Life! Transformation! Adventure!

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  I often get asked by people outside of the Fort McMurray Alliance Church family, what the three tag words: “Life. Transformation. Adventure.” mean as we use them to describe our church family. Well first off they just create an image that makes church sound just a little bit different than what you may have […]

Fort Mac: Still In Awe One Year Later!

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Hard to believe it’s been a year since I first made my way to this bustling city in the sub-arctic of northern Alberta! It’s -20 and sunny as I write, and I must have acclimatized because it feels downright balmy! And hey, each day is getting brighter and soon the amazing summer sun will give […]

Ambushed By Fort Mac — Totally Unexpected!

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Thursday January 26th, 2012. I flew into Fort McMurray for the very first time. It was supposed to be a “consulting weekend” at the Fort McMurray Alliance Church, an opportunity to tell my story of what God had done at Redwood Park Church in Thunder Bay. The idea was to encourage the church folks here. […]

Beer, God and the Culture of Fort McMurray

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Here’s an article I wrote that was published in “Fort McMurray Today” on Friday January 4th. It was supposed to coincide with the opening of a highly anticipated microbrewery, which has had to delay it’s opening due to construction issues. But here’s what was published. Like most everyone else, I’m a newcomer to this city. […]

Values That Propel Mission and Community

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A clearly articulated set of values create a foundation for any church or organization for the development of a more focused mission and provide tracks on which ministries and programs can operate.  At Fort McMurray Alliance we’re having some good discussion on values at a leadership level, and have asked the church family as a […]

Easter Weekend: Saying Good-Bye to Redwood & Tbay!!

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As Easter weekend comes to a close, I’m hit with the realization that next Sunday will be my last Sunday in Thunder Bay! After a quick jaunt to Tennessee to recalibrate with Jane, I begin the Fort Mac adventure on May 1. As I do, I leave Thunder Bay with huge excitement for the future […]