Renewal News – Summer 2019

In This Issue: GA 2019: a way forward? – Andy CornellThe trouble with norms – Ian ShawStage set for Barrier battleRF board to respond to remitsRenewal for the next generation – Lauren and Jillian McWhinnieRF's Knox College bursary revivedAuthentic Biblical thinking – Ian ShawPowerful, Spirit-led prayer – Andy CornellEffective Gospel witness – John ParkIt's a ... Read more

A Letter to Evangelicals

The decision of the 145th General Assembly to adopt option "B" in the Report of the Special Committee of Former Moderators and the subsequent Remits on Human Sexuality and Marriage have caused a range of responses among members of the Renewal Fellowship and throughout our denomination. As a result of a meeting at Vaughan Community ... Read more

Meet Our Board

Pictures and profiles appear for the following Renewal Fellowship Board members: Don Bartlett, Rev. Pye Chew, Rev. Stan Cox, Diane Eaton, Bill Harrison, Rev. Germaine Lovelace, Don MacMillan, Jillian McWhinney, Rev. John Park, Leslie Ruo, and Rev. Ian Shaw … Read More

Renewal News – Spring 2019

In This Issue: ● General Assembly 2019: Start Praying – Rev. Andy Cornell, Executive Director ● A Day of Renewal – April 6 at Grace West Hill, Scarborough, Ontario ● Where Vertical Meets Horizontal – Practicing Collective Neighbourliness – Jason McKinney, Wycliffe Institute of Evangelism ● Logging Off and Looking In – A Lenten Reflection – Rev. Ian Shaw, Board Chair ● Pre-Assembly Conference Planned – Street Level – Christine O'Reilly ● Hospitality: Are our congregations truly prepared for visitors? ● A Death and Life Reflection – Rev. Ian Shaw, Board Chair ● Meet a Board Member – Rev. Stan Cox ● Congregations Spread Their Wings – Twitter ● Wanting Too Little – Expectancy Deficit Disorder – Diane Eaton ● Andy Cornell's Speaking Schedule ● Current Board Members and Staff … Read more

Wanting Too Little

Church disputes are not unusual, and neither is their tendency to polarize people. But what’s truly unusual is the rigorous work of self-reflection. That’s how we discover one malady we share in common. It’s this: wanting too little – too little from God. I call it Expectancy Deficit Disorder (EDD) … Read more

Our Constitution

Proposed revisions to the Constitution were approved by the Renewal Fellowship Board at a Board meeting on July 18, 2018, and will be voted on at the AGM on Saturday, April 6, 2019. The objects of the Renewal Fellowship are to establish means of contact and encouragement for those interested in renewal; to promote materials that provide biblical, theological comment and practical, specific ideas; to develop supportive programmes for prayer, small groups, and evangelism; and to organize conferences to strengthen the reformed and evangelical witness with our denomination. … Read more

Meet Our Administrative Assistant

Kyoungsoo Hwang began her new position as Renewal Fellowship Administrative Assistant on January 1, 2019. She replaced Bill Harrison, who retired after almost 20 years in the job. Kyoungsoo brings a vibrant faith and a wealth of experience to the job. After graduating from Western University’s Master of Library and Information Science program in 2002, ... Read more