Houston has spent the last 12 years visiting our Western Churches & Pastors.  As he concludes his term, Jim wants to give an idea of what these journeys have been like, and the people he's been able to visit.  Westerners - look for your church and people!  Jim - thank you for your years of exemplary service to our family of churches, and to our Lord!