Upcoming Retreats

Dear Retreatants, We are very happy to finally be able to share our offerings with you. We will be moving on June 1, 2022 from our current location at the Villa Saint-Martin to our new location, at the Ermitage Sainte-Croix, located at 21269 boulevard Gouin Ouest (Pierrefonds, QC H9K 1C1) on the lac des Deux …
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Teaching Ministry

This introductory course focuses upon biblical and theological understandings of Christian education and community formation for discipleship and mission. It explores techniques, tools and technology for improving the effectiveness of those who teach and those who learn in a congregational setting. Teaching in your local parish is an energizing way to spread the Gospel. Sharpen …
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Equipping Small Group Leaders

A small group leader is not a teacher, but rather holds a sacred space for respectful conversation, shared learnings, and deepening faith. The author of Gather Us In: Leading Transformational Small Groups, Dr. Angela Schaffner, explores how to become an effective leader who guides a group through change to belonging and maturity.  

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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Equipping Small Group Leaders: Gifts for Ministry

Video introduction: link https://drive.google.com/file/d/1GFr7p-qC1nL5HWkgLl0euJyxTim2CfGa/view Has your community rediscovered how gathering in small groups for prayer, study and fellowship strengthens and grows faith? This four-week module launches a yearlong journey to equip and form leaders of small groups. Join this first module of a yearlong journey to equip and form leaders of small groups. We will …
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