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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Informal Coaching and Mediation Skills for Church Leaders ONLINE

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 parties involved while seeking …
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Transforming Group Dynamics ON LINE

Group dynamics are complex at best! When groups fall into high conflict, they tend to require an intentional multi-pronged intervention.  This interactive and engaging workshop considers issues common to both group dynamics and high conflict groups.  Multiple strategies for addressing these complex issues will be considered, including: assessing high conflict groups navigating group dynamics building …
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Transforming Power, Prejudice and Privilege: Building equitable, diverse and inclusive communities and organizations

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 structures that privilege some over others …
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The Art of Transitional Ministry, Part 1: 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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Preaching, Teaching, and Studying Paul in His Jewish Context – Online

The first-century Jewish man, Paul of Tarsus, is foundational to later Christianity. Paul’s letters form a major part of the New Testament. This course is an introduction both to the person and his letters, with a specific focus on situating Paul in his early Jewish context. The course content is both historical and critical in …
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Ministry Leadership Minor

The department offers seven courses, including a church and society course which fulfills the core requirement in Societal Structures in North America category. Students can take part in faculty-led research projects over the summer. Recent projects including the We offer the Ministry Leadership minor and a number of courses related to ministry studies. These are …
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