renew – Resourcing Pastors for Ministry

February 8, 2016 – February 10, 2016 all-day
Canadian Mennonite University

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Mennonite Church Manitoba is a sponsoring partner.

Theme: Proclaiming the Good News (Acts 8:35)

The church is the body of Christ, and as such belongs to Jesus Christ. Scripture gives the church a key role in the saving purposes of God, namely to preach the good news of Jesus Christ (Acts 8:35). Or as 1 Peter puts it, to proclaim the mighty acts of him who called you out of darkness into his marvellous light (2:10). Communities of support for each other model this love. But central to it is sharing and exuding the love of Jesus with those around it. How might congregational leaders inspire and equip congregations to be creative, enthusiastic, sensitive champions of Jesus in this post-modern time, in both word and deed?

Keynote Resource: Dr. John Bowen

Dr. John Bowen is Director of the Institute of Evangelism at Wycliffe College, which helps churches across the country with resources for congregational vitality and evangelism, and Director of Wycliffe Serves! which coordinates the external ministries of the college.

Originally from the UK, Bowen studied at Oxford University, Trinity College (Bristol, UK), and McMaster University.

Previously he worked for Inter-Varsity Christian Fellowship (1981–1997) and taught evangelism at Wycliffe College (1997–2013).

He is the author of three books, including Evangelism for ‘Normal’ People.


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