What was said

Published April 1, 2012

The Most Rev. Colin Johnson, Archbishop of the diocese of Toronto
‘Everyone has a particular role to play: some do the planting and some pray for it and protect it, and some of us fund it. I think it’s especially good that the fresh expressions of church movement has no one model. There is room for high church and Anglo-Catholic as well as evangelical. No one size fits all.

The Rev. Jennifer Garbin, founding pastor of Sugarbush Christian Church, Guelph, Ont.
‘As a church planter, I need to be less concerned with planting a church and more concerned with being out in my community, living the love of Jesus Christ.

Andy and Sue Kalbfleisch,lay leaders in the diocese of Niagara and parishioners at St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church in Hamilton, Ont.
‘The message we took home from this conference-it’s our fourth-is that we need to look at things differently. Instead of the impossible task of taking on more, we need to refocus on the possible task of letting go of some things so there will be time for other ways of being church. If we support lay leadership to a greater extent, then the full engagement of lay skill sets will increase the probability of new, exciting and successful ministry.


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