Our Mission and Vision

Our Mission

The Niagara School for Missional Leadership, a Gospel-focused learning community, trains effective missional leaders to respond to the needs of God’s world.

Our Vision

To create a coaching and praxis-based learning environment where participants are equipped to respond creatively and faithfully to God’s mission.

The Niagara School for Missional Leadership centres its learning on the Good News of Jesus Christ. This Good News is, in part, that the Church is called to participate in Jesus’ mission in the world in bringing about the Kingdom of God. Jesus calls us to life and compels us to love, and as we do so, the kingdom breaks into the world around us.

The Niagara School for Missional Leadership is rooted in missional praxis, nurtured by the basic learning tools of practical experience, mentoring, theological reflection, and prayer. Each course combines elements of experiential and gathered learning with the opportunity of being mentored. They will include exposure to missional leadership practitioners, as well as to the art of theological and prayerful reflection.

Wherever possible, learning will happen in community, where participants will develop relationships with other students, experience missional leadership together, pray for one another, and (when practicable) eat together, modeling the relationship Jesus shared with his disciples.

The Niagara School for Missional Leadership is Anglican, ecumenical, and inclusive. We intentionally seek to reflect in our pedagogy the diversity of expressions of worship that make up the Diocese of Niagara. We also expect our learning communities to be inclusive of the ethnic, racial, gender, and economic diversities that are present in our diocese.