ANGLICAN AND UNITED CHURCH COLLEGES IN MONTREAL ENTER INTO A STRATEGIC ALLIANCE Montreal Diocesan Theological College and the United Theological College are entering into a strategic alliance that will deepen and build on their long-standing collaboration in theological education. Following months of discussions among members of the Boards of Governors, the two colleges have begun an 18-month transition period in which they will explore and plan for the formation of a combined Anglican-United college in Montreal. Over the course of the winter semester, UTC will complete the process of selling its building......
Rev. Jennifer Bourque & Rev. Dr. Hilary Bogert-Winkler A workshop for congregational pastoral care providers, ministry students, and clergy. This workshop will use a case-study approach to analyze and reflect on offering pastoral care with the children and youth of our faith communities. Topics will include: The pastoral care needs of children and youth Social media, pastoral care, and young people Supporting young people through grief and lost Pastoral care as support for children’s and youth’s faith development Integrating care of children and youth into the pastoral care ministry of the congregation.......
Education Intensive: Learning in the Faith Community: From Theory to Practice A three-day workshop for lay and ministry leaders involved in faith formation, learning and leadership development. Workshop participants will Gain a deeper understanding of theories and practices of education in the faith community Increase skills for planning and leadership with different kinds of learners in diverse contexts Explore real life examples, new resources and fresh ideas for faith formation Make practical applications to their local context WORKSHOP INFORMATION: When: From 9 am to 4 pm on Tuesday September 3rd, Wednesday September......
How does scripture shape our imagination to see the world differently and what does this mean for preaching? Too often preachers get trapped in a documentary or moral or laissez faire reading of the bible, which leads to informational, imperative or status quo preaching. What if we engaged with scripture more playfully, by the grace of the Holy Spirit, and allowed it to reconfigure the world, the context we see? What if preaching is not principally announcing the results of biblical excavation, telling people to shape up and fly right, or accommodating......
This workshop will cover four main areas of leadership: Session One: Creating the Future or Receiving it? Re-thinking Change We often talk about building the kingdom of God or advancing the kingdom of God or extending it. But Jesus talked about inheriting the kingdom or receiving it. Is there a difference? This session will review a process of change called Theory U by Otto Sharmer and will help us to think through how deep change takes place in our lives and in our congregations. Session Two: When Leaders Hit the Wall We......
David Csinos charts a new path to cultivate spiritual vitality in children and youth. He offers innovative ideas and thoughtful practices that help form young people as disciples of Jesus, including: Creating spaces of radical hospitality Fostering intergenerational relationships Nurturing a spirit of justice and compassion. Dates and times: Friday September 29, 2017 from 9:00 – 16:00 Cost: $75 per person includes lunch Register by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org For more information, contact Roland De Vries at email@example.com or at (514) 288-5256 ext. 209 ...
This course will examine the implications of theology for the sciences, which have cultivated new experiences and expressions of life and death in our late modern age. Students will be invited to consider also the theological implications of the sciences and scientific practices as we wrestle to understand both God and humanity. To do this well, students will explore the history and philosophy of science and constructive theological loci so that a mature understanding of both theology and science might afford the way towards thoughtful and engaging scholarship concentrated around the promises......