What Next for the Church?

Montreal Diocesan Theological College

The Covid pandemic has raised new questions about the future of Christian ministry in a changing world. This interactive one-day conference is an opportunity to explore strategies for adaptive change in a new environment. The focus will be on connecting congregations with their local contexts, building inter-cultural community, and responding to ministry environments marked by …
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Practical Preaching: From Preparation to Proclamation

Montreal Diocesan Theological College

John 20:18 tells us that “Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, ‘I have seen the Lord’; and she told them that he had said these things to her.” In this, Mary is the first evangelist, the first to proclaim the resurrected Christ. In other words, she was the first preacher. Preaching doesn’t need …
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Sharing, Solidarity and Action: Racial Justice and the Canadian Churches (An online gathering)

Canadian Council of Churches (The)

The Canadian Ecumenical Anti-Racism Network (CEARN) of the Canadian Council of Churches invites you to two days of ecumenical support and engagement in anti-racism in and through the churches. The immensity of the racism across the country that has risen up and become bolder has affected Canadian churches and its members. How are churches responding …
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The Christian Gospel and Popular Culture

Montreal Diocesan Theological College

Jesus Christ preached and embodied a message of good news—what Christians call the gospel. This course is an introduction to where that gospel message is present—and where it is absent—in the popular culture of modern-day North America. By examining contemporary movies, books, music, and other cultural sources, students will learn more about the gospel message …
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Wayfinding – a Discernment pathway

New Leaf Network

WAYFINDING Historically, wayfinding refers to the techniques used by travellers over land and sea to find relatively unmarked and often mislabeled routes. Given the ever changing shifts we’ve been experiencing this year as leaders here in Canada, it seems that so many of us, whether church planters, established church pastors, neighbourhood catalysts or lay people, …
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The Art of Mindful Mediation

Credence and Co.

Facilitator: Betty Pries The goal of this workshop is to: a) introduce participants to a mediation style that purposefully shifts according to the needs expressed by the clients; b) invite participants to reimagine the types of questions mediators ask to expand the potential of transforming conflict; c) draw from the interior condition of the mediator to …
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Reformation in Britain and Ireland

Wycliffe College

Surveys the Reformation in Britain and Ireland from the accession of Henry VIII (1509) to the death of Elizabeth (1603). Identifies the historiographical debates and the perspectives of modern scholarship. Assesses the condition of the late medieval church in respect of vitality, institutional disfunction, and reform. Provides a detailed examination of developments under Henry VIII …
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The Bride of the Lamb: Systematic Theology II

Wycliffe College

An introduction to those loci (topics) within systematic theology having to do with the relationship between the LORD God and the world, especially to human beings as created, fallen, and transformingly engaged by divine grace. More specifically, we will be covering the themes of (1) creation and providence, (2) the human person, (3) sin, (4) …
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Leading The Church Through Transformation, Change and Renewal–ONLINE

Credence and Co.

Facilitators: Betty Pries This workshop is suitable for anyone involved in a leadership role in a congregation and is not limited to pastoral staff, in fact bringing some key lay leaders may be beneficial to some congregations. Frequently we hear that people resist change. Does this have to be true? Could we find ways of …
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Understanding Conflict Advanced–ONLINE

Credence and Co.

Facilitator: Betty Pries 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 …
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