A Word From Steve Jones
FebrUARY 19TH, 2018
Steve here… I just completed a tour of our five Regional Conferences and want to briefly report on them.
The first Regional Conference was FEB Central’s gathering with special speaker, Dan Spader. FEB Central’s Regional Director, Bob Flemming, communicated their “Stronger Together” and “Expedition” vision launches. It was very exciting stuff. FEB Central also honoured two long standing pastoral veterans, Lambert Baptist and Thorold Marsaw in a special celebration. Our Ontario churches have a rich legacy.
Next, it was off to beautiful British Columbia for the Fellowship Pacific Regional Conference. The theme of this conference was “The Best is Yet to Come” with special speaker, Bill Clem. Our Pacific Region continues to experience the greatest growth amongst our five regions.
From BC, I flew to Edmonton for our Fellowship Prairies Regional Conference where Rick Heimstra and I spoke. Laurie Kennedy (Fellowship Prairies’ Regional Director) and I also toured the Region from Lloydminster, Saskatchewan to Fort McMurray, Alberta and 14 other churches over several days.
The next Regional Conference was in our Atlantic Region meeting in Halifax with speaker Darryl Dash talking about the leader’s inner life. Pastors and delegates spent one afternoon in ministry projects among the poor areas of Halifax. There is lots of love out East.
Finally, I ended my cross-Canada tour at the AÉBÉQ (Quebec) Regional Conference near Montreal. I had the privilege of speaking, addressing the heart of the leader. Our francophone ministry continues to thrive. Our Fellowship Ministries Director, David Dobson, and I completed the week touring the north shore of the St. Lawrence River from Montreal to Baie-Comeau visiting 44 pastors and leaders in our churches.
How many churches do we now have in the Fellowship? New churches were added in some of our Regional Conferences. Currently our Fellowship is made up of 512
I am in the fortunate position of seeing our Fellowship from coast to coast each year during our Regional Conferences and am encouraged. We have much for which to thank God.
Have a blessed week,