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Good Friday morning from the LPD,

I write to you on the morning of the Canada – USA gold medal Olympic hockey
game. With our ladies winning yesterday – let’s root for the men’s team
today!

One of the most frequent comments I hear is about the difficulty of making
change in the local church. On one hand, we want our church to grow and to
thrive – on the other hand, we might not want it to change.

In a practical article, Carey Nieuwhof addresses these strange dynamics of
leading a church today. Here is a link:

LPD Conference on March 7,8…

*        theme is “Living the Story,”

Friday afternoon ministerial (open to all) – “Relating to our Times”

*        We will consider together how we are doing at living the Story,
both individually and corporately today

Friday evening dinner – “Reaching our Times” – dinner together and stories
of God’s work among us.

Saturday AM – teaching time, “Adjusting to our Times,” followed by our
annual meeting.

Please see the attached brochures for details! Hope to see you there!

LPD Conference Letter 2

God bless,

Rob

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Good Morning from LPD

Good morning friends,

 It is just four weeks until our district conference at Langley EFC – we look forward to seeing you, to learning together, and to sharing stories of God’s work among us. Please see the attached information, and also the Five Minutes on Friday, with news and prayer items from the LPD Family of Churches.

 Feb7, 2014 LPD Conference Letter 2 conference brochure 2014 – 5

This weekend, we will gather to give thanks for the life and ministry of Ken Lawrence on Saturday, and on Sunday, we will share in the installation of a new associate pastor. Jeremy (Lauren) Boehm at Central EFC in Courtenay.

 What are you preaching on this Sunday? Is your sermon exegetical, or is it eisegetical? It is a topical sermon, or are you preaching through a book of Scripture? In an interesting article, Don’t Undermine God’s Word,” Joe Mckeever asks some important questions about our preaching, and how we can unconsciously undermine God’s Word. He also provides suggestions as to how we can model and encourage our people to love and value God’s Word more. I would encourage you to read this, and to use it as a measure of your preaching this week – and in the weeks ahead. Here is the link:

 May God bless you and our ministry this weekend. We look forward to connecting with many of you at conference in 4 weeks.

 God bless,

 Rob

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Good Morning from the LPD

Good morning friends,

 It is now just five weeks before our district conference. We look forward to seeing many of you, and to fellowshipping, learning and growing together.

 This morning, I head out to Trinity Western Seminary/ACTS to join John Auxier for the Joint Governance Council. Pray for us, as we seek to collaborate with our other denominational partners in shaping the future of ACTS.

 Please see the attached Five Minutes on Friday, with news and prayer items from our LPD churches and family, and also see the information on our upcoming conference.

  Jan 24, 2014 conference brochure 2014 – 5 LPD Conference Letter 2

God bless,

 Rob

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Good Friday Morning and Welcome to our LPD Conference

Good Friday morning friends,

We trust that you have had a good week. Our LPD Board met yesterday afternoon, and we fine-tuned our preparations for our upcoming LPD Conference.

We also welcomed our latest LPD Church Planting Missionary to the family.  His name is Youngcheng (Bruce) Li, and he is an intern at Grace EFC. Bruce and his wife Hannah are from Mainland China and have also lived and served in South Korea and United States before coming to Canada and our region. Bruce is interning with Stephen Leung, and is ministering at the Richmond campus and also with Chinese students on the campus of Trinity Western University. Welcome Bruce, Hannah and children Martin and Nancy!

 Bruce and Nancy Li are now our fifth Church Planting Missionaries, joining Philip and Grace Yung (Multi-ethnic Church Plant), Steve and Gillian Sharpe (The Rock), Stephen Leung (Grace EFC) and Jonathan and Harmony Ng (Servants Vancouver).

With our LPD Church Planting Missionary program, our district, in partnership with church plants and missions, will bring a person on as an employee, with a faith-budget. We take care of receiving, administering and receipting funds on their behalf and take care of payroll. This service is intended to free them to focus on their ministry until their church plant is ready to incorporate and register with CRA, when they can function as an, “autonomous and interdependent” member church of our district and the EFCC. Both The Rock Christian Fellowship and Grace EFC are nearing this milestone.

LPD Conference is coming up on March 7,8—2014 at Langley EFC!

Here are a few highlights:

Our theme is, “Living the Story,” living out the gospel in our lives and churches, and before our watching world.

  • We look forward to several speakers sharing with us. These will include pastors, district personnel and church leaders – we will learn from one another and encourage one another in living out the gospel in our various settings.
  • We anticipate two church plants (Grace EFC and the Rock Christian Fellowship) will be joining our district as member churches.
  • At our banquet on Friday evening, we will hear stories of God’s work from several churches and church plants in a variety of settings.
  • We will receive reports and make decisions on the ministry of our district.
  • We will have opportunities for fellowship and prayer together.
  • Ladies and women in ministry will enjoy a fellowship luncheon on Saturday.

Please see the attached brochure and letter of invitation.

 conference brochure 2014 – 5 LPD Conference Letter 2

Thanks for your partnership! As we begin a new year and partner with churches and church planting missionaries, we value your partnership! Your gifts to our Lower Pacific District and Church Ministry Endowment Fund enable us to resource and encourage these missionaries and church plants, and also to provide financial support to them. We currently have four LPD Church Planting Missionaries and are resourcing several church plants. Your partnership and that of your church is both appreciated and needed. Please see our LPD website at http://www.lpd-efcc.ca/ for more info.

May God bless and keep you through this weekend!

In Jesus,

Rob and Karen

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