Jan 23 TueJanuary 23, 2018 @ 10:30am - 12:30pm
Dear Church & Ministry Leaders,
We hope you will mark your calendars and join us for our next Leadership Event (lunch) on Tuesday, January 23, 2018, 10:30am at West Park Church (955 Gainsborough Rd., London, ON). Our guest will be Jeff Lockyer, Lead Pastor of Southridge Community Church in St. Catharines. We will hear Jeff’s first-hand account of unique & successful transfer of leadership as we address "Generational Transfer: Passing the Baton of Leadership".
Jeff Lockyer is Lead Pastor of Southridge Community Church in St. Catharines where he has served for over 20 years. Jeff has been part of a team that has modelled the beauty of embracing the generations of church ministry.
Prior to becoming Southridge Community Church, the church was a country church called Fairview-Louth Community Church. The pastor at that time made a conscious decision to raise up the next generation of leaders and handed over leadership to a team in their mid-20s, including Jeff. Since then, the church has grown significantly, including a move into the City of St Catharines where they purchased a school to allow for the growth.
Over the last number of years, they have expanded to three locations including the re-launch of a church that was at risk of closing. They were able to embrace the seniors that were overseeing the church and bring in new leadership so that now the church has two services.
Currently, Jeff and his team are raising up a new generation of church leaders.
The beauty of embracing people from all generations as they have helped to rejuvenate a church at risk of closing is a story with lessons for us all to contemplate.
Please register no later than Friday, January 19, 2018, so we are able to give an accurate count to our hosts. Contact Ann at the CCNL office by email or 519-455-7381. Please feel free to invite a fellow leader. The cost for breakfast will be $7.50 per person to help cover the cost of preparing this special meal. Exact change would be most helpful.
Just a gentle reminder. If you register and do not attend, please remember that CCNL must cover the cost of your meal. We look forward to being with you once again for a time of fellowship and prayer.