Friday, December 6, 2013

Winter Registration

Hello all.  

I am writing to tell you all that registration for Urban Cry School of Mission is coming up on December 10. 

All you need to do is come to the Newsong's Ford City campus and chat with me on the 10th. If you are unable to make it between 9-5 that day please email me at andrewoleynik@me.com to set up a time where we can meet. 

The process is simple and should take only about a half hour. 

If you have ANY questions about the school or things that we might be doing in the future please don't hesitate to contact me at the email above. 


Thanks!!!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

STUDENT BLOG: NILDE CALLEGHER

Nilde is a retired nurse, grandmother and one of our students. She wrote this.

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What is the Educational Task of the Church?

Well, Jesus put it in this way: “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you”. (Matthew 28:19-20; NIV) From this writer’s perspective, teaching them relates to imparting (teaching) the Word of God (Bible) into the lives of (them) the “body of Christ”. Matthew 28 calls us to teach them about the Hero of the Old and the New Testaments. In the Old and New Testaments, religious instruction used both naturally occurring events in the home and environment and direct instruction from the synagogue, to teach the Word of God. The task of the church is to teach the church about our Hero, Jesus Christ.

Did you have a hero growing up? Was it a superhero, a movie star or a sports legend? My heroine was Dale Evans. She was a cowgirl married to Roy Rogers. I dreamed about helping Roy catch the bad guys and ride a wild stallion. My Dale Evans outfit was complete with pistols and cowgirl hat. The educational task of the church is about growing everyone up to be like someone- not a superhero, movie star, sports legend, Dale Evans or any childhood hero but to grow them up like Christ- the Hero of our lives. As God’s children, our hearts should be yearning to grow up like Jesus.

The church’s educational task involves teaching those of all ages. Small children must be nurtured. Youths must be encouraged, supported and redirected. Adults require knowledge about the various stages of adulthood- adult, middle age and senior. Ultimately, the church’s educational task must be to teach all, in every stage of life and to accomplish this task with and individualistic ministry to each.

How is the church’s educational task delivered? At this point, a long expose could follow, extolling the diverse plans, programs and techniques of teaching. For Christian educators, the primary concern is the matter of the Bible’s place in the church curriculum. The Bible must be the authority of all teaching, including the lesson planning, the content, presentation and the understanding of the teaching/learning process.

As preachers, teachers and storytellers, we have the awesome yet difficult task of communicating the Bible to the church. We successfully accomplish this communication by inviting learners into a transformation realm of leaving behind the old ways of being and proceed into a new avenue of becoming more like Christ. Learners can be assisted to recognize that God’s story found in scripture is the unfolding story of their lives. As educators, we share the stories of God’s glory seen in the pages of the Old Testament and the love and obedience of Christ in the New Testament. For the recent past we can recall the stories of renewal and revival from Haiti, Africa and Indonesia.

What are the other factors that influence the positive outcomes of the church’s educational task? Other factors to consider are the administrative structures of the local church. The pastor’s role, the organizational structures of the agencies of teaching and the administrative principles directing the church are also important factors to consider.

To maintain a strong teaching program, an intentionally directed training effort is essential. Spiritual renewal for the lay leadership, whether conferences, retreats or planned Bible studies, extend the vitality of the all.

So what is the educational task of the church, as identified in Matthew 28? We are to teach and grow up the church to be like Christ, imitators of Christ.

What can you do? Through prayer and the direction of the Holy Spirit, each one of us carries the educational task of the church. Your life is the teaching lesson-everyone is receiving from you.




Tuesday, October 15, 2013

CHAPEL SERIES: Jesus In A World Of Options



What significance does Jesus have for atheists, humanists, Buddhists, Muslims & Hindus?

Urban Cry Community Chapel Series:

Tuesdays @10:30 from Oct 15 to Nov 12

* Martin Froelich
*Timothy Keller
* Rielly McLaren
*Frank Juelich

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

UCSM Schedule

Hello All!! I am please to be contacting you with what our school schedule will be like this fall.

The school will be open from 9am-5pm every Tuesday. I would encourage you all to come and be apart of the community that will be happening here. It will be great to gather and study together (and maybe have some fun.. who knows).

At 9am, Pastor Ed will be teaching Soteriology for those that want to take part in that.

Then at 10:30 we will be having chapel every week. I hope that chapel can be a place where we come to grow and learn together and just share whats on our hearts. I think this would be the most beneficial time for us as students.

If you have any other questions please let me know! My email is andrew_nsc@cogeco.net

Thanks!

Thursday, August 8, 2013

INTRODUCING OUR NEW STUDENT DIRECTOR


UCSM is pleased to introduce our new student director Andrew Oleynik. He and his wife Kristen live in Downtown Windsor where Andrew has served as a Downtown Campus site pastor.

Andrew is also planning to continue his education while serving with the school.

He holds a licensed minister credential with the Western Ontario District of PAOC.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Fall Semester 2013










Hello everyone,

Our fall semester is quickly approaching and it's time to register for any new courses you may be taking. 

Current students, I need each of you to contact me so I can review the courses you've taken, courses in progress and next steps.

IMPORTANT DATES:

Aug 14 and Aug 16 (Wed and Fri) - 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. register for fall courses with Pastor Kevin & Suzie Green in the upstairs offices

Aug 15 - summer semester projects due

Sept 17 - first day of fall semester



Please get in touch with me right away.

Thanks,

Pastor Kevin 519 971 7664

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

AN INTRODUCTION TO UCSM

Watch this video to see what UCSM is all about.

video



Thursday, January 24, 2013

COME CHECK US OUT!

Do you have a desire to get involved in urban ministry and wonder where you can go to prepare in a meaningful way?

Finally, there is a Canadian opportunity to do urban missions with an academic component.

Contact us if you would like more information.

Danielle Meloche
519 971 7664
danielle_nsc@cogeco.net