Canada

Canadian churches open doors to refugees.

In a world where leadership is glamorized, glorified, and even the subject of academic degrees, Marion van den Akker resists the word.

Many churches prefer a “clean break,” where the previous pastor is gone before the next arrives. But the pastoral transition at Calgary Community in Calgary, Alberta, was seamless thanks to one thing: mentoring.

For over 45 years, staff have been welcoming summer campers to Camp Shalom. That tradition continues today in the farm regions of Cambridge, Ontario. 

Every time I cross between Canada and the United States, a border guard glares at me and barks the requisite inquiry. Usually the answer is “no,” but this time I hesitate.

 

One pastor knew he had to stop reading books and attending conferences, and just get out and do mission. 

Vancouver is one of the least churched cities in North America. For many, that might cause despair. But Sandeep Jadhav sees it as an opportunity.

Read updates from the Regional Synod of Canada.

An invitation to visit to Iraq made Ron Opmeer nervous. He prepared himself for the worst. But once he arrived, he was amazed.