Intentional Connection Empowering Leaders to Embrace God’s Mission in Local Contexts

Jesus intentionally connected with all sorts of outsiders as part of his mission. How can we, as followers of Jesus, have the confidence to do the same in 2023? This course, designed specifically for lay leaders and deacons, will provide participants with the inspiration, tools, and practice necessary to confidently engage with people in your …
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Missional Praying

One of the most profound ways of loving others is by holding God’s people in prayer as God works through and with them, regardless of whether they’re aware of her at work in their lives. Praying (listening to and conversing with God) is the foundation of living missionally. What does living missionally mean? It starts …
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Navigating to the Next Normal: Challenges and Opportunities for the Church in Canada

You are invited to join leading thinkers, clergy and others to creatively engage with issues facing the Church in Canada. Many of us have been thinking about new church trends for a long time. In 2011 the Congregational Leadership Program at Grebel hosted a day of conversation on Leading the Church in a Post-Christian, Postmodern …
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Invite Welcome Connect

Want to learn: The best way to Invite newcomers to your parish? Welcome them when they visit? Connect them with parish life and community so they belong? This is an invitation for parish leadership teams to learn some of the best ways to foster church vitality and growth, to re-examine their own parish systems, and …
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The Art of Coaching Teams

What you will learn Can you honestly say you are meeting all the needs of your congregation? Is that even possible? The truth is that it doesn’t matter how motivated, dedicated, or organized you are, it’s still impossible to do everything yourself. And it’s critical to have others you can depend on. You need a …
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The Table: A Shared Feast: Nourishing Hope for a Flourishing Future Church in Canada

The table is such an ordinary place… …yet set with food, drink and friends it can become a life-changing place where we can meet Jesus. There’s hidden goodness in these when we slow down and gather at the table from all the nooks and crannies, cities, and towns from coast-to-coast here in Canada. That’s why …
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Cultural Hermeneutics: Engaging with World with the Word

“Cultural Hermeneutics” aims to expand and hone students’ self-awareness and capabilities as interpreters and creative agents promoting truth, goodness and beauty in the world, standing within the purview of Christ and his kingdom. A general analysis of reality and the human world in relation to it will be augmented by the introduction of social-scientific concepts …
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Christian Faith and Practice in a (Post)Modern World

While faith in Jesus Christ has never come easily, there are certain features of modern—and now purportedly “postmodern”—societies that seem to make Christian faith and discipleship particularly perplexing. These features are commonly discussed under the heading of “secularization,” a term which points to the fact that traditional Christian understanding and institutions have grown progressively less …
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Foundations of Christian Leadership

Overview A Learning Community Do you care about the church in the world and want to build skills to lead Christian-inspired projects with joy and creativity? Foundations of Christian Leadership brings together emerging leaders from a variety of faith-based organizations as colleagues in an encouraging and collaborative learning environment. The program includes two four-day gatherings. …
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