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Spring decorating

First, the church exists to worship God in Jesus Christ. Second, the Church exists to make new disciples of Jesus Christ. Everything else is decoration. Continue reading

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Of purple cloth and typewriters

Thank God for the wonderful opportunities for us all to share what we have been given; by the grace of God and to God’s greater glory. Continue reading

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Setting a new precedent: sometimes a church needs to die in order to rise again.

Simply put, churches don’t come back from the dead. Decline is the norm. Resources are almost always dwindling. At the end of the day another set of doors will likely be closed for mission and ministry… for ever. But does this always have to be the case? Continue reading

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The limits of your love

Perhaps the summer has shown I can follow the path, I will walk with God and others, to the places that God would have me be. Continue reading

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Mission as listening and waiting

I believe the church has more to offer young people who have aged out of foster care and I hope to see more bridges built between the two communities in my lifetime. And I would also like to see a church responding by being ready to receive young people regardless of their backgrounds, waiting patiently for them to find a place in the church, and most importantly, listening to them. Continue reading

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Montreal intern reflection: Amos Bohoussou

My mission project was to incorporate humour into sharing the gospel with people. I did stand-up routines in comedy clubs and my local church, and also hosted a night of dialogue on with religious and non-religious people on the humour of God. Continue reading

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Montreal intern reflection: Jaime Grennan

My summer’s mission project has been completed, but my mission has only just begun. Continue reading

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Introduction to Montreal intern reflections

Over the next few weeks I would like to welcome some wonderful guest writers to The Community. Some of the interns of the Montreal Mission Internship will be sharing their reflections as they wrap up their time in this innovative program in the Diocese of Montreal. Rev. Rhonda Waters is part of the leadership team that works with this program and will introduce you to an experiment in mission. Continue reading

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Lent 4 – The cruciform church

Preach Christ crucified. Preach also the church crucified and resurrected by God’s grace. For it is only when we conform the Church to the image of the True Cross that we can, with Jesus, be lifted up. Continue reading

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Epiphany 5 – Let’s go to the neighbours?

It is proper that congregations, vestries, and clergies are concerned with what happens here. But it seems that Jesus’ sense of his place and his purpose in the mission of God was more than just having a satisfactory local ministry (here). As we follow Jesus will we also take responsibility to “proclaim the message ‘there’ also”? Continue reading

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