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

Shepherd My Sheep: How to Lead Biblically

Irv Busenitz | May 03, 2023 He said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love Me?” He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I love You.” He said to him, “Shepherd My sheep.” John 21:16 Scripture calls everyone to lead in one way or another. Mankind was created to … Read more

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

An Advent Prayer

SHARPENING OUR SPIRITUAL IMAGINATION BY LAUREL ARCHER ADVENT PRAYER Come Fire Come Wind blaze, blow upon your poem, this poet writing in the early hours, like a beachcomber at low tide looking for how long and holy seed and gifts of your grace left at the shoreline of another year. Herons and seabirds (icons of your presence for me) … Read more

Mourning And Christmas

A THEOLOGY OF GRIEF Paul Khosla have so many Christmas memories. Does anyone remember Evie singing “Come On, Ring Those Bells”? It was a contemporary Christian music Christmas hit. I also remember the poorly-shaped fir trees my dad would rescue from a tree lot seemingly every year, and that fake snow you could spray on … Read more

Prophetic Discernment In An Uncertain World

The last King of Judah was having a very bad day. His rule was insecure from the start. Everyone knew he was a mere puppet—installed by the authority of Babylon after King Nebuchadnezzar dethroned his nephew, Jehoiachin. The Babylonian siege was brutal, leaving Jerusalem a vassal state with little hope. Yet here was Zedekiah in the temple … Read more

Purpose of the Board

The board governance model The Board of WPA operates under a governance model, meaning the Board guides the church through policies instead of getting involved in the day-to-day operations of the church. Here are some things the Board does and doesn’t do. Things we don’t do Manage staffThe only employee the board has is the … Read more

NATIONAL INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY – Testimonies of God at work

June 21st is National Indigenous Peoples Day. An occasion to be used to learn more about the rich and diverse cultures, voices, experiences and histories of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples. Please celebrate with us the good things that Christ has and is doing within Indigenous brothers and sisters across the country and to pray for continued … Read more

SEVEN QUESTIONS FOR REGGIE NEEPOSH: LIFE LESSONS FROM THE FORMER CHIEF OF THE OUJÉ-BOUGOUMOU CREE NATION

Reggie David Neeposh is a husband, father, grandfather, Chief of the Oujé-Bougoumou Cree Nation in Northern Quebec for one term during 2011 to 2015, Chief Executive Officer for Ouje-Bougoumou Enterprises Inc. since Fall 2016, and presently the senior lead pastor of the Oujé-Bougoumou Cree Pentecostal Church (Jishemundo Mijwap). The Oujé-Bougoumou people have overcome incredible obstacles … Read more

Pushing Back Against MAID: Exploring Alternatives

The statistics are arresting. Between 2020 and 2021, there was a 32.4 per cent increase in the number of hastened deaths in Canada, a total of 10,064 in 2021.1 Of those opting for assisted suicide, 86.3 per cent said the reason for requesting death was the loss of ability to engage in meaningful activities.2 And access to … Read more