“This Ruling Changes Everything”

The headline in the National Post on Friday, February 7th proclaimed:  “This Ruling Changes Everything.”

The previous day the Supreme Court of Canada legalized doctor-assisted suicide.  It was a watershed moment in Canadian history.  Another indicator that we live and do ministry in challenging times.

With a heart to help equip and encourage ministry leaders, Heritage is hosting our annual MLDMinistry Leadership Day on Thursday, March 5th.  This year’s theme is “Courageous Ministry in Challenging Times.”

Bruce Clemenger, president of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada, will be one of the plenary speakers.  His topic (Shifting Ground: Norms, Values and Public Witness in Post Christendom Canada) will help leaders better understand our ministry landscape.

Rick Hiemstra, Director of Research for the EFC, will present the results of a recent study showing challenging trends within the Canadian Church.

I will be giving a plenary message from 2 Timothy 3 entitled “Courage in Challenging Times.”  This passage has strengthened my heart by instructing us on how we handle difficult times as we seek to courageously serve Christ and His mission in the world.

Linda will lead a gathering of women married to ministry leaders.  Over coffee and lunch, they will be encouraged, instructed, and develop and deepen relationships.

As an added bonus, all participants at this year’s Ministry Leadership Day will receive lunch and two free books, including a copy of a newly released collection of ministry-focused essays by the faculty of Heritage (For Christ and His Church) and a book of articles I wrote for the Ottawa Citizen (That’s A Good Question Too).

I’d encourage you to come to the conference as it will help equip you to stand for Christ in our day and time.  You can register here.

If you are unable to join us, please pray that God would work in a strengthening way in each one that attends.



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