Kervin Raugust, the new president
of the Evangelical Missionary
Church of Canada, an EFC-affiliated
denomination with 150 churches.
He has pastored in Western
Canada, led Hillcrest Christian
College for five years and served
in denominational leadership.
He succeeds Phil Delsaut who
has retired, but remains a board
member of the EFC.
Church in Canada. Rev. Cornell
pastors at St. Andrew’s Presbyterian
Church in Dresden, Ont., and
previously worked 24 years as a
reporter and newspaper editor.
He succeeds Fred Stewart who
recently retired from the position.
Ron Kuipers as provost of the
Institute for Christian Studies, a
graduate school at the University
of Toronto. Doug Blomberg will
retire from the ICS presidency
Oct. 31. ICS is entering merger
negotiations with The King’s
University in Edmonton, and
instead of hiring a new president
it created the position of provost.
Kuipers is an ICS associate professor
of philosophy of religion.
Global Scholars Canada, which
helps Christian professors serve
in public universities outside
North America. Krygsman is the
former president of Redeemer
University College and has also
served at Dordt College in Iowa.
He succeeds Harry Fernhout.
Rick Cober Bauman as executive
director of Mennonite Central
Committee Canada, effective
Oct. 10, 2017. He has served with
MCC since 1989, most recently
as executive director of MCC
Ontario. He replaces Don Peters
who is retiring after 16 years in
as president of
1, 2017. Grebel
is affiliated with the University
of Waterloo and founded by the
Mennonite community. It enrolls
just under 4,000 students per
year. Shantz has held leadership
roles in several Mennonite
organizations. He succeeds Jim
Pankratz, interim president since
October 2016, and Susan Schultz
Huxman, who led for five years.
THE MORNING sunlight blazed through
Confederation Park. The tulip petals
glowed. We were on our way to pray. Over
400 men and women met in the Westin
Hotel in downtown Ottawa for the 52nd
National Prayer Breakfast in late May. I
was able to join for the purpose of “
collectively honouring and continuing to
hold to our Christian heritage.” Amid the
conventional networking and table chitchat, a deeper conversation took place.
The true point of discourse (not discord)
at the National Prayer Breakfast is faith.
–from “I went to the National Prayer Breakfast” by Lorianne Dueck
AN EFC panel on the future of the Church
in Canada recently provided an opportun-
ity for Evangelicals across the country to
reflect on the Church today. The EFC
asked questions like, “What in our experi-
ence gives us the most cause for concern
and the greatest sense of hopefulness re-
lated to the future of the Church in Can-
ada?” I took the opportunity to ask these
questions of students at my college,
Steinbach Bible College in Manitoba, and
discovered their passion for the Church.
–from “What happens when you ask” by
WHEN WE first moved to Ottawa in Janu-
ary, a brand new city for us, we didn’t
know much of anything about living in
the area. A fun group of parishioners from
our new church who live in the same
neighbourhood as we do had a get-togeth-
er to welcome us and answer questions.
They filled scrapbook pages with tips on
things like where to get the best Thai food
and cupcakes (those “must-know” bits of
information). Later, on the “Day Trip”
page, I noticed one woman had written,
“Shadow me on the sidewalks of downtown Ottawa and minister to the poor.”
And she doodled a smiley face in blue
marker beside her invitation. Last Thursday, I took her up on it. –from “My morning
on Ottawa’s streets” by Karen Stiller
I FIRST met Haddon when I was assigned
the task of driving him back to the airport
in Toronto. His full name: Haddon Robinson, author of Biblical Preaching, renowned professor of preaching, named
one of The 12 Most Effective Preachers in
the English-Speaking World by Baylor
University. I remember only two things
from that drive. First that I didn’t want to
crash with such an esteemed passenger
on board. –from “The passing of a great one”
by Darryl Dash
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