About Us

 

Doug and Rebecca Friesen have served as church planters, pastors, college instructors and leadership cosultants in Canada for more than thirty years. Along with this Rebecca has worked in project management, as a counsellor as well as Director of Operations for the Foursquare Gospel Church of Canada from 2007 to 2012. Besides pastoring and teaching Doug served as Academic Dean of Pacific Life Bible College in Surrey, BC  from 1997 to 2010. Doug and Rebecca currently are directors of CLIMB Intercultural Society (Christian Leaders In Mission Building), which includes various ministries, pastor Connecting Point Church (a CLIMB ministry) in the Tri-cities area in the Vancouver, BC area and serve as ministry coaches with  ICM Canada (International Christian Ministries).

 

We believe in partnering with others who share our values for the spread of the gospel of Jesus Christ and for the development of servant leaders in the local church and Christian organizations. Our desire is to encourage leaders in their growth and development and to help them be healthy, effective leaders over their lifetime.

 

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Contact Us

 

Phone: 778.688.3948

 

Email: doug@lifelongleading.ca

Values & Beliefs

Unity Emphasis

We believe that Christian leaders should have more of a Kingdom focus rather than merely what God is doing in any one group or denomination. Christlikeness requires seeking unity with those who adhere to the core of the Gospel rather than causing division over secondary issues: In essentials, unity; in nonessentials, liberty; and in all things charity.

Mentoring Relationships

We believe that Christian leadership is not about using authority for one’s own purposes but rather to use God-given influence to develop others through mentoring relationships. Coupled with servant leadership, this is the most effective way to develop leaders. 

Team Approach

We believe a team approach to ministry is a biblical approach to fulfilling the Great Commission. Teams reflect a tangible model of servant leadership and provide an example of mutual accountability. Effective leaders are those who function well within teams.

Servant Leadership

We believe that reproducing leadership can only happen within a context of servant leadership. Following the principles of leadership modeled by Jesus, leaders should seek to serve rather than be served; pursuing God’s purposes, not their own.

Catalytic Influence

We believe that the role of the leader is to be a catalyst. Rather than holding on to power and position they should be releasing others to be effective in their own context so that those they serve will reach their God-given potential. We value people and their development above buildings and programs. 

What we Believe

In an effort to reflect our value of unity we want to express our beliefs in a way that promotes unity among those who believe in Jesus as their Lord and Saviour, the authority of God’s Word revealed in the Scripture and the Mission given to the Church by Christ. It is with this in mind that we have chosen to adhere to the Lausanne Covenant established in 1974 and signed by Evangelical leaders from more than 150 nations.