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Sunday, October 3, 2021

Map of Our New Churches

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NCN Monthly Zoom Call
See you there!


October 28, 2021 at 12:00 pm

November 25, 2021 at 12:00 pm


Join us on the last Thursday of every month for our NCN zoom call as we learn and grow together through the wisdom and knowledge poured out by different ministry leaders.

October Zoom Call Speaker

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Steve Pike

Steve Pike is the President and Founder of Urban Islands Project, a national collaborative organization dedicated to increasing the presence of the Church the urban core of America’s 40 largest urban centers. He is also the primary host of the Next Wave Community, a real time peer learning community for church leaders in challenging contexts. 


Prior to initiating Urban Islands Project, Steve served as the Founding Director of the Church Multiplication Network. CMN serves church multipliers to effectively equip, strategically fund and innovatively network new faith communities in America. Since its formation in 2008, CMN has assisted with the starting of over 4000 new congregations in every region of the US.  


Steve is the author of “Next Wave- Discovering the 21st Century Church,” “Total Fitness For Your Church,” and co-author with Dr. Tom Nebel of “Leading Church Multiplication.” 


Steve’s passion for church multiplication began in 1989 when Steve and his wife, Cherri, pioneered a new church that became the catalyst of a church planting movement in the state of Utah that continues to this day. The Pikes make their home in Denver, Colorado. They are blessed to be the parents of Lindsy and Jeremy and the grandparents of Myles, Koen, Wesley and James. 

October Zoom Call Speaker

Len DenBraber has served churches in the BCYD since 1992, pastoring in Gibsons, Abbotsford, Kamloops and Victoria. He passionately believes that a Spirit-filled, Gospel-centred church is still the best place for people to discover the abundant life Jesus promised, and that local churches can be catalysts for change in entire communities. Over the years, Len has been a champion of new ministry initiatives, church planting and multi-siting; and he’s had the privilege of coaching pastors to strengthen and multiply their ministries. Len and Leanne have been married since 1991 and have three adult children, Lauren (Taylor), Markus, Brianna (Noah), and two grandchildren. 

Len DenBraber

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Monthly Prayer walk

Each month we will gather in a different city and pray. We are believing in a mighty move of God and we are physically walking the soil of the places we are asking God to move in.

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Campus Connection

Yearly event with the goal of connecting post-secondary students to churches, ministries, and Christian communities that they can belong to while living away from home - zoom only!

New Church Planting Course

If you are planting in 2022 or later, this course will be mandatory if you wish to receive funding.

Equipped: The NCN Guide to Church Planting Excellence will run on Zoom on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7 pm beginning October 18.


This course will focus on the teaching of practical concepts that can be applied when planting a church.  Some of the topics to be covered in the course will include:


  1. Developing a Healthy Ministry Plan (Vision, Mission and Culture Statements)

  2. Staying Healthy Personally and Keeping Your Family Healthy While Planting

  3. Fundraising and Budgeting

  4. Marketing and Promotion of New Churches

  5. Selecting the Right Venue and Maximizing Your Space

  6. Who, What, and How of Church Ministries

  7. Effective Outreach Locally and Globally

  8. Developing a Core Team

  9. Church Governance for Growth and Health


There will be some extra readings, podcasts, and videos to complement each session.  There will also be some practical application assignments following each lecture.

To register for the course, please click here: Register for Equipped 

You will receive the Zoom link after you register.



This year’s Collective will take place at Braeside Camp in Paris on Monday, October 25 from 11:00 am to 8:30 pm. Lunch, supper, and snacks will be provided.

In order to comply with local public health protocols and Covid-19 restrictions and also to plan for meals, pre-registration is mandatory. Registration is FREE.

If you would like to arrange overnight accommodations at the camp for Monday night following the Collective, please contact Diane at dferns@wodistrict.org by October 18.

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We are blessed to be able to welcome Al Derry as our guest speaker. 


With over 3 1/2 decades of marriage and 3 decades of ministry, Al & Ester carry a passion to see God’s people live at their maximum potential. They truly believe that nothing is impossible with God…that every life matters…that purpose & destiny are the drivers of a satisfied life.  Purpose & destiny are in the DNA of every life, placed there by God Himself. Allan & Ester have two married sons, two grandsons, and two wonderful granddaughters.

NCN Collective with Al Derry