A mustard seed of hope

What is hope? I found the answer lying on my bed, long into my recovery process from a terrible car accident that caused me serious injury and ended the life of my wife Anna. I had a choice, and that’s when I realized what hope is. Hope is a choice. If I have faith in God’s love, it gives me hope, and hope can lift, encourage, and put a man’s feet back on the floor to stand up and take another step forward in the strength He freely gives to us, if we’ll receive it.

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Transforming Through Transition

“In times of change learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully prepared for a world that no longer exists.”  -Eric Hoffer Dana Hanna knows a lot about transition. To hear her and her husband Michael’s story, their lives have been little else for many years now. It began during a season when everything was going well. And they were really uncomfortable about it. In 2012 they were both pastoring at Gateway City…

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Transforming Toronto: Rebuilding The Heart Of Downtown


By Jim Foster, Marketplace Minister, Toronto Alliance Church God has placed a call on our hearts to reach downtown Toronto, what we call His ‘Re-Build Vision’ for our church, Toronto Alliance Church.  Like he did in Jerusalem through Ezra, Nehemiah and the people of Israel, God is now doing through us, and that is to rebuild the city on God’s terms. And just as they did in building a wall against invasion, we’ve started by building up security…

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Thinking Outside of the Box

Think outside the box

By Bruce Mann, TC Executive Director “Social facts are the values, cultural norms, and social structures which transcend the individual and are capable of exercising social control.  French sociologist Émile Durkheim defined the term, proposing that social facts ‘consist of manners of acting, thinking and feeling external to the individual,  which are invested with a coercive power by virtue of which they exercise control over the person’. Closely related to the idea of social facts…

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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


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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