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, … Read more
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
Download the entire issue in PDF format, or preferably read additional information and comment on the individual articles as follows:
- Orthodoxy in the PCC – Stay 'n Pray, Depart, or Discerning? By Andy Cornell, Executive Director.
- Many reasons to be thankful By Deb Stimphil, RF Board Chairperson.
- PCC Pastor Retreat – "Come to Me" Nov. 7-9, 2022
- Our focus: Prayer and Care – Renewal Café and Listening Ear Here
- On the road again By Andy Cornell, Executive Director.
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
By Deb Stimphil, RF Board Chairperson At this time of year, I always want to thank the people that have meant something special in the past year. I want to thank, on behalf of the Board of Renewal Fellowship, all our wonderful supporters. You are very special to the Renewal Fellowship. This year at Renewal … Read more
A total of 45 pastors gathered at Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre in Mississauga Nov. 7-9, 2022 [Click here for full-size picture] Forty five pastors gathered over three days and two nights for Come to Me, a Retreat for PCC Pastors on Nov. 7-9, 2022. Organized by The Renewal Fellowship and co-sponsored by Vaughan Community … Read more
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
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
Download the entire issue in PDF format, or read and comment on the individual articles as follows: Recover Your Life - PCC Pastor Retreat planned for November. Help Support This Retreat. A Time of Transition By Deb Stimphil, RF Board Chairperson. The Minister as Intercessor - An excerpt from A. Donald MacLeod’s latest book. Our … Read more
PCC Pastor Retreat planned for November. Dear fellow pastors, “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out ...?” Eugene Peterson’s translation of Matthew 11:28-30 speaks to many of us these days, especially those who adhere to traditional theology. The Lord says: “Come to me. Get away with me and you’ll recover your life. I’ll show you … Read more