AGC News

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 book by AGC Author

Posted by donna on September 1, 2015

s51020cb112795_15.jpgCongratulations to AGC pastor Ron Mahler on his third book, "Radical Apprentices", which won the Word Alive publishing contest.  Read more about it here in an interview with Word Alive Press.


Canada East re:connect recap!

Posted by donna on July 15, 2015

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The Canada East re:connect Conference was a great time of learning, fun, and connecting with each other!  Please click below for the recap video!  (Just a sampling of "AGC's Got Talent" here - if you want to see the full video, you will have to come visit us at the AGC office!)


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 Church: The Waiting Bride

Posted by donna on May 7, 2015

CaptureMay152.PNG"Death is the debt we all must pay." Euripides

"The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord." (Romans 6:23)

The Apostle Paul said: "For as in Adam all die, so in Christ all will be made alive. But each in his own turn: Christ, the first fruits; then, when He comes, those who belong to Him. Then the end will come, when He (Christ) hands over the Kingdom to God the Father after He has destroyed all dominion, authority and power."  (1 Corinthians 15:22-24)

Scripture likens the relationship of the Church on earth to a bride waiting for her husband.

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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. 


The Church: Remarkable Witness

Posted by donna on March 2, 2015

Capture.PNGIn Matthew 28: 18 Jesus said, "All authority, in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations ...."  The last words of Jesus while on earth have become our first course of action. We are to go into all nations making disciples. A disciple is a fully devoted follower of Jesus, born again by the Spirit of God and walking in His power.

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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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The Church: Remarkable Provision

Posted by donna on February 5, 2015

CaptureFeb152.PNGActs 1: 8 "But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you ...."

Acts 2: 1-4 "When the day of Pentecost came, they (the apostles) were all together in one place. Suddenly a sound like the blowing of a violent wind came from heaven and filled the whole house where they were sitting. They saw what appeared to be tongues of fire that separated and came to rest on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues, as the Sprit enabled them."

Jesus had been with His followers for 40 days and then He ascended into heaven. Ten days later, at the time of the Jewish feast of the Pentecost, God the Father sent His Holy Spirit to indwell and empower all of His followers. Jesus had told them this would happen (John 16).

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