Pastor Mark Hughes, of Winnipeg’s Church of the Rock, told Congress participants that even if a church’s vision is to reach the lost, that vision won’t become reality unless it’s reflected in church culture.
Patti and Rick Love explained their three-part program that churches can use to help new Canadians learn our language and customs, then learn about the Good News of Salvation in Christ.
Lively discussions broke out in many of the Congress’s break-out seminars.
“God is constantly disturbing the peace to bring a true sense of peace and shalom into the world,” said Congress speaker Danielle Strickland of the Salvation Army.
Pastor Andrew Lau of Cornerstone Community Church near Toronto revealed how his congregation became truly multicultural.
“We sometimes forget who we are and why we are here,” said David Macfarlane, Billy Graham Evangelistic Association of Canada’s director of national initiatives. “We forget what really matters.”