Love New Canadians

Events

2020

– Missions Fest Vancouver – Jan 31-Feb 1
– Seminar: “The Best (and Worst!) ESL Volunteers” (Missions Fest Vancouver Seminar) – Feb 1
– Missionfest Manitoba (Winnipeg) – Feb 7-9
– Missions Fest Alberta (Edmonton) – Feb 21-23
– Seminar: “The Best (and Worst!) ESL Volunteers” (Missions Fest Edmonton Seminar) – Feb 22
– Sermon: “Ministry with Newcomers” (McLaurin Memorial Baptist Church; Edmonton) – Feb 23
– Seminar: 
“Developing Pathways to Jesus for Immigrants in your Neighbourhood” (Prairie College missions conference; Three Hills, AB) – Mar 12

Cancelled or postponed because of COVID-19:
– Seminar: “The Best (and Worst!) ESL Volunteers: Success and Failure in Developing a Pathway to Jesus for Immigrants” (CESLM Spring Training; Westview Baptist Church; Calgary) – Apr 4
– Seminar: 
“Developing Pathways to Jesus for Immigrants in your Neighbourhood” (High River Alliance Church; High River, AB) – May 3
– Sermon: 
“Ministry with Newcomers” (High River Alliance Church; High River, AB) – May 3
– Presentation: “Developing Pathways to Jesus for Immigrants in your Neighbourhood” (15 minute presentation at the “Leadership in a Changing Canada” seminar; Calgary) – May 13
– Presentation: “Developing Pathways to Jesus for Immigrants in your Neighbourhood” (15 minute presentation at the “Leadership in a Changing Canada” seminar; Edmonton) – May 14
– C&MA General Assembly (Brampton, ON; Sherwood Park; AB) – June 16-19

2019

– Seminar Paper: “Canadian Churches Developing Pathways to Jesus for Immigrants in their Neighbourhood: A Case Study” presented at the Jaffrey Centre for Global Initiatives Symposium: “Beyond Hospitality: Migration, Multiculturalism and the Church” (Entheos Camp) – Jan 16
– Missions Fest Vancouver – Jan 18-20
– Seminar: “Discipling New Canadians as they Learn English: A Three-Stage Process” (Missions Fest Vancouver Seminar) – Jan 18 at 4:00 p.m.
– Seminar: “Developing Pathways to Jesus for Immigrants” (First Christian Reformed Church of New Westminster; Burnaby, BC) – Jan 20
– Break Forth One (Edmonton) – Jan 25-27
– Missionfest Manitoba (Winnipeg) – Feb 1-3
– Seminar: “Finding the Gospel in an ESL Class: A 12-year case study” (Missionfest Manitoba seminar) – Feb 2 at 1:30 p.m.
– Sermon: “Connecting with New Canadians” – Gateway Church (Winnipeg) – Feb 3
– Seminar: “Addressing the Challenges of Ministry with New Canadians” (Gateway Church, Winnipeg) Feb 3 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
– Missions Fest Alberta (Edmonton) – Feb 22-24
– Seminar: Glorifying God by Loving Newcomers to Canada (Missions Fest Alberta seminar) – Feb 22 at 3:30 p.m.
– Seminar: “Developing Pathways to Jesus for Immigrants in Your Neighbourhood” (CESLM Spring Training; Hawkwood Baptist, Calgary) – Apr 13
– Seminar: “Developing Pathways to Jesus for Immigrants in Your Neighbourhood” (Converge Atlantic 2019; Debert, NS) – May 11
– Seminar: “Finding the Gospel in an ESL Class: A 12-year case study” (Converge Atlantic 2019; Debert, NS) – May 11
– Sermons: “Prayer” – 
6 Sermons for the Westside Chinese Alliance Conference (Olds, AB) – Aug 2-4
– Sermon: “My Story with a New Country” (Foothills Alliance; Calgary) – Aug 17-18
– Pentecostal World Conference (Calgary) – Aug 27-30
– CESLM Fall Training (Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd; Calgary) – Oct 5
– Seminar: “Developing Pathways to Jesus for Immigrants” (for the WCD DEXCOM; Calgary) – Oct 8
– Global Leadership Summit (Calgary) – Oct 17-18

2018

– “Shepherding New Canadians” Seminar (Cranbrook Alliance) – Jan 20
– Missions Fest Vancouver – Jan 26-28
– “Finding the Gospel in an ESL Class: An 11-year case study” (Missions Fest Vancouver seminar) – Jan 27
– Missionfest Manitoba (Winnipeg) – Feb 2-4
– Gateway Church (Winnipeg) – Sunday services – Feb 4 a.m.
– Gateway Church (Winnipeg) ESL volunteers (“How to Teach a Bridges Class”) – Feb 4 p.m.
– CESLM (Calgary) seminar “Leading a Conversation Class” – Feb 10
– CESLM (Calgary) seminar “Games & Celebrations” – Feb 10
– Missions Fest Alberta (Edmonton) – Feb 23-25
– “Finding the Gospel in an ESL Class: An 11-year case study” (Missions Fest Alberta seminar) – Feb 24
– “Establishing a Global Community by Building Relationships with International Students”
(Calgary International Students Ministry Dinner) – April 8
– C&MA General Assembly – June 5-9
– “Developing an Intercultural Ministry Pathway to Jesus” (Deer Park Alliance, Red Deer) – Sept 8
– CESLM Fall Training – Table Promoting Love New Canadians (Oct 13)
– “Developing an Intercultural Ministry Pathway to Jesus” (Broadmoor Baptist Church; Richmond, BC) Nov 3

2017

– “Developing an Intercultural Ministry Pathway to Jesus” (Gateway Church, Winnipeg; seminar by Skype) – Jan 7
– Missions Fest Vancouver – Jan 27-29
– “Developing Immigrant Pathways to Jesus” (Mission Fest Vancouver seminar) – Jan 28
– Potter’s Ministries (Red Deer) – Feb 10-11
– Seminar: “Developing an Intercultural Ministry Pathway to Jesus”
– Seminar: “How to Teach a Conversation Class”
– Seminar: “How to Teach an ESL Bridges Class”
– Missions Fest Alberta (Edmonton) – Feb 24-26
– “Developing Immigrant Pathways to Jesus” (Mission Fest Alberta seminar) – Feb 25
– “Developing an Intercultural Ministry Pathway to Jesus” (seminar + sermon; Innisfail Alliance) – Mar 19
– Millbourne Community Life Centre (Edmonton) – Apr 7-8
– Seminar: “Developing an Intercultural Ministry Pathway to Jesus”
– Seminar: “How to Teach a Conversation Class”
– Seminar: “How to Teach an ESL Bridges Class”
– CESLM (Calgary) seminar: “Invited In: The Journey So Far” (plenary talk) – Apr 22
– WCD District Conference (Calgary) – May 6
– WCD District Conference (Sylvan Lake) – May 8
– WCD District Conference (Vermilion) – May 11
– WCD District Conference (Grande Prairie) – May 15
– Rockyview Alliance Church (Calgary; seminar + sermon) – June 10-11
– Seminar: “Developing an Intercultural Ministry Pathway to Jesus”
– Seminar: “How to Teach a Conversation Class”
– Seminar: “How to Teach an ESL Bridges Class”
– South Gate Alliance (Calgary) Sermon – Aug 27
– Canadian Evangelism Congress (Edmonton; plenary talk + seminar – Sept 25
– NewLife Ministries (Edmonton) – Oct 31

Observation Weekend
Foothills Alliance Church
333 Edgepark Blvd. N.W.
Calgary, Alberta
RSVP to rick@lovenewcanadians.ca

Churches and individuals are invited to Foothills Alliance Church to observe settlement programming and spiritual programming to assist New Canadians

The observation weekend will include:
*flexible schedule – Observe when you can and attend one, two, or all three discussion times with Rick & Patti
*encouragement as you hear and see how God is changing immigrant lives
*learning through participation in ESL classes, Bible studies, and social activities
*discussion with Rick and Patti Love about your ministry context
*information about resources for developing your ministry to immigrants

Rick and Patti Love will:

-explain the Intercultural Ministry philosophy, model, and resources
-answer questions about observations and experiences
-interact with you about how your church can develop a pathway to Jesus for immigrants in your neighbourhood

Tentative Schedule
Fri 11:00 a.m. ESL Conversation Class
Fri 12:30 p.m. Lunch & Discussion with Rick and Patti Love

Sat 12:30 p.m. Lunch & Discussion with Rick and Patti Love
Sat 5:00 p.m. ESL Beginner, Intermediate, and Advanced Class
Sat 6:30 p.m. ESL Bible Study (Bridges Plus)

Sun 9:00 a.m. Settlement Class (e.g., Jobtalk; Citizenship Class; Project Confidence)
Sun 11:00 a.m. Bridges (studying Canadian culture, English language, and Christian faith)
Sun 1:00 p.m. Lunch & Discussion with Rick and Patti Love

Contact rick@lovenewcanadians.ca to schedule an Observation Weekend at Foothills Alliance Church.