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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Small churches are a highlight of Tim Beadle's vocation. He has served in, coached others and become enamored with small churches.
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.
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.
Wendy McCready works with Flowers for the Pastor's Wife - a helpful digital platform for encouraging the small church pastor's wife.
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