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Canadian Small Church Ministry Centre assists small churches across Canada. Small churches are designed to thrive and are the backbone of the Christian church scene. Small is not less - small is just right!

Episode #25 – Neil Bassingthwaite – Church planting and then disciplemaking, is this backwards? 2021/10/26, 02:55
Episode #25 – Neil Bassingthwaite – Church planting and then disciplemaking, is this backwards?

Neil Bassingthwaite works with Missions for the Evangelical Free Church in Canada. He has pastored small churches in Saskatchewan and Alberta and is well aware of the need for outreach - while remembering that discipleship is the foundation of mission.

Episode #24 – Mike and Karen Puddicombe – Why bother with Church Revitalization? 2021/10/13, 02:47
Episode #24 – Mike and Karen Puddicombe – Why bother with Church Revitalization?

Mike and Karen Puddicombe serve as ministers in the Salvation Army, stationed in Burlington, Ontario. The have been in ministry for over 30 years and currently have an emphasis on church revitalization. The work is rewarding but not for the faint of heart.

Episode #23 – Debbie Iversen – Small Church relationships are needed in big cities! 2021/10/02, 18:37
Episode #23 – Debbie Iversen – Small Church relationships are needed in big cities!

Debbie Iversen pastors the Little Bethel Community Church in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Small churches populate large cities. The need is to see health within those churches, where relationships are positive and all are treated equally.

Episode #22 – Morgan and Lisa Hillier – Creative Rebels reach Newfoundland Labrador for Christ 2021/09/24, 23:29
Episode #22 – Morgan and Lisa Hillier – Creative Rebels reach Newfoundland Labrador for Christ

Morgan and Lisa Hillier are both Newfoundland Labrador born and bred. Working with Salvation Army for seventeen years, their recent transition to a church ministry just prior to COVID restrictions has taught them how to be creative in reaching people for Christ.

Episode #21 – Tim Nielsen – Small Churches can be intercultural! 2021/09/24, 02:14
Episode #21 – Tim Nielsen – Small Churches can be intercultural!

Small Churches can be intercultural! In Winnipeg, the City Church reaches out to many different cultural groups. How they function together is a sign of unity and determination

Episode #20 – Tim Beadle – Small Churches: Description, Discipling, Doing 2021/09/24, 02:13
Episode #20 – Tim Beadle – Small Churches: Description, Discipling, Doing

Small churches are a highlight of Tim Beadle's vocation. He has served in, coached others and become enamored with small churches.

Episode #19 – Arch Wong – Flourishing Congregations – Canadian church research flourishes 2021/08/27, 01:53
Episode #19 – Arch Wong – Flourishing Congregations – Canadian church research flourishes

Arch Wong helps direct the Flourishing Congregations Institute at Ambrose University (Flourishingcongregations.org). He relates how the Canadian research he is involved in will help small and large churches across Canada.

Episode #18 – Glenn Wooden – Small church leader and Old Testament Professor 2021/08/24, 00:19
Episode #18 – Glenn Wooden – Small church leader and Old Testament Professor

Glenn Wooden teaches at Acadia Divinity School in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. He also helps lead a small church and thinks deeply about the Bible's emphasis on small.

Episode #17 – Wendy McCready – The Pastor’s Wife 2021/08/04, 01:17
Episode #17 – Wendy McCready – The Pastor’s Wife

Wendy McCready works with Flowers for the Pastor's Wife - a helpful digital platform for encouraging the small church pastor's wife.

Episode #16 – Ron Klassen – Create a small theology 2021/07/27, 02:52
Episode #16 – Ron Klassen – Create a small theology

Ron Klassen is the director of the Rural Church Missionary Association. His experience over decades has brought an understanding of small churches this is invaluable. Ron talks of approaches small churches need to take, and of the theology small church leaders need to develop