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5 Convictions About Evangelism in Canada

The Canadian Church has largely lost its zeal for evangelism. Most churches have plateaued or are in decline. Most churches have settled for evangelistic barrenness or low levels of fruitfulness. We need to climb out of the weeds of status quo stagnation and ecclesial business as usual. There are no silver bullets for missional inertia. […]

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In the dark

After the busy of Christmas, the winter season can seem long, the snow becomes dreary, your neighbours are no longer turning on their twinkle lights, the cheery decor comes down, and the gathering of family and friends slows down. It can be a time of loneliness, and of late, many in our ACOP Family have […]

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Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in Canada officially became a holiday on January 31, 1957, when the Canadian Parliament declared: “A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed—to be observed on the second Monday in October.”1 But as we know thanksgiving was celebrated long before it became a national […]

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For our members, with love…

The chill of the morning air lingers just a little longer before the strength of the sun reminds us summer isn’t quite over. The leaves are slowly turning, but you know that one morning when you open the blinds, everything will be coloured red, yellow, orange, and brown. The dreaded first frost is holding off […]

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Rediscover Amazement

Science and statistics wave their unmagic wand across the face of life, squelching the oohs and aahs and replacing them with formulas and figures. Would you like to see Jesus? Do you dare be an eyewitness of His Majesty? Then rediscover amazement. The next time you hear a baby laugh or see an ocean wave, […]

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A Year of Hope

“A mission shaped church has a hope shaped mission.”—N.T. Wright

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A Year of Hope

Anchors need to catch on something, they must be set into the seabed, while suction does its work from below, creating resistance that holds.

That is what God’s promises are, and He will never fail to keep them.

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He Will Enable You to Complete the Task

“Then David continued, “Be strong and courageous, and do the work. Don’t be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord God, my God, is with you. He will not fail you or forsake you. He will see to it that all the work related to the Temple of the Lord is finished correctly.” 1 Chronicles 28:20 […]

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The Lord is With You!

Emmanuel – God with us! He isn’t just Emmanuel at Christmas time—He is with us every moment of the year. The reason that we can be strong is because He is with us. The reason that we can live without fear is because He is with us. [1] “You make known to me the path […]