We want to share how amazing our God is and you can help!

This page is for blog posts, videos, reflections, podcasts... and anything we can think of to encourage the Body of Christ! Have a story you want us to share? We'd love to help you tell it! All you need to do is send it to Lisa. We'll post it on here, share on social media and maybe even an email : )


New Waters

Brought to you by New Ventures Canada, New Waters is a collective learning space that exists to initiate lively conversations and share collective learnings. Our goal is to equip and inspire followers of Jesus to navigate the new waters we find ourselves in as the church in Canada. Our hope is to help you to love the church and learn to think differently with curiosity, hope, and wonder.

Follow along on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter as we launch this new project!


New Waters Podcast

Designed for church leaders and ministry workers who are hungry to know how to navigate the sea of change we find ourselves in, the New Waters podcast will help you ask big questions and lead thoughtfully. Our desire is to equip you to engage with faith today in our current time and space in Canada.

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alliance connection | fall 2018 issue is live

Read about what God is doing across our nation and into the least-reached people groups around the world with the latest issue of the Alliance Connection from the National Ministry Centre.

feature story: pathways student

Jump ahead of PG 13 and read about Maria Sikal’s experience in Pathways School of Ministry.


REFLECTIONS: The New CCD Ordination Journey



“The new ordination journey provided me with a healthy space to wrestle with some of the challenges and tensions that I’ve felt in ministry, and within the church. This enabled me to move forward in clarity and confidence, with direction and vision. It helped me more clearly see who God has created me to be and the calling he has placed on my life. 

The book list was diverse, the assignments were engaging, my own creativity was encouraged, and I loved how the whole process was highly relational. Instead of being an isolating process, the structure of the ordination program actually helped me become better connected. Although it was an intense year, the journey was shared with others. The structure was set up to allow thoughts and ideas to be bounced off each other in safe and supportive relationships. Being paired up with a mentor who has been able to speak wisdom and encouragement into my life and ministry has been an answer to prayer. 

I believe this type of structure reinforces how we all, especially as church leaders, should be living, learning and leading.”



This video started as a school assignment by our very own talented & passionate Nancy Wing. This video is accurately titled "Heaven's Waiting Room" and reminds us of the mission field that CAMA Woodlands is! Have a watch and consider how God might use you to minister in this place. 

Let Sharlene know if you have other ideas, at CAMA you could:

  1. Visit (one-one connections or bring your kiddos in)
  2. Preach (daily service times vary throughout the week)
  3. Sing (host a hymn sing)
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The video on the left (Heaven's Waiting Room) featured at the end a simulated "Code Purple". Read Carrie McFarland's reflection after experiencing a real code purple upstairs @ CAMA Woodlands. Thank you Carrie for sharing this with us! 

"For those of you who don’t know what a Code Purple is, it is the term given to the event of walking a deceased body out of the Home..."

why pathways?

We asked some of our students the question "Why did you choose Pathways?" Check out how some of them responded.

Do you have a passion for Jesus and want to encourage others? Have you considered a career in ministry, but you don’t know where to start? 

Pathways School of Ministry is designed to develop Christ-centered, Spirit-empowered, mission-focused leaders who learn at their own pace, with schedules that accommodate full time jobs, families or other responsibilities...





When video submissions were received for this video originally made for General Assembly 2018, there was this underlying theme of "being deeper on mission" and how Jesus works outside the church walls. What these stories show is how God is at work through doing church AND in our every day lives. Like Mario says, 'God's culture is where the body of Christ is and that is where spiritual renewal happens.' We love how these stories reflect that God calls us His body and only asks us to join in what HE is doing... we don't actually have to strive to do it ourselves. We just have to be and allow Him to work through us.



We want to hear it! Connect with Lisa and she'll help you share your story!