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About Shawn C. Branch

Shawn C. Branch has been the National Director for Threshold Ministries since 2012. Commissioned as an evangelist in 2004, he has been serving parishes and dioceses across the country. His focus is to help individuals know Christ and equip churches to reach out.

Taking a risk

I sat challenged by Paul’s words and began to wonder how much I am limiting God in my own life and ministry. I realized that my prayers were focused primarily on the tangible things. Continue reading

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The cross or the egg?

Our Canadian culture is becoming post-Christian; in fact, we might even be on the cusp of a post-Christian culture. More and more people know less and less of Jesus’ life and His sacrifice. It is easier to talk about a rabbit laying an egg than Jesus dying and rising. Continue reading

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Adoption Month: personal reflections

The gift of Christ’s love is a reminder that God chooses each of us. I have been chosen. You have been chosen. For those who are adopted, whether you struggle or not, we have been created and chosen. Continue reading

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Just a cup

Does your church still do coffee/fellowship after church? Or are we too busy now? I wonder if even the act of ‘holding a cup’ is enough to slow us down to relate to each other. Continue reading

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Open door

She smiled and said, “If you get lost, my husband and I are sitting right behind you – just let us know.” I was really impressed with their warmth and hospitality. Continue reading

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Welcome: part one

Churches have a unique method for welcoming people as well. I’ve noticed across the country that there are a variety of methods. I’d like to talk about the art of ‘welcoming’ for a bit. To help me, what style, format or method does your church use for welcoming? Continue reading

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Back to Church pt 2

Has your congregation planned anything for Back to Church? Have you thought about you will invite? Is your congregation even participating? Continue reading

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I’m coming home

I’ll confess that when I first heard of Back to Church Sunday, I thought this was ironic and had an image of someone in full clericals standing on the doorstep of the church, yelling out, “Come back…come back…we’re still here!” I’m glad that we haven’t seen that…I hope. Continue reading

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What’s in a story?

Stories are a powerful witness – good, great, bad and ugly. What’s your story? Continue reading

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