AGC News

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. 


Snowflake 2015 - ALL IN!

Posted by donna on March 13, 2015

Snowflake 15.pngSnowflake 2015 took place March 6 - 8, 2015 at Muskoka Woods, with the theme "ALL IN!".  Guest speaker Calvin Russell focused on Luke 4, encouraging youth and leaders to go all in for Christ, in the same that Christ dedicated himself to his task.  Along with times of teaching & great worship provided by "Chasing After", there was lots of FUN!  Watch the recap video:


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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Church Planting Update

Posted by donna on January 28, 2015

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Here is an update on our latest church plant, Countryside Community Church in Oro-Medonte, ON.  They have need of sound equipment - can your church help a sister AGC church?

Countryside January 2015 Prayer Letter


The Church: Remarkable Transformation

Posted by donna on January 7, 2015

Capture.PNGIn Acts 4: verse.2:  we read, "They (the priests and Sadducees) were greatly disturbed because the Apostles were teaching the people and proclaiming in Jesus the resurrection of the dead."

Further on in verses 19 and 20 we read, “but Peter and John replied, “Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God's sight to obey you (the Jewish leaders had commanded them to not speak in the name of Jesus) rather than God.  For we cannot help speaking about what we have seen and heard" (NIV).

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The Church: Remarkable People

Posted by donna on December 2, 2014

CaptureDec1.PNGActs 4:13 "When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.”

Luke 1: 38 “I am the Lord's servant," Mary answered. "May it be to me as you have said."

What a difference Jesus makes in the life of ordinary men and women. Mary, an ordinary Jewish girl, who, because of her love, devotion and obedience to God the Father, gave birth to the very Son of God. What a remarkable event and what an extraordinary person is Mary, the mother of Jesus. To this day, we revere her faithful obedience and servant heart.  She obeyed and trusted God.


The Church: Remarkable Moments in History

Posted by donna on November 5, 2014

Capture.PNGF. F. Bruce said that when reading the Gospels, we experience the life and work of Jesus on earth; but when reading the book of Acts, we experience the life and work of Jesus in Heaven. Many call Acts the work of the Holy Spirit in the Church. I like that.

In Acts 1: 1-3 we enter into a unique in-between period where Jesus appeared to His disciples for forty days following His resurrection (vs. 3).

In Matthew 4 we read that Jesus was in the desert being tempted by the devil for 40 days at the beginning of His ministry. Now, we read that Jesus, following His resurrection, ministered in His glorified body for 40 days. The numbers are interesting but certainly not the main issue of this account.


New AGC Church Plant - Countryside Community Church!

Posted by donna on November 4, 2014

Willis.PNGWe are excited to introduce the AGC family to Countryside Community Church in Oro-Medonte, Ontario!  On Thanksgiving Sunday, Oct 12th, their first service was held at Willis Presbyterian Church.

About a year ago, God began placing a burden on the hearts of several people to plant a church in Oro-­- Medonte. Oro-­-Medonte is a rural township of about 22,000 people with very little in the way of an evangelical presence, and so the need was real.