New Appointment: The Rev. Nick Brotherwood to be Assistant Director of the Institute of Evangelism

Posted by on Aug 15, 2008 in Fresh Expressions Stories | 8 Comments
Nick Brotherwood

Nick Brotherwood

The Wycliffe College Institute of Evangelism is delighted to announce the appointment of Nick Brotherwood as Assistant Director of the Institute. This is a half-time position for the next three years. Nick’s main emphasis will be teaching and training in the area of Fresh Expressions.

Some highlights of Nick’s CV:

  • In 2003, he and his wife Sue led a team which planted a new church—Emerge—focusing on 18-25 year olds in downtown Montreal. Nick will continue to pastor this congregation half-time.
  • He has been Bishop’s Missioner to Young Adults in the Diocese of Montreal from 2003 until the present.
  • In 2006, he was made a canon of Christ Church Cathedral in Montreal.
  • Since 1996, he has been an Alpha Resource Advisor for Quebec.
  • From 1989 till 2002, he was on the staff of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Westmount QC, where he served first as Assistant, then as Associate and finally as Priest in Charge. For a part of this time, he was also a chaplain at McGill University.
  • Nick has extensive experience in Christian camping.
  • In the 1970’s, he was a professional rock drummer—a skill he has never lost.

Nick is married to Sue, and they have six children and three grandchildren at the last count.

Nick’s long-term commitment to congregational health and evangelism, his wide experience of the church and its ministries, and his passion for Fresh Expressions make him an ideal candidate for this position.

Fresh Expressions presently has three levels of training: Vision Days (a single day experience), Mission Shaped Intro (a 6-week course) and Mission Shaped Ministry (a one-year program).

Watch the website for forthcoming information on other Vision Days and Mission Shaped Intro courses in different parts of Canada. (We anticipate that Mission Shaped Ministry will take longer to prepare and will be available in a year or 18 months.)

Welcome, Nick! We look forward to your ministry among us!

8 Comments

  1. Glyn Easson
    August 15, 2008

    Wow! I am delighted to hear of Nick’s appointment as Assistant Director of the Institute of Evangelism. He is the right man, in the right place and at the right time. All the best Nick and may God richly bless you in this new venture .. one that he has been preparing you for sometime. God bless, Glyn

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  2. Bruce Smith
    August 15, 2008

    Terrific news! Extremely pleased to hear this. What a team: John and Nick. Look out Church!

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  3. Val Michaelson
    August 15, 2008

    This is a brilliant appointment! I can’t wait to watch what God is going to do in and through this. Congratulations, Nick! Val

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  4. Dave Robinson
    August 25, 2008

    Absolutely amazing!!!!!! This made my first day back at the grind after vacation much happier!
    I hope this means we see and hear much more from Nick around our neck of the woods.

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  5. joseph
    September 18, 2008

    Nick is coming to visit us in Edmonton sometime this fall, I believe. Looking forward to it.

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  6. Nick Brotherwood
    October 16, 2008

    Thanks so much for your encouraging comments! I really appreciate them. I am enjoying getting my feet wet with the Institute and look forward to meeting many of you face to face in the coming months. Joseph is right, I have been invited to speak to the Diocese of Edmonton’s synod on Oct. 18, and hope to be in Toronto towards the end of Nov.
    The Mission Shaped Intro course began here in Montreal Oct. 14 and runs for six weeks, we were off to a good start with a crowd of over 30 on the first night. It seems there is an appetite and enthusiasm for seeing ‘fresh expressions of church’ take root here in Canada. Let’s do all we can to make sure that happens!

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  7. joseph
    October 16, 2008

    NIck – I’ll look forward to seeing you at Synod. I caught some of your thoughts & story at the church planting conference in Toronto last winter.

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  8. +Reg and Marcia Hollis
    October 18, 2008

    Congratulations on this appointment, Nick.
    May the Lord continue to guide and bless your ministry.

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