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A FOCUS ON THE FAMILY CANADA NEWSLETTER
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October 2011
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What top issues concern Canadian churches?

One of the goals God gave me when I joined Focus on the Family Canada as the director of church and community relations was to make every effort to link this whole country together – a huge task! That’s why, on January 20th, Focus on the Family Canada kicked off the Here to Hear cross-Canada tour to meet with pastors and church leaders across our country. Our goal was to come into the lives of ministry leaders and listen to them share what is happening among the families in their specific region of the country.

The tour has recently ended and, over its three-month span, we visited 31 locations across every province from Newfoundland to British Columbia to the Northwest Territories! 

One of the main purposes for our meetings was to have the participants fill out a survey that would help guide our ongoing conversations and initiatives. Our hope was to determine how we could direct our energy into issues where churches need us most. At the completion of the tour, we gathered all the information that we received. Below are just a few highlights from these data surveys. 


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MINISTRY HIGHLIGHTS
We’d like to invite our Calgary friends to a free ministry leaders’ luncheon on October 6 at First Alliance Church from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm. We want to bless you and tell you more about Focus’ new adoption initiative in Calgary! Please email us to register.

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FROM SCRIPTURE
“There is one body and one Spirit . . . one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.” 

Ephesians 4:4-6
WHAT'S ON YOUR MIND
We want your feedback! As a pastor, what family life issues do you find the most challenging to deal with?

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TESTIMONY
“Thank you for being a part of my journey. Your listening ear and encouraging words are like a bubbling spring in an arid, foreign desert.” 
 
– A pastor’s wife
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Speakers & Teachers

Focus Canada speakers are here to provide real help for families and marriages. To learn more about having a Focus Canada speaker come to your church or event, email churches@fotf.ca.
CLERGY CARE NETWORK
For Canadian pastors and their families

Support and encouragement for your personal and ministry life. For free, confidential counselling, contact us at 1.888.5.CLERGY or info@clergycare.ca.

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