My purpose

I'm John B. MacDonald and my purpose is to equip and encourage you to become more like Jesus Christ, and to live all of life with God-honoring competence and joy. 

My content

To further my goal, I develop and distribute practical biblical resources for making disciples. These include multi-media projects, blog posts, and other life-enriching catalysts.

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My biography

My desire to serve you probably began when I became a follower of Jesus during my university years.

I practiced law for over 25 years while teaching regularly in churches, colleges, retreats, and other venues. In 2003, I accepted an invitation as a pastor-teacher in Metro-Vancouver, Canada. Since then, it has been a full and interesting time.

Now, I serve with Outreach Canada Ministries with a focus on making disciples. 

Over the years, I've completed an M.A. in Biblical Studies at Regent College (Vancouver), and a Doctor of Ministry at Trinity Western University. My doctoral thesis was at the intersection of leadership, conflict, and spiritual formation. 

My contact information

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This ministry is dependent upon your prayer and financial partnership.

Your prayers will ensure that our ministry keeps in step with the leading of the Holy Spirit.

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