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October 24-25, 2014 – 8:30 am – 4:00 pm (PDT)


ACTS Seminaries of Trinity Western University

7600 Glover Road, Langley BC Canada

or from anywhere via internet livestreaming

The 13 tracks (with four workshops in each track) are:

Friday - Christianity and Culture, ChurchWorks Church Administration, Healing Discipleship, Leadership Essentials 1, Prayer, Rural Ministry and Worship Ministry

Saturday - Authentic Leadership, Children's Ministry, Coaching/Mentoring, Leadership Essentials 2, Marriage and Family, Personal Health

Onsite Registration - $55/one day or $95 for both days

Live-streaming Registration - $45/person or $180/church (for both days)

More info               Register Now


Small Group Ministry Training in Alberta
Edmonton (October 4-5, 2014) 
Calgary (October 18-19, 2014)

Small Groups Big Impact

Join Dr. Randy Wollf, Director of MinistryLift and Assistant Professor at MBBS-ACTS Seminaries, in Edmonton (Oct. 4-5, 2014) or Calgary (Oct. 18-19) as he does two weekend training sessions on small group ministry. With over 25 years of experience in small group ministry as a participant, leader and small groups pastor, Randy believes that healthy small groups can have a huge impact.

The entire weekend of training will focus on essential skills for leading small groups that have a big impact. Participants will learn and practice skills that will help them prepare, lead, shepherd and engage in multiplying outreach more effectively. Registration is at 8:30 am on the Friday with training sessions running from 9:00 am - 4:00 pm each day. The location for the Edmonton training is the Best Western Plus Westwood Inn (18035 Stony Plain Road NW) on the Saturday and FantasyLand Hotel (17700 87 Avenue) on the Sunday. The Calgary training will be held at the Glenmore Inn (2720 Glenmore Trail SE).

The early bird registration fee is $85 (until September 20 for Edmonton and October 4 for Calgary).

Note: If you can only attend one of the days, please include a note to that effect on the registration form and we will reimburse you half of the registration fee. We will record all of the sessions so that you can watch any sessions that you miss.

Click here for more information. 


Register for Edmonton Small Group Ministry Training (Oct. 4-5)

Register for small group ministry training in Calgary (Oct. 18-19, 2014)


God Moving Hearts

If God brings you to it, he will bring you through itThe Israelites languished in captivity until the day when God moved the heart of their captor king, the mighty King Cyrus of Persia (Ezra 1). At the Lord’s prompting, Cyrus proclaimed that the Israelites could return to Jerusalem to rebuild the temple. Not only did God move the king’s heart, he also stirred the hearts of some of the Jews to seize this amazing opportunity.


Man holding stomach with quote, "It felt like someone was twisting a knife in my stomach."I was lying in a Filipino hospital with excruciating pain. It felt like someone was twisting a knife in my stomach. The doctor’s first priority was to rehydrate me, as I had gone through a serious bout of dysentery. They did a series of tests, but could not determine the cause of my pain. After a day, the pain went away.

God's Power in and through Imperfect Instruments

Clay jar with the verse from 2 Corinthians 4:7As a young camp counsellor, I had strong opinions about what constituted a good camp speaker. When Mr. B stood up to speak at the start of camp, I just knew we were in trouble. Yet, God used this imperfect instrument in an incredible way to reach into the hearts of many that week, including myself.

Leading Unethically

Man climbing ladder of successI’m sure we can all think of leaders who acted unethically. Many leaders justify their actions by believing that their position places them above ethical constraints. They consciously or unconsciously assume that the same rules do not apply to them. In 1 Sam. 22, Saul does the unthinkable.


Tackling the Giants

Big sumo wrestler and a little one (Dave and Goliath)It’s a classic story of the little guy taking on the big guy and winning (1 Sam. 17). Obviously, David was skilled with his sling, having already killed a lion and a bear during the course of his shepherding duties. The giant, Goliath, was a seasoned warrior.

Spiritual Leadership - A MinistryLift Recommended Book

Spiritual Leadership by Richard and Henry Blackaby“Spiritual leadership is moving people unto God’s agenda” (p. 36). In their 2011 expanded revision of Spiritual Leadership, Henry and Richard Blackaby have done a masterful job of calling Christian leaders to refocus on God and His agenda while giving many practical tools for helping them move people according to God’s leading.