A Word From Steve Jones
August 19th, 2019
A “movement” happens when core values are owned and become transformative. A “monument” happens when we continue to record what used to happen here.
Since 1953, our churches have freely associated behind an affirmation of faith (click HERE) that answered the question, “What do we believe?” This document has served us well.
But four years ago our Fellowship of churches adopted a directional document called, “We Are the Fellowship”, that answered the questions, “Who are we?” and, “What do we do?”
Over a three year period and with the involvement of over 700 Fellowship leaders via surveys, gatherings and a task force, we agreed on our Mission, Vision, Values, and Strategy. All compiled in the Fellowship Directional Document (click HERE). This document is not an exclusive “National” document. This document serves the entire Fellowship just as our Affirmation of Faith seeks to do. “We Are the Fellowship” is an identity document for local churches, Regions, and National.
We state that our Mission is “A movement of churches making passionate disciples of Jesus Christ”.
Ed Stetzer on “Movement”
I heard Ed Stetzer talk on “movement” a few years back. He declared ten elements needed to start and fuel a “movement”:
Our movement makes disciples. We want to be a disciple-making movement in Canada. We have hitched ourselves to seven values that will support and drive us to effectively pursue this mission. I encourage you to become familiar with our values.
We unite together in:
Have a blessed week,