Marketplace Leaders Meeting, SunWest Christian Fellowship, Calgary, Alberta, October  2016

We do not yet have a regularly scheduled meeting for our marketplace leaders here at SunWest Church in Calgary.  However, we will probably need to establish a strategic gathering following Ian Green’s most recent visit.  Last year we pulled together just over a dozen leaders and had Ian encourage them for two hours over coffee […]

Staff Training Day, SunWest Christian Fellowship, Calgary, Alberta, October 2016

  After last years success at our pastoral staff days, it was a no-brainer to have Ian Green return to build into our entire team this fall for our 2016 staff training.  It’s one thing to have a knowledgeable outside facilitator present material and engage in discussion. However, Ian is more like family.  With Ian […]

Firefighter: The Undercover Pastor

  While I was in Northern Ontario earlier this month I had the privilege of meeting Brent Hyttenrauch, the lead pastor in Markstay, Ontario. I was so encouraged to hear his journey in relation to his heart to serve the community and his understanding that his role as pastor is much broader than pastoring just […]

City Church Visit

Ian Green came to minister at City Church in August this year, speaking at all three of our Sunday services at well as speaking to our Business Network. Ian made a huge impact on the people at City Church.  When he spoke on bringing heaven to earth and God’s blueprint for our lives, he ignited […]

Pastoring The City

Some friends of mine recently wrote to me about their programme to serve the elderly of their city, Krakow: In March 2016 City of Krakow announced a beginning of programs for Senior Citizens of Krakow. AS KDM we were praying for seniors for many years. This sounded like great opportunity to serve this community. As […]

Heart of the City

Kosciol Classic Miasta Krakow

Zibi and Magda Marzec are friends of the Proton Foundation. They are planting a great church in the centre of Kraków, Poland where they are challenging the traditional view of church. The name, ‘Kosciol Classic Miasta Krakow’ (church for the city Kraków) says everything about who they are, about their vision and driving mission to […]

Kiwis Activate Change

How the Kiwi's do it.

Some friends in New Zealand are leading the way in community-wide social change.  Last October they organised a month-long event called Church in Action or [CIA].  One of the successful projects was very simple.  Volunteers would take an empty grocery bag and fill it up with food and bring in to the Church/Community Centre.  Over the course of the […]

Pay it Forward

Smithers, British Columbia

I am personally inspired by many of my friends around the world.  In Smithers, British Columbia, a close friend of ours and his community ran a “Pay it Forward” day.  They set out to inspire their friends and neighbours to acts of kindness. The hope it that the community would live up to its generous reputation by […]