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Ontario Churches Come Together for Leadership Development


On February 7, more than 80 people came out in Cambridge, Ontario, to attend Jeff Weima’s workshop “How to Read the Bible for All It’s Worth.” Weima is a professor at Calvin Theological Seminary. After the Saturday morning workshop, Weima preached a sermon on the same theme that afternoon and wrapped up the weekend by preaching at both Maranatha and River City churches on Sunday.

The event was part of the Christian Leadership Development program in Cambridge, now in its third year of helping leaders learn more about what it means to be ready to serve in God’s kingdom with heart, hands, and head.

The program was started by pastor John Vanderstoep of Maranatha Christian Reformed Church and pastor Darrell Bierman of River City CRC, both located in Cambridge. The program brings together about twenty leaders from each church every month from September to May for breakfast and sessions on topics related to ministry leadership. Sessions focus on character, skills, and knowledge—or heart, hands, and head.

The program is funded in part by a health and renewal grant from the CRC’s Sustaining Congregational Excellence office.

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