Diocesan School for Parish Development – 2022 Summer Intensive

The School for Parish Development 2022 Summer Intensive is scheduled to happen as follows: (1) Virtual Sessions: July 25. August 1, 8, 15, 22; (2) ‘In-Person Sessions: August 28 to September 2, 2022 (Sunday to Friday). IMPORTANT: Registration includes all sessions and cannot be done for either virtual or in-person sessions only.  

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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Preaching and the Power of the Gospel: Grace, Sacramentality and Proclamation

The course will explore the practice of Christian preaching as a primary medium for “the Gospel” – the saving activity of God in the world – and will provide an opportunity to reclaim “grace” as the organizing principle for proclamation. Course will be taught in person at VST, and via Zoom for distance students (degree …
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Systematic Theology Overview

Gain an introductory grasp of the central doctrines and tasks of Christian theology. Learn to think doctrinally in the context of our current moment, situating theology within the industrialized West’s post-Christian context. Reflect on Christianity’s central doctrines in relation to a contemporary society that’s constituted by deep pluralisms and where the logic of Christian thought …
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2022 Festival of Telling

“In the beginning was the Word: The Wisdom and Witness of Biblical Storytelling” Our Annual Festival of Telling Every year, storytellers from across Canada, along with India, the USA and abroad, gather to hone their storytelling skills and repertoire in a 2 1/2-day Festival of Telling. This Festival Gathering will take place April 22-24, 2022 – and …
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Changing Church: Missional Practices and/for Beloved Community

What does it mean to lead during a time of religious, sociocultural, and environmental upheaval? What can churches do differently to reflect and nurture gospel values and God’s dream of a just, reconciled, Spirit-filled world? This course will use the vision and concepts of Beloved Community to interrogate our approach to mission. Participants will articulate …
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Entrepreneurship: Innovations in Business and Not-for-Profit

Strengthen your entrepreneurial leadership and leave empowered to take risks, seek opportunities, and pursue innovation in your vocation of organizational leadership. Discover the essential role entrepreneurial leadership plays in a rapidly changing world, seeing how it can bring renewal and long-term health to any organization. With a main focus on business and a supportive study …
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