Listen and learn from people with lived experience of poverty. Inform your anti- poverty work by learning from and becoming strategic partners with people living in poverty (rather than seeing them as a target group). More Info »
Presenting a congregational development tool called Already Missional, which is available to EDGE consultants working with United Churches. United Church parishioners are often leaders and volunteers in the local community’s social service sector. The already-missional model explores these established community partnerships to build the congregation’s capacity for mission. The webinar will describe the tool’s “missional readiness questions” More Info »
Imagine if every time someone asked you how you were doing, you answered, "living the dream, baby!"... and imagine that you meant it! After participating in the United Church's 2013 Greenbelt Pilgrimage to the Greenbelt Festival in England, a group of ten under-40 ministers from the southern Ontario area gathered to talk about how to More Info »
We are starting off this year's EDGE webinars with an intentional focus on hope! Taking time to ground ourselves in a narrative of hope, by learning about the EDGE network's exciting new project, The Hope Collection. Trisha will tell the story of the Hope Collection, highlight the upcoming resource, and tell some of the stories More Info »
We've heard that you want to talk about property! There's a hunger in the church for more resources and support on property issues. Across Canada, The United Church owns a lot of property, so it's not surprising that many have questions on redevelopment, repurposing and sale of property, as more communities of faith look at More Info »
A useful and general definition of community development is the planned evolution of all aspects of community well-being (economic, social, environmental and cultural). It is a process whereby community members come together to take collective action and generate solutions to common problems. Christian community development engages in such work from the starting point of assuming More Info »
Facebook has become a key tool for connecting with members of your church and those interested in your ministry. Many churches find it difficult to build and maintain a vital, active Facebook presence. Thankfully, there are lots of tips and tools available to help. Join this webinar and explore methods that will help you build More Info »
Congregational ministry is tough, because the number of people attending worship services is declining. For this Webinar we start with the assumption that the primary place of ministry for the church, and that includes ministry personnel, is out in the community beyond the worshipping congregation and the church box. There are excellent examples of ministers More Info »
Reweaving theconnectional fabricthat makes us United.
See some stories of hope
from across Canada and the world.