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Global Project Update: South Asia Impact – November 2016

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‘We were never created to fear the World, but to be difference makers in the World’. This phrase has never been so hotly debated than today, and never more needed to be embraced. The fast-paced nature of global culture, rapid increase of human crisis, and the onslaught of violence and hostility, has been met with voices of fear and seclusion. …

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Sharing the Gospel with the Nones

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The fastest growing demographic in Canada today are the self-identified ‘Nones’, those non-affiliated with any religious or faith community. The ‘Nones’ aren’t hardened Atheists, rather, they are quite spiritual but no longer find traditional or contemporary Christianity to be believable. Linda Mercadante has done over 200+ sociological interviews across the U.S. and Canada in order to understand the worldview, values, …

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Loving Your Community

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The Fall Pastor’s Retreat 2016 saw pastors from across the Be In Christ Church of Canada ‘Network’ & ‘Community Churches’ expressions meet together for a day of updates, planning, praying and learning together. Event Speaker: Rick Tobias – Community Advocate for Yonge Street Mission shared about loving your community, even when they don’t really want you to love or pastor …

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Compelling Communication

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A key part of any pastor’s role is communication, whether it is preaching a sermon at a Sunday morning service, facilitating small community groups, or one-to-one conversations.In order to support and equip our pastors Be In Christ Church of Canada facilitated a leadership development day in Summer 2016 on “Becoming a Compelling Communicator.” Bruxy Cavey started the day with a …

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Cultivating…

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The Annual General Meeting (AGM) is a great opportunity to share in celebrating our community together. We look at what God has done among us over the last year and pray for the year ahead. In 2016 leaders from across our different expressions led breakout sessions on the following topics: Date: May 6th, 2016Location: The Meeting House, 2700 Bristol Circle, …

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Violent God? Peaceful God?

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As Anabaptists we anchor ourselves in the peace teachings of Jesus. However, some other theological traditions subtly emphasize wrathful, angry, and punitive behaviours in both Testaments as part of God’s character and divine action. The skeptical world looks at Christianity with doubts—questioning the goodness of a God who uses violence to accomplish his purposes. Recording Date: May 6th, 2016Recording Location: …

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Global Project Update: Cuba – March 2016

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In the same breath, Luis expressed thanks for the support of Be In Christ Church of Canada, which provides finances for evangelism, church planting & leadership development in Cuba. This money comes firstly from BIC church members who give generously to their local churches; churches that support our national Cooperative Ministries, and secondly, by people that give directly to our BIC …

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Conversations on Peace & Sexuality

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This development day (with guest speaker Ronald J. Sider) explored two challenging aspects of our theology and practice in the 21st Century: Peace & Sexuality. The first half of the day was spent in conversation around the tensions of the interpretive journey of ‘just war’ biblical texts and the peace lens on Scripture. The second half of the day will …

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Anabaptist Basics

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Stuart Murray speaks at a Be In Christ ministry leaders development day, exploring some of the cornerstones of Anabaptism. Session One: Anabaptist ValuesSession Two: How Anabaptists Read the Bible Recording Date: June 10th, 2014Recording Location: The Meeting House, Oakville