Equipping Congregations for Missional Living: From Theory to Practice

April 9, 2018 - May 28, 2018


This course is designed to integrate the concept and theology of mission with the challenges of congregational life and the call for creative participation in contexts that are undergoing deep and radical change. It will provide a framework for understanding organizational and family systems as they affect congregations, and offer tools to prepare people for adaptive change and leadership in the local and global neighbourhoods where God is at work.

Using an action/reflection process students will complete and discuss readings and undertake and reflect on an activity each week. Building on weekly assignments students will integrate their learnings into the form of a congregational case study.

April 9 – May 28, 2018

Instructor: Rev. Maylanne Maybee

Deacon Maybee’s experience is in education, social ministry, ecumenism, liturgy, and church administration. She recently retired as principal of the Centre for Christian Studies, a national school based in Winnipeg, Manitoba, for deacons and diaconal ministers in the Anglican and United Churches of Canada. She has worked for the Anglican Church of Canada in the areas of peace, justice, and ecology, served in inner city communities and parishes in Toronto, coordinated a cross-Canada network of faith-based practitioners of urban ministry, and taught religious education in private schools. This year she is celebrating the 40th anniversary of her ordination to the diaconate.