First Thoughts From The Rev. Canon David Smith: 

Most weeks Fr. David sends out an e-mail with his first thoughts on the upcoming Sunday readings. These reflections are designed to encourage people to consider the readings before they come to worship which we hope will enrich Sunday worship. People are invited to respond to David with their own thoughts and sometimes interesting ideas and conversations occur that end up in the sermon. If you would like to receive these weekly e-mails e-mail David at dsmith@ontario.anglican.ca  . 

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The Scriptures with Natural Church Development in Mind

Posted by Emily Sanderson on Friday, January 17, 2014,

This Sunday I am going to be working on my diocesan job preaching in
Bancroft and doing an NCD survey for them. So I will be approaching the
Scriptures with Natural Church Development in mind.

Hence my first thoughts for this week will be through the lens of the NCD
questions and the 9 quality characteristics. Perhaps this will remind us of
our own NCD plan and ministry.

I think you have  to stretch the imagination a bit  to find all of the
quality characteristics in the Sunday's readings but you wo...
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