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 »
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 »
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 »
Bruce Sanguin had an awakening experience on the shore of Narragansett, Rhode Island. He realized that he was the presence of the universe, in human form, evolving. He underwent an irreversible transformation of consciousness that involved his realization of unity with All That Is. Following this experience, his theological and spiritual orientation began to shift. 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 »
Have you ever said, “I’m pretty sure our church has a vision statement but God only knows what it is.” “I’m not sure how I would describe our church to a new comer.” “We just don’t have enough volunteers to keep things going as they are.” “Another deficit budget?” If you have then your congregation More Info »
In Naked Spirituality, Brian McLaren draws upon and integrates the work of several leaders in the fields of spiritual formation and human development to propose a four- stage model of spiritual development. Within that framework, he proposes twelve basic practices or postures of the heart that are essential to a life with God, rooting each More Info »
Reweaving theconnectional fabricthat makes us United.
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