May 2024

Artizo is expanding. We welcome St. Peter’s Fireside, St. John’s Richmond and King’s Cross as our new Artizo Institute training churches. This expansion is vital to our mandate to train and equip people for the ministry of God’s word across the country. They allow us to expand the number of interns we can train at one time, and help us in growing other training bases to widen our scope. This is an exciting time for Artizo. […]

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Oct 2023

Artizo is expanding. We welcome St. Peter’s Fireside, St. John’s Richmond and King’s Cross as our new Artizo Institute training churches. This expansion is vital to our mandate to train and equip people for the ministry of God’s word across the country. They allow us to expand the number of interns we can train at one time, and help us in growing other training bases to widen our scope. This is an exciting time for Artizo. […]

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Sept 2023

When I started with the Artizo Institute five years ago, I was given a mandate to refresh and renew our curriculum and training methods. We wanted to reinvigorate our ministry and ready ourselves for another twenty years of successful training. To use a building metaphor, this was the work of firming up the foundation that we were building on, and clarifying the blueprints we were working from – making sure our training methods were top notch and our training outcomes were gospel-driven leaders… […]

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Curriculum progress

CURRICULUM PROGRESS The vision of Artizo is “to fill Canada with the sound of God’s word”, and our strategy for accomplishing this is to train gifted young men and women for gospel ministry. But after twenty years of training, it became clear that our program needed to be refreshed and refocused. In particular, our curriculum […]

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October 2021

MEET THE 2021 NEW APPRENTICES FIONA LEE My name is Fiona Lee. I was born in Canada and raised in Hong Kong. My major is Traditional Chinese Medicine focusing on Herbal study. I researched in related areas for three years after I graduated from the university. Prior to this, I went on several mission trips, […]

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September 2021

September 2021 – UPDATE Dear Friends of Artizo, “Be present, O merciful God, and protect us… so that we who are wearied by the changes and chances of this fleeting world, may rest in your eternal changelessness.” With the world swirling about us, we can find great solace in the constancy of God. During COVID, […]

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Updates from the Director of Training

November 2020 – UPDATES We’ve had a fantastic year of training and growth despite the challenges and disruptions of COVID-19. So far, we’ve been able to meet together in-person every week (with appropriate physical distancing measures) which has been invaluable for our cohesion as a cohort and ease of feedback and training exercises. From a […]

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Artizo Residency – Going Deeper

Artizo Residency – Going Deeper Artizo is committed to church growth. The Artizo Institute Residency Program equips Artizo graduates in a supportive environment at a participating church. ‘Growth’, in this context, is threefold: growth of the graduate as they hone their abilities in leadership, growth of the church in their scriptural role of supporting and […]

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Artizo Adapts

ARTIZO ADAPTS With the pandemic changing seemingly every aspect of our lives as we search for a “new normal”, how is Artizo affected? We asked four Artizo interns how their ministry has changed over the past year, what gains or losses there have been as a result of changes in ministry formats, and how this […]

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Trinity Anglican Church Plant

“OUR CHURCH LAUNCHED ON EPIPHANY OF 2019 WITH 175 ADULTS AND 80 CHILDREN Artizo profile: Rev. Tripp Prince Years at Artizo: 2008-2010 Status: Pastor, Trinity Anglican Church (Northside), Brookhaven, GA REV. TRIPP PRINCE “There’s an old Greek proverb that says, ‘A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall […]

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Ben Robert’s Updates

In our training, we continue to train for growth in conviction, character, and competency. Over the last month, the competency we’ve focused on is our apprentices’ rhetorical skills. Practically, this means giving them weekly communication challenges to do in front of our group, speaking both with prepared materials and off-the-cuff. It may sound silly to […]

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In Memory of Harold (Merv) Hanson

September 16, 1937 – September 17, 2019 Merv Hanson, a long-time Director of The Artizo Institute, supported Artizo’s vision whole-heartedly and faithfully. Merv was an amazing mentor to Artizo’s young apprentices and believed strongly in supporting their apprenticeships at St. John’s Vancouver and other ANIC Churches. We will miss Merv’s infectious and constant sense of […]

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Message from the Chair

Dear Artizo family, If you are like me, since the beginning of COVID-19 you’ve heard from almost every organization, business and individual you have ever had contact with. Everyone seemed to want to tell me how they were managing COVID-19. While this note from Artizo may seem a little late, I hope it won’t get […]

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Parachute church plant – Vintage Church

Vintage Church: 1 + 8 = 1,500

“WE’RE NOW 1,500 PEOPLE ON SUNDAYS, WITH FOUR CAMPUSES ACROSS LOS ANGELES – JUST EIGHT YEARS AFTER THAT FIRST EASTER SUNDAY Artizo profile: Rev. Ger Jones Years at Artizo: 2004-2006 Status: Rector, Vintage Church, Santa Monica, CA REV. GER JONES I attended Regent College with the aim of doing general pastoral ministry. Part of the […]

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5TH GENERATION

THE NEW TESTAMENT IMPERATIVE Artizo profile: Canon David Short Executive Director, The Artizo Institute Near the end of the New Testament era the Apostles wrote to local churches shaping them as incubators and greenhouses for growing Christian believers in all kinds of ministry. The foundation for the flourishing of spiritual gifts and growth into the […]

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The Training Church

IF A CHURCH IS NOT A TRAINING CHURCH, IT IS A DYING CHURCH. IF WE DO NOT EMPOWER THE NEXT GENERATION TO CONTINUE IN GOSPEL MINISTRY, THEN THE MESSAGE DIES WITH US. An Artizo apprentice receives training and mentorship from Artizo Trainers as well as from the rector of the training church. In this article, […]

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