What are the similarities and differences between charity and justice? Are they two sides of the same coin? This webinar will look at what our engagement in anti-poverty work looks like from both a focus on charity and a focus on justice. More Info »
Spend an hour with Hillhurst United Church minister John Pentland! In his recent book, “Fishing Tips,” John offers an open invitation to be curious. Using an ancient story as inspiration, he reflects on how Hillhurst United said “Yes” to throwing the nets on the other side of convention. The result was innovative, invigorating and transformative. More Info »
The phrase "I'm spiritual but not religious" has become a cliché. It's easy to find God amid the convenience of self-styled spirituality--but is it possible (and more worthwhile) to search for God through religion? More Info »
As we seek to fully celebrate God’s diversity, understanding gender identity plays an integral role. Trans people face many barriers in society—barriers that are often present in the church as well. More Info »
Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC) is mentioned several times in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. What does it mean? How is it applied in Canada in relationship to resource development and First Nations, Metis, and Inuit? How does it relate to the Duty to Consult? Is it only ‘aspirational’? What More Info »
What was experienced and accomplished at the National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls held on February 27 in Ottawa? What can church groups do to work in solidarity in the three priority areas of: Prevention and Awareness Community Safety Policing Measures and Justice Responses Our two co-presenters for this 90-minute webinar More Info »
In all of nature, we have evidence that new life emerges from that which is dying. We also know that the future is being birthed in our “Now.” This very interactive session will ask you to consider the extravagant models of resurrection and emergence we have all around us. It will also lend you the More Info »
We live in a world of accelerating change. The complexity of Western society is rapidly exceeding our mental, emotional and spiritual capacity. We are in over our heads. The challenge of our era is to develop our capabilities and keep them in sync with our rapidly changing world. The church seems an unlikely place for More Info »
How do I interpret demographic information? How do I merge statistics about trends with decisions about ministry? What kind of pastor does our church need to reach the public outside our doors? What kind of refreshments should we serve on Sunday morning? What kinds of small group affinities will attract the interest of new people? More Info »
The command and control model of leadership yields significant results in certain contexts – like World War II. Now this model has diminishing returns in a congregational setting. Even though most congregations would deny that they search for a general or a hero to lead them through these times leaders are often torn between competing More Info »
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