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 »
Our United Churches are full of good people who are eager to make a different in the world. But these same people are often very uncomfortable speaking their faith outside the safety of our stained glass sanctuaries. What role does preaching play in addressing this short-coming as we seek to follow Jesus in this post-Christendom More Info »
Being involved in a conversation is easy. Having a powerful conversation is something that only 1 to 2% of the world’s population does effectively. Since people and interactions which determine our personal and professional success, what could happen if we have more powerful conversations? The key topics that will be covered are: Part Two Questioning More Info »
What do we need to think about as we lead? What are we called to do? Who do we hire to help us? Learn about how the thriving ministry of Hillhurst United Church went from 75 hours staff time six years ago to 275 hours of staff time now. Increasing their budget by $91,000 / 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 »
In this webinar, Tim Keel explores four critical quadrants for missional ministry in our current context--what we're to know, who we're to be, what we're to do and how we're to relate. Presenter: Tim Keel
Join us for this exciting look at the EDGE of Ministry and Mission today. In a time of transition something is giving way, and something new is coming into being. God is doing something new in the world and we stand at the edge of this new thing, the question is how will we respond: More Info »
The webinar looks at 2 key issues: 1. What is a pioneering leader. There are lots of suggestions of what leaders should be doing but little trying to analyze what pioneering leaders might look like. I will suggest there is not one simple answer to this question but some key issues to consider which impact More Info »
"It's not so much that the church has a mission, it's that the mission of God has a church." Presenter: Alan Hirsch
Reweaving theconnectional fabricthat makes us United.
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