Get Away

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Approaching Grand Manan Island from the air.

Have you considered getting away for a weekend to focus on God’s direction in your life?  Often the important considerations get pushed to one side in favour of the urgent.  One of the things that I have noticed in the lives of those who experience turmoil is that they stop believing that they need to invest in themselves.  Physical activity is diminished.  Often the things that people are most passionate about, are ignored.  For a period of time as Elaine and I were transitioning out of local church ministry, I couldn’t pick my guitar up and play it.  I know of others finding their way through divorce, who never treated themselves to a meal at a restaurant or a new item of clothing.  It is as though we lose interest in ourselves in those times when change is in the air.

You are worth the investment … both time and money dedicated to answering the important questions.

We would love to host you for a weekend in which there is enough free time for you to enjoy Grand Manan Island and enough structured time for us to explore your options and to extract what God may be saying to you.  We’ll provide a place for you in our home on Grand Manan, some real good food and fellowship and some intentional interaction over the scripture, that may bring clarity to you when you need it the most.

As tentmakers, we charge for the service in order to produce a win/win scenario. For couples, we ask for $500 for three nights accommodations, meals and spiritual coaching.

Elaine and I will be on Grand Manan for the summer of 2015 and weekends are now booking,  We can facilitate this as early as April and as late as October.  If you are interested, let us know by filling out the info on the “Contact Us” page and give us an idea of the nature of your interest for our times together.  We’ll begin to prayerfully build a template for our time together.

Heads Up

IMG_6547Last month, the domain extension, “.church” was released.  You may want to grab this more descriptive extension soon.  If you need help, email me through the “Contact Us” page.  Generally speaking the .church extensions should allow people to find your church with greater ease.  If you have yet to develop a website for your church, I can also help with this.

Update on My Work

compass plusCurrently I have several irons in the fire in terms of every day work life.  I am employed half time with Dr. Bill Morrison through HERG, (Health Education Research Group) at UNB.  My primary involvement at the moment is videography.  I am working half time as well with the Marcel LeBrun foundation.  In addition, I am doing some website maintenance with a local company and designing and developing websites, eBooks and online magazines through my own company, iKE Mediology.

I am grateful to Bill for allowing me to develop some marketable skills following my exodus from vocational ministry.  This has been an incredible gift.  The other folks that I reference are also marketplace followers of Christ who live their relationship tangibly 24/7.

I was privileged last evening to participate in a memorial service at RCMP “J” Division HQ, for Cpl. Ron Francis.  I have been the Chaplain Coordinator for “J” Division since 2004.  This is truly a culture of honor.  Kudos to Assistant Commander Roger Brown and team for their stellar leadership.

As well, I continue to work in various ways with organicnazarene.net in church planting.  Things never move as quickly as we would like to see.  In these times, the temptation is to try to force a happening.  I have committed to follow His leadership.  At opportune times, doors of opportunity open and we move forward.  My belief is that He is the church builder.  My life, my gifts and skills only hold value in His hands.

I preach and minister wherever and whenever possible.  If there is anyway that I can be of assistance, contact me through the “Contact Us” page.

Blessings,

Karl & Elaine

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