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Connecting to Our Communities

Another very important component of our mission statement is to “actively connect the people in our communities to Jesus.”
When arriving at a new church to serve as the pastor I would always ask the clerk for the meeting minutes so I could learn from the history of the church. This was a big task for […]

By |October 14th, 2016|ManSask Conference, Mission & Vision, News|0 Comments

What Makes a Church Healthy & Vibrant?

In this continuing series on Mission & Vision, this time let’s direct our attention to our mission to create healthy vibrant churches.
“God’s Mission for us is to:
Develop a disciple making culture to create healthy vibrant churches that actively connect the people in their communities to Jesus”
This phrase focuses us on the single most important organizational […]

By |October 5th, 2016|ManSask Conference, Mission & Vision, News|0 Comments

Are We United in Mission?

I would like to compare for you our God-given Mission with the General Conference Mission voted October of 2014.
Man-Sask Mission Statement
“God’s Mission for us is to develop a disciple making culture to create healthy vibrant churches that actively connect the people in their communities to Jesus”

 

 
General Conference Mission Statement
“The mission of the Seventh-day Adventist Church […]

By |September 28th, 2016|ManSask Conference, Mission & Vision, News|0 Comments

What’s Your Church Culture?

I am so excited as a minister for us to have a Mission and Vision document! Before that document I did not know where to aim as I lead the conference. I am also excited to know that the Mission and Vision come from God and not something that we generated or contrived. God will […]

By |September 21st, 2016|ManSask Conference, Mission & Vision, News|0 Comments

How the Mission and Vision Will Bless the Local Church

One question that is coming to us when we talk about Mission and Vision is:
“How will the local churches, schools and care homes be expected to relate to the new document?”
First we need to recognize that this is not a document that represents what Administration or the Conference Board desires for the future of the […]

By |September 14th, 2016|ManSask Conference, Mission & Vision, News|0 Comments

“An Upper Room Experience”

How The Board Sought God’s Mission and Vision and How You Can Do it In YOUR Life!
A Different Approach to Mission & Vision
Mission and Vision is critical. “Where there is no vision, the people perish (Pr 29:18).” But it can be a frustrating process to arrive at one, with lots of competing ideas and personalities.

Pastors […]

By |September 7th, 2016|ManSask Conference, Mission & Vision, News|0 Comments

The Joy of Purpose | Man-Sask Mission & Vision Revealed

When have you felt most alive and fulfilled?

What were you doing? What were you thinking? Who were you with?
Was it a single day like the birth of your first child, the first few months of falling in love, the years of a pursuing a degree, career or hobby, or simply the moment you first glimpsed Jesus’ love […]

By |August 31st, 2016|ManSask Conference, Mission & Vision, News|0 Comments

The Wedding of Business and Religion

Here is a link to a great article from the Adventist Review that can be used as an invitation to the business people in our churches to join the mission of the church.  This can remind them that what they do is important to the success of sharing the gospel, it is a part of […]

By |June 8th, 2016|Ministry, Total Member Involvement|0 Comments

What is Your Church’s “Discipleship Ratio?”

A “discipleship ratio” is defined as the difference between those who are part of the church family (on the books as members and people just attending) in comparison with those who are actively involved in fruitful ministry. This ministry may take place inside the church building on Sabbath. But it also must include those who are […]

By |June 8th, 2016|Ministry, Total Member Involvement|0 Comments

The One Minute Witness

Witnessing is now something that happens primarily where you work or go to school. It is not a program. It is something that happens unexpectedly, informally–“when you least expect it,” to quote Jesus–in the context of everyday life. It also happens while you are shopping, getting a haircut or jogging. And at family gatherings, class […]

By |June 8th, 2016|Ministry, Total Member Involvement|0 Comments

Workshops for Total Member Involvement

Presentation Topics (Lynn Ripley, B.A. M.A.Min.)
Below is a list of practical, interactive, equipping workshops Pastor Lynn Ripley can offer to support your church’s interest in Total Member Involvement.
Practical Vibrant Discipleship
An eight part series on practical discipleship skills based on the acronym FORWARD. Each 40 minute segment has a 20 minute presentation and a group activity.
1. Becoming vibrant […]

By |June 8th, 2016|Ministry, Total Member Involvement|0 Comments

Kevin Wilfley – Assurance of Salvation and Prayer (Sabbath AM)

By |May 25th, 2016|Podcasts, Prayer Conference 2016|0 Comments

Kevin Wilfley – Your Brain and Spirituality (Sunday AM)

By |May 25th, 2016|Podcasts, Prayer Conference 2016|0 Comments

Kevin Wilfley – Transforming Your Community Through Prayer (Breakout)

By |May 25th, 2016|Podcasts, Prayer Conference 2016|0 Comments

Jeff Potts – How to Listen to God in Prayer (Breakout)

By |May 25th, 2016|Podcasts, Prayer Conference 2016|0 Comments

Warren Kay – Overcoming Barriers to Prayer (Breakout)

By |May 25th, 2016|Podcasts, Prayer Conference 2016|0 Comments

Don Corkum – How To Make Your Church a House of Prayer (Breakout)

By |May 25th, 2016|Podcasts, Prayer Conference 2016|0 Comments

Rick Mautz – #1 -Connect to Reflect + Walking the Health Path Together

By |May 18th, 2016|HealthWeekend2016, Podcasts|0 Comments

Rick Mautz – #2 – Making It Personal

By |May 18th, 2016|HealthWeekend2016, Podcasts|0 Comments

Rick Mautz #3 – Health Partner Skills + Listening Skills

By |May 18th, 2016|HealthWeekend2016, Podcasts|0 Comments