A Vision that Compels

"Building relationships with community organizations and churches is key to pursuing new ministry strategies."

April 8, 2019

In response to our nation’s rapidly changing culture, One Hope Canada’s national board established a vision statement in 2018 to guide mission leadership and its 45 ministry points as together they consider future ministry endeavors.

The vision states that One Hope Canada will intentionally equip current and next generation leaders to be Gospel-centered and, aggressively pursue new ministry strategies that recognize cultural and geographical realities.

“Our new vision statement will focus our energies and initiatives for the coming years, ensuring that One Hope Canada can continue fulfilling the mandate God has given this mission since 1927,” explains National Board Chair Fedri van Dongen.

In this brief article, I look at the second part of the vision statement and show, that though unique, the mission’s 45 ministry points are united around One Hope Canada’s purpose and are discovering ways to actively pursue ministry strategies to fulfill that purpose. This often...

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Partnering for the Kingdom

"One Hope Canada’s partnership with the AGC empowers the mission to help community missionaries reach the least opportunity areas of Canada through community-based ministries."

January 14, 2019

Welcome. I’m so glad you’re here! We often use these words to greet guests or family members to our home. The words express a genuine joy at seeing family and friends. In the same way, I used these words to welcome each One Hope Canada church that recently joined the Associated Gospel Churches.

Strategic ministry partnerships are valuable to the AGC. Our partnership with One Hope Canada has been a blessing as we have welcomed four churches into the AGC family and anticipate eight more in the near future. The AGC’s vision is to be a movement of healthy, reproducing churches.

AGC sees reproduction in several ways—in new church plants, daughter works from existing churches, multi-site churches, or partnerships with like-minded ministries such as One Hope...

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Ministry Happens Year Round

"7,077 children and youth will be involved in discipleship ministries"

November 16, 2018

It might surprise you to know that 42 of One Hope Canada’s 45 ministry points actively minister to children and youth for the entire year.

 

I am amazed to see how our off-season is really God’s on-season. We intended for our fall and winter ministry to supplement what we do in the summer so campers can grow in their faith at home. God not only does this but uses our discipleship...

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