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    • Jun14Wed

      Assembly Take Away

      June 14, 2017 Pastor Terry
      Last week Brenda and I got to experience our first CBOQ Assembly - the gathering of delegates from our 350+ Baptist Churches in Ontario and Quebec.  For 2 ½ days (Thursday - Saturday at noon) we met to conduct business, be fed by a keynote speaker, experience workshops, hear from our convention staff and fellowship with other believers.   Along with Sue Ott and Brittni Lewis we voted on a new budget, heard reports of new happenings within our Baptist family and had a chance to connect with some old friends and meet many new people.

      The theme for the Assembly was POURING IN and through Gordon MacDonald, our keynote speaker, and Steve Bell, our worship leader, we were blessed through the Word and through music.

      Brenda and I attended a workshop put on by Elie and Mireille Hadad, global field staff, Canadian Baptist Ministries.  This workshop not only informed but challenged us.  Elie and Mireille are serving at the Arab Baptist Theological Seminary in Beirut, Lebanon.   God is transforming lives and churches in the Middle East and the lessons this couple shared with us challenged me to re-think how we must adapt to changing religious realities here in Canada.  Thank you Elie and Mireille!

      I encourage you to speak to Brenda, Sue, Brittni or myself if you would like to hear more details of what we experienced last week at Assembly.  We are part of a large Baptist family and I believe we are stronger together. 

      Blessings

      Dr. "T"