Changing Church: Mission, Leadership, & Beloved Community

What does it mean to lead during a time of religious, sociocultural, and environmental upheaval? What can churches do differently to better reflect and nurture gospel values and God’s dream of a just, reconciled, Spirit-filled world? This course in missional leadership will ask these and related questions. We will explore concepts and experience practices of …
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Understanding Conflict Advanced

This workshop, uses the two lenses of conflict drivers and conflict paradoxes, and considers seemingly intractable conflicts and their transformation.  Questions for consideration include the nature of intractability, de-escalation strategies, transforming intractable conflicts and engaging emotions. This workshop builds on Understanding Conflict: Foundations.  It is highly interactive, insightful, engaging and critical for all those who wish …
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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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Conflict Assessment: Preparing Parties for Mediation

This exciting workshop offered over four mornings, provides you with an in-depth opportunity to explore the issues and dynamics involved in working with conflicted parties prior to an intervention. You will discuss matters of screening and assessment and will work through a five-stage assessment model. This workshop is engaging, the role plays really are fun and those who …
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Association of Episcopal Deacons 2021 Conference

PIVOT FROM PANIC: DEACONS FOR A POST-PANDEMIC CHURCH La traducción al español se retrasa. Vuelve de nuevo la semana que viene.Lo siento mucho. ​A newly designed A3D Conference, all online and affordable at $65.00! ​​For all those interested in deacon formation, supervision and pastoral care.  Each diocese envisions the diaconate in a contextually customized way.  When the …
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Mission Possible

Join this workshop to discover your congregation’s “why”; its mission in the community. At the core of what we do as a church is why we do it. Yes, it should all be centered on God, but how each congregation lives into that centeredness has to do with our stories. Stories as a people of …
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Graduate Certificate in Adaptive and Innovative Ministry

The Graduate Certificate in Adaptive and Innovative Ministry forms innovating leaders who listen to the Holy Spirit and to their communities, who convene and lead teams in discerning God’s work, and who maintain individual and community practices to renew their souls enabling deeper discernment in their own life and their community’s life and calling. Accompanied by a …
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