Previous Courses

with Canon Christyn Perkons

So You Want to Facilitate the Mission Action Plan Process…

Creating a parish mission action plan is about intentional listening for the Spirit, prayer, engagement with parishioners, and a willingness to risk a bit. The plan, which is completed in four one-hour gatherings, is comprised of two to three initiatives...
with Leanne Friesen

The Persistent Parish: Pursuing Missional Movement in Cozy Congregations

We do not have to look far to find churches that are no longer the thriving congregations they once were. This can cause us great heartache. We can feel discouraged by the declining church engagement we see around us, and...
Ian Mosby Niagara School for Missional Leadership
with Canon Ian Mobsby

Introduction to a Missional New Monasticism

New Monasticism might sound strange to those of us within the church because it conjures up images of people being overly pious and wearing medieval clothing. It does, however, very accurately describe when a community comes together intentionally to commit...
David Anderson Niagara School for Missional Leadership
with Archdeacon David Anderson

Cultivating Missional Disciples: Christian Practice for Mission in Daily Life

God has a mission and invites Christian disciples to participate in God’s own life and work. Christian formation is all about being formed in this life and for this work. It is not a self-improvement project or self-help scheme. It...
Bishop Susan Bell Niagara School for Missional Leadership
with Bishop Susan Bell

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...
with John Bowen

Reimagining Church (formerly Mission 101)

Are you frustrated by the decline in church attendance and ministry participation at your parish? Perhaps you’re hearing the buzz around terms like missional church, discipleship and fresh expressions, but are baffled about what those mean or how they might...
with Gillian Doucet Campbell

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. What is God calling us to as individuals,...
Colin Johnson Niagara School for Missional Leadership
with Archbishop Colin Johnson

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...
with Archdeacon Val Kerr and Janice Whiteley

Connecting with Indigenous Knowledge

Through prayer, creativity, and reflection participants will be encouraged to be innovative partners on the creative edge of where the Spirit of God is recreating the church and what it means to be a “Missional Church” while keeping the history...
Patrick Paulsen Niagara School for Missional Leadership
with Patrick Paulsen

Christian Foundations: From Abraham to Jesus

People are also 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...

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