Previous Courses

with Chris Pullenayegem

Engaging the Community, Revitalizing the Church

If you want to find out how your neighbourhood is changing, don’t walk into a church: walk into a store. What can you buy now that would have seemed totally exotic twenty years ago? What did you enjoy back then...
with Cid Latty

How to Start a Cafechurch

How to Start a Cafechurch is an opportunity to reimagine what church can be in a culture where cafes are commonplace. What cafechurch principles could shape our approaches to the way we do church? What tools do we need to...
Patrick Paulsen Niagara School for Missional Leadership
with Patrick Paulsen

Christian Foundations: Reformation and Transformation

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...
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...
with John Bowen

Reimagining Church

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’re 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...
Ian Mosby Niagara School for Missional Leadership
with Canon Ian Mobsby

Developing a Contemplative Prayer Life: A Twelve-Step Approach

One of the great challenges for all those involved in new forms of ministry, mission, fresh expressions of church, and forming missional communities is that it can be utterly exhausting. Missioners as activists are expected to make things happen often...