2018 FCA International Convergence*

*Convergence: “the converging and connecting of distinct identities, ethnicities and nations into a unified whole.”

Mark Your Calendars!

The 2018 Fellowship of Christian Assemblies International Convergence is coming May 1 to 4 to Manitoba, Winnipeg RadissonCanada, to be held at Winnipeg’s Radisson Hotel. Plan now to attend this international gathering, bringing together delegates from multiple nations for inspiration and challenge. A reminder to U.S. citizens: You will need a current U.S. passport to travel to Canada.

International Delegates Coming to the 2018 Convergence!

Delegates from FCA partners in South America and Africa are making plans to attend. Their participation will greatly enrich our time together as a truly international convergence of the nations! Many of these leaders from third world nations share the same DNA as the FCA churches in North America. They have vision for local churches to train, equip, and send workers, making disciples at home and abroad. It is a vision for transformation beginning in their own families, communities, and nations—and then spreading to other nations.

The international delegates are receiving letters of welcome from Winnipeg City Councilor, Scott Gillingham, and from the Hon. Scott Fielding, Minister of Families with the Manitoba Provincial Cabinet.

God Is Doing a New Thing!

The Spirit of God is rising up from within the nations, and many church leaders from third world countries have much to teach us about raising up leaders who will reproduce disciples for the next generation.

We also expect that the Winnipeg Convergence will witness the glory of the Lord arising from among the First Nations in Manitoba, right in the heart of the continent!

Winnipeg has the largest urban native population of any city in Canada, and we are blessed to have some 25 First Nations ministers licensed and ordained with the FCA in Manitoba alone—people of history and destiny, showcasing God’s kingdom authority to release grace, forgiveness and the joy of God’s presence to bring healing to our lands! The native Cree word, Manitoba, refers to the place where the Creator sits and from where he speaks! Many believe there is a prophetic mantle upon this province, flowing from the Father’s heart through the hearts of First Nation believers who have been healed of their deepest wounds.

“Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands! Serve the LORD with gladness, come before His presence with singing” (Psalm 100:1-3).

“Oh sing to the LORD a new song! Sing to the LORD all the earth. Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples” (Psalm 96:1-3).

Making disciples to make disciples from all nations is global vision—a grassroots movement within every nation. We are starting in the FCA to connect nation-to-nation with a growing, locally based vision!

This movement is growing out of the depths of people’s hearts, working its way upward and outward, demonstrating that God is indeed doing a “new thing.” He had the first word in creation; he will also have the last word in history!

Don’t miss the 2018 FCA International Convergence coming to Winnipeg this spring! Watch for registration information coming right after the New Year.

—News item submitted by Roger Armbruster, Sr.
Pastor of Maranatha (Niverville), Manitoba