This report is from Pastor Daryl Molyneaux, senior pastor of Harvest Niagara, launching in the fall. Daryl will be preaching at Harvest Barrie on Sunday, May 15.
April marked the annual Harvest Canadian Senior Pastors Retreat, held in London, Ontario. As
an incoming church planter, this was my first experience as a Harvest senior pastor. It was extremely encouraging to take some time to get to
know the other pastors in Canada.
God has blessed Canada with solid church leaders who are striving to live out their calling with passion and conviction.
While there was time for relaxation and
relationship building through meals, swimming and paintball, we spent a
significant portion in sessions and prayer. The meeting agenda consisted
of timely challenges from Verne MacDonald (father of Pastor James) and Robbie Symons (Harvest Oakville
), while Todd Dugard walked us through strategic planning.
The organized times together proved to be beneficial as we shared,
discussed and gained wisdom from each others' thoughts and experiences.
We were especially blessed by the wisdom of the more seasoned pastors—Norm Millar (Harvest London
Todd (and Verne) provided us with much needed insight into life, family,
ministry and shepherding. God has brought together a great pastoral
It is so good to be a part of a strong fellowship that shares a common heartbeat for Christ and a similar vision for ministry.
I have been amazed at the mutual care and
support among the Harvest churches in Canada—the launch team of Harvest
Niagara has been cared for, prayed for and generously supported by the
other Harvest pastors and churches in ways that I never expected.
We are very thankful for this opportunity God has given us and pray that he, by his Spirit, will continue to build strong, effective
church-planting churches that will have eternal, life-transforming
impact for his Kingdom.