The AMMiC Mini Conference held on May 26-28 has concluded. It was the third conference since 2014 for clergy and lay leaders. As AMMiC churches and church plants are spread across North America, the mini conference was a chance for fellowship, sharing and supporting clergy and lay leaders. Bishop Stephen led a Bible Teaching session each morning and a wide variety of topics were presented and discussed to continue equipping leaders. We would like to thank all the speakers for sharing their experiences.
Please check out AMMiC’s Facebook Page for more photos from the conference. Please continue to check this page as we post resources from the Conference.
– Bishop Ron’s Resources for effective parish leadership.
Valerie has been serving in the area of Christian Education and children’s ministry for over 25 years. Upon graduation with a Master of Religious Education (MRE) from Canadian Theological Seminary in Regina, Saskatchewan, Valerie interned at Child Evangelism Fellowship in Salem, Oregon. Later on, the Lord called her to begin serving as Christian Education Director and Children’s Pastor at various local churches in Vancouver, BC. At present, she is pursuing her D.Min. education at Carey Theological College.
Her vision is to equip, train and empower volunteers in churches to minister to children; at the same time, to support and strengthen parents, so they may become partners with churches to raise their children according to scriptural principles. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.” (Matthew 19:14) It is Valerie’s dream and hope that each AMMiC church plant and parish may have its own sustainable children’s and family ministries.
Esther is the eldest of five children in her family. She has five sisters, three biological and
(L-R) Bishop Stephen, Rev. Esther, Ven. Rev. Paul
two foster sisters, and one brother. Esther married at the age of 18 to Paul Cyril Beaulieu and they have two children, Amanda and Trenton, and 7 grandchildren.
Esther has worked at West Region Child & Family Services since May 21, 1985. In 1990, she attended a program “Management in an Aboriginal Organization”. In 1994 Esther enrolled in the Bachelor of Social Work Program and graduated in 1999. In 2000 she was assigned the position of Community Based Team Supervisor for two First Nations Communities and has been in that position for the last 15 years. Through her work, Esther has been involved in a program for First Nations’ Women that is held once a year and is attended by approximately 150 women. Esther and another staff person have been providing Christian Healing Prayer for anyone who wants to come during the three days of the gathering.
Bishop and Clergy present at Rev. Esther’s ordination
In 2000, Esther once again committed her life to Jesus and has been involved in ANiC for the last 7 years, serving as a Lay Minister in the Church of the Redeemer, Dauphin, MB for most of that time. Esther loves praising the Lord in music. Esther was ordained as a Deacon on March 8, 2015 with the focus on doing ministry with Metis & First Nations peoples.
AMMiC and Good Shepherd (Vancouver, BC) are organizing a mission trip to Thailand planned for late summer. The dates are August 21 through September 3. The mission trip is being organized in partnership with the Anglican Church in Thailand, Diocese of Singapore and the Karen Anglican Ministry at the Border (KAMB).
The goals for the mission trip is to bring God’s love to the displaced people at the Thailand border and to foster life -changing spiritual growth through cross-cultural missions experience. Training for the trip will start in June. At the end of the trip, there will be 2 nights organized for the mission trip members to share their experience (October 3 and November 7).
For more information please check-out the 2015 Missions Trip Flyer. If you would like to apply to be a member on the mission trip, please download the application package. Applications are open until June 30, 2015. You can also e-mail the team leader Nona Tong at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Please also check out photos from the 2011 Mission Trip to Thailand on the Anglican Network in Canada website.
AMMiC’s April 2015 prayer calendar is now available. You can find it in word (.doc) and pdf formats. Please keep these items in your daily prayers.
You can also find previous prayer calendars in the AMMiC Monthly Prayer Calendar Section.