Feminist Leadership For Justice, Equity and Ecology

Women leaders across the globe are dealing with dispossession from resources, capabilities, and a form of discursive ‘development’ which is deeply rooted in a capitalist and patriarchal order. In the current milieu – as women leaders face further marginalization, cultural exclusivity, and the Covid-19 pandemic – we offer this online discourse hinged on power, patriarchy, …
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Research Methods for Social Impact

Increasingly, the importance of community-led innovation and research is being recognized by funders and other stakeholders as important to the resiliency and sustainability of communities and community-based organizations. This perception is rooted in the growing body of evidence supporting the importance of the community’s voice at the table when creating programs and policies that have …
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Resource Development for Local Churches and Community-Based Non-Profits

Summary: When we answer the call of leadership to an NGO, a community-based non-profit or a local church, we accept the responsibility to raise the necessary financial resources to fulfill its mission. This course focuses on learning and applying resource development good practices within local churches and community-based non- profits. Its premise is that any …
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The Great Co-Mission: Re-Framing Jesus’ Comprehensive Strategy for Church Growth

Jesus’s strategy for growing His church is simple and yet vastly misunderstood, unknown and/or not implemented. If ALL of us as disciples of Jesus live into this mandate the way it was intended, we could witness a revival, revitalization and growth of our communities of faith. Course will be taught in person at VST, and …
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Intercultural Ministry

This course is designed to learn about intercultural ministry in order to engage in theological education in ways that integrate academic knowledge with practical skills towards fulfilling the commitment to becoming an intercultural church. Course will be taught in person at VST, and via Zoom for distance students (degree students must connect synchronously if studying …
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Hawking, Dawkins and God: Engaging Christian Theology with Science for Contemporary Mission & Ministry

This course will explore how Christian faith engages some of the big issues of modern science to enable theological reflection, effective apologetics and an exploration of science as gift. This course takes place in two locations: Calgary and Vancouver Students who take the course for audit or credit (1.5) participate in a May 27th Friday …
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