What is Church?

I recently came across this powerful illustration on church. This comic book is basically a short introduction to a much longer conversation. If you’re a Christian who’s only experienced today’s institutional form of church, you’ve probably got several lingering questions. For instance, what about pastors? What about sermons? What about baptism, spiritual authority, the Lord’s Supper, and tithes? […]

Why not Canada?

Originally posted by Light Magazine Canada (but blocked by security browsers). by Don Klassen “Why not here?” is the question that pesters me when I see the growth of the church in many parts of the world. What is it that makes the gospel so appealing elsewhere?  Is there something that Canadian Christians are missing? […]

Who is My Shepherd?

Disclaimer: my thoughts are all over the place. There are like birds flying everywhere. 🙂 I’ve been processing a moral failure of a church pastor and watching the church fall apart. This man was a mentor to me in many ways. It was because of him and his wife, that I was encouraged to marry […]

How to Walk in Freedom!

Last night, I had the honour of leading someone to freedom from addiction and depression. (I am a Life Coach and Spiritual Director which often entails an inner healing session.) Then, we talked about what abundant life really is. (It doesn’t start when you die and go to heaven. It starts now when you die […]

Disciple Making Movements (DMMs) are Critical in Canada

I believe Disciple Making Movements (DMMs) are critical to the growth of Christ’s kingdom in Canada. Typically, church growth in Canada happens when people move from one church to the next. And, if there are new people coming to Christ, rarely is anyone discipling them. The goal is to make disciples, who make disciples, who […]

The summer of 70 healings.

This summer I returned to camp speaking after taking a couple years off to rest. I remember telling God that I was ready for whatever He had planned. I was ready for Him to blow out any boxes I had put Him in. I had no idea what would happen next… This summer I spoke […]

What Changed for Me? (Ashes to Beauty)

Friends recently asked me what changed in my life this past year that brought on so much blessing, healing, and crazy adventures of delight and joy in Jesus. I’ve been pondering this… “God, why have you shown such grace and mercy?” I have seen God do some INCREDIBLE things. (This summer, I watched God bring […]

What Makes a Healthy Church?

This was good… back to basics… (Go small to go big.) What makes a healthy church fellowship of disciples? Below are the slides and videos… Free download of slides: About Church – Kickstart seminar The Netherlands 2018 Healthy Fellowships Video 1: Practical – How to – Video 2:   Source: Full playlist of Kickstart seminar […]

Think Outside the Box to Reach the World

I love that Randy Friesen wrote this article below… giving thought that in order to fulfill the Great Commission, we need to think differently… I love the story he uses of Alex Honnold who broke a mountain climbing record (a climb that once took 47 days, he did in less than 4 hours)… a man […]

Do Leaders Need to Repent?

Do leaders need to repent …or can they sweep things under the carpet? When leaders fail to repent for idolatry and do not make heart change, not only do they cut off blessing in their own lives, but also in the lives of the people that they lead. When a person walks in idolatry (bowing […]