DISCOVER YOUR JOY Zoom Series

Sharing Stories of Serving Christ and the Community in a variety of ways. Join in a 3-week Zoom series to hear how several people discovered their gifts and deep joy in serving their neighbourhoods. RUNS: 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. · Jan. 24: Children’s & Multi-Generational Ministry – Maxine Simpkin, St. John the Evangelist, Middle …
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Creating Congregations of Belonging for People of All Abilities

People with Down syndrome, autism, ADHD, learning differences, dementia, medical challenges, and other differences of ability are treasured by God and should be treasured in every church. This online course provides the framework and practical tools to shape a congregation where people of varying abilities and disabilities can participate and belong. INSTRUCTED BY: John. D. …
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PART 1, THE ART OF TRANSITIONAL MINISTRY: RECONCILIATION IN GOD’S NEW WORLD

OVERVIEW What? We know that all ministry is transitional; doing ministry during a pandemic underscores that every day. Our times have brought trauma, cultivated resilience, and shown us both the possibilities and the challenges of living in liminal time. In response to the pandemic, we have brought the church and transitional ministry education online. In this …
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So You Want to Facilitate the Mission Action Plan Process…

Creating a parish mission action plan is about intentional listening for the Spirit, prayer, engagement with parishioners, and a willingness to risk a bit. The plan, which is completed in four one-hour gatherings, is comprised of two to three initiatives in three areas: Adult Faith Formation, Changing Parish Culture, and Community Engagement. Leaders for each …
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Adaptive Leadership in Anxious Times: Called to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You Are Going

In these unprecedented times, God continues to lead us in new challenges where the precedented ways of leadership are not always helpful. Yet, this changed and ever-changing world remains the object of God’s missional intentions. God’s Spirit continues to give us gifts for these ventures of faith. We can join in God’s mission with confidence …
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Frame Your Coaching

Are you ready to take your coaching to the next level? Coaching begins with training, but it doesn’t stop there. Gathering information is good and gaining skills is necessary. Ultimately, that work creates the foundation for what comes next: empowering actual clients to embrace growth and overcome obstacles. The difference between good coaches and great …
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PE351 Ministry of Supervision

Taught by the Rev. Dr. Trish McCarthy. Delivered in 2 four-day modules, four weeks apart with reading and assignments in between. Pre-Requisite: five years of half to full-time parish ministry or the comparable based on consultation with instructor. This type of course could possibly interest those experienced in ministry in advance studies.