Chris Ley – From Curate to Priest

Where are you from? What is your family like? What’s your life like these days?
I am from Vancouver, where I’ve lived essentially my whole life. I grew up at St. John’s, went to UBC, and to Regent after that. I’ve been married for a little over six years. My wife and I have a son, Hudson’s two and he was born right before we started to go to this church. We now have a two month year old daughter,

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Director of Training Update

Dear Friends of Artizo,

I am writing to you to update you on what is happening with The Artizo Institute.

First of all, I am happy to report that we had a very successful “Meet the Interns” Fundraising evening November 6th with twelve of our Artizo Interns in attendance.  We also heard how Artizo is working successfully in many ministries, not only here in the Lower Mainland but also in Ontario and Quebec.

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Teaching Preaching

One of the key things Artizo strives to do is to help young men and women develop their ability to teach the Bible so they will grow as ministers of the Word of God. Training in teaching the Word happens in many contexts for interns; from teaching kids in Sunday school to working with a small group of youth, to reading the Bible with someone 1:1. In this issue we focus on teaching the Bible to larger groups of people,

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Building Well On Christ

Opportunity: A 2010 80-question mail-in survey of 420 Canadians by Carleton University Survey Centre and the Montreal-based Association for Canadian Studies found 30% agreed with the statement “I know God really exists and I have no doubts”, 20% acknowledged they “have doubts” but “feel that I do believe in God”, 10% answered they believe in God “sometimes”, 20% said they don’t believe in a “personal God” but “do believe in a higher power”, 12% adopted the classic agnostic position and said they “don’t know whether there is a God and don’t believe there is a way to find out”,

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Mentoring For Ministry

“Every 1:1 is different. This is because the interns and their lives and ministries are different. We will talk together about what has been happening during the last week, in particular what has been happening in the ministries the interns are involved with. We will sometimes talk through a sermon the intern has given in the previous week. We also talk about our families and girlfriends. We will work through the weekly discussion paper which can range widely in topic from pastoral care challenges to theological issues to current church issues.

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