Finding God in the Everyday

Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre

Do you feel like you can’t find God? What if he is waiting for you right where you are? The most amazing thing happens when we decide to search for God in the everyday. We find Him in the most unexpected places. God is always there, waiting for us to seek Him. In this Workshop …
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Marc Chagall Paints the Bible

Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre

Presenter:  Fr. Craig E. Morrison, O.Carm. Born into poverty in Belarus, Marc Chagall endured a most turbulent time with the violent collapse of czarist Russia and two world wars.  In 1941, he and his wife, Bella, fled for their lives to New York escaping the Shoah while carrying with them the White Crucifixion (a Chagall …
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Ministry from the Inside Out

Credence and Co.

“The success of an intervention depends on the interior condition of the intervener.” (William O’Brien) Is this true? If it is, it could be read to say, “The success of a church depends on the interior condition of its leadership.” How are we as leaders (whether paid or lay) – attending to our interior journeys …
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Transforming Power, Prejudice and Privilege

Credence and Co.

Facilitator(s): Betty Pries and Cayla Charles Recognizing that our social structures and personal biases can get in the way of commitment to respecting our colleagues and community members, this interactive workshop will engage themes of prejudice, power, and privilege in a manner that honours all voices in the room while also challenging the biases and …
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Spiritual Direction Certification Course (7 day intensive)

Haden Institute (The)

TWO 7-DAY INTENSIVES PER YEAR • MENTORS • DISTANCE LEARNING The Haden Institute at Mount Carmel (Niagara Falls, ON) is a haven for seekers. We teach Spiritual Direction and we offer our participants a place and space for developing a robust relationship with their unconscious.Lectures, small group work, creative embodiment practices all lead toaccessing the …
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Informal Coaching and Mediation Skills for Church Leaders

Credence and Co.

Instructor: Marg Van Herk-Paradis Conflict within churches can involve complex dynamics and highly-charged emotions, leaving those involved with deep hurt and pain. Often people from all “sides” of the conflict look to their pastors and lay leaders for assistance in helping to resolve these tensions. Being an “insider third party” – that is knowing the …
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Understanding Conflict Foundations–ONLINE

Credence and Co.

Facilitator: Paul Okoye  This highly interactive and educational workshop invites you to consider the building blocks that create conflict and those that assist or detract in conflict’s resolution. The workshop includes reflection, conversation, and exercises as conflicts are studied and models for addressing conflicts are considered. Significant time will be given to skill building for …
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Understanding, Exploring, & Managing Bias and Burnout: Via Webcast | A SELF-GUIDED COURSE

Luther Seminary

You like to be productive, so you’ve learned to stay busy. It’s nice to feel needed, so you never say “no.” Your job is to care for everyone, so you neglect your own well-being. Until you can’t. Burnout makes it hard to manage much of anything well, and that includes our built-in biases and default …
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CROSSING THE THRESHOLD: Contemplative Foundations for Emerging Leaders

Shalem Institute for Spiritual Formation Inc.

Overview A program to nurture the spiritual life and strengthen the contemplative foundation of those who sense their grounding in God and want support/mentoring as they seek to cross the threshold to claim their call to leadership and all of life, living from this contemplative foundation. Crossing the Threshold is for those who are between …
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The Art of Mindful Mediation

Credence and Co.

Facilitator: Betty Pries The goal of this workshop is to: a) introduce participants to a mediation style that purposefully shifts according to the needs expressed by the clients; b) invite participants to reimagine the types of questions mediators ask to expand the potential of transforming conflict; c) draw from the interior condition of the mediator to …
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