Making A Big Difference In A Small Town

John Edelman may not be a household name in Canada, but if you’ve been car shopping in the past 30 years, chances are you’ve heard of his company.  Based in the small town of Cayuga, Ontario, Haldimand Motors has been selling used cars since 1984, when John and his wife Arda first purchased a small gas station at 42 Talbot Street East and set up shop.  Since then it’s grown to be Canada’s largest volume…

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Blessing the world from the inside out

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By: Derk Maat, TC Board Chairman 500 attendees from 26 countries joined together in San Jose, California for the annual International Transformation Conference, hosted by Ed Silvoso from Oct. 3-7. The goal was to gain a larger vision of what God wants to do globally, through shared ideas, resources and local testimonies. And ten of us from Canada – representing churches and positions of marketplace leadership from across our nation – shared some of our…

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Transforming Toronto starting with unified vision

Canada’s largest city. More than 2.6 million people living among 140 different neighbourhoods, spread over 630 square kilometres along the shores of Lake Ontario. A city recognized as one of the most diverse and multicultural centres in the world. And God wants to release his kingdom in a new, dynamic way into this bustling metropolis. Where would you start? Thankfully, it’s not up to us. Since God is already blanketing this tremendous city with his…

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How much will you ask God for?

Guest article by: Eric Ames, Transformation Canada Partner I remember the day I first met Derk Maat.  After making a presentation to pastors in 2012 about the new legislation for schools called Bill 13, with my friend and former boss Phil Lees (he’ll laugh at that), I met Pastor Patty Wallace.  She said we should meet this person from an organization called Transformation Canada.  We agreed, and met for lunch at Williams Cafe on the…

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Social Facts: Putting new thinking in old mindsets

By: Bruce Mann, TC Executive Director When you and I read the Word of God, we read a lot about change, particularly of our thinking. Thinking differently provides new motivation, expands vision and changes behaviour. It’s all part of our transformation into the likeness of Christ. By definition transformation involves change, and change is hard. In particular, changing the way an individual or a group of people think is incredibly challenging because it goes beyond…

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Disruptive Innovators – Part 3/3

By Derk Maat, TC Board Chair In this series, I’ve shared how you and I are agents of heavenly disruption, applying God-inspired innovations to worldly issues to bring about global transformation. I hope you have been encouraged to consider your own kingdom identity, and all the potential God has for you! We are the Lord’s marketplace people, and He has plans for kingdom-based disruptive innovators in business, church, education, and politics. If you want to…

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