Multiplying Churches and Church Leaders in Western Canada
The Sea-to-Sky Network has a Vision to multiply 25 disciple- making churches and 100 leaders over the next ten years from the seashores of British Columbia to the big skies of Manitoba.
Our Purpose is “Multiplying disciple-making churches and leaders from sea to sky in Western Canada.”
Our strategy is to “Discover, develop, and deploy Jesus-centred mission leaders from sea to sky in Western Canada.”
Our Motivation is drawn from Jesus' words in Luke 10:2 (NLT) “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more workers into his fields." The gospel-gap in Canada is growing, and we are called to a new season of faith and daring for Jesus in every postal code of our Region."
"Sing a new song to the Lord! Let the whole earth sing to the Lord! Sing to the Lord, praise His name. Each day proclaim the good news that he saves. Publish his glorious deeds among the nations. Tell everyone about the amazing things he does."
We uphold the uniqueness of God's plan of salvation in Jesus for all peoples
We love the crowds of people in Western Canada with the compassion of Jesus
We proclaim good news about Jesus joyfully and boldly among the nations living in our Region
We demonstrate a credible witness through Christ-like actions in communities where the “gospel gap” is growing
We believe that Jesus is miraculous in His ways; that He supernaturally transforms people and communities through our ministry
- Psalm 96:2, Matthew 4:19; Mark 6:34; John 3:18,14:6, Psalm 96:3; Matthew 4:19; Mark 6:34, 41; John 3:16, 6:35, 14:12, Psalm 96:3, Matthew 4:19; John 3:16, Psalm 96:9; Mark 6:38; John 8:12, 14:12, Mark 6:41-43; John 8:12, 58, 14:12
- We are confident that God calls men and women into pioneer missions in Western Canada
- We invest in the growth of our leaders’ calling, character, and competency. We will better equip them to multiply Jesus’ mission
- We provide foundational funding for the leaders God sends to us, but rely on a co-vocational model to advance the Vision.
- Matthew 4:20; Mark 6:34, 37, 38, 41, 43; John 8:12, 14:9, 12.
- We perceive the distinctions within our diverse cultural settings and peoples, and deploy leaders for these mission settings
- We plant multi-ethnic and ethnic-specific kingdom locations, depending on the calling, gifts, and opportunities of our leaders
- We learn from, and with gospel-centred Indigenous leaders to find contextually appropriate ways to share the gospel among Indigenous peoples
- Psalm 96:1, 3, 9, 13; Matthew 4:19, Mark 4:34, 35, 37, 38, 41; John 3:17; 8:12, 58; 14:9, 12
- We act in faith today, believing that 10 years from now, we will rejoice in Jesus' miraculous saving power in thousands of lives, and the multiplication of His mission through us.
- We instill a spirit of "above and beyond" sacrificial giving by investing in the multiplication of kingdom locations in our Region in addition to support for the United Stewardship Fund of the Wesleyan Church.
- Psalm 96:8; Matthew 4:20; Mark 6:37-43; John 3:16; 14:6, 12.
- We work together and share resources to multiply kingdom locations throughout our Region. We acknowledge humbly that our size and resources are small; but that Jesus asks us to offer what we have to Him; to follow Him; and to trust Him to bless, multiply, and use us .
- We work synergistically with our national church multiplication team, international head office, and like-minded missions agencies as we pursue our vision.
- We embrace continued growth in social holiness as vital to partnership with Jesus and each other in His saving mission.
- Psalm 96:9, 13; Matthew 4:19, 20; Mark 6:37, 38, 41, 43; John 6:35, 14:12.
Our Region encompasses four provinces and three territories, with a total landmass of 2.9million square kilometres, or approximately 30% of Canada’s total land area. The total population of the Region was 12.6million people in 2022. There are three time zones within our Region: Pacific, Mountain, and Central. Population Density is centred in 6 major metropolitan areas:
- Regina, SK – 214K
- Saskatoon, SK – 275K
- Victoria, BC – 390K
- Winnipeg, MB – 864K
- Calgary, AB – 1.3million
- Edmonton, AB – 1.4million
- Vancouver, BC – 2.6million
Currently, the Wesleyan Church has 5 congregations in the Region, in addition to one camp and one immigrant ministry centre. We envision the multiplication of diverse kingdom locations, with an initial focus on planting micro-churches. The Resident Pastor program is a key method to develop and implement this plan.
Our regional staff look forward to sharing articles and video lessons with you:
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