The conference I attended in Orlando a few weeks back was fruitful. It’s not as much about sitting and listening to lectures, as it is connecting with like minded pastors from around North America who have planted multiple churches in their city or regions. The highlight for me is talking and networking with other Canadian pastors who also dream about reaching Canada for Jesus. One of my pastor buddies from Vancouver talked about how his church just planted two new churches in the last six months. Praise the Lord! Another friend of mine from London, Ontario, who leads a church of over 2000, talked about their vision to plant 5 satellite sites in the next 5-10 years. For those of you who don’t know, planting churches is one of the most effective ways to reach new people for Jesus. Please pray for all of these initiatives including OUR new plant, MosaicHouse East!
Yesterday, I talked about how if we want to follow Jesus (whose name means “God saves”) we need to join him in his mission to save lost people. This means rolling up our sleeves and actually helping. Right now, at The River, we could use some more volunteers in ministries like hospitality, children’s ministry, nursery, greeting and other ministries. If you’d like to volunteer, please let us know. Send us a quick e-mail or text and we’ll point you in the right direction. Even if you don’t know WHAT you want to do, let us know and we’ll help you figure it out.