Church Highlights



November 5, 2014

Missions Convention Week 2

Posted by: Pastor Keith Smith

"Transformed" - our convention theme - describes what many of us are experiencing these two weekends.

Isn't it interesting that as we work together to communicate Christ's life-transforming message to others, we ourselves are changed.

Special thanks to key people who prepared this amazing convention - Pastor Dale Tollefson and the Missions Committee (Pastor Cathy Tollefson, Rose Chapman, Safeeya Hussain and Claudette Perry); the approximately 15 volunteers who helped with the "Beyond Borders" seminar, and staffing lobby kiosks;  and Creative APC, who prepared songs and media that fastened the theme into our hearts as we gathered.

I'm already looking forward to our Spring Missions Weekend.  Let's keep the missions fire burning and continue praying, giving and going!

About the Author

Pastor Keith Smith
On weekends, Pastor Smith loves to show how real Jesus is and how relevant the scriptures are to daily life with fresh, Biblical teaching. (Previously, he and his wife Esther led wonderful church families in Ottawa and Edmonton.) During the rest of the week he leads the staff of Agincourt Pentecostal and Toronto Community Churches. Both sons and his daughter-in-law are involved in church leadership. On a day off, you would find him motorcycling, building, canoeing, or doing anything else that enables him to spend some time outdoors.

At APC since 1994. His hometown is Ottawa, Ontario.

October 31, 2014

Welcome To Missions Convention 2014

Posted by: Pastor Dale Tollefson

This year our theme is ‘Transformed: where everything changes’. Over the next two weeks we will be inspired by stories from our missionaries of the transformation that takes place in people’s lives, communities and entire nations when people open their heart to God’s love.

Our prayer is that you will also be transformed as God moves in your heart with His call to pray, give and go.

About the Author

Pastor Dale Tollefson

Pastor Dale gives leadership to the Pastoral Care team, missions and the Toronto Community Churches. He and his wife Cathy also lead the MarriedLife Belong Group. Currently he is the interim pastor at one of our Toronto Community Churches, at Kingston Road Community Church.

Dale is the proud father of three daughters, one son and one son-in-law. He is also a very proud grandfather!

He joined the team at APC in 2009. His home town is Mississauga, Ontario.

October 23, 2014

Missions Convention 2014 is one week away!

Posted by: Pastor Dale Tollefson

We are so excited about what God will do in our hearts over the next two weekends.

Our theme this year is ‘Transformed’. We will hear stories from our missionaries of the life-change that happens in a person, family and entire community when they open their heart to the Gospel. I know you will be inspired by the awesome things that God is doing around the world as we pray, give and go.

Our convention kicks off next Saturday morning with a special seminar, ‘Beyond Barriers’. We are happy to welcome back Safia M. (our 2013 Missions Convention speaker) from India. Safia, along with other speakers, will equip us in how to reach friends and family who come from a Muslim background.

I encourage you to prepare yourself and open your heart for what God will do in the next two weeks.

For more information about Missions Convention 2014, visit www.apchurch.com/transformed.

About the Author

Pastor Dale Tollefson

Pastor Dale gives leadership to the Pastoral Care team, missions and the Toronto Community Churches. He and his wife Cathy also lead the MarriedLife Belong Group. Currently he is the interim pastor at one of our Toronto Community Churches, at Kingston Road Community Church.

Dale is the proud father of three daughters, one son and one son-in-law. He is also a very proud grandfather!

He joined the team at APC in 2009. His home town is Mississauga, Ontario.

October 9, 2014

Agincourt Live CD Release

Posted by: Matt Smith

When we first thought of recording some of the songs we sing as a church, it felt like we were setting out to catch lightning in a bottle. Our prayer was that God would be able to use these recorded songs much like he uses them in our family worship times each weekend. As we started reviewing our services, there were a collection of moments that really began to stand out to us as special, even as we were listening back to the rough recordings.

So the thought turned into a reality, but not before a lot of work from the CreativeAPC team; arrangements, singing and playing from our music teams; editing, mixing and mastering those recordings done so professionally by Jeff Muir; the fantastic album artwork and design from Bart Anestin; and all the paperwork and admin support from Anita Layne.

There is also a financial cost that is represented in each album: the recording equipment and process, the duplication costs, even licensing songs from the authors that we had chosen.

We were reviewing the final product recently, and I was struck by something beyond the investment of time or finances that are represented in the CD you will hold in your hand; I felt my spirit was lifted to connect to my Creator in that moment.

As Pastor is teaching this weekend, our prayer remains that you would be able to use these songs in your own personal worship times to connect to our wonderful God. 

About the Author

Matt Smith

Matt is the CreativeAPC (music, arts and tech) team leader with direct oversight to instrumental music teams. Matt's goal for himself, and for the CreativeAPC staff and volunteers, is to seamlessly employ the arts as wonder-inspiring communication tools to share the words of life. He's been attending APC since moving to Toronto in 1994. He is happily married, owns a pet tortoise, loves food, and competes at working out (a.k.a. does triathlons).

On the APC team since 2008. His hometown is Edmonton, Alberta.