March 2015 Loop - Canada West District

Canada West District Church of the
March 2015
March 18: Music Program Information Evening
March 23: Biology Program Info.
March 24: Business Program Info.
March 25: Behavioural Science Program Evening
For more information or to register for an information evening:
March 31, 2015: Entrance
Scholarships & Church Servant
Leadership Scholarship Deadline. Click here for more information
March 27, 2015 Rocky Mountain House Easter
Drama: This Easter drama will be performed by the
King’s Players from Glenview Nazarene Church, all
ticket proceeds will be in support of the Rocky
youth who will be attending NYC in Louisville. Any
and all are welcome, if you have further questions
please contact Mitch Brower
April 3, 2015 10:30 am Joint Good Friday service for Calgary area churches to be hosted at Calgary First Church of the Nazarene. Keynote Speaker
will be Mark Buchanan. Located at 65 Richard Way
April 3, 2015 10am - 12pm: Good Friday Rally at
Edmonton First Church of the Nazarene, Keynote
speaker Dr. Larry Dahl
April 5, 2015 Easter Sunday
Upcoming Ambrose Courses: Three courses are
being offered this spring through Ambrose University. This opportunity is especially pertinent to Pastors, and will qualify for LLL credit. For further information please check out their website here, the
courses offered are as follows;
April 27 - May 1, 2015 Preaching in a Shifting
Culture, Instructor: Mark Buchanan, Terry Young
and Bill McAlpine
April 27 - May 1, 2015 Old Testament, Exodus, Instructor: Tremper Longman
May 11 - 15, 2015 Incarceration, Grace and Justice, Instructor: Donald Stoesz
Canada West District Church of the
Please pray for the students
from Canada West District
that will be attending NYC
Jarrett Meilicke
Matthew Cox
Austin Bitzer
Jessica Bitzer
Dixon Wood
Carson Wood
Upcoming Events
April 16 - 19, 2015 Wesleyan Holiness
Women Clergy Conference: Several women
clergy from Canada attended the 2013 conference in Estes Park and found it really beneficial.
A considerable amount of prayer and planning
goes into this event, to encourage and equip
women in in their call. For more information
please click here.
Payton Unger
Chelsea Hoffer
Charlie Titterington
Cody McLean
Tommy Titterington
Brandon Stewart
Sarah Robertson
Autumn WIlliams
Shane Stewart
Janelle Weslowski
Rachel Burick
Olivia Burick
Jake Ashton
Sarah Ashton
Zakk Halverson
Zak Scheerschmidt
Kaylee Scheerschmidt
April 19, 3pm Grand Opening! Riverton Community
Church of the Nazarene, 25
Main Street in Riverton, MB
Everyone is welcome to attend please email Rev.
Menno Friesen for further details.
Elya Ewing
Adam Schwartz
Lauren Schwartz
Paul Zapote
Katherine Kvellestad
May 15, 2015 Deadline for Assembly
June 19-20, 2015: Conventions &
Assembly at Ambrose University
Canada West District Church of the
Please pray for the sponsors from Canada West
District that will be attending NYC 2015
Clayton Meilicke
Monica Meilicke
Treena Cox
Ryan Wood
Ginger Bitzer
May 26-28, 2015 55+ Retreat! Deep and
Wide: How Grace Changes Everything. Keynote
speakers are Rev. Mark Buchanan and Rev. Matt
Boda. For more information please visit or phone 403-4102931. If you would like brochures to promote
this event at your church please contact the district office.
Nathan Nichols
Alanna Wycoco
Srimal Ranasinghe
Mitch Brower
Sheri Lynne Martin
Carly Herbert
Ryan Herbert
Rick Ewing
Matthew Prendergast
Jenn Tattrie
July 1, 2015 Harmattan deadline to request
NYC can often be a lifechanging experience for youth
who have the opportunity to
go. It can literally change the
trajectory of their lives and so
thank you so much for your
prayer and financial support
so far. If you are able to financially support some of the
youth, but don’t know any of
them personally, please feel
free to write a cheque addressed to ‘Canada West
NYC’. You can designate it to
one of the students or to the
group as a whole, please remember some of the sponsors
need financial support as
well! For further information
please contact Jenn Tattrie at
[email protected]
landscape and Children’s special needs request.
Apply here.
August 11 - 13, 2015 PALCON @ Ambrose: beginning with registration at 2 pm on Aug. 11
and ending with the evening service on Aug. 13.
Registration cost is $179.00 and you can register by clicking on this link www.PALCON.ORG
Pastoral spouses are welcome to attend, registration cost is also $179.00.
Evening Worship speakers will be Dr. Jerry Porter, General Superintendent; Dr. Deirdre Brower
-Latz, Principal and Senior Lecturer in Pastoral
and Social Theology at Nazarene Theological
College, Manchester; and Dr. Gordon T. Smith,
President and Professor of Systematic and Spiritual Theology at Ambrose University.
Canada West District Church of the
Prayer Requests
Please keep Dale Strebchuk (son
of Colleen Strebchuk, High Prairie) in your prayers as he suffered a heart attack on Sunday
March 15th. He has had three
stents put in, but continues to be
in recovery. Prayer for healing
and for Dale’s family.
PALCON (Continued) Keynote daytime speakers will be
Dr. Gary Nelson, President of Tyndale University College & Seminary and Rev. Mark Buchanan, Associate
Professor at Ambrose Seminary. A number of workshops will also be presented during Wednesday and
Thursday. Please pray for God’s blessing and His
Spirit’s outpouring during this significant event for
our Canadian leadership team.
Summer Ministry Intern Position available at Glenview Nazarene Church.
Pastor to Families & Children and
Pastor to Families & Youth. Position is offered for 15 weeks beginning the week of May 4, 2015.
Compensation is $18.00 per
hour. Applicant must be presently in a college or university program and be returning to their
program in the fall of 2015. Application deadline is April 15,
2015 at 12 noon, resumes and
three references should be sent
to the attention of Pastor Val
H e l l w i g
a t
i n [email protected] full job
description can be provided by
contacting the District Office at
[email protected]
Calgary East Church of the Nazarene
Will be the site of this years Work and Witness Project.
It is a joint project sponsored by the Canada West District and Canada West NMI. The project will run from
July 12—22, 2015. There will be a ministerial team
ministering to the community and to the team members; an Outreach Team who will work with the Calgary East staff to develop a long term growth program;
and a Construction Team who will make improvements to the building and grounds. It will take a varied
group of gifted individuals to make a difference in this
community. If you are interested in participating in
this W&W summer mission please contact Richard Bahan at [email protected]
Camp Harmattan Newsletter
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We deeply appreciate your support and hope you enjoy being brought up to speed with what is happening
at Harmattan.
Take care,
- The Harmattan Team
Canada West District Church of the
New Director of Ministry Relations appointed for Crossroads Christian Communications
This past fall (2014), Rev.
Melnichuk and his wife moved to
Calgary where he serves as the
Director of Ministry Relations for
Crossroads Christian Communications (Western Canada), as well
as the Director of Operations for
YES TV, Alberta. Ministry-wise,
he holds his credentials with the
Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada, pastored for 23 years, and
produced and hosted programs
on YES TV dealing with workplace ministry (whatido), and a
live apologetics call-in show
based on cultural issues that
challenge our Biblical worldview
(It’s Your Call). As the Director of
Melnichuk’s goal is to bring an
awareness to the on-going legacy
of Crossroads Ministries. Who
are we? What do we do? Why we
are doing it? Crossroads is more
Street. Rev. Melnichuk would be
delighted to make Crossroads
Ministries and/or YES TV visible
to your leadership and to answer
any questions regarding our desire to support your local congregations. He also welcomes the
opportunity to minister to your
congregations with a message
about Jesus and the power of
media. If you have any questions
at all, please feel free to check
out their website
Camp Harmattan Family Camp Speakers
D e i r d r e
Brower Latz
is the Principal of Nazarene Theological College,
UK. Ordained
in 1996, she
went on to
pastor in urban communities in the
United Kingdom. Principal
2012 she continues to serve among the local congregation
where she was the pastoral team leader. She
teaches in the area of practical theology. Deirdre is passionate about issues relating to justice, the community, the church and Wesleyan
theology. How people live out their faith in
their everyday lives. She likes change.
Her interests involve allotment gardening,
sports of all sorts (watching and participating
as a netball player weekly), travel, animals,
reading and people! Deirdre is married to Andrew – who is currently working full time on his
PhD in political theology at Durham University.
She was born in Wainwright Alberta and has
family all over the USA/Canada.
Deirdre holds a PhD from The University of
Manchester, an M.A. in Christian Holiness and a
B.A. Hons in Pastoral Theology from Nazarene
Theological College, Manchester.
Canada West District Church of the
Camp Harmattan Speaker Dr. Jim Diehl
The 1993 General Assembly of the Church of the Nazarene in Indianapolis, Indiana, elected Dr. James Diehl to the Board of General Superintendents. In 2009, after he served 16 years in this role, the 27th
General Assembly in Orlando, Florida, bestowed on him the honor of
general superintendent emeritus status. A love for ministry has always been at the center of his heart. Dr. Diehl has pastored in numerous churches conducting live radio programs, and developing
weekly TV broadcasts. In addition he served as DS for a combined ten years in the districts of Nebraska and Colorado. Dr. Diehl is a prolific writer of numerous articles that
have appeared in the Herald of Holiness, Holiness Today, Preacher’s Magazine, Bread,
World Mission, The Holiness Digest, Perspective, and others. He is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University, and in 1990 Northwest Nazarene University conferred on him a Doctor
of Divinity degree in recognition of his outstanding achievements. His passion for education has led him to serve on the boards of trustees at several of our Nazarene Universities. He also served as chairman of the Board of Regents at Northwest Nazarene University.
In 2011 the Board of Trustees at MNU invited Dr. Diehl to serve as interim president of
the University—a position he held for seven months while they conducted a search for a
new president. At the close of his service at the University, the trustees presented James
H. Diehl with the Lifetime Achievement Award. Dr. Diehl married the love of his life, Dorothy, and together they raised four children. They have seven grandchildren and five
great grandchildren. The Diehls make their home in Lakewood, Colorado.As Paul described his ministry to Timothy in 2 Timothy 1:11, so Dr. Diehl describes his calling—to
be a pastor, a preacher, and an administrator. While laying down the administrative call,
his passion continues with an ongoing preaching ministry from a pastor’s heart. He frequently speaks at camp meetings, college revivals, district ministerial retreats, district lay
retreats, zone crusades, and international events.
Canada West District Church of the
New this month, Ruthanne Knows!!!
Hey Ruthanne,
I know that I can earn Life Long Learning credits by taking seminars,
or attending conferences, but I was unable to get away from my local
ministry this year and I don’t think I have fulfilled my quota for the year,
is there anything I can do to increase the number of hours I’ve already
Kind Regards,
Under my 20 hours!
Dear Under 20,
There are a number of ways you can earn LLL credit. Seminars, Conferences, Prayer Retreats, or online courses are some of the ways you can
earn the hours you need for each year. An ordained minister is required
to fill 20 hours per year of this sort of thing. If however you have been
unable to attend any of these sorts of things in the past year, you can
earn a full ten hours (1/2 of your requirement) by completing a Book Report, and submitting between a 250 and 500 page book report to the District Superintendent. If you have any questions at all you can go online to
our website and check out the
FAQ page and/or the Book Report instructions. In this way you can fulfill
your required hours without ever leaving your congregation!
Regards, Ruthanne Williams, Learning Coordinator,
Canada West District