Welcome to the Niagara School for Missional Leadership!

We are a Gospel-focused learning community based in the Niagara Diocese of the Anglican Church of Canada that trains effective missional leaders to respond to the needs of God’s world.

Registration for Fall 2021 courses is currently open for participants within the Niagara Diocese, and on September 10 registration will open for all other interested participants!

Please browse our upcoming offerings, and don’t hesitate to use our contact form to get in touch with us!

Course List

Christian Foundations: From Abraham to Jesus

People are often confused about just what the actual foundations of our faith are. What does God want to show us and how do we conform to his “plan”? If we are to share in God’s mission for the world, then we need to have a firm idea of “the-story-so-far” and do our best to write ourselves into it—and help others to do the same!

Christian Foundations: From Abraham to Jesus

Wednesday mornings, 10:00 a - 12:00p, October 20 - November 24, 2021

*Priority registration for this course will be given to deacons and prospective deacons from the Diocese of Niagara.
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Developing a Contemplative Prayer Life: A Twelve-Step Approach

This development experience helps missioners explore four of the twelve-step approach to face themselves and the difficulty of letting go of being in control before God. By doing so, the Missioner can then dig deep with personal insight to rebuild a trusting relationship of surrender to God to then be able to rebuild and develop a personal prayer and spiritual life ...

Developing a Contemplative Prayer Life: A Twelve-Step Approach

Tuesday mornings 9:00a - 11:00a, October 5 - November 2, 2021

*Registration for this course is limited to clergy.
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Connecting with Indigenous Knowledge

This course will provide the opportunity to learn, internalize, and reflect constructively on learnings, experience, and knowledge regarding the First Peoples of Canada and to explore ways in which the “Missional Church” can contribute to a healing path forward.

Connecting with Indigenous Knowledge

Wednesday afternoons 3:00p - 5:00p, October 6 - November 10, 2021

*Registration for this course is open to all participants—lay or clergy, both individuals and groups.
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Adaptive Leadership in Anxious Times: Called to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You Are Going

In these unprecedented times, God continues to lead us in new challenges where the precedented ways of leadership are not always helpful. Yet, this changed and ever-changing world remains the object of God’s missional intentions. God’s Spirit continues to give us gifts for these ventures of faith.

Adaptive Leadership in Anxious Times: Called to Lead When You Don’t Know Where You Are Going

Tuesday mornings, 10:00a - 12:00p, September 28 - November 2, 2021

*Registration for this course is limited to ten total individual participants, but is open to lay and clergy.
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Stewardship: A Faithful Response to God’s Mission

Stewardship is our faithful response to the mission of God. We can join in God’s mission with confidence and hope as stewards of God’s abundant gifts and invite others into that stewardship. We know there is a culture shift happening ... Stewardship practices have also been shifting. What does remain the same is that stewardship is discipleship ...

Stewardship: A Faithful Response to God’s Mission

Wednesday evenings, 7:00p - 9:00p, October 6 - November 24, 2021

*Registration for this course is open to all participants—lay or clergy, both individuals and groups.
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Reimagining Church (formerly Mission 101)

Are you frustrated by decline in church attendance and ministry participation at your parish? Perhaps you’re hearing the buzz around terms like missional church, discipleship ... This course seeks to define such terms and to connect them with your experience in such a way as to inspire a new vision of the church that is actually life-giving for us and for the world.

Reimagining Church (formerly Mission 101)

Tuesday evenings, 7:00p – 9:00p, October 5 – November 16, 2021

*Priority registration for this course will be given to teams of three from a parish, including the priest.
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Missional Preaching

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 we equip people to share their transformed lives in a way that opens a generous door into faith and Christian community ...

Missional Preaching

Tuesday mornings, 10:00a - 12:00p, October 5 - November 23, 2021

*Registration for this course is limited to individuals, but open to both lay and clergy.
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Cultivating Missional Disciples: Christian Practice for Mission in Daily Life

The Missional Church Conversation has something to say about how we engage in faith formation. Rooted in our understanding of the missio Dei, not only do we understand that mission belongs first to God, but if we are to participate in God’s mission, we should be formed to do so in God’s ways.

Cultivating Missional Disciples: Christian Practice for Mission in Daily Life

Thursday afternoons, 3:00p – 5:00p, September 30 – November 4, 2021

*Registration for this course is open to all participants—lay or clergy, both individuals and groups.
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Niagara School for Missional Leadership Niagara Diocese Coat-of-Arms

Anglican Diocese of Niagara
Cathedral Place
252 James Street North
Hamilton, ON L8R 2L3

Registered Name:
The Synod of the Diocese of Niagara

Business Number: 108099771RR0001

We acknowledge with respect the history, spirituality, and culture of the Indigenous peoples with whom the Upper Canada Treaties were signed and the territory wherein our church resides.