ChurchNext TV’s interview with John Bowen

Posted by on Aug 23, 2012
ChurchNext TV’s interview with John Bowen

John Bowen: Evangelism for Normal People  Sure, it’s a cheeky way of putting it – but Wycliffe College Evangelism Professor John Bowen has some very serious things to say about how Christians witness to their faith.  His helpful definition for evangelism is: ‘Under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, helping people take steps toward discipleship.’ […]

Excellent new video

Posted by on Jul 31, 2012
Excellent new video

Summer is a great time for going on trips and meeting family as well as seeing friends old and new. Earlier this year, Fresh Expressions Canada’s Andy & Sue Kalbfleisch, spent some time in England catching up on some of the fresh expressions of church that are emerging there. Andy has produced an excellent short […]

Serving Needs – VCP 2012 Workshop by Jon Osmond

Posted by on Jul 11, 2012
Serving Needs  – VCP 2012 Workshop by Jon Osmond

This is a workshop given by Jon Osmond at the Vital Church Planting Conference 2012. Length: 1h:03m Extra Resources Slides (PDF) Subscribe to all our Podcasts here

A Brazilian fresh expression of church?

Posted by on Feb 16, 2011

Bishop George Bruce of the Diocese of Ontario tells about a surprising visit to a unique expression of church in the Diocese of  South Western Brazil. click here to view video.

“this God thing” at the Hard Stone Cafe

Posted by on Jan 31, 2011

The Hard Stone Café (HSC) began at St. John’s (Stone) Anglican Church, in Saint John, NB, in 2002, as a connection point for youth, aged 13– 18yrs, and in particular for youth without a prior connection to church or Christianity.  This was one program in an umbrella of programs created to engage the community directed […]

skate church starts second season

Posted by on Nov 24, 2010

What started out as a problem, turned out to be a wonderful opportunity for the the people of  St. James the Apostle Church in Perth ON.  Many people know the story having seen the video, “Skater Church”, online, or at Vision Days across the country. Reaching out to the skateboarding community in Perth was not […]

Working the edges

Posted by on Sep 29, 2010

Ministry at the edges of Church and culture is a challenge, to say the least.  It is often hard to discern which particular edges should attract our limited mission attention (and budgets).  With challenges in finding both people and money for long-term mission projects, it is often helpful to find “one off” mission opportunities which can still […]

Discussion: Rural Fresh Expressions in the UK and Canada

Posted by on Aug 10, 2010

Each month the Share website in England sends out  Share Thoughts, a free monthly email with a thought-provoking article, containing material of great interest to the church. In the August edition the article below appeared, which we reproduce in full with the kind permission of Fresh Expressions and Share. We thought it would be of […]

Bringing Church to Cameron House

Posted by on Apr 7, 2010

Bringing church to Cameron House by Rev. Cathy Stone The Rural Outreach Committee (ROC), of which I am Executive Director, works very closely with Cameron House, a shelter for women in Peterborough, Ontario, owned and operated by the Brock Mission.  Cameron House staff answer ROC’s emergency crisis line evenings, weekends and statutory holidays.  It is […]