“Come To Me” – Pastors Retreat 2022

Come to Me – a retreat for PCC Pastors – takes place November 7-9 at Queen of Apostles Renewal Centre in Mississauga, Ontario. No cost – and generous travel subsidies will be available for those coming from a distance. Spiritual leadership will come from Liz Honeyford, founder and executive director of Healing Care Canada – along with testimonies from John Vissers and Chris Little … Read more

Called Together – a Time of Encouragement

  More than 60 people took part in “Called Together – a Time of Encouragement” on January 29, 2022, for evangelical/orthodox/traditional believers within The Presbyterian Church in Canada who remain called to the places where they currently worship and serve. Speaker Rev. Dr. Kevin Livingston challenged those in orthodoxy to remain as a “faithful presence” … Read more

Living Stones: A Movement of Reformed Churches in Canada

While the Renewal Fellowship's mandate and current mission is to provide Prayer and Care for those who adhere to orthodoxy within the PCC, we recognize that some brothers and sisters are being called to depart. The following announcement was prepared by Living Stones and may not necessarily represent the views of the Renewal Fellowship's leadership. It's … Read more

Is Revival a Lost Dream?

Is the evangelical revival of The Presbyterian Church in Canada a lost dream? Not necessarily. The PCC may be officially affirming. It’s entirely possible that “liberty of conscience and action” regarding participation in ordinations and adherence to traditional definition of marriage may just be short-term accommodations. And it’s disheartening to see a majority of commissioners … Read more

Does it Matter in the Long Run?

The denial of “balance and respect for both definitions of marriage” appeared to be a watershed moment at General Assembly 2022.[i] It revealed what many in orthodoxy have suspected – or feared: That The Presbyterian Church in Canada (PCC) is officially “affirming” in accordance with the adoption of Pathway ‘B’-- “inclusion” – in 2019. The … Read more

Listening Ear Here

In this very noisy and confusing world, we yearn for peace, strength and solace. Connecting to our triune God is of utmost importance and prayer is essential, which is why we are launching a new initiative to encourage healthy prayer. A close second is our need to commune with other kindred souls. … Read more

Renewal News

Renewal News Summer 2022 Download the entire issue in PDF format, or read and comment on the individual articles. A longer report on "GA Takeaways" appears online than in the PDF version. In this issue:

GA Takeaways

Defining moments from General Assembly 2022 The General Assembly of The Presbyterian Church in Canada provides a four-day snapshot of the state of the church. Anyone concerned about the evangelical renewal of the church would have heard numerous causes for concern. RF Executive Director Andy Cornell watched the entire proceedings and compiled notable and telling … Read more

We turn to God in prayer

As I am writing this piece, General Assembly has just finished. I spent the time before, during and after the sederunts praying for the moderator, the commissioners, the clerks, the help desk people and the technology. Having been a commissioner last year, I knew what a challenge everyone would face and how important it was … Read more

Renewal Day and AGM 2022

The name of the gathering — “Remaining TRUE to God’s will” — says it all. God’s will speaks TRUTH and we are striving to remain TRUE to it. The video of the entire day has now been posted.

To that end, we received encouragement from our guest speaker, the Rev. Dr. Stephen Farris, the moderator of the 140th General Assembly. His message — entitled “After the first church fight” — was inspired by the story of complaint, accusation, division, settlement and peace described in Acts 6:1-7. It all worked out in ways they could not have imagined! What might this mean for us today? … Read more

Prayer and Care continues

Renewal’s board of directors has discerned our current priorities as Prayer and Pastoral Care. Online Prayer Study, led by Rev. Glynis Faith, centred on “Prayer: Does it make any difference?” by Philip Yancey. (A wonderful group has been studying since May.)   Listening Ear Here, a new ministry which links mature believers with individuals who … Read more