In June 2021 The Institute of Evangelism hosted an online event featuring some good news stories and practical tips from on-the-ground leaders who are seeing God do exciting things through local churches, dioceses, and denominations during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In the Canada of today new life can be found in the Church right across denominations. We chose three panelists who have their fingers on the pulse of missional experiments and developments among Anglicans, Presbyterians, and Free Methodists.
Rev. Dr. Ross Lockhart – Ross is the Director of the Center for Missional Leadership at St. Andrew’s Hall, which is a part of the Vancouver School of Theology. Himself an ordained Presbyterian pastor, Ross is one of only two Professors of Evangelism in Canada. As such he equips both lay and ordained church leaders all over Canada to better share the gospel in their context.
Rt. Rev. Susan Bell – Susan is the Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Niagara, which geographically wraps around and extends out from the western shores of Lake Ontario. Since being elected bishop in 2018, Susan has been consistently moving the churches of her diocese on a more missional direction. Her most recent project has been to develop the Niagara School of Missional Leadership to equip, and support lay and ordained leaders in the revitalization and planting of communities of faith.
Rev. Jared Seibert – Jared serves as National Director for Church Development for the Free Methodist Church in Canada. He also leads the New Leaf Network, an organization that supports and equips Canadian church planters. Jared has a passion for helping Canadian churches, whether newly planted or long-established, build healthy connections with their neighborhood for the sake of the gospel.