A word from Steve and Bruce while at Multiply Conference
“Well, we’re here on location in downtown Vancouver at Westside Church at Multiply Conference and hearing again incredible stories and the challenge for the mission of multiplying Christ-centred churches in Canada for the transformation of our country.”
“I want to wish you a very happy New Year and trust that you have had a rich and renewing Christmas holiday.
As we all do at this time of year, we’re thinking and praying a lot about what God is calling us to and how we recommit ourselves and refocus ourselves to those things. I’ve been thinking about the word ‘one.'”
“I come to you today with Christmas greetings to all of you in the MB family across Canada. I read again that wonderful story of Luke 2, ‘The angels came and said to the shepherds, “We come to you with good news. Today a Saviour has been born to you!”‘
You think about the good news of that great announcement that we continue to have the opportunity to speak out: a Saviour is born to us! This is Jesus, whom God has provided as our way to have relationship with him, as our way to have forgiveness of our sin, as the way that we will find eternal life.”
“We’ve just spent two days of very rich prayer, conversation and dialogue together with many of our MB leaders from across Canada – 50 plus people that were together. The whole purpose of being together is because we collectively have a sense that the Spirit of God is moving in such a powerful way in Canada and for Canada, around the proclamation of the gospel in so many different ways.”
Sensing a growing spirit of partnership, over 50 Canadian MB leaders were invited by CCMBC to a Leaders Summit June 21-22, 2017, in Cedar Springs, Wash. The participants included Provincial Conference Ministers, some members of the BFL and Executive Board, as well as selected staff from educational institutes, MB Mission and CCMBC (includes L2L and C2C). It was a wide cross-section from across Canada. The purpose of the meeting was to discuss ways that our MB organizations could collaborate to achieve “One Mission: local, national, global”. The discussions revealed a number of areas where our organizations get stuck, but also identified ways of moving forward together. A task force is being formed to continue these conversations about collaborating on mission.
“For years, we’ve been praying that God would move in new and dynamic ways across Canada. We know from history that prior to any of the Great Awakenings, prior to any of the great movements of God around the world – where God suddenly moved and people responded and people came to Christ or their faith was renewed – we know from history and from the writings of people like Dr. J. Edwin Orr that those revivals were proceeded by incredible times of prayer.”