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Donna Mitchell

Donna Mitchell

Donna Mitchell has been serving with Power to Change since 2005, leading the ministry of Connecting Streams in Edmonton, Alberta. She is passionate about empowering and equipping people to reach their world for Christ.
I recently spoke at The Park Church in Sherwood Park.  The two sermons "the Balance Beam" and "Obedience" can be accessed on their resources page.  Click the link to listen to a recording of these messages. http://www.theparkchurch.ca/media.php?pageID=5...
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By Donna Mitchell, written for Women Journey of Faith Blog Thanks for joining us today as we are reminded of the presence of our Lord even in the midst of a storm! We hope and pray that you are encouraged in your walk of restoration to flourish and grow.   As leaders, the LORD calls us to persevere in following Him and His call on our lives through struggles and trials and challenges.  It can feel like we are walking in the midst of roaring waves!  Along the way, the LORD sends encouragement and words of reassurance to keep going, to press on, to keep believing Him. Yesterday, the LORD gave me a gift of encouragement that redefined the last eight years leading Connecting Streams through many perceived difficulties and challenges… Sandy asked me to come to her place for coffee.  She leads our new cross-fit team at the Edmonton Institute for Women...
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January 12th, 2014 D. Mitchell Share This Devo on Facebook and Twitter: Seek God — you won’t be disappointed! http://powertochange.com/blogposts/2014/01/12/resolve-to-seek-him/ ?#LifeDevo “’LORD, help!’ they cried in their trouble, and He rescued them from their distress.” Psalm 107:6, NLT Have you made any resolutions for 2014? For many people, New Year’s resolutions are so seldom kept that some resolve not to make resolutions to avoid disappointment! There is a resolution, however, that the Lord says will bless you. You will be blessed if you resolve to seek God and His help. Psalm 107 outlines four circumstances that many of us find ourselves in at one point or another: wandering in the wilderness, hungry and thirsty having lost our way; sitting in darkness or bondage because we have rebelled against God’s word and counsel; distressed over our sins and choices that have led to destruction; or seeking the good life of success and...
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Donna Mitchell exemplifies a woman of God. She is wise, gentle, kind-hearted, encouraging, engaging, and discerning.   Donna has a passion for the scriptures and is able to communicate Biblical truths with a depth of insight to large or small audiences with confidence and conviction. It is Donna's obedience to the call to 'go and make disciples' that compels her to train and equip ministers for evangelism as well as raise up men and women to be mature followers of Jesus Christ. It is a joy to know Donna personally as a friend and mentor, but also as a teacher and leader; living her life as an example of one committed to God. Our church invited Donna speak at a training event for leaders and also at a large social gathering. At both events Donna brought Biblical truths as well as personal examples to encourage, equip, challenge and inspire others to authentic...
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Share this: Choose to thank the LORD and praise Him out loud – it will change your perspective! http://powertochange.com/blogposts/2013/09/21/a-wise-choice/ “Let all that I am praise the LORD; With my whole heart, I will praise His holy name. Let all that I am praise the LORD; may I never forget the good things He does for me.” (Psalm 103:1-2 NLT) Have you every felt paralyzed with anxiety over your circumstances? Do you struggle to focus and pray when fear arises as you consider all of the challenges in your life? Fear wanted to take over my life and in the midst I sensed the Lord prompting me to praise and thank Him – this was the last thing I felt like doing! My heart was not “feeling” thankful. However, I was feeling desperate – so I decided to make a choice. I turned to Psalm 103 and began to pray. I read...
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Today, we live in a fast paced society that is losing patience with any prospect of waiting. This phenomenon began with the McDonald’s drive-through and our expectation of receiving our meal in less than three minutes. Subsequently, we demanded increasingly fast Internet, and now, our emails are not traveling fast enough – we utilize instant messaging!  The Lord does not conform to society’s expectations or demands. He works in profound and mysterious ways and often, He uses time to accomplish His purposes – He is the Sovereign One. It took time for me to walk into freedom and healing as the Lord set me free from the fears that threatened to keep me in bondage. Along the way, He taught me lessons that I would not have discovered, and my faith would not have been strengthened and developed if I received instant healing. In the midst of our life circumstances, the...
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September 7th, 2013 D. Mitchell Share this devo on Facebook or Twitter: How is your memory? http://powertochange.com/blogposts/2013/09/07/remember-the-lord/ #LifeDevo “Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again my Savior and my God! (verse 5) “Now I am deeply discouraged, but I will remember You.” (verse 6) “But each day the LORD pours His unfailing love upon me, and through each night I sing His songs, praying to God who gives me life.”(verse 8) Have you ever walked through a difficult time and cried out to the Lord for encouragement? King David often cried out for encouragement from the Lord. The Psalms are full of David’s cries for the Lord to have mercy on him and to lift him out of despair. Often, David would begin his Psalms in distress. He would take his struggles and his fears...
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Blog post for Equipping Evangelists By Donna Mitchell Let Jesus wreck your life! I am reflecting often on a book I read recently. I am recommend it to everyone – it has profoundly affected me. “A passion to follow Jesus” are words used to describe Katie Davis. Katie wrote her story in Kisses from Katie, now a New York Times Bestseller. Katie explains in the introduction that “Jesus wrecked my life.” Most of us don’t want to let Jesus wreck our life – at least, not completely. I was moved by Katie’s willingness to leave her comfort zone in Tennessee at the age of 19 to begin a ministry for children in Uganda. Her biggest fear was not the danger, uncertainty and risks she experienced in Uganda but she was “more terrified of living a comfortable life in a self-serving society and failing to follow Jesus.” The Lord’s messages and insights...
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By David Arrol Macfarlane What would it take to kill the Canadian evangelical church? Obviously not persecution because history shows that in times of great attack the church gets purified, strengthened and grows underground as it falls to its knees. But what if it were to destroy itself? If somehow the average Canadian Christians could be lulled into apathy and be deceived into believing that the church is meant to be just a social club to meet their needs instead of the instrument of God to change the world with the gospel? If the church can be stopped from reproducing, how long will it continue to exist? Here is my list of ten things that will surely kill our evangelical churches in Canada with rapidity: 1.       Growing congregations by “stealing believers” from other churches – instead of intentionally working hard to learn how to win people for Christ today and...
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Woman's Devotional for Power to Change - By Donna Mitchell “Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him. On reaching the place, he said to them, “Pray that you will not fall into temptation.” He withdrew about a stone’s throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed, ‘Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.’ An angel from heaven appeared to him and strengthened him. And being in anguish, he prayed more earnestly, and his sweat was like drops of blood falling to the ground. When he rose from prayer and went back to the disciples, he found them asleep, exhausted from sorrow. ‘Why are you sleeping?’ he asked them. ‘Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.’” (Luke 22:39-46) When we hear stories of people enduring through impossible circumstances, I...
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WHAT IS THE 35 DAY CHALLENGE?   The 35-Day Challenge is a five-week journey that will walk you through a clear, natural process for engaging the people around you with the gospel of Jesus. Relax. This is totally doable, even if you’ve never shared your faith before. We’ll give you the tools and training you need. Start the Challenge    http://thelife.com/?challenge=30       Take The Life Challenge The Life calls people to full and unqualified commitment to Jesus, equips them to share their faith, and trains them to inspire others to do the same. The Life commitment begins when you pray this prayer: Dear Jesus, I want you in the center of my life and commit, through your power, to serve and obey you – anytime, anywhere, at any cost, to do anything.... You can go to thier site here  http://thelife.com    ...
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WHAT IS THE 35 DAY CHALLENGE? The 35-Day Challenge is a five-week journey that will walk you through a clear, natural process for engaging the people around you with the gospel of Jesus. Relax. This is totally doable, even if you’ve never shared your faith before. We’ll give you the tools and training you need. Plus, God has your back. He’s proud of you, you know. Also? He’s bigger than you. You can trust Him. Start the Challenge  http://thelife.com/?challenge=30      Take The Life Challenge  http://thelife.com/?challenge=0 WHAT IS IT? The Life calls people to full and unqualified commitment to Jesus, equips them to share their faith, and trains them to inspire others to do the same. The Life commitment begins when you pray this prayer: Dear Jesus, I want you in the center of my life and commit, through your power, to serve and obey you – anytime, anywhere, at any cost, to...
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I have been in full-time ministry including speaking/teaching for almost 20 years My top three speaking topics are.   Intentional Evangelism/following Jesus into a hurting world (as well as speaking at outreach events)   Lordship/Leadership Development:  fully embracing God’s call to maturity   Empower/equip/mobilize believers to experience the abundant life ...
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The Compass     The Compass is a powerful catalyst for spiritual discussion with seekers and a tool to help believers share their faith.  The Compass explains the Father’s Heart, the Son’s sacrifice, the Spirit filled life and God’s heart for the world. Order your copy(s) of the Compass through the Power to Change Resource Centreat 1-800-667-0558 or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.       Maranatha News     Donna Mitchell contributes regularly to the Maranatha News Blog.  You can read her blogs here.     Power To Change   Donna Mitchell contiributes regularly to Christian Women Today.  You can read here devotionals here . ...
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In Matthew 16:24,25 “Then Jesus said to his disciples, ‘If any of you wants to be My follower, you must turn from your selfish ways, take up your cross, and follow Me.  If you try to hang on to your life, you will lose it.  But if you give up your life for my sake, you will save it.” You must turn from your selfish ways… This is an imperative call – If we want to follow.  Obviously, our response is not our natural inclination because following Jesus requires a deliberate turning away from what is natural. So,what are our selfish ways?  How we use our time, how we plan our agenda, how we use our money, how we spend our energy, how we choose our vocation, how we exercise our will in every area of our lives…you can fill in the blanks. To be “selfish” is to prioritize our...
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Twenty-nine years ago, I felt like I was on the edge of a cliff with nowhere to go but to take a leap of faith. Finally, I decided to take a risk. Truly, I came to the end of myself. I had searched for love in all the wrong places and found rejection, confusion, loneliness and heartache. I had just returned from a two-week vacation in paradise – but quickly, I realized I couldn’t buy peace. A friend presented me with a challenge. She explained to me that from her perspective, – I believed in Jesus Christ, but I had never really surrendered my whole heart to Him. She said, “Why don’t you try following Jesus – His way – one-hundred percent for three weeks and see what happens? You can always return to this way of life.” I tried to change myself – making resolutions that ended in defeat. I...
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In Luke 5, we read about the invitation that Jesus issued to the first disciples. Crowds had gathered to listen to Jesus. The night before, Peter and his friends had worked hard fishing, but they caught nothing. Jesus got into one of the boats and asked Peter to take him out where the water was deeper and let down the nets. Peter decided to follow Jesus’ instructions, because Jesus said so - and Peter let the nets down again. The Lord performs a miracle and fills Peter’s net with fish – so much so that Peter needs help to retrieve the fish. “When Simon Peter realized what had happened, he fell to his knees before Jesus and said, “Oh, Lord, please leave me – I’m too much of a sinner to be around you.” Jesus was not deterred but replied to Simon “Don’t be afraid! From now on you’ll be fishing...
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A native of Toronto, Ontario, Donna Mitchell was born and raised in a non-Christian home, but at the age of 22, she decided to commit herself to following Jesus. Transformed and compelled by her faith, Donna immediately recognized and embraced God’s call on her life and she prepared for full time ministry. Before Donna embraced her eventual ministry call, she spent 13 years in the investment industry and concurrently obtained a Bachelor of Religious Studies from Tyndale (formerly Ontario Bible College) and a Master of Divinity degree from Canadian Theological Seminary. From 1994-2005, Donna served at Sherwood Park Alliance Church as Pastor of Women’s Ministries. During her 11 years of service, Donna served as Missions Champion, Adult Ministries Team Leader, and chaplain for the Sherwood Park RCMP detachment. During her tenure at SPAC, she graduated from the Arrow Leadership Program. Currently, Donna serves as the National Director for Connecting Streams’ Ministry,...
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Donna Mitchell Speaking at Stony Plain Alliance Church April 3rd 2011 Message Read Matthew 16:24-25 and reflect/discuss what stands out or impacted you from the passage and/or Sunday morning message. What challenges, surprises, frustrates, or is unclear to you?   ...
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