Education And Pentecostalism

What does education look like through the eyes of those empowered by the Spirit who recognize God at work in the world? Pentecostal and Charismatic Education: Renewalist Education Wherever it is Found explores the answers. If we believe the Holy Spirit is still the transformative Spirit of God at work in the world, then we can confidently … Read more

Presence vs. Proximity – How neighbourliness reveals our morality

Several years ago, I began the process of re-orienting my entire way of life within the proximity of my neighbourhood and began deceptively simple practices that I now think have the potential to be staggering in their scope in helping us and others live well. My imagination was sparked for another way of living and … Read more

Revival And The Dynamic Intensity Of The Spirit

In 2015, I read a book by Michael Horton called Ordinary: Sustainable Faith in a Radical, Restless World. I appreciated his overall message—while some Christians emphasize the need to live an extraordinary or radical life, he emphasized living an ordinary Christian life and the value of the ordinary aspects of ministry. He wrote, “It’s precisely the ordinary ministry, week-in and … Read more

A Call to the One – Investing in the next generation

Honest confession: I was reluctant to say “Yes” to the call of God. I remember the moment so clearly, kneeling in the back prayer room at Lakeshore Camp in Cobourg, Ont. In that time of prayer, an inner sense came to me so clearly—God was calling me into full-time ministry. My immediate response was not … Read more

Deep Calls To Deep

ENRICH PENTECOSTAL ∷ LEADERSHIP ENRICH LEADERSHIP CELEBRATING WATER BAPTISMS IN THE PAOC “The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit” (John 3:8) “Upon your profession of faith in the Lord Jesus … Read more

Parenting Books – a curated list

Are you looking for a curated list of great parenting resources? Here’s an excellent one provided by Parent Cue – a Christian parenting resource site. Parenting doesn’t come with set manuals, but that doesn’t mean there are great resources available. Some of these are available in WPA’s church lending library. Click the link for the … Read more

Helping Kids Cultivate the Skill of Noticing

One major parenting goal many of us have is to raise kids who show compassion for others. In fact, I’d be willing to bet a lot of us have compassion near the top of our lists, right up there with courage, kindness, and perseverance. But before we raise compassionate kids, we need to help them … Read more

How Serving Changes Kids – Parent Cue Live

Dr. Kara Powell, executive director at Fuller Youth Institute, joins Reggie Joiner and Kristen Ivy to discuss how serving others helps grow kids’ character and faith by connecting to a bigger story.

Leading “Pentecostally” Creating New Opportunities For People To Encounter Jesus

William Sloos Within this rapidly secularizing culture, the church struggles to maintain its relevancy. Seismic shifts in moral, social and spiritual patterns among emerging generations occur at unprecedented levels in society and the church. Among Millennials and Gen Zs, individualism and consumerism dominate their thinking and inform their behaviour; they base their choices on feelings … Read more