One great way to stay involved and informed is to check our Global Ministries Facebook page regularly. You can find a bunch of resources, ways to pray, stories and information by visiting that page.
Sundays at 10:00 - 11:15 am in Room 3090
If you want to get a current glimpse of what is going in the lives and ministries of Willingdon missionaries, this is the place to be. We hear reports from visiting long-term missionaries, commission short-term teams as they head out on the field, pray for specific nations, and engage in strategic Kingdom work by praying. Maybe this is a great first step for you if you are thinking of engaging in global mission.
Ministry Contact: Email Pastor John Best
September - May
Every Tuesday (9:30am - 12pm) in Room 1500 (HQ)
Come and join Mission Circle! We begin each Tuesday caring for our missionaries by praying for them. Then we fellowship around various tables assembling quilts, school kits, health kits, baby layettes and various other practical items. These items are sent worldwide, through our own missionaries or other mission organizations, to those who are less fortunate than ourselves.
You do not need to know how to sew as there is always something to do, and the fellowship is awesome.
If you would like to learn to sew or knit, there are several very patient ladies who would love to teach you.
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!!! (guys too)
Ministry Contact: Email Marlyn Zidkovich or 604-435-5544 x 1044
Missionary Care & Support
Willingdon Church supports a whole team of global missionaries, and part of our role as their sending church is to provide care, support and relationship with these great people.
If you are interested in standing with a missionary in some intentional way, please contact Pastor John Best.
Here are some ideas:
- PRAY. Pick a missionary or two that you and your family will pray for regularly. If you aren't already signed up to receive their regular prayer updates, contact us and we'll put you in direct contact with the missionaries. Download How To Pray For Your Missionaries for suggestions on how to pray.
- RELATE. As a small group, consider adopting a missionary. Be intentional about praying for them regularly, engaging in financial support, paying attention to details in thier lives like anniversaries and birthdays. When they are in Canada, make sure to invite and include them in the things your small group is doing.
- VISIT. Missionaries are often blessed when people from their sending church show up for a few days. If you are planning a visit to a missionary, please contact Pastor John Best before you go, so that we can resource you with strategies and ideas that will likely be a blessing to the missionary.
Has the Lord put a specific call on your life to engage in long-term mission as an overseas missionary? If you think so, we would love to walk with you in discerning this. We are excited when the Lord calls people from our Willingdon Church family into a missionary career, and we are committed to walking with you as you discern and walk out this call. To be a long-term missionary is not a call that everyone has on thier lives. But if you do, we want to help you get there.
Each missionary calling and journey is unique, but here's a bit of a process that we like to walk through if the Lord is asking you to engage in long-term international ministry:
- Prayerfully identify a call to missions from the Lord.
- Meet with the Missions Pastor to share your missionary call and to discuss the process of becoming a career missionary.
- Research missions opportunities and organizations and report back to the Missions Pastor.
- Complete the Willingdon Long Term Missionary Application.
- Choose an appropriate missions agency and begin their application process.
- Meet with the Missions Pastor to report your progress with the mission agency of your choice.
- Complete the mission agency application process.
- Begin the missions training process as required by the mission or Willingdon Church. This will include occupational training, biblical studies and cross‐cultural training.
- Interview with the Missions Pastor, an Elder and your Small Group Leader.
- Interview with the Missions Deacon Committee.
- Recommendation by Missions Deacon Committee to the Elders and interview with the Elders.
- Approval by the Elders for prayer and/or financial support.
- Begin support raising activities.
- Work with Missions Deacon Committee to set up an Advocacy Group.
- Commissioning at a Willingdon Church Worship Celebration.
- Begin missionary assignment with accountability to your missions agency field supervisor and Willingdon Church through the Missions Pastor.