Alongside Support



Know who to turn to first for support

EMCC Regional Ministers are helping followers of Jesus live on mission by modelling, coaching, catalyzing, resourcing, and networking.

Our philosophy of support:

  • Insight through coaching
  • Applicable and adaptive resources
  • Disciple-Making Focus
  • Alongside Support for Ministry Planning, Working with Boards, Pastoral transition
  • Just-in-time help and learning for your ministry
  • Timely response to your needs

Use the "First Response RM Regions" listed below so you know which Regional Minister to contact when you need help with:

  • Preparing to live life on mission in your community
  • Developing healthy ministry plans
  • Considering EMCC Ministries or Opportunities, including EMCC World Partners initiatives
  • Solving issues and finding the right resources

First Response, by Area Network Groups (updated April 2016).

Brian Archer's First Response


AREA NETWORK GROUP (Congregation or Community Name)
BC OKANAGAN (Kelowna, Westbank, Winfield)
AB FOOTHILLS/RANCHLAND (Didsbury Zion, Mountain View, Carstairs, Westbrook, Sundre, Bergen,Cremona)
AB STAMPEDE (Vulcan, Chestermere, Bonavista, Centre Street Church (CSC),CSC NW Regional Centre, CSC East Edge, CSC Airdrie Regional Centre, CSC Bridgeland Regional Centre, CSC South Regional Centre, Parkdale Grace Fellowship, Calgary Christian Tamil Church, Brooks Sudanese)
AB EDMONTON (Athabasca, Faith Community, Richmond Park, New Life Christian Church [Burundian], Multicultural Christian Church, Beaumont, New Serepta, Holden, New Life Community Church of Stony Plain)
SK SOUTH (Whitewood, Melville, Lipton, Macoun, Swift Current)

John Cressman's First Response

AREA NETWORK GROUP (Congregation or Community Name)
ON WATERLOO/WELLINGTON/OAKVILLE (Royal City, Elmira, Breslau, Joshua Crossing)
ON YORK/KAWARTHA (Markham, Gormley, Mt Albert, Zephyr, Stouffville, Oshawa)


Lynn Dietz's First Response

AREA NETWORK GROUP (Congregation or Community Name)
BC LOWER MAINLAND(Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Richmond Faith, Bear Creek & Punjabi Christian Fellowship, Charis Camp)
AB NORTH (Nampa)
AB BIG COUNTRY (Three Hills, Hoadley, Red Deer, Bowden, Hanna, Castor)
AB/SK WHEATLANDS (Burstal SK, River Park, Hillcrest, the Link, Little Plume, Warner, Oyen)
SK NORTH (Saskatoon, Rosthem, Kenaston, Yorkton)
MANITOBA (Albright, Immanuel, Immanuel St Mary's Road, River's Edge Selkirk)

Claran Martin's First Response

AREA NETWORK GROUP (Congregation or Community Name)
ONTARIO (ON) SUDBURY MANITOULIN (Mindemoya, Salem)
ON NORTH CENTRAL (South Shore, North Bay, Callandar Bay, Almaguin, Eau Claire)
ON NIAGARA/PEEL (Bethany Community Church, Vineland, Open House)
ON KITCHENER/WATERLOO (Trinity, Lincoln Heights, Faith, Evangel, Bethany Kitchener, House of Prayer, Country Hills)
ON WILMOT OXFORD (New Dundee, Plattsville, Tavistock, Wilmot Centre)
ON HURON PERTH (Listowel, Palmerston, Auburn, Clinton, Blyth, Mitchell, Stratford)
ON GREY BRUCE (Paisley, Lion's Head, Port Elgin, Chesley, Owen Sound) NOTE: Joel Zantingh 1st Response for Hanover
ON NOTTAWASAGA (Stayner, Wasaga Beach, Collingwood, Mt. Pleasant, Shrigley)


Joel Zantingh's First Response

AREA NETWORK GROUP (Congregation or Community Name)
ATLANTIC (Healing Streams International - Truro (formerly Shepherd's Heart Prayer Centre), Reverent Church - Halifax)
QUEBEC (L'Eglise Chrétienne de la Grâce Haïtian - Montreal, Café la Mosaïque - Lévis)
ON OTTAWA VALLEY/GATINEAU (Winchester, Pembroke, Killaloe, Augsburg, Wakefield-LaPeche, CFWC Ottawa - see 'Tamil', Rhema International Church-Ottawa/Gatineau)
ON QUINTE (Colborne, Port Hope, Lindsay, Kingston)
ON TORONTO (Wellspring, St. Clair, Riverside, Abasaruzi, Church at the Mission, Haïtian)
TAMIL MINISTRIES (Christian Family Worship Centre - in Scarborough, Ottawa, Brampton, + Maple, Praise Tabernacle (formerly called CFWC Mississauga))
CHINESE MINISTRY COUNCIL (Triumph, Mississauga, Praiseland, Brampton, Sudbury)
ON BARRIE (Hope City Church)
ON SOUTH-WESTERN (St Thomas, Aylmer, Sarnia, St.Clair - Sombra, Community - Windsor)
ON GREY BRUCE (Hanover)


*EMCC World Partners Directors serve as First Response to EMCC World Partners Staff in Quebec.


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