Leading The Church Through Transformation, Change and Renewal

Credence and Co.

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 engaging change, transformation and …
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Understanding Conflict – Advanced

Credence and Co.

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 those who wish to …
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Perspectives on Medical Assistance in Dying: Ethical, Pastoral, Theological, and Cultural

Montreal Diocesan Theological College

Since its legalization in Canada in 2015, Medical Assistance in Dying has become a significant part of end-of-life care. Since 2015, legislation has expanded eligibility for MAID and there are proposals for further expansion. MAID is now part of the social landscape of Canadian society, posing new questions and challenges for Christians. This non-credit online …
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Christian Foundations I From Abraham to Jesus

Niagara School for Missional Leadership

Many people are familiar with the concept of an overarching narrative (storyline) when looking at the history of our faith: from the Old Testament, through to the New and on into the history of the church, we can see God at work. However, when people think of, say, the Old Testament, disconnected images come to …
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Ministry from the Inside Out

Credence and Co.

“The success of an intervention depends on the interior condition of the intervener.” (William O’Brien) Is this true?  If it is, it could be read to say, “The success of a church depends on the interior condition of its leadership.”  How are we as leaders (whether paid or lay) – attending to our interior journeys of faith, …
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Intentional Connection Empowering Leaders to Embrace God’s Mission in Local Contexts

Niagara School for Missional Leadership

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 Preaching

Niagara School for Missional Leadership

How do we connect God’s mission, and therefore the mission of the church, with the culture in which we live and speak in ways that help people make sense of their lives and their purpose through the lens of the Gospel? How can our words as preachers help others follow Jesus’ Way of Love more …
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God’s Spokespeople: Introducing the Prophets of the Old Testament

Montreal Diocesan Theological College

The prophets of the Old Testament offer some of the most compelling passages in all the Hebrew Scriptures. They promise a hopeful future, condemn an unjust status quo, and offer the reassurance of God’s present, and judgment to God’s people in uncertain times. This course is an orientation to and overview of the diverse body …
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Certificate in Faith-Based Community Development

Wycliffe College

Develop new skills to help your faith-inspired organizations and churches navigate, design, and implement transformative change. Church and organizational leaders directly face the opportunities and challenges of their neighbourhoods, towns, and cities in Canada, the United States, and around the world. Learn to employ tools and practices to strengthen your organizational effectiveness, community resilience, and …
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