Never before has the church been so divided. Never before has it been so hungry for unity. As we approach 500 years since the European Reformation, I see God weaving together a generation of leaders and churches who are strategically navigating and removing historical divides - celebrating revival & creativity. We are doing this because we see only one church in the Bible. We are doing this in our calling to be Peacemakers. We are doing this because it's in our bones.
The part I play in this vision is in helping connect those involved in this work of reformation & revival. I do that by prayer, listening and seeking out who I should be talking to. I meet them and hear their dreams. I travel around like a bee, sharing any pollen I collect. I do this in part in my work as a local pastor, serving at St James Montréal alongside my colleagues in the Anglican Diocese of Montreal in a new church plant into one of Montréal's oldest historic church buidings. This new Kingdom venture is focused around creating opportunities for discussion using The Alpha Course and we are just starting out!
The other part of my work is serving with Church Planting Canada as Executive Director. Church Planting Canada is a learning community of 25+ denominations and catalyzing networks. Our member organizations (who also fund and lead CPC) seek to serve Jesus Christ through the commissioning of all kinds of new churches across our nation. Over 1000 leaders participate in CPC’s national, regional and local conversations. Our next national & bilingual Congress ‘Momentum’ is in Montreal, October 24-26, 2017.
One of my huge inspirations in leadership comes from Holy Trinity Brompton, home of Alpha and also the place where I met my wife Celine. I was ordained in the Church of England and have served as a church planter in that family of churches. We moved to Canada in 2013 to continue our work of encouragement and church planting here in my native land. You can read more here.
Since before the days of the internet I have been connecting with online communities. Over recent years, I have been arguing for the importance (& risks!) of the social media. I particularly love interacting with one of the most active locales of my ministry, on Facebook. This Blog fills in where Facebook cannot, giving me a home for links, stories and a few static posts about who I am and what I see. I would hugely value your feedback and hope you might consider letting me know you've been for a visit, using the various like/ comment / contact functions. I'm so glad you're here. Welcome!