Mission: The ABA exists to connect and enable churches to impact communities for the growth and advancement of the kingdom of God in Alberta and the world."
Empowering The Next Generation
Early in the New Year, the ABA Leader Development Team is offering a seminar throughout the regions of the ABA, facilitated by Dr. Cory Seibel, called Empowering The Next Generation. Dr. Seibel, who is one of the pastors of Central Baptist (Edmonton), is regarded as an authority and a champion of intergenerational ministries.
We know that our Lord is very much at work in the lives of our youth and children and that these youngest participants in our churches possess immense God-given potential to become effective Christian leaders. We also know that, in years to come, God desires to work through these young lives so that they can continue to grow and so that His church can remain faithful and vibrant. Needless to say, as followers of Jesus in the various local churches of the ABA, we each have an important role to play in supporting the ‘young ones’ among us, as they discover God’s calling in their lives. Empowering the Next Generation is designed to help us, in the ABA churches, catch a vision for how we can do our part to invest in raising up and preparing the next generation of leaders. Of course, pastors and other church leaders are certainly encouraged to avail themselves of this free seminar, but it is also an excellent opportunity for parent & grand-parents & future parents as well as business & professional and community influencers to learn and to grow in terms of how to effectively and practically engage the next generation.
There is no registration fee for this seminar, as it provided as cooperative gift of the ABA and the various host churches. For purposes of arranging materials and refreshments, however, an RSVP to the host church would be greatly appreciated.
Please feel free to encourage a friend or family member to ‘take in’ this this important seminar.
For any further information and/or clarification, please feel free to contact the ABA office.
Hope to see you there!
Ministry Workers & Family Retreat
Sunday, January 29 - Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Hosted at Camp Caroline in the Rocky Mountain area of Alberta each February, this event is an opportunity for ABA pastors and church ministry staff families to enjoy a few days of fellowship, recreation and inspiration. Activities are provided for children while the parents enjoy worship and an inspirational speaker. The schedule also provides lots of opportunity to enjoy outdoor recreation or the many amenities of Camp Caroline.
Our speaker at this upcoming retreat will be Dr. Syd Page. He will be presenting Directives for Church Leaders from 1 Timothy One. Please click here for a copy of the brochure.