Workplace Chaplaincy: The Canadian Workplace Situation


Mental health struggles are impacting 1 in every 3 to 5 employees and just 1 of every 10 is using the EFAPs (Employee and Family Assistance Programs.) In other words, there is a need that is not being met by these programs.  Jonathan takes a closer look at the Canadian Workplace and explains why we need to pay attention. This is part one of a three-part series on Workplace Chaplaincy. 

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40 Disciple Making Quotes


Here is a collection of 40 quotes about Disciple-Making -- words of wisdom from Christian thinkers, including Outreach Canada team members ...

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How the Church can Make Disciples in 2023


We, as followers of Jesus, are called to prioritize inviting others to follow Him.

Why? Because Jesus did.

Making disciples was demonstrated to be the priority of Jesus. He said, “As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” (John 20:21)

In light of this, how do we, as disciples, make disciples?

In recent years, while the church has been in decline in the west, much has been learned about making disciples in Asia and elsewhere. Disciple Making Movements (centered around a 7-step process commonly known as “Discovery Bible Study”) are multiplying disciples-who-make-disciples. Surprisingly, these movements are multiplying disciples throughout diverse cultures and through ordinary lay people.

The process is simple, focusing on allowing the Holy Spirit to apply the Word of God to us personally, inviting us not only to knowledge, but also, in response to insight, obedience.

Here is the simple 7-step process for facilitating Discovery Bible Study ...

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Great Things Ahead in 2023

Executive Director, Craig Kraft and Board Chairman, Ray Woodard provide a brief update on the transition process and the exciting year ahead for Outreach Canada as the year begins.


Lunar New Year: How Should Christians Celebrate

How should faith impact our celebrations of Lunar New Year as followers of Jesus? Alfred Chui expands on the meaning & traditions of Lunar New Year and offers perspective on how followers of Jesus should respond…


Wilderness ReBoot: Solitude, Community & Mission

Ben shares about how his love for the wilderness first started, and gives insight into what adult MKs (Missionary Kids) can expect at Wilderness ReBoot. 


Outreach Canada Vision for Ministry in 2023

Sharing the OC Ministry Vision for 2023, Dr. Craig Kraft expands on who we are, where we are now and where we are going...


5 Discipleship Attributes

How can you recognize a disciple of Jesus? 

In some circles, discipleship is measured by activities such as reading the Bible and praying; attending church and participating in religious programs. These can be valuable, but is discipleship determined by such activities?

John B. MacDonald proposes that Jesus is the source, the substance, and the goal of true discipleship. 

Here are five attributes that distinguish disciples of Christ from others... 


End of the Year Giving

Our impact in Canada and worldwide is growing because of your prayers and investment in OC. In 2022 we came alongside over 100 ministries to help them serve more effectively. We continue to focus on recognizing new challenges and opportunities, responding with innovation, and rallying the church to engage in effective mission.

Please consider a year-end gift to Outreach Canada. Your generosity now will help us mobilize new missionaries in the new year. It will help us expand our impact in Canada to churches, pastors, and other Christian leaders, it will strengthen us as we provide technical support for our 140 team members, and it will help us expand our disciple-multiplying network into every electoral district of Canada, and around the world.

Thank you for generously sharing what God has entrusted to you. Merry Christmas from all of us!


A Christmas Prayer

Father,

We glorify your name this holiday season. For you alone, O Lord, are worthy of all praise, glory, and honor.

Christmas day reminds us of your majesty and grace. We are reminded of the sacrifice you made when Jesus came from heaven as a child to show us what the Father is like. How amazing that the infinite God came to live among us, and not only that, but also to be sacrificed for the punishment we deserve.

May we never presume on your kindness and take for granted what you have done; may you alone continue to receive all praise and glory.

We thank you, Father, for the many blessings you bestow on us, for we know that every good and perfect gift comes from above, from the Father of lights who does not change...


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