What Does It Take to Grow a Sunday School?

Like many Canadian Presbyterian Churches, St. Paul's, Simcoe, Ontario, has had a shrinking Sunday School over the last couple of decades. In less than a year, they have increased their average attendance of 3 or 4 students by 400%. How did this happen? Well of course they prayed, but they also took action. … Read More

Friends Sharing the Good News

St. Paul's, Simcoe, Ontario, is the home of a ministry to seventeen adults with a developmental disability. They meet twice a month for worship, including some vibrant singing, Bible story and open prayer; a craft or activity time, but the important part of their times together is just being friends. … Read More

Good News Journey – St. Andrew’s Moncton

An eleven-year journey of discernment, decisions, and dedication ended on January 29, 2012, when the congregation of St. Andrew's, Moncton NB, gathered for worship in their new building with their long-time pastor, The Rev. Dr. Martin Kreplin. This journey really began in the 1980's when a consultant recommended that the congregation move. … Read More

The Spirit is Moving Swiftly

In April 2010, the Session of St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Swift Current, Saskatchewan, decided to advise the Presbytery that their church would be closing in 2011. They were a small, discouraged group of seniors (approximately 15 at Sunday worship). Within days of their decision … Read More