Listen before you jump! Says FXCA team leader

Posted by on Feb 15, 2012 in Latest News | No Comments

In an interview with Stuart Mann published on the Anglican Diocese of Toronto website, Fresh Expressions Canada team leader Nick Brotherwood says, “Many people who want to start fresh expressions of church are keen to roll up their sleeves and get working on plans and strategies. But one of the best things they can do before all that is to listen.”

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Nick Brotherwood is Assistant Director of the Institute of Evangelism, and also incumbent and pastor of St. Stephen's Church, Westmount, QC. In 2003, he and his wife Sue led a team which planted a new church—Emerge—focusing on 18-25 year olds in downtown Montreal. He was Bishop’s Missioner to Young Adults in the Diocese of Montreal from 2003 until the end of 2010. From 1989 till 2002, he was on the staff of St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, Westmount QC, where he served first as Assistant, then as Associate and finally as Priest in Charge. For a part of this time, he was also a chaplain at McGill University. Nick has extensive experience in Christian camping. In the 1970’s, he was a professional rock drummer—a skill he has never lost. Nick is married to Sue, and they have six children and six grandchildren at the last count. Nick has a long-term commitment to congregational health and evangelism, has wide experience of the church and its ministries, and a passion for seeing fresh expressions of church spring up throughout our country. Nick is a member of the leadership team of Church Planting Canada.

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