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7-7-16 Free Car, No Strings Attached -- Stories from CALLED Magazine

By Dave Gemmell

What happens when a church resolves to meet the needs of the local community with no strings attached? For decades, Church in the Valley (Aldergrove, British Columbia, Canada) has refined the Acts of Kindness ministry and renovates houses, gives cars away, provides breakfast everyday for a local public school — all with no strings attached. You can travel with them in their journey in this quarter’s CALLED digital magazine for pastors available for download now. [Read more by downloading the CALLED app.]
Pastor John Masigan invites you to spend a weekend with him at Church in the Valley via documentary video. John sees firsthand what it is like to provide a breakfast club for a local public school. Next, John joins dozens of volunteers for Extreme Home Repair on demolition day as they fill a giant dumpster. Sunday morning finds John driving down the road in the rain headed for the surprise car giveaway.
During the weekend John sits down first with David Jamieson and then Michael Dauncey to talk about what it is like to lead a church that focuses on meeting the needs of the community with no strings attached. They answer questions such as “How do you find enough volunteers?” “How do you create a compelling vision for compassion?” and, “How do you build a state of the art community center?” 
Pastoral leadership is the theme of 2Q16 CALLED magazine edited by Stan Patterson, Ph.D. Stan has assembled a collection of articles on leadership including: 
  • “Terminal Authority” — Stanley E. Patterson
  • “Preaching is Leadership” — Hyveth Williams
  • “The Uzzah Effect” — Skip Bell
  • “Called … but Why?” — Samuel Indreiu
  • “The Intensity Comes Home” — Monte Robison
  • “The Suffering Leader” — John Grys
  • “A Cure for the ‘Where’d It Go?’”— Shane Anderson
CALLED is downloadable at no charge for most digital devices including tablets, smartphones, and computers. Optimal performance is found on the tablet.
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