An incredible Life-Giving story

We need to hear stories, and especially encouraging stories. Here is one that brought out hearts and souls life. May you be encouraged by it too! It’s simply overwhelming and humbling to watch some of the things we get to in the relationships that we encounter. I’d like to share a story with you from last week. I went out to a neighboring city to visit a pastor that I…

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Marriage is the Root of Discipleship

THE PROBLEM WITH YOUTH MINISTRY As a Youth Pastor for many years, I found myself increasingly frustrated with two things: 1. That it was so difficult to get any adults to volunteer to work with the youth and 2. That after high school the youth would usually disappear or at the very least be hard to track and maintain connection with. I won’t go into all the details of why…

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An update from Doing Family Right

New Staff Coming On Board… We want to welcome Dave & Melissa McVety and their family to the Doing Family Right team. We are so excited for God’s clear leading in their lives and can’t wait to see how the Lord is going to use them. God Called Them to Doing Family Right  “We couldn’t be more excited about how God has lead us to DFR. Through intentional prayer and…

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The McVety Update… September 2012

David and Melissa McVety SEPTEMBER 2012 Wow, what an adventure its been so far. Moving and driving through the mountains in a 30 year old Uhaul that is overloaded and towing our Pontiac Vibe, stopping in cities like Saskatoon, Edmonton, Calgary and Kelowna, to name a few. Getting all of our things in storage only to run back up to Kelowna to perform my sister-in-laws’ wedding, being back to coast,…

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Why Partner with the McVety’s?

Melissa and I are honored and deeply encouraged by our new partner in ministry and wanted to share with you his thoughts on our involvement with him and his wife: “Donalyn and I were not only delighted to invite Dave and Melissa to join staff with Doing Family Right, but to become partners with them too. After we saw their passion and calling so clearly to marriage and family ministry…

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Our next step…

May 2012 Dear Family and Friends, Have you ever given yourself permission to dream dreams? Have you ever allowed yourself a moment to sit back and project your ideal career with no limitations or fears or restrictions believing God may indeed bless you with just that? Have you ever prayed that there must be more to what God wants you to do with your life – to live beyond yourself…

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Shepherding your family…

I had a chance to speak at a local church a couple of weeks ago and if you are interested you are welcome to listen! I love the image of a Shepherd, admittedly that could be because of who I am, its kind of a natural draw and connection for me. The challenge for me and all of us, is how are we going to shepherd our families. After all, we…

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Family Discipleship…

Recently I’ve had some interesting opportunities as a Father… Not being attached to a church on sunday mornings has given me the chance to experiment with some family church services. My kids love it and call me Pastor Dad, we sing and play and learn together in ways that bring us closer together, its been great. For the first number of weeks they seemed to enjoy “family church” so much…

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