Table Banking

On a recent trip to Uganda I was introduced to the concept of Table banking. This is a bank run by a local group of women with the purpose of helping women to save, but also to take out small loans to grow simple businesses. With the help of a monthly loan these ladies are […]

Meals 4 Mums

Community transformation is happening in the most unlikely places. Where communities of faith are asking the question ‘how can we serve our city?’ remarkable ideas are being birthed. One such idea is ‘Meals 4 Mums’. This is an idea from a young mum that is a part of RESTORE – a community reaching church in […]

Is there more to God’s kingdom?

The answer is a big fat ‘Yes’ – Transformation Canada

“There has to be something more.” This is the phrase that Ian Green hears most often from Christians around the world today. As a former youth pastor, an international speaker and founder of the Proton Foundation – a launch pad for transformational projects based in the United Kingdom – Ian travels extensively sharing a message […]

Making A Big Difference In A Small Town

On my travels in Ontario, Canada, I have been challenged and inspired by business owners who are transformational in the way they run their companies. Please be inspired by the story of John Edelman. John Edelman may not be a household name in Canada, but if you’ve been car shopping in the past 30 years, […]

Hand in Hand

Many Pastors that I meet around the world are wrestling with this question – how can I lead a successful church on the one hand and also engage effectively in transforming my community? This article seeks to answer some of these questions. This is the journey of one Pastor. He writes – ‘It really is […]

12 Days of Christmas Kindness

As we enter into the Christmas period, churches are gearing up for their Christmas programmes. For many churches it will be their big push to get as many non-churched people to carol concerts and Nativity plays. This of course is a season where a higher number of non-believers will enter a church, whether it is […]

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 […]