Dave Roberts
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October 2017
S M T W T F S
1 West Highland's 45th Anniversary
9:00AM Worship Service
11:00AM Worship Service
12:30PM Soup's On Lunch
6:00PM TREC
2 6:30PM English Among Friends Registration Night
7:00PM Women's Bible Study
3 9:30AM Women's Bible Study
6:30PM STAR Kids Quest
6:30PM The Marriage Course
6:30PM The Parenting Course
6:30PM Men's Study Group
6:30PM Women's Bible Study
4 9:30AM Women's Mid-Week Oasis
1:30PM Men's Coffee Club
7:00PM Element (Sr High)
7:00PM Impact (Jr High)
5 6:30PM GriefShare
6:30PM Self Defense
6 9:30AM Moms & Tots Playgroup
6:45PM Women's Evening Oasis
7 10:00AM Men's Floor Hockey
8 9:00AM Worship Service
11:00AM Worship Service
9 THANKSGIVING
7:00PM Women's Bible Study
10 9:30AM Women's Bible Study
6:30PM STAR Kids Quest
6:30PM The Marriage Course
6:30PM The Parenting Course
6:30PM Men's Study Group
6:30PM Women's Bible Study
11 9:30AM Oasis Women's Bible Study
7:00PM Element (Sr High)
7:00PM Impact (Jr High)
12 6:30PM Self Defense
13 9:30AM Moms & Tots Playgroup
14 10:00AM GriefShare
10:00AM Men's Floor Hockey
15 Special Guests, The African Children's Choir
9:00AM Worship Service
11:00AM Worship Service
6:00PM TREC
16 6:30PM English Among Friends
7:00PM Women's Bible Study
7:00PM Church Baby Shower (Wang)
7:30PM Women's Volleyball
17 9:30AM Women's Bible Study
6:30PM STAR Kids Quest
6:30PM The Marriage Course
6:30PM The Parenting Course
6:30PM Men's Study Group
6:30PM Women's Bible Study
18 9:30AM Oasis Women's Bible Study
7:00PM Element (Sr High)
7:00PM Impact (Jr High)
19 10:00AM JOY Fellowship for Mature Adults
6:30PM GriefShare
6:30PM Self Defense
20 9:30AM Moms & Tots Playgroup
21 10:00AM Men's Floor Hockey
22 9:00AM Worship Service
11:00AM Worship Service
6:00PM TREC
23 6:30PM English Among Friends
7:00PM Women's Bible Study
7:30PM Women's Volleyball
24 9:30AM Women's Bible Study
6:30PM STAR Kids Quest
6:30PM The Marriage Course
6:30PM The Parenting Course
6:30PM Men's Study Group
6:30PM Women's Bible Study
25 9:30AM Oasis Women's Bible Study
7:00PM Element (Sr High)
7:00PM Impact (Jr High)
26 6:30PM GriefShare
6:30PM Self Defense
7:00PM "Living with Integrity in a Sexually Explicit World" - Parent & Youth Night
27 9:30AM Moms & Tots Playgroup
28 10:00AM Men's Floor Hockey
29 9:00AM Worship Service
11:00AM Worship Service
6:00PM TREC
30 6:30PM English Among Friends
7:00PM Women's Bible Study
7:30PM Women's Volleyball
31 9:30AM Women's Bible Study
6:30PM STAR Kids Quest
6:30PM The Marriage Course
6:30PM Men's Study Group
6:30PM Women's Bible Study
Dave Roberts
Director of Church Care Ministries
Dave Roberts
Blessed with a rich heritage of those who loved the Lord and served the church at home and around the world, Dave Roberts was born into the family of a Fellowship Baptist pastor. He accepted Jesus as his Saviour at the age of 8, led by his mother, and 2 years later was baptized by his father, a meaningful and cherished experience. The teen years, however, brought a struggle of faith, spurred on by disillusionment with the church, and Dave decided the family heritage path was not the one he would take.

God, however, didn't let him go, and during his first year of university at McMaster, he attended Urbana, Inter Varsity Christian Fellowship's student world mission conference. There he had a significant encounter with God, understanding the depth of His great love and grace in a new way, resulting in a commitment of his life for Christian service. This decision led to enrolling at Ontario Bible College (now Tyndale) and completing a BRE degree in Pastoral Studies. It was here that he would meet Sandy, who he married in 1983, and together sensed God's leading toward serving in fulltime missions.

Dave went on to complete a Masters degree in Missiology/Intercultural Studies at Columbia International University as preparation for overseas ministry. In 1989 he and Sandy were accepted by the Africa Evangelical Fellowship (now part of SIM) to serve in Zambia, working with local churches and Bible Schools to prepare leadership for the church through discipleship and training. They served for 12 years in this capacity while raising their 3 children in the African context, a hard yet rich experience. Since returning to Canada Dave has been the Associate Dean of Students for Intercultural Initiatives back at Tyndale University College & Seminary, caring for International Students, and providing opportunities and leadership for student mission team partnerships and international internships. He also facilitates cross-cultural intensive courses for orienting new missionaries with MissionPrep and teaches the ‘Christian Community Development’ class for Perspectives, both of these ongoing since 2004. He began his present role in overseeing the Pastoral Care and Discipleship ministries at West Highland in the summer of 2012.

His joys include walking with others in discipleship and mentoring relationships, hanging out with his wife and kids, and canoeing/fishing in Canadian or African wilderness settings.