Transforming Through Transition

“In times of change learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully prepared for a world that no longer exists.”  -Eric Hoffer Dana Hanna knows a lot about transition. To hear her and her husband Michael’s story, their lives have been little else for many years now. It began during a season when everything was going well. And they were really uncomfortable about it. In 2012 they were both pastoring at Gateway City…

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The story of transformation in Sierra Leone

It all started in December 1968, when Anna and Conrad got engaged. With that huge decision made the next question was, “What are we going to do afterward?” The wedding date was set on June 28th, 1969 – the day after Anna finished the school year teaching at Calvin Christian School in Hamilton. Both Anna and Conrad had a spirit of mission and adventure; now they needed a direction. During March Break that year they…

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Blessing the world from the inside out

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By: Derk Maat, TC Board Chairman 500 attendees from 26 countries joined together in San Jose, California for the annual International Transformation Conference, hosted by Ed Silvoso from Oct. 3-7. The goal was to gain a larger vision of what God wants to do globally, through shared ideas, resources and local testimonies. And ten of us from Canada – representing churches and positions of marketplace leadership from across our nation – shared some of our…

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Transforming Toronto starting with unified vision

Canada’s largest city. More than 2.6 million people living among 140 different neighbourhoods, spread over 630 square kilometres along the shores of Lake Ontario. A city recognized as one of the most diverse and multicultural centres in the world. And God wants to release his kingdom in a new, dynamic way into this bustling metropolis. Where would you start? Thankfully, it’s not up to us. Since God is already blanketing this tremendous city with his…

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How much will you ask God for?

Guest article by: Eric Ames, Transformation Canada Partner I remember the day I first met Derk Maat.  After making a presentation to pastors in 2012 about the new legislation for schools called Bill 13, with my friend and former boss Phil Lees (he’ll laugh at that), I met Pastor Patty Wallace.  She said we should meet this person from an organization called Transformation Canada.  We agreed, and met for lunch at Williams Cafe on the…

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