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  • Update from OCMBC Executive Director – February 18, 2015 | OCMBC
    February 18 2015 February 18 2015 0 Comments convention Ed s Newsletter events Featured Stories News Upcoming Events Greetings friends With just two days remaining before our Annual Convention I thought I d send out one more invitation an invitation to pray Join the many across this province who will be praying for God s intervention this weekend Pray for the leaders who will be sharing Pray for the churches and ministries represented Pray that God would meet us in deep and powerful ways If you can not join us in person there is a brand new option This year we will be live streaming our main sessions That means with a simple click on your computer or tablet you can join us in real time Here are the details please note that all times are EST Friday February 20 from 7 00 9 00 pm Opening Session highlights include o Worship with Matt Unruh Gareth Goossen o Speaker Willy Reimer o Testimonies Saturday February 21 from 8 30 10 15 am and 1 00 4 00 pm approx Business Sessions which include o Reports from OCMBC Boards o Executive Director Report o Reports from various strategic partners Camp Crossroads

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  • Update from OCMBC Executive Director – February 9, 2015 | OCMBC
    or simply as a guest Either way we would love your engagement Registration details are on our website Feb 14th is our registration deadline simply so we can best prepare for the lunch and snacks Waterloo MB Convention location Yes there will be snow Our theme will be Costly Multiplication Together we wish to seriously consider the cost and sacrifice needed both personally and collectively to see the vision of our Conference realized If our heart s desire is to to glorify God by multiplying disciples of Jesus Christ through our member churches we must consider what it takes to see that happen As we listen to the stories of God s activities in our churches and ministries our hearts will be quickened They will inspire us to press in with a spirit of collaboration accountability and blessing If you are unable to attend in person you may still be able to engage via live Streaming of the key plenary sessions More details will become available shortly In addition we are offering a Leadership Development Consultation on Friday Feb 20 10 00 4 00pm at the MCC Office 50 Kent Street in Kitchener This day will be dedicated to wrestling with new ways to collaboratively equip and empower the next generation of leaders It is becoming painfully clear that our churches ministries global local and the marketplace around us need dynamic and courageous Christ following leaders We d love to have your active leaning in on this discussion Register for this event here Most importantly could I implore you to PRAY Prayer is our strongest resource Prayer changes things Prayer reminds us of our utter dependence on the Spirit of God I m reminded of Paul s challenge to the Church in Ephesus where he notes the privilege and astounding

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  • Update from OCMBC Executive Director – January 17, 2015 | OCMBC
    s involvement and faithfulness In addition I get a front row seat to hear the nuances of many of these stories Blessed with countless coffee encounters so glad that I love java and meals out with leaders in the diverse corners of our province I hear the back stories The joys and the challenges at times tearfilled of ministry Churches soaring Churches struggling What a year I m so grateful to be on this journey with you If there is one image that captures a growing passion within me it would be this one from Gathering 2014 in Vancouver On this warm evening in June leaders from across Canada gathered at the Olympic Torches to pray Praying for Canada We were seeking the heart of our Father for Canada Asking that he move in new and fresh ways That he would raise up leaders That he would build his church from Sea to Sea to Sea We are sensing a fresh move of his Spirit We sense there is so much more to come So with 2014 as a backdrop let me invite you to our Ontario Convention February 20 21 Hosted by Waterloo MB Church it runs from 7 00 9 00pm on Friday and from 8 30 4 00 pm on Saturday Our theme Costly Multiplication Willy Reimer our national Director will share from his heart He has a burning desire to see individuals from every part of this country engage in a passionate relationship with Jesus Christ Come hear the stories of God s activity in our churches Come to worship and pray Come prepared to be challenged Register with your church and check in for the developing details of this event in the weeks ahead Willy Reimer Vision Casting In addition we will be hosting a

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  • convention | OCMBC
    celebrating the amazing gift of God s love If you missed the recent video God Came Down you will find it of great encouragement It is so amazing that God had it in Read more Update from OCMBC Executive Director Nov 20 2015 November 21 2015 0 Comments convention Ed s Newsletter events Featured Stories News Uncategorized Upcoming Events Greetings Friends My Life Journal reading yesterday took me through Matthew 5 7 that most famous of Sermons As I read Jesus inspiring words the backdrop of this weeks headlines from Beirut Nigeria Paris and Mali flashed through my mind In a world inflamed by terror and unspeakable Read more Update from OCMBC Executive Director March 7 2015 March 7 2015 0 Comments convention Ed s Newsletter events Featured Stories News Uncategorized Upcoming Events Greetings Friends If you ve not heard the inspiring reports coming from Convention 2015 allow me to fill you in It was held Feb 20 21 at the Waterloo MB Church on probably the coldest weekend of this harsh winter Fortunately the fellowship and sweet spirit inside warmed Read more Update from OCMBC Executive Director February 18 2015 February 18 2015 0 Comments convention Ed s Newsletter events Featured Stories News Upcoming Events Greetings friends With just two days remaining before our Annual Convention I thought I d send out one more invitation an invitation to pray Join the many across this province who will be praying for God s intervention this weekend Pray for the leaders who will be sharing Read more Update from OCMBC Executive Director February 9 2015 February 9 2015 0 Comments convention Ed s Newsletter events News Upcoming Events Greetings Friends In two short weeks we will be gathering from across our great province to celebrate the work of God amongst us

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  • Virtual Bus Tour Day 2- Prayer Focus May 26, 2015 | OCMBC
    with over a thousand people walking through its doors every week Nestled within the various community groups you find Life Point Church pastored by Dave Cheryl Fowler You can check out their story and focus at Life Point Church Home of Life Point Church Just a few kilometers away is The Access Centre pastored by Dan Carole Sileshi Check out their new website This group is first and second generation Ethiopian folk although their service is in English Recently Dan has started a ministry to Amharic speaking people on Friday nights in Scarborough Pray as they are looking for a more permanent facility Pastor Dan marrying his son daughter in law 2014 Not too far from them is New Life Christian Church This group is pastored by Benji Devadason and his wife Rani Pastor Benji sends several celebrative stories and prayer updates Leadership Team Pastor Benji far left Church Camp in 2014 Worship Practice Three stories We have a small group of Japanese believers who meet with us every Sunday under the leadership of a retired Japanese Pastor They greatly enrich our fellowship We have Buddhist and Hindu friends visiting at our services frequently and thus hearing the Word of God We had two of our ladies baptized recently with two stirring testimonies Three requests Pray for the teen camp from June 27 to 30 on the subject of End time events 60 will attend this camp VBS will be held from July 06 to 10 with around 60 kids expected to attend Our church summer retreat will be held from Aug 14 to 16 We have one last stop for Day two of our virtual tour It takes us downtown to the Annex and Kensington Market neighborhoods Free Church Toronto is co pastored by Cyril Guerette and Jon Osmond

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  • Virtual Bus Tour Day 1- Prayer Focus May 25, 2015 | OCMBC
    that hope and redemption in Christ And we ve been so encouraged by her journey She joined a Home Church in the fall reads her Bible daily attends every single Sunday service that she can her two young girls are engaged in our kids ministry and are growing in their faith as well It s been incredible to see the transformation in her life I will never get tired of seeing God change lives Now she is praying for her husband who grew up Catholic and wants nothing to do with Jesus But we re seeing progress one step at a time Jeff Kim Jantzi and family Church with a message Jeff Kim Jantzi One very encouraging highlight for me has been in seeing people who are new to the church and new to faith some not even Christian yet inviting and then bringing along their unchurched seeking friends God is moving one person at a time Prayer Items 10 months into my new role as Pastor I feel like we are still very much in transition For the most part I am thankful that it has gone smoothly Although growing pains are inevitable So please pray for wisdom discernment grace love as we continue to navigate through this transitional period Also please pray for the many husbands in our church who aren t interested in faith or church There are many women that come on their own because their husband do not want to attend Please pray for these men that God would move in their hearts and that we would see the families put Christ at the centre of their lives Finally as a church in the suburbs please pray against the pull towards spiritual indifference independence isolation Families are too busy Kids are involved in too many things People are stressed and work too much And people feel self sufficient and like they don t need Jesus churched people included at times Please pray that God would awaken hearts and that the church would expand it s reach in our community in Riverside South our suburban community The pictures below is a picture of Compassion s curriculum available for families to journey together and grow a heart of compassion together for the least of these in our world For those who live in poverty and so on We are currently working praying to see God grow his heart of compassion justice in our church and our young families A short distance further south is the community of Manotick where you will find Darren Sally Milley and a new church planting venture The Community Church of Manotick Here is a pic of their family with some comments from Darren Darren Sally Milley Family Location of Vision Casting Night Our little church family has signed up for an Ottawa event called the Big Give scheduled for June 6 th It is an event designed to reveal to the city the love of God by acts of unconditional love and

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  • Update from OCMBC Executive Director – May 18, 2015 | OCMBC
    a spring Banquet with food from Iran Actually it was a chance to share the numerous stories of God s activity Led by Shawn Haley Cuthill this passionate team gathered at the Peoples Church in TO to share their adventures with Jesus Each have remarkable stories that get under the hood from in the hood of what God is doing in neighborhoods seldom noted or noticed in Toronto I can t go into specifics here but be assured that God is touching the lives of new people coming to Canada from Muslim countries around the globe It s thrilling A few weeks later the C2C Network another creative team descended on TO bringing many unsung heroes church planters from across Canada The occasion was the the first Multiply Conference to be held in Ontario Leaders from most provinces and numerous denominations shared in this two day event The central focus was to lift up the name of Jesus with a heart felt passion to see people from coast to coast come to know him personally Gord Fleming welcoming Panel of Pastors Derek Parenteau sharing What stood out to me were the incredible stories Remarkable evidence of God building his church through diverse leaders some in large mega church contexts others in small urban and rural parishes All serving with an equal passion to see Canada won for Christ If this event returns next year you really should make the effort to attend You will be inspired and likely changed One additional story needs to be noted Not part of either event noted above this one comes from Niagara Just when you thought the days of Radio ministry were history Jurgen Rausch and his gifted side kick Paul Moore are taking the love of Jesus to the air waves in southern

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  • Update from OCMBC Executive Director – April 29, 2015 | OCMBC
    April 29 2015 Comments off Ed s Newsletter events Featured Stories News Uncategorized Greetings friends Let me share a yeah God experience from this past weekend God brought together about 70 folks young and older from four of our Niagara Churches for AWAKE They gathered together with an open and passionate posture seeking more from the Lord The weekend was bathed in prayer from Ezekial 37 1 14 the valley of dry bones What God chose to do among us was quite remarkable The churches represented were Fairview Scott Street Orchard Park and Mountain Park Niagara Falls Their prayer was that God would bring life to dry bones both personally and corporately The weekend was designed as a mini missions trip done on home turf There was teaching about God awakening his Spirit in our souls our cities and our world Sessions were held on Friday night Saturday morning and evening It was an intergenerational event done as teams Saturday afternoon was an opportunity for each group to engage in missional activities in their respective communities Here are some of the images that capture what happened As we gathered for the final session on Saturday night there was great delight

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