Mission & Vision

Doubling Attendance: Clearing the Air for Worship

Vision Statement #8
“Double the number of churches in our mission territory, double attendance.”

 

Let’s look at the 2nd of the 7 areas we will explore to increase attendance. Remember the reason we are eager to double our attendance; it is because we will be connecting twice as many people on a weekly basis to Jesus!
Atmosphere/Programming
Have you ever visited […]

By |April 12th, 2017|ManSask Conference, Mission & Vision, News|0 Comments

Doubling Attendance: Infrastructure

Vision Statement #8
“Double the number of churches in our mission territory, double attendance.”

 

Let’s look at the first of the seven areas we will explore to increase attendance. Remember the reason we are eager to double our attendance; it is because we will be connecting twice as many people on a weekly basis to Jesus!
What Would […]

By |April 12th, 2017|ManSask Conference, Mission & Vision, News|0 Comments

EQUIP WINNIPEG 2017

Join the Movement: Total Member Involvement
TMI EQUIP EVENTS 2017EQUIP Winnipeg – May 27, 2017       EQUIP Regina – October 21, 2017

Total Member Involvement is a full-scale, world-church evangelistic thrust that involves every member, every church, every administrative entity, every type of public, personal and institutional outreach ministry. Total Member Involvement is dedicated to […]

The Worst Reason to Grow Your Church

Vision Statement #8
“Double the number of churches in our mission territory, double attendance.”

 

For the next few Mission notes we will explore the potentially best way to grow the church.  Untapped in so many ways!
A “Lightless Lighthouse”
One time in a conference far, far away from Central Canada I was visiting with a small church. In the […]

By |March 22nd, 2017|ManSask Conference, Mission & Vision, News|0 Comments

Small Church Network

The Conference Board of Directors voted on Mar 11 to initiate a new “Small Church Network” to to better serve smaller, isolated, lay-led congregations in Man-Sask.
The idea is to assign a pastor to coordinate and provide pastoral support for congregations in the Small Church Network. We envision this would involve sharing sermons and many other […]

IMPACT Winnipeg Lay Bible Instructor Training

Maximum IMPACT for Manzanares

The Conference Office has asked Pastor Elmer Manzanares to coordinate IMPACT Winnipeg, the city-wide evangelistic series with Chris Holland, slated for November 2018. This coordinator responsibility is a heavy one, and it is unrealistic to expect Pastor Elmer to be effective in this role, in addition to leading the Transcona and Nueva Esperanza Congregations. On March […]

Why Does Attendance Matter?

Vision Statement #8
“Double the number of churches in our mission territory, double attendance.”

 

For the next few Mission notes we will explore the potentially best way to grow the church.  Untapped in so many ways!

The Big Event
Smiles are everywhere! You look around where you are seated and you see that everyone is excited to attend this […]

By |March 1st, 2017|ManSask Conference, Mission & Vision, News|0 Comments

In the Books or in the Pews?

Vision Statement #8
“Double the number of churches in our mission territory, double attendance.”

 

For the next few Mission notes we will explore the potentially best way to grow the church.  Untapped in so many ways!
In the Books
Over three decades ago when I first started pastoral ministry the conference where I was serving leaned hard on pastors […]

By |February 15th, 2017|ManSask Conference, Mission & Vision, News|1 Comment

Impact Winnipeg 2018 Launches

“Great Things Are About to Happen” – Impact Winnipeg 2018
The Holy Spirit is moving in Winnipeg. You could sense it among the crowd at the Mennonite Brethren Church on February 11, 2017. The church was full of Seventh-day Adventists, from churches all across Winnipeg. They had closed their respective churches for that Sabbath and united […]

By |February 15th, 2017|Impact Winnipeg 2018, ManSask Conference, Mission & Vision, News|0 Comments

The Power of Planting

Vision Statement #8
“Double the number of churches in our mission territory, double attendance.”

 

What Does Evangelism Mean to You?
As Adventists, we certainly hear the word “evangelism” a lot. The word evangelism means so many different things to different people.

To some it may bring memories of a large tent with sawdust floors, and lively gospel songs.
To others […]

By |February 1st, 2017|ManSask Conference, Mission & Vision, News|0 Comments

Expect Growth

 

Vision Statement #7
“Evaluate our territory to strategically accelerate church and school planting initiatives.”

 
The Excuses
When I urge churches that they should grow, I often hear a host of reasons why this cannot happen.

“Our community is so small!”
“Everyone already has a church!”
“If only our members were not so liberal and worldly!”
“We need to grow our members in […]

By |January 26th, 2017|ManSask Conference, Mission & Vision, News|0 Comments

You Only Get Once Chance

Vision Statement #6
“Cultivate a worship and guest care consciousness that builds relationships between unchurched people and God.”

 
First Impressions
A few years ago Lynn and I moved to a new city to begin pastoring a church. After the hard work of moving, we looked for the nearest Tex-Mex restaurant for supper. We were a little hesitant because […]

By |January 11th, 2017|ManSask Conference, Mission & Vision, News|0 Comments

Fulfilling Worship

Vision Statement #6
“Cultivate a worship and guest care consciousness that builds relationships between unchurched people and God.”

 
Running on Empty
I remember times when I was in a hurry as I left the house. Then — beep, beep, beep! Low on gas! I would be so nervous, but if I stopped I would be late for my […]

By |January 5th, 2017|ManSask Conference, Mission & Vision, News|0 Comments

Small Groups that Grow Big Churches

Vision Statement #5
“God’s Vision for us is to: Develop small groups in every church as a major source of relationship building for the community to become integrated into the church family .”

 

What if I told you how to increase your ability as a church to reach your community for Christ by 300%?  Would you be interested? […]

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

Reducing Crisis at Christmas

The Victoria Avenue Seventh-day Adventist Church held their annual Christmas concert this Friday, December 16. It was a special fundraiser for the Saskatoon Crisis Nursery which is only 4 doors down from the church. Over 140 attendees, the majority of whom were community members enjoyed an exceptional Christmas concert, mixing new arrangements, traditional favourites and […]

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

Your Church As A Prism

Vision Statement #4
“God’s Vision for us is to: Provide area training for broad spectrum community service including health ministries”
Beauty and Light
I have always been fascinated by prisms. Taking what appears to be simple, one colour, white light and breaking it into a rainbow of colours is wonderful! It is a feast for the eyes. It draws […]

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

“Elders Digest” Mag Features TMI

Elders and spiritual leaders, check out the recent issue of “Elders Digest” with a focus on Total Member Involvement. Gain a greater overview and insight into the power of Total Member Involvement in your own church.

You may download and share these articles with others in your church.

Article 1 – Editorial by Jonas Arrais on Total Member […]

Lehmanns Moving to Oshawa

Shad Lehmann has accepted a call to be the Associate Education Director for the Seventh-day Adventist Church in Canada (SDACC) in Oshawa, ON. He has served as Education Director for the Manitoba-Saskatchewan Conference since August 2012. His wife Tara had recently started a a volunteer position as Family Ministries Director. While we are very sorry […]

By |November 23rd, 2016|ManSask Conference, Mission & Vision, News|0 Comments

A Total Member Involvement Culture

Vision Statement #3
“God’s Vision for us is to: Implement a Total Member Involvement culture and community consciousness in all our churches”
The General Conference Web page defines Total Member Involvement as,

“a full-scale, world-church evangelistic thrust that involves every member, every church, every administrative entity, every type of public outreach ministry, personal and institutional outreach.”
Jesus’ Culture vs […]

By |November 22nd, 2016|ManSask Conference, Mission & Vision, News|0 Comments