June 28, 2023

Congratulations to our Kiddos! #

Congratulations to our kiddos—from the littles to the grads!

We pray that all our families enjoy the summer together, surrounded by the Holy Spirit. Rest, have adventures, and love Jesus together—we’re cheering for you!

Prayer Request for Ian Dixon #

Can all my ACOP family pray for me?

I have been diagnosed with an apparently serious and rare condition called
Amyloidosis and will be starting on a drug programme within the next few days.

I am in the Lord’s hands as always.

Thanks and God bless,

Ian Dixon

Summer Resources #

Videos from previous Ignite events

  1. Cultivating a Culture of Prayer in the Local Church
    1. Seminar 1 of 3 – Jacob George – Kelowna 28 April 2023
    2. Seminar 2 of 3 – Jason Matta – Calgary 20 April 2023
    3. Seminar 3 of 3 – Ray and Fran Duerksen – Calgary 20 April 2023
  2. Evening of Public Prayer and Worship – Calgary 20 April 2023 – Livestream courtesy Centre Street Church

As a faith-filled parent, you want to help your children develop Christlike attitudes and behaviour. But this important responsibility can seem overwhelming. How do you know where to start?

Kids of Integrity is a set of free lesson plans that will help you coach your kids with confidence and a clear sense of direction. (Suitable for ages 3-10)

Summer Reading (as recommended by our 2023 Ministry Mind Leadership Podcast Guests)

Next Wave: Discovering the 21st Century Church by Steve Pike: https://a.co/d/5kN8fcl

Experiencing LeaderShift: Letting Go of Leadership Heresies by Don Cousins: https://a.co/d/dYSPWkW

Hero Maker by Dave Ferguson and Warren Bird:  https://a.co/d/8ABSBdG

Creativity, Inc.: Overcoming the Unseen Forces That Stand in the Way of True Inspiration by Ed Catmull: https://a.co/d/5eM1iCj

Developing Female Leaders by Kadi Cole:  https://a.co/d/j0U39wr

Jesus and Women by Kristi McLelland: https://a.co/d/1OF9ks2

How God Sees Women by Terran Williams: https://a.co/d/2xu1tSr

Refuel by Rob Parkman request a digital copy: robparkman@live.ca

Friendly Reminders #

Leading in ministry is highly demanding and extremely stressful – so much so that it’s common for leaders and their spouses to struggle with discouragement, burnout and relational issues.

As a member of ACOP you have access to Focus on the Family Clergy Care.

You have a whole library of resources with your ACOP account—access it here!