2023 Renewal Day and AGM

Need a late winter lift? Our 2023 Renewal Day may be just the ticket after a long and strange winter. Join us March 25 (it’ll be spring by then, but we hope that you’ll register during winter’s dying days) for “revenons à nos moutons!” – “let’s get back to business!” And what business is that? … Read more

Thank God for Holy Spirit revival

You’ve probably seen the news of what’s going on at Asbury University, a private Christian college in Kentucky. It started during a regular chapel service on February 8 – but didn’t stop. “After the benediction, the gospel choir began to sing a final chorus—and then something began to happen that defies easy description. Students did … Read more

The Joy of Orthodoxy

There are fewer things more joyful than talking about our faith. It’s the stuff which keeps us together. Traditional, historic, evangelical, Christ-centred faith – preservation of orthodoxy, for want of a better name – is why Renewal Fellowship exists. What exactly is orthodoxy? In the view of the Oxford English Dictionary, it’s “belief in or … Read more

Let’s be “inclusive” of orthodoxy

Has “liberty of conscience and action” replaced “no divisive course” as the touchstone phrase in our polity? Ministers, elders and deacons promise in our ordination vows to “follow no divisive course but to seek the peace and unity of Christ among your people” and the wider church. It’s widely quoted and tacitly accepted, even though … Read more

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Put this on your calendar: Renewal Day '23 – Saturday, March 25, 2023, at St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church, Welland, Ontario, in person with a livestream option. This will be our first in-person Renewal Day and Annual General Meeting since 2019. It's badly needed and long overdue. Details to come!

Orthodoxy in the PCC

No matter what the flavour of our congregation, we are the Stay ‘n Pray group. But we are only part of the family. Among those who adhere to Reformed orthodoxy are those who are Planning to Depart. A few have a plan in place while most are still figuring out a way. Some who have already found New Pasture. And a final group, Discerning, isn’t completely sure where they will be in five years. … Read more

Our Focus: Prayer and Care

Renewal Fellowship’s mission is “to lead each other and The Presbyterian Church in Canada to authentic Biblical thinking, powerful Spirit-led prayer, and effective Gospel witness.” In practical terms, we’re carrying that out two ways: leading/facilitating prayer and providing strategic pastoral care. Renewal Café are small group gatherings held via Zoom which are typically centred on … Read more

On the road again

RF Executive Director Andy Cornell, right, talks with Rev. Trevor Payton, Executive Director of Dunamis Fellowship Canada during their fall gathering at Kortright Presbyterian Church in Guelph on Oct. 15. Andy joined the DFC board of directors earlier this year. There's a natural connection between RF and Dunamis as we are all united in reformed … Read more