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Oct 2019
Nov 15th, 2019: Pastoral Care with Children & Youth Workshop

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.......

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Sep 2019
Notice of ATS re-accreditation visit

15 August 2019 The Montreal School of Theology and the McGill University School of Religious Studies have a long-standing relationship with the Association of Theological Schools of the United States and Canada, an educational accrediting agency. From November 18 to November 21, 2019, the Montreal School of Theology and the School of Religious Studies will receive an evaluation committee from the ATS as part of a regularly scheduled comprehensive re-accreditation visit. MST, therefore invites written comment from interested parties regarding our qualifications for accreditation. Written comments may be sent to info@mst-etm.ca and must......

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Jul 2019

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......

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Jul 2019
Oct 2019: K.J. Campbell Preaching Workshop

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......

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Jun 2019
Fall 2019: Patterns and Practice in Christian Spirituality

This course focuses on the spiritual traditions and practices of Christianity, too often neglected among the resources that people draw on for the spiritual life. It will consider how Christian spirituality evolved and changed over the centuries in response to contextual demands, and how different practices from that tradition can help us in our current context to develop lives rooted in prayer, self-awareness and discernment. Topics will include the relationship of theology and spirituality, major historical traditions and contemporary practices of spirituality, and the integration of prayer, meditation and discernment for a......

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Jun 2019
Cuba Study Tour 2020

Meet with Cuban youth, leaders, health workers, artists and others who are transforming their communities. Visit churches and social change organizations and see, first-hand, the vibrant hope and spiritually of the Cuban people! Discover the rich fabric of Cuban culture through jazz, concerts, the ballet, museum visits, lectures, and free time in Havana and Varadero. Reflect on your experiences and share insights with your fellow travellers. And return home inspired to act on what you learn. “Accommodations and meals were first class. Cubans are so friendly and extend themselves to make their......

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Mar 2019
Spring 2019 Workshop: Thinking Through Congregational Leadership

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......

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Oct 2018
Winter 2019 Workshop : Transforming Church Conflict

Transforming Church Conflict This highly interactive workshop invites participants to consider the building blocks that create conflict and those that assist or inhibit conflict resolution. This workshop includes reflection, conversation, and exercises to help those involved in ministry to address conflict in healthy and productive ways. Practical tools and skill building will be part of this foundational workshop. The workshop sessions will be oriented toward: deep knowledge of congregational health, conflict management, and leadership in churches; a spirit of “unconditional positive regard”—we engage others with a profound sense of respect and in......

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Oct 2018
Winter 2019 Intensive Course : Congregational Leadership

Congregational Leadership Most congregations expect their minister to preach, lead in worship and provide pastoral care. But what are the expectations of the minister when it comes to leadership? Whose job is it and what skills are required? This course is designed to engage in key questions around congregational leadership. What is the role of the minister in relation to congregational leadership? How is the function of leadership integrated into the identity of pastoral ministry? How is pastoral leadership related to the role of lay leaders? What knowledge base and skill set......

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Oct 2018
Winter 2019 Course: Christian Theories of Justice

An introduction to a wide variety of ways in which Christians think about justice and mercy in reference to current social issues. What is justice? What is mercy? How do Christians make sense of the social and political problems of the day? This course explores these questions through a survey of major theories of justice from both philosophical and theological perspectives. Topics include liberal, libertarian, communitarian, feminist, and liberationist theories in conversation with Roman Catholic, Anglican, and Protestant approaches as well as theologies of restorative justice, including indigenous and womanist approaches. Current......

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