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Cliffs Notes – May 17, 2022

We have to do things differently… But how?!! I was with our Asbury Church family in beautiful Perth, Ontario. Good things going on in Perth FM! Two of the thriving ministries are to Keenagers (what they call their senior adults) and youth. Shannon, their youth leader, explained that she has …

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Cliffs Notes – May 10, 2022

Building Vision: Part 3 Vision is a clear mental picture of a preferable, even inspiring future, imparted to us by God. The vision usually takes into account our current gifts, passion, resources and circumstances (though, He is not limited by our current passion, gifts and resources!). God entrusts healthy, prayerful …

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Cliffs Notes – May 3, 2022

Vision Building: Part 2 Vision is a clear mental picture of a preferable, even inspiring future, imparted to us by God. The vision usually takes into account our current gifts, passion, resources and circumstances (though, He is not limited by our current passion, gifts and resources!). God entrusts healthy, prayerful …

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Cliffs Notes – April 26, 2022

Vision Building: Part 1 Vision is a clear mental picture of a preferable, even inspiring future, imparted to us by God. The vision usually takes into account our current gifts, passion, resources and circumstances (though, He is not limited by our current passion, gifts and resources!). God entrusts healthy, prayerful …

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Cliffs Notes – April 19, 2022

Belonging to the FMCiC (it’s Biblical and therefore, Essential): Part 3 A couple of weeks ago we asked, “What’s it mean for us to be a connected Church? What value is there in healthy denominationalism – Free Methodism in Canada?” Click here to read Part 1. Last week we asked “Why …

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Cliffs Notes – April 12, 2022

Belonging to the FMCiC (it’s Biblical and therefore, Essential): Part 2 Last weekend I was in Harrowsmith and this weekend I was in our Madoc Church. Both are warm, and healthy congregations. In Harrowsmith, 3 little children danced, spontaneously and joyfully in front of the platform as the worship team …

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Cliffs Notes – April 5, 2022

Spring Gathering, Sri Lanka and Ukraine This past Saturday pastors and delegates gathered, some were in person in their regions (networks) and others virtually. This is Regional Gathering Season, a season for churches to connect regionally with National Leadership Team members. I have only Bishop-ed through two in-person Regional Gathering …

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CliffsNotes – March 29, 2022

Hello friends, Today is part 2 of my conversation with Director of Church Planting, Jared Siebert. Today is about the “Rules of Engagement” in difficult conversations. (click here) On this Saturday April 2nd delegates and pastors will be meeting in person and virtually for our annual Regional Gathering. This is …

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CliffsNotes – March 22, 2022

This week’s edition of Cliffs Notes is coming to you in video form.  To view, please click here. Also…I thought this week’s email from Light & Life magazine might be of interest to you.  Please click here to read it.   WHAT HAPPENS WHEN Tuesdays: Cliff’s Notes2nd Tuesday of each month: What’s Got …

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CliffsNotes – March 15, 2022

Belonging to the FMCiC (it’s Biblical and therefore, Essential): Part 1 What’s it mean for us to be a connected Church? What value is there in healthy denominationalism – Free Methodism in Canada? 1.     Your pastor has been interviewed by your Church family across the country, her theology has been scrutinized, his …

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