Retreat a time of discernment for future ministry of healing

(Continuing Education Plan Testimonial) By The Rev. Rita Harrison This past summer, I spent eight days on private retreat at Heart’s Rest in New Denver, BC.  During this time, I worked with Therese DesCamp to develop my understanding, skills and appreciation for the healing ministry of the Church.  Through our conversation, reading and prayer, I … Continue reading “Retreat a time of discernment for future ministry of healing”

Technology upgrade assists ministry

By Ian Chadwick Acquisition of a modern lap-top with the associated software to access portable and local wi-fi hi-speed internet (and e-mail)  is a relief after suffering too long with the parish’s dial-up system. They say that dial-up’s days are almost over, and I suppose the parish would be wise to wait until then to buy … Continue reading “Technology upgrade assists ministry”

Continuing education course of assistance in parish ministry (Testimonial)

By Jeanette Lewis I took a course offered at Conrad Grebel College, University of Waterloo on June 14-16, 2011 called Spiritual Leadership with speaker Graham Standish. It was based on several of his books published by the Alban Institute, one of which was Becoming a Blessed Church. It was because of this book that I … Continue reading “Continuing education course of assistance in parish ministry (Testimonial)”

Week-long conference in Minneapolis called the “Festival of Homiletics” was inspiring (Testimonial) By John Wilton

By John Wilton I attended a week-long conference in Minneapolis called the “Festival of Homiletics”.  It was inspiring.  We heard from famous mainline preachers from around North America with insightful and inspiring sermons as well as lectures about preaching.  I think this will keep me going for years with its inspiration, challenge, encouragement and networking.  I … Continue reading “Week-long conference in Minneapolis called the “Festival of Homiletics” was inspiring (Testimonial) By John Wilton”

Bishops’ Spiritual Retreat for Clergy at Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre, Niagara Falls, Ontario (Testimonial) By Ian Chadwick

By Ian Chadwick The subject retreat ran from Sunday, February 27th. to Wednesday, March 2nd. 2011. It was held at the Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre, Niagara Falls, Ontario. I attended, as has been my habit for several years. I subsequently claimed, and was reimbursed, 80% of the $325 cost. It was, essentially, a pre-lenten retreat, … Continue reading “Bishops’ Spiritual Retreat for Clergy at Mount Carmel Spiritual Centre, Niagara Falls, Ontario (Testimonial) By Ian Chadwick”