Browse Month: October 2012

Monday Musings (special Thursday edition) 25/10/12

From the prairies to the mountains…

The last two weeks has been a reminder of just how vast and beautiful is our beloved country of Canada.

Whether the vastness of the Saskatchewan prairies, or the majesty of the British Columbia mountains, I have been reminded of just how blessed we are to call this part of the world home.

Over the last twelve days, I have lived a ministry dream.  Speaking to pastors, church leaders, congregations, and young men and women preparing for ordination has been so rewarding.  Preparing fifteen presentations over twelve days has been challenging.  Pouring into literally hundreds of people’s lives in two western provinces has been humbling.

As RTC rebranding unfolds over the next few weeks, you will notice a greater emphasis on the phrase, “Two Continents…Two Perspectives”.  This is truly becoming a reality.  Spending six months in Africa and six months in Canada in any given year, allows me the opportunity to share principles of “out of Africa” that have potential to enhance the Canadian church.  Equally so, I am constantly learning through discussions with Canadian leaders, nuggets that will be shared with leaders around the world.  As a result of my travels over the last two weeks, words like “engage and execute”, “bend or break” have been a part of our discussions as church leaders.  Already they are being used to enhance our seminar topics and create new ones.

Even the Canadian Football League has taught me something in the last couple of weeks.  At the pastor’s conference in Saskatchewan, I, a Montreal Alouettes fan, was presented with an official Saskatchewan Rough Rider jersey.  Even my name is embossed on the back.  During my flight home, I watched a documentary called “The Thirteenth Man”.  It described the incredible loyalty of the Saskatchewan fan base, (the thirteenth man) and their enthusiasm for their beloved Rough Riders.  Within the documentary, the commentator used the word “community” to describe the atmosphere created by the fans.  I was reminded that “community” is what the church is all about.  Yes, I will wear the Rough Rider jersey, all be it in the house, as a reminder of why RTC exists, to revive, renew and restore the “community” of the Acts 2 church.  I would also remind Rough Rider fans, that the Allouettes beat the Rough Riders last weekend!!!

So, over the last two weeks, I have lived the RTC dream, coming alongside the established church and emerging leaders to revive, restore and renew the relevance of the Acts 2 church.  Wow!  Thanks Lord, for allowing me to live the dream!!!!!  

Until next Monday…

Don

Two Continents…Two Perspectives

www.reinventingthechurch.com

Monday Musings 22/10/12

RTC is on the road in beautiful British Columbia.

Come on back Thursday for a special edition of “Monday Musings”. Don will fill you in on the last two weeks of his Western swing.

Have an awesome day!!!!

Don
Two continents…Two perspectives

Monday Musings 15/10/12

Rebranding Reinventing the Church…

Over the next few weeks, you are going to see a lot of changes in the RTC look.

After three years of existence, we are making changes that will give a clearer picture of who we are and what we are about. I guess the new term is “rebranding”!

Let’s start with the logo. The new look represents a bridge between continents, perspectives and generations. The red dot represents Canada, the green Africa, and of course the blue, the vast ocean that exists between the two continents. Having the privilege of living on two continents in any calendar year, gives MJ and I a unique perspective of the church.

Our mission says it all: “RTC is intentional about coming alongside the existing church and emerging leaders to revive, renew and restore the relevance of the Act 2 church”.

Within a few weeks, a totally new website will be launched. It will give an overview of what RTC has to offer to the body of Christ. I believe in the church, and am convinced more than ever, that the church is the only hope for the world. With God’s help, I continue to be consumed with raising the passion level of the local church. The church must pursue relevance in a world that sees it as a sub-culture at best!!!

RTC is new to Facebook and Twitter. Yes, I have decided to join the growing movement!!! Check out RTC’s Facebook “reinventingthechurch” or send me a “tweet” @dcmann50.

By the way, I have decided to include my travel schedule for the next two weeks. I would appreciate a quick prayer if, on occassion, I come to your mind.

October 15 – 17 Saskatchewan District Pastor’s Retreat
October 18 BC Sectional Pastors Luncheon – Richmond BC
October 19-20 Ladner Christian Fellowship Leadership Seminar – Ladner BC
October 21 a.m. Richmond Pentecostal Church
p.m. Area wide Leadership Seminar – Richmond BC
October 22 BC/Yukon District Ordination Retreat
October 23-24 Quebec District Conference on the Ministry – St. Hyacinthe PQ

Until next Monday…

Don

Taking risks for Kingdom impact!
www.reinventingthechurch.com

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