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Ministry Expands In Nunavut

By |October 20th, 2016|ManSask Conference, News, Nunavut Mission|0 Comments

The Prayer Question

The past several weeks we have been looking closely at our Man-Sask Mission. Now we turn our attention to the 12 part Vision Statement.
Vision Statement #1
Foster a United Prayer emphasis for all our churches to strengthen the urgency of our mission for God
As a pastor I remember that we were expected to have answers to […]

By |October 20th, 2016|ManSask Conference, Mission & Vision, News|0 Comments

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

Camp Meeting Audio Sermons Online!

All of the Camp Meeting 2016 audio sermons are now online! You may access them via our Podcast page or go directly to our Soundcloud Homepage. We are encouraging ongoing Bible study of the Daniel 11 messages, please see the Studying Prophecy in Daniel 11 page here.

By |October 14th, 2016|Camp Meeting, Camp Meeting News, ManSask Conference, News, Podcasts|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

Farewell to Tracey-Ann Stitchell and Angie Decev

The Conference staff would like to thank Tracey-Ann Stitchell (Receptionist) and Angie Decev (Communications/Youth Assistant) for their faithful time of service at the Conference office. On Aug 31, Tracey-Ann will have completed her 3-month contract as Sandra Nelson’s replacement and will be returning to do post-graduate studies. She slipped into the role effortlessly and has provided excellent […]

By |August 31st, 2016|ManSask Conference, Uncategorized|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

Sabbath in Igloolik

The long summers are coming to an end here in Igloolik, Nunavut. One of the privileges of living in the high arctic is the midnight sun. The 24-hour sunlight illuminates the arctic landscape and time seems to be endless. When I look out the window you see children playing out at three in the morning […]

By |August 3rd, 2016|ManSask Conference, News, Nunavut Mission|0 Comments

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY – Receptionist / Administrative Assistant

The Manitoba-Saskatchewan Conference of the Seventh-day Adventist Church is looking for an energetic person to join our team as a full-time Receptionist and Administrative Assistant. Our current full-time receptionist, Tracey-Ann Stitchell, is returning to school.
The position requires a spiritually motivated and responsible individual, and involves performance of diverse support duties for the Conference President. The […]

By |August 3rd, 2016|Employment, ManSask Conference, News|0 Comments

Ordination and Commissioning Ceremony 2016

By |August 3rd, 2016|Camp Meeting, Camp Meeting News, ManSask Conference, 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