Residents encouraged to attend inaugural Mayor's Prayer Breakfast
Airdrie church leaders are hosting the inaugural Mayor’s Leadership Prayer Breakfast, Oct. 16.
The event, which will take place at the Town and Country Centre, located at 275 Jensen Dr NE from 7:30 to 9 a.m., will feature a breakfast, speaker and prayer time.
“It’s going to be inspirational,” said Mayor Peter Brown, who recently attended a similar event in Calgary. “It’s really about leaders coming together.”
“The purpose is to honour God together as pastors in the city, to celebrate what is going on right in our community and then to pray for the well-being of our city and to support and encourage our business and community leaders,” said Sandy Isfeld, who pastors at Airdrie Alliance Church.
According to Isfeld, Peter Brown, Airdrie’s Mayor, first met with a group of about 15 to 20 Airdrie and area Christian church leaders last spring. He added Brown was the motivator behind the breakfast event.
“The mayor has really called us together and invited pastors from our city to come and meet and plan this out,” he said.
“I really credit Mayor Brown for initiating this, he was the driving force behind this. We are excited about it and feel it will be a special time.”
Richard Siemens, a former alderman and executive pastor at Grace Baptist Church, said the non-denominational event is open all residents.
“We encourage everyone who may or may not have a church home… to come and support the event,” said Siemens. “Our community needs to grow strong and one of the components of a strong community is a faith basis. Draw(ing) together to support our leaders and to prayerfully seek divine guidance for their building and development of our community is critical.”
Siemens said the main focus of the event is to build the community and pray for the City’s leaders.
Phil Callaway, a renowned author, will be speaking at the breakfast on the theme of families.
“We want to build up families in our city and celebrate the organizations that are already doing that,” said Isfeld.
“(The breakfast) is being done through a family and Christian lens.”
Isfeld said if the event is well attended, church leaders would like to do it again.
Tickets for the prayer breakfast are $20 and are available at City Hall or from the Alliance Church.