Ministry Personnel

Nielsen
Canada

Nielsen

CHURCH: Maple Avenue Baptist, Georgetown, ON

Significant Dates:

· Appointed to serve in Quebec in 2016.

Eric and Valerie’s exposure to the spiritual reality in Quebec began during their involvement with Power to Change. Through the testimony of others they learned how under-reached Quebec was for the Gospel. However, their sense of call began in March 2014 when Eric and Valerie visited Montreal and saw firsthand the tremendous spiritual need. God began to stir in their hearts an inescapable hunger for the Gospel to be proclaimed in Quebec through the planting of new, Gospel-centered churches. In July 2014, they participated in a church planting assessment in Atlanta which helped to clarify their calling and encourage them regarding their gifts. In learning directly from Quebecers about the unique history, language, and barriers to the Gospel in Quebec, God gave both Eric and Valerie a stronger call to make disciples in Quebec.

In partnership with the AÉBÉQ Region and local church planters, they aim to make disciples and help plant Gospel-proclaiming churches in Montreal with impact on the world. Eric and Valerie plan to provide supportive leadership within a core team of new French-speaking church plants in Montreal (disciple believers, train future leaders, help lead missional communities for Gospel-impact).