This year has been unlike any other that most of us can remember. This might even apply to us in some greater ways here in Atlantic Canada. Yes, all our provinces are affected by the global pandemic. However, there have been some unique circumstances we have felt on the eastern shores of Canada...Keep Reading
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Right in the heart of Atlantic Canada, on the shores of Shepody Bay, is a gorgeous little retreat centre designed specifically with you in mind. Pastors have a unique need for spiritual refreshment and peaceful solitude, but their schedules and budgets often prohibit them from travelling to far-away, upscale resorts. The weight of caring for hurting people has been especially heavy for pastors in Atlantic Canada over the past couple of years. Now, more than ever, pastors need to schedule periods of deep rest....
Its hard to argue against the fact that the moral landscape has been shifting at a dizzying pace. Neither is it an exaggeration to say that what it is to be human is being reinterpreted before our very eyes. The biblical categories that have been broadly accepted by Christians and non-Christians regarding human sexuality are being challenged and overturned at a rate that scarcely allows us to find our feet....
We are living in confusing times and there have been many voices calling us to always trust God and rest in Him (Psalm 62), to maintain unity through Christ in the bond of peace (John 17:20-23, Ephesians 4:1-3), and to keep the proclamation and modelling of the gospel the main thing while avoiding a myriad of distractions, pre, mid, and post-COVID (Matthew 28:16-20). These convictions are based solidly on God’s Word, and these voices ought to be listened to and followed as a clarion call amidst much confusion....
The following is written by G. W. McPherson, A Parson’s Adventures, (Yonkers, New York: Yonkers Book Company, 1925), 37ff. The headings were created by Pastor Ross Morrison of Alberton Baptist Church. Ross & his wife Wendy were brought up in Margaree Valley, Cape Breton....
I witnessed an antithesis of the servant-leader mindset in a pastor who pressured his small congregation to pay a full-time salary fitting for the work he was putting in, an amount well above the church’s budget. He demanded greater sacrifice of them based on the scriptural standard that “the laborer is worthy of his wages.” Another church leader displayed an admirable example of servanthood by foregoing a month’s wage to assist a needy widow in his community. These two examples present a stark contrast in their object of consideration: “self” for the first and “other” for the second. ...
Many years ago we went to Boston as a family. That great city was in the midst of the “Big Dig” at the time. It turned out to be a fifteen-year dig! The total cost is estimated at over $24 billion USD ̶ the costliest tunnel/road works in US history! Yes, truly a big dig. Seeing that amazing digging project more than 20 years ago has left a lasting impression. Perhaps in all of us there is a wonder in digging. Even the simple wonder of digging at the beach ...
Rarely have we passed through a more extraordinary time than we are now experiencing. The Covid-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges to the church. These times have forced many of us to think outside the box when it comes to doing ministry, and in many cases to great effect and with surprising results. But it's not like the church hasn't found itself in unique situations before. The people of God have always found a way to navigate through the choppiest waters the kingdoms of this world could stir up. What strikes you about many of the great world-changing epochs in the life of God's people was that they met their extraordinary challenges in remarkably ordinary ways...
There is great validity in yearning for the promises of God to the saints in the Old Testament. These intemporal words of hope are well-suited for the New Covenant community just as they were for their original audience. Reading through the Scriptures of the OT gives us a sense of familiarity with the moral bankruptcy of its characters. The many quotes of OT Scripture in the New reinforce this awareness. Even so, what would be the necessity of the OT in understanding and interpreting the New? A few points are to be considered....
This year has been unlike any other that most of us can remember. This might even apply to us in some greater ways here in Atlantic Canada. Yes, all our provinces are affected by the global pandemic. However, there have been some unique circumstances we have felt on the eastern shores of Canada...
Conference reminder! Register today for a chance to win 5 free books! Due date for draw is July 29th
Conference reminder! Register today for a chance to win 5 free books! Due date for draw is July 29th!...Keep Reading
We are so pleased to see the conference dates nearing and details coming together. As can be expected in conferences, we've had to make some minor adjustments to our speaker line up, however, we're also excited to see it growing!...Keep Reading
Announcing the 2016 Atlantic Canada Conference - The Trinity - One God: Three Persons....Keep Reading
Here are some photo's from our 2014 Amazing Grace Conference...Keep Reading
TGC Atlantic Canada proudly announces the addition of Mary Kassian and Brent Kassian to the already great line up of speakers for our August 5-7, 2014 conference. ...Keep Reading
TGC Atlantic Canada proudly announces the addition of Darlene Smith as part of the 2014 Conference Women's Track...Keep Reading
TGC Atlantic Canada proudly announces the addition of Jani Ortlund as part of the 2014 Conference Women's Track...Keep Reading
TGC Atlantic Canada is proud to announce that for the 2014 Conference, we are planning to introduce a women's track. ...Keep Reading
TGC Atlantic Canada proudly announces Ray Ortlund Jr. as the first confirmed plenary speaker for the 2014 conference. ...Keep Reading
For all those who love FREE books, do we have something for you! Every wednesday from now until our 2013"Follow Me" conference in August, we will be giving away 1 book a week. If you register for "Follow Me" 2013 before May 29th, your name will be entered into a draw to win a FREE copy of "Multiply: Disciple Making for Ordinary People" by Francis Chan, forwarded by David P...Keep Reading
We have been privileged and blessed to be able to work with Cruciform Press to offer the attendees of "Follow Me" 2013 a few of their amazing titles as part of book packages that will be given out at this year's conference. ...Keep Reading
Pastoring is a day in- day out, give everything you've got kinda thing. Here is a post from Ray Ortlund Jr that we hope encourages you to continue to be faithful in the everyday grind of pastoral ministry....Keep Reading
Consider Jesus and his mission. TGC13 in Orlando was an eye opener for me in so many ways. It was my first national conference of this kind. The numbers of people gathered was amazing, the preaching was revealing and the music was excellent and uplifting....Keep Reading
Logos has done an incredible job at becoming the #1 Bible study software on the market. For the pastor who is serious about exegeting the Scripture with precision and accuracy so as to get God's word to His people, this is the holy grail of resources....Keep Reading
After 32 years of faithfully and fruitfully shepherding Bethlehem Baptist Church, John Piper encouragingly extols the joys of being an under shepherd of Christ in 2013...Keep Reading
We are so excited to kick off this pre- conference info blitz with the announcement that Â Mike Bullmore has officially agreed to return to Atlantic Canada this summer for the 2013 TGC Atlantic Canada conference Â "Follow Me."...Keep Reading