WELCOME FROM KEN RUSSELL, DISTRICT SUPERINTENDENT
Christian leadership is a privilege. I’ve learned that leadership is about love. The ability to love Jesus more than anyone else, love people who may not love you in return, and love yourself in a way that does not lead to narcissism. In just a few months we will be gathering once again for our annual district network conference. I’m looking forward to seeing you and your leadership team there.
Our next district network conference is going to be hosted by Broadway Church in the beautiful city of Vancouver, on April 8th to 10th, 2019. We’re so thankful that Pastor Darin Latham and the leadership team at Broadway have extended an invitation to us.
We have invited some great plenary speakers to shape our thinking around the missional priority of Church and Clergy Health. Our guests will include the teaching and preaching ministry of Karl Vaters (Teaching Pastor of Cornerstone Christian Fellowship and author of “The Grasshopper Myth” and “Small Church Essentials”), Paul Bartlett (Lead Pastor of Lighthouse Church in New Zealand), and Shaila Visser (National Director for ALPHA Canada) as they help us to focus upon our priority of church and leadership health.
During our conference, we will also feature a panel discussion with some incredible leaders, along with our business sessions. We are also offering special Children’s sessions, which will run concurrently to our plenary gatherings.
Our theme this year is: PREVAIL. This is based on the scripture found in Romans 8:37b “we are more than conquerors through him who loved us”. While we may live and serve in some challenging times, prevailing leadership is the result of empowerment by God’s Holy Spirit and strategic mobilization of His supernatural resources.
We are looking forward to seeing you at our district conference in Vancouver. Please register early, so we can make the appropriate preparations for your time with us.