a MSM online progress report

a MSM online progress report

Posted by on Dec 5, 2013

The Mission Shaped Ministry Online course is well underway with people participating in Fort Smith, NWT, Edmonton, AB, Mississauga, ON, and Montreal, QC, meeting online in real time across three time zones. One participant wrote, “I have really been challenged in the on-line classes. Not so much in knowing more “stuff” but in the sense […]

Emerging Ministries Pastor wanted

Emerging Ministries Pastor wanted

Posted by on Jul 2, 2013

Emerging Ministries Pastor wanted to work with young adults, St. James the Apostle Anglican Church, Montreal, QC. Click here for details.

Fresh Expressions Canada October 2012 update

Fresh Expressions Canada October 2012 update

Posted by on Oct 1, 2012

october 2012 Hello there!   It’s been far too long since I wrote one of these updates. My apologies! Summer is often a time for travelling and I’ve been doing a little myself recently. The recent Break Out Pioneer Gathering, in Swanwick, England, last month, drew pioneering people from a range of denominations, Anglican, Methodist, […]

MSM down under!

MSM down under!

Posted by on Aug 21, 2012

Keep visiting the Fresh Expressions Canada website for news on the upcoming MSM online course or email us at msm@freshexpressions.ca

The Formative Journey of Fresh Expressions – VCP 2012 Plenary Session 4 by Dave Male

Posted by on Jun 20, 2012

This is the fourth plenary session given by Dave Male at the Vital Church Planting Conference 2012. Length: 25m Extra Resources PowerPoint Slides Subscribe to all our Podcasts here

How do we do this? The Process of Implementation – VCP 2012 Plenary Session by Dave Male

Posted by on Jun 13, 2012

This is the third plenary session given by Dave Male at the Vital Church Planting Conference 2012. Length: 1h:03m   Extra Resources PowerPoint Slides Subscribe to all our Podcasts here

Who will do this? The Place of Missional Leaders – VCP 2012 Plenary Session by Dave Male

Posted by on Jun 6, 2012

This is the second plenary session given by Dave Male at the Vital Church Planting Conference 2012. Length: 47m   Extra Resources PowerPoint Slides Subscribe to all our Podcasts here

What do we do? The Power of Imagining the Future – VCP 2012 Plenary Session by Dave Male

Posted by on May 30, 2012

This is the first plenary session given by Dave Male at the Vital Church Planting Conference 2012. Length: 44m   Extra Resources PowerPoint Slides Subscribe to all our Podcasts here

FXCA update may 2012

Posted by on May 7, 2012

  Hello! In the past few weeks small Monarch butterflies have been visiting florets on the burgeoning Maple trees here in Montreal. They are not so large as they will hopefully become in the summer, but their arrival is more than welcome, full as it is of the promise of warmer days ahead. Signs of […]

FXCA update april 2012

Posted by on Apr 13, 2012

                                                                                                                                                                                                                        april 2012 update   Hello!   Before April slides all too quickly into May, let me wish you a joyful Easter season. The reality of the risen Jesus with us always, is not easy to keep in the forefront of our minds. If you are like me, you will need frequent reminders of […]

FXCA update march 2012

Posted by on Mar 8, 2012

Hello! I hope you are well and continuing to enjoy this winter. Hello especially if you are receiving this update for the first time after asking to be subscribed to it either at the recent Regina Vision Day! It’s good to have you with us. Seems like changes in the weather patterns are threatening some […]

FXCA update february 2012

Posted by on Feb 13, 2012

FXCA update february 2012 Hello! I hope you are well and enjoying winter. Hello especially if you are receiving this update for the first time after asking to be subscribed to it either at the recent Vital Church Planting Conference or a recent Messy Fiesta! It’s good to have you with us. The first two […]

FXCA update january 2012

Posted by on Jan 13, 2012

  FXCA update january 2012 Happy New Year everyone! The Fresh Expressions Canada (FXCA) Team, is a team of committed volunteers, who in addition to each following their chosen careers, also lend their significant gifts to our shared goal, “to encourage the development of fresh expressions of church alongside more traditional expressions, with the aim […]

FXCA december 2011 update

Posted by on Dec 9, 2011

  december 2012  update Hello there! December already. I am sitting down to write the last Fresh Expressions Canada update for 2011. There is a very light dusting of snow outside. Amazing! Where did those eleven months go? Some of you  will be reading this update for the first time especially those who were at […]

FXCA november update

Posted by on Nov 4, 2011

  fxca november 2011 update Hello there! Becoming a more Jesus-centred and mission-shaped church (or person) is not something which typically happens particularly quickly or easily. It is going to take time, and therefore we need to be in this for the long haul. Of course this goes against the grain of our instant, just […]

FXCA october update

Posted by on Oct 6, 2011

                                                                   fxca october 2011 update Hello there! September, with its warm daytime temperatures, (especially if you were in Saskatchewan,) shorter days and cooler nights, has come and gone. The 2011 msm course got off to a good start in Toronto and eight distance sites in four provinces. A new season of ministry is off […]

Learning to Start Fresh Expressions of Church (Mission-Shaped Ministry Course)

Posted by on Aug 18, 2011

There is clear evidence these days that one of the most effective forms of evangelism in contemporary North America is church planting. More people come to faith in Christ through new churches than through long-established churches. So how do you begin a new Christian community where none exists at present and where there is little […]

FXCA June update

Posted by on Jun 9, 2011

fxca june update In the time between Ascension and Pentecost the church waits and prays. A time for making sense of what has happened, of anticipating what is still to come. A time for remembering that it is God who sets the time frame not us. A time for giving thanks for all God has […]

FXCA may update

Posted by on May 5, 2011

    may2011 update Easter greetings! Jesus’ words to the disciples on the evening of the first Easter day, “As the Father has sent me, I am sending you,” ring down the ages and provide a template for our lives as his followers today. We are sent people. People sent by the risen Jesus. Sent […]

Messy Fiesta, Burgessville, ON

Posted by on Feb 2, 2011

A Messy Fiesta in Burgessville On Saturday, January 29th, thirty-four parish leaders (clergy and lay) braved the wintry weather to attend a Messy Fiesta (a Messy Church workshop from 10 to 3) at the Burgessville United Church in Burgessville Ontario led by Rev. Nancy Rowe and Susan Kalbfleisch. The day began with everyone participating in […]

FXCA january update

Posted by on Jan 11, 2011

january 2011 update Happy New Year! Just last Friday, members of the Fresh Expressions Canada team and some friends, met via an internet enabled audio conference call on Skype. We were in Edmonton, AB; Ancaster, Hamilton, Toronto, & Ottawa, ON; Montreal, QC; and New Wes Valley, NL! We spent two hours talking and planning for […]

FXCA december update

Posted by on Dec 1, 2010

december 2010 update hi there! I am awestruck by the natural beauty of the aurora captured by photographer Stan Richards over some fields in Iowa some Decembers ago. I have never seen these “northern lights” in such startling colours, and can only imagine the feelings of those who observed it themselves. God has privileged us […]

FXCA november update

Posted by on Nov 4, 2010

november 2010 update hi there! Well, October proved to be just as busy as I thought it was going to be! Trips to Alberta, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland, saw me racking up the Aeroplan miles, and, more importantly, having the opportunity to meet many wonderful people actively  involved in God’s mission where they live. As […]

FXCA october update

Posted by on Oct 6, 2010

october 2010 update hi there! Wow! The events seem to be coming thicker and faster than leaves off the trees at this time of year. It’s a wonderful time but often an exhausting time. Time to remember that is those who wait upon the Lord who are the ones who find their strength renewed. (Isa. […]