Perspectives in Canada has been active since 1992, reporting to the Perspectives headquarters in USA. In January of this year, a group of Canadian Perspectives leaders and advocates agreed together to take leadership of the Perspectives Movement in Canada. We work together under a guiding Convenant to see Perspectives develop as a national movement for mobilizing the church in Canada. This initiative has the full endorsement of thePerspectives Global Desk of the US Centre for World Mission. Click for the "Perspectives Canada News Release 2008.pdf"
Our Common Purpose is to mobilize the Canadian church for mission. Specifically, we seek to mobilize the Church through the Perspectives on the World Christian Movement study program. The result we seek is a Canadian Church that is increasingly engaged in God’s mission, locally, regionally, nationally and globally. We desire to see the Perspectives course grow and become available in all regions and key metro areas of Canada.
Perspectives Canada is a Partnership of Regional Leaders and Coordinators. A Facilitation Team made up of key regional leader, led by a Canadian Coordinator, give oversight and direction to the program. The course is currently run in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario. We desire to see the course offered in all provinces. Discussions are under way currently for Manitoba, Quebec, PEI and Nova Scotia.
The Regional Teams and Leaders are responsible for the development and operation of the classes in their area. Leaders of each region come together on the Canada-wide Facilitation Team to ensure consistency and quality across Canada and to develop future strategies, goals and objectives.
We use the following documents to guide us and direct us: