The Art of Coaching Teams

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 team of motivated laypersons …
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Genuine Online Relationships

In a post-lockdown church, online community has become a common reality. Most churches are offering ministry online, whether it be a weekly email, a Facebook group, online studies, or live-streaming worship. In this course, students will consider how to widen ministry beyond the walls and into their online community. Readings will include case studies as …
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Building Intentional Small Groups

Small groups can be added to your congregation for deeper connection. This training will share how to develop or revitalize this ministry! About this event Facilitator training for creating an intentional small group ministry in your congregation The purpose of an intentional, faith-based, small group is to build trusting relationships with God and one another. …
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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.