Along with being extremely caring, Dale was also a very organized person who paid attention to details. At the
Our vision is to see ministers equipped in the restorative work of compassion, involving: reason, reflection, and relationship. In understanding that we are loved by God (reason), responding to such love by loving God (reflect) and one another (relate), we become ministers of the restorative love of God in Christ. The biblical concepts of shema, sabbath, and shalom provide the framework for this restorative ministry.
Sustaining a healthy ministry is difficult as it involves both the health of the minister and the health of those being ministered unto; these two aspects of health are closely related to one another. As a minister maintains health, their ministry will have a healthy impact on others; likewise, as those they minister unto are healthy, they will have a healthy impact on their minister.
Being spiritually systematic and compassionately caring are at the heart of what we call Restorative Christian Ministry.
Richard Hovey is overseeing the ministry of the
Richard holds degrees in sociology, theology, pastoral counselling, leadership and spiritual formation. He currently serves as education director for Renovaré Canada, adjunct faculty with Briercrest Seminary where he teaches spiritual formation for ministry, and as a pastor on Deer Island, New Brunswick. Having over 25 years of pastoral and teaching experience, Richard is excited to be providing oversight to the imaginative work of the
Along with Richard, the Renovaré Canada Visioning Team is providing oversight to this ministry.
October 2022 marked ten years since Richard and Dale first met, and five years since Dale passed from this life at the age of 35. Dale and Richard had a deep and profound friendship which impacted the way Richard ministered as Dale's pastor, and how he continues to minister today. It is this experience of doing life with God as spiritual companions in Christ, learned from spiritual friendship with Dale, which Richard longs to instil in others through the
While excited to be launching the
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