CONNECT LEADERSHIP GROUP
Who is CONNECT?
CONNECT is a group of pastors and leaders located in and around the city of Calgary, Alberta. The group is organized by Dr. Phil Nordin along with other city leaders who recognize the importance of pastors meeting together in an informal environment outside their professional responsibilities. The monthly breakfast meetings have brought a sense of camaraderie and friendship to city pastors and leaders that has fostered authentic friendships. "Pastors do not have to be isolated or alone - we can encourage one another - beyond our respective networks." We are "Better Together”.
To gather pastors and leaders who desire to meet for the purposes as outlined below:
- To promote interaction and relationship among City leaders, beyond that of our individual networks.
- To provide a context for encouragement to each member through periodic meetings built on an environment of trust and respect.
- To provide a vehicle whereby members may experience a sense of cooperation and involvement in larger city events.
- To provide a forum for discussion of spiritual, social, and moral issues which shape our city and our culture.
- To provide an environment whereby we can confirm, through collective contribution any course of action we sense is appropriate in response to regional or national issues.
CONNECT Leaders Network meets the second Wednesday of every month from September to June at 8:30 AM for a breakfast meeting at the Coast Plaza Hotel. Meetings are limited to 1 1/2 hours and our typical agenda includes:
- Brief time of introduction (of attending leaders)
- Motivational message (guest speaker) and time for specific prayer needs
- Any announcements of (approved) city events
The meetings are organized by Pastor Phil Nordin and Jack Ashby together with other city Pastors.
Membership is open to all ministers and leaders who desire to meet as outlined above. Benefits of membership include:
- Enhanced relationships with other city Pastors
- A safe place to meet and address issues or concerns
- Information (awareness of) city wide events and national issues
- Current resource to educate and inform attendees
- Website with bulletin board and link to member ministries (as requested by members)