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REVITALIZATION AND MULTIPLICATION

By March 2, 2016 No Comments

langleyThe illuminated face of the clock by the bed read, “3:38.”

Conscious.
Confused.
Clear.
Awake!

O yah, its Thursday and I’m supposed to jet to Vancouver.

Belt buckled.
Keys in pockets.
Shoes on.
Groomed!

No time for brewing coffee. Grrrrr.

Notes? Check.
iPhone ticket? Check.
Car rental? Check.
Ready!

Cold and snow blankets everything, delaying but invigorating.

Sparse traffic.
Silent morning.
Slushy roads.
Departures!

The ripples of 9/11 are reminders that tighter security doesn’t make life feel more secure.

Belt off.
Pockets emptied.
Shoes off.
Inconvenienced!

The best part of flying. Not.

32,000 feet.
548km/hr
-64C
Purpose!air canada wingtip

The planeload empties at almost the identical local time we departed.

Rain for snow.
Green for white.
Mountains for plains.
Envious!

A rented Camri, a borrowed map and into the unknown.

$100.9 for $.59
Bumper-to-bumper.
80km/hr limit
Not envious!

Fifty-four minutes of driving past snowed-capped mountain vistas.

Old friends.
New acquaintances.
Shared mission.
Ministry!

Coast-to-coast collectives obeying the Great Commission.

Leadership.
Friendship.
Fellowship.
Kingdom!

This is who we are and what we do.

Revitalization.
Reinvigoration.
Multiplication.
Inspiration!

The vision? 350,000 Canadians by 2020.

Grace.
Love.
Redemption.
Jesus Christ.

The agents? Every believer.

Tell.
Invite.
Plant.
Light!

The outcome? On–purpose living.

Righteousness.
Justice.
Dignity.
Worship!

Every day faith, hope and joy.

Security check.
Boarding call.
Seatbelt buckled.
Ahhhhh!

Home to where my heart and calling reside.


David WellsThis post is dedicated to Rev. David Wells, General Superintendent of the Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada and to the men and women of churches across Canada who are leading Revitalization and Multiplication initiatives. David is inspiring a generation of pastor/leaders to seize the moment and fulfill their calling. David is known internationally as visionary leader, communicator, strategist and writer. He has served as chaplain to Canada’s Olympic and Commonwealth Games teams since 1988.


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Bob Jones

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Pastor at North Pointe Community Church for 27 years. Happily married to Jocelyn for 38 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vinnie; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three gorgeous daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love being a pastor and inspiring faith in Jesus through communicating, blogging, counseling and coaching. I enjoy running, reading, writing and ball hockey. Fan of the Esks and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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