Supportive & Affordable Housing: How The Church Can Play A Role

New Leaf Network

In communities all across Canada, we see a startling increase in visible homelessness. Supportive housing, that’s also truly affordable, is generally accepted as the foundation for all other recovery: health (mental and physical), financial, relational, etc. Many churches in Canada are exploring involvement with affordable housing for a variety of reasons including having surplus land, …
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Singing in the Rain–the Art of Positive Thinking

Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre

The storms of life are constant.We all face adversity in our lives. How we react to it will determine our joy and happiness. Positive thinking doesn’t mean that you ignore life’s stressors. Positive thinking means that you approach difficulties in a more optimistic and productive way. Thinking often starts with self-talk. Self-talk can be positive …
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Conflict Resolution Jesus Style

Montreal Diocesan Theological College

Our current culture is fraught with conflict and tension. People often describe “walking on eggshells” or the inability to hold a respectful conversation with others. Disputes arise within communities, the workplace, families and far too often within our church congregations. Situations seem insurmountable and people become intractable. The focus of this class is to prepare …
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Understanding Conflict Advanced–ONLINE

Credence and Co.

Facilitator: Betty Pries This workshop uses the two lenses of conflict drivers and conflict paradoxes and considers seemingly intractable conflicts and their transformation. Questions for consideration include the nature of intractability, de-escalation strategies, transforming intractable conflicts, and engaging emotions. This workshop builds on Understanding Conflict: Foundations. It is highly interactive, insightful, engaging, and critical for all …
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Collaborative Ministry Leadership in a Constantly Changing World

Montreal Diocesan Theological College

In our changing world, the ways we used to lead in the church are just not working anymore. How many five-year plans were scuttled by the pandemic? How many ‘lone-ranger’ style leaders have burned out? Where are we going and how are we going to get there?                Effective leadership for the church today, and …
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Courageous Conversations: Speaking Truth in Love

Credence and Co.

Facilitator: Marg Van Herk-Paradis While giving and receiving feedback is difficult in the workplace, it is even more challenging in the congregational context where the desire to be kind can outweigh a commitment to honesty and where most of those to whom feedback might be given or from whom feedback might be received are volunteers. …
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Good bye stress–Hello Life!

Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre

We live in a fast-paced society with a seemingly endless list of demands. Life naturally brings its share of challenges and stress. The key is to move forward so that stress doesn’t impact other areas of your life. Stress affects us all, but why exactly do we feel it and what causes it? This Workshop …
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Parish Administration 101 with Archdeacon Tanya Phibbs

Huron University College

This course explores all the nuts and bolts of congregational administration, especially designed for ministry leaders including Parish Wardens, Counsellors, Treasurers and Administrators.  

Conflict Coaching Skills–ONLINE

Credence and Co.

Facilitator: Marg Van Herk-Paradis There is no greater satisfaction than to see another person flourish and to know that one’s presence has helped a person come to this place. While conflict can cause people to struggle, a conflict coach partners with those in a conflict, empowering them to be at their best, to engage their …
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Engage Difference–Deepening Understanding for Intercultural Ministry

Canadian Council of Churches (The)

Engage Difference! Deepening Understanding for Intercultural Ministry (DUIM) is a 5-day interactive and engaging program with practical ideas for implementation in your own context. DUIM is for ministry leaders and community members nurturing cultural relevance, understanding, and awareness in their communities. Location: Five Oaks Education and Retreat Centre 1 Bethel Rd, Paris, ON N3L 3E3 …
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