The delay in Young Adult identity formation and what it means to the church in Canada. By Rick Hiemstra, Lorianne Dueck, & Matthew Blackaby. Renegotiating-Faith-ReportDownload
hemorrhaging-faith-april-4-2013Download WHY & WHEN CANADIAN YOUNG ADULTS ARELEAVING, STAYING & RETURNING TO THE CHURCH BY James Penner, Rachael Harder, Erika Anderson, Bruno Desorcy, and Rick Hiemstra.
Taken from my 2016 Annual Report for Callander Bay Church “But I am afraid that…your minds will be led astray from the simplicity and purity of devotion to Christ.” 2 Corinthians 11:3 On April 4th, 2017, I will be celebrating 25 years of ministry in North Bay/Callander. As I reflect on that time, I see […]
Sometimes the church needs a makeover. Just like homes that over time have begun to show their wear and need to be renovated, many times the church needs renewal. Sometimes it just needs a tweak, other times it needs to be torn down and rebuilt in an attempt to build a simple, effective church ministry. […]
In Chapter 2 of Simple Church. Geiger and Rainer take you on a tour of two churches. They are not real churches they are “types” created from their research. They call them First Church and Cross Church. First Church is a traditional,plateaued, or what they deem to be a, non-simple church. Cross Church is a […]