2011 Toronto, ON
Thank you to those who joined us for this year's Fellowship 48 in Toronto. How thankful we are for the encouraging attendance and the spirit that was present.
Audio links to many of this year's workshops and plenary sessions with our guest speakers will be available at this location over the next week or so.
Steve Jones, National Fellowship President
Dr. Roy Lawson, Retired National Fellowship President
Bob Flemming, FEB Central Regional Director
David Horita, FEB Pacific Regional Director
Gilles Lapierre, AEBEQ Regional Director
|WORKSHOPS (Click on title to download)|
|∙ Getting To Yes: Resolving Personal and Congregational Conflict (Bill Fietje)
Conflict is necessary. Unless we face it and embrace it we will not move forward organizationally or personally. Whenever people have a vested interest in a topic or an issue there is potential for friction. The degree of our interest determines the heat of the argument. Conflict helps us move into the future regardless of the giants we encounter but can also hurt us. We will learn principles on how to face, embrace and resolve each conflict. Join us for a lively discussion.
∙ Effective Communications for Congregations (Aaron Rock)
As churches grow from single-cell organisms to medium and larger churches, pastors and leaders often struggle to maintain healthy lines of communication between church ministries and between church leaders and congregations. This interactive seminar will expose the participant to creative and traditional means of fostering healthy communication systems in the local church, using print media, technology, and the order of service itself to disseminate needed information.
|∙ What has God Been Up To?Follow-up to the Fellowship Prayer 24-7 Initiative (Brian Stewart)
This past year our Fellowship of churches across Canada and around the world have been praying, 24 hours a day, seven days a week for 365 days. Come and hear the exciting stories of what God has been up to and learn what He is calling us to do next.
|∙ Governance in Your Church (Ernest Kennedy)
This seminar explores the Seven Deadly Sins of Church Boards. Learn how your pastor and board can overcome perennial problems and where the board members should be in the kitchen or in the restaurant. Ernest will present the Relationship Model of governance based on biblical principles of servant-leadership that will help your pastor and church become all that God intended them to be.
|∙ Breaking Barriers to Allow for Healthy Growth (Godfrey Thorogood)
Why does growth stall in churches? What are the barriers in our churches that hinder growth? What are some key things we need to know and do to grow a healthy church? How do we help people stay strong and go long in their journey with Jesus? Join Godfrey Thorogood as he communicates key lessons learned and practiced that can help your church grow in a healthy manner.
|∙ Church Reproduction Potentials and Pitfalls of Multi-Site Ministry (Colin van der Kuur)
There is a wave of church planting cascading over North America. Whereas a previous generation's mantra was bigger, now a generation is being raised up that is asking God for multiplication. Many churches are embracing satellite ministries as a means of responding to the momentum of church planting and expanding their reach with the gospel. This seminar shares the results and lessons learned from three churches that have engaged in satellite ministry in BC. Secondly, these lessons will be distilled into a few best practices for churches considering multiplication. Finally, this information will be synthesized to provide guidelines for when a church is ready to multiply and when satellite ministries provide a superior advantage to traditional church planting.
|∙ Churches Planting Churches (Louis Bourque/Terry Cuthbert)
With decades of experience in the same congregation, Louis will share lessons he has learned in creating and sustaining the DNA of multiplication in his growing and reproducing church in Terrebonne-Mascouche, Quebec.
|∙ Missional Church Paradigms (Tom Haines)
In this workshop Tom Haines will explore current dialogue and practice related to missional ministry. Various missional church planting models will be considered. The goal of this workshop is to offer the participants fresh ministry perspective and practical ways of being the church in the culture to which each is called.
|∙ The Net: Reaching Your Best Prospects (Noël Morrisette)
Noël will be sharing a very practical overview on how to implement one of the most effective strategies for reaching church visitors. The "Net" is currently being used in a number of our French-speaking churches.
|∙ Understanding and Reaching Our Muslim Neighbours and Friends (Rod Black/Mike Morris/Mark Naylor)
Islam is growing rapidly in North America. Many of us encounter Muslims at work, at school, or in our communities. Even if we don't know any Muslims personally, we can't escape their presence when we turn on the TV news or open our newspapers. So what do Muslims believe? What are the origins of Islam? How does the Islamic worldview differ from what Christians believe? And how can we better understand our Muslim neighbour so as to effectively share Christ with them?
|∙ Becoming a Great Church for Your City Part 1 (Steve Adams)
The task of reaching our cities has new complexities, challenges and buzzwords. In this workshop we will seek to understand the environment in which we minister and how to position our church and its people for greater impact. We will look at some of the challenges that come from within our own churches and how to prepare ourselves for new opportunities.
|∙ Becoming a Great Church for Your City Part 2 (Steve Adams)
In this workshop we will look at some practical and scalable ways to be a blessing to the city around us and how to leverage that into evangelistic engagement. We will examine some key ways to become known as a church that cares about other people, and how that is foundational to advancing the message of the gospel.
|∙ Leveraging Your Church's Influence Around the World (Dan Baetz, Gary and Kim Lidstone, Mark Naylor, Bertrand Eustache, Hanni Muhtar)
This workshop will focus on principles that will increase your church's global impact. Two examples of church-based partnerships that have, and are, 'making a difference' will be highlighted: Huron Park in Woodstock, ON (LeadersFor), and Emmanuel in Pierrefonds, QC (Grace in Action Haiti)
|∙ Just Between You and Me (Kim and GaryLidstone)
Ministry is fast paced and the constant pressure of performance often stretches our internal resources. This workshop focuses on proven strategies for dealing with our often mixed emotional responses to ministry challenges and time pressures that often percolate under the surface, such as anger, frustration, and jealousy.
|∙ Investment Planning: What to do When the Stock Market Fluctuates (Gordon Baptist)
Before investing it is important to have a financial plan. Not having a plan is like taking a road trip without a map! This workshop will help you understand some of the steps you can take today to reach tomorrow's financial goals. You will learn about risk and your risk tolerance, tax shelters, and the why and how of protecting your investments.
|∙ Women's MinistriesThe Whys and Hows (Heather McKenzie)
Do you ever wonder whether Women's Ministry is really necessary? How on earth do you start one? Or keep one going? Heather will provide some insight into these questions! Come and check out the resources!
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