November 8-11, 2018
Lutheridge Conference Centre, Asheville, North Carolina
Awakening Souls is an uplifting, four-day spiritual renewal conference of sanctuary, sustenance and inspiration. Music, food, nature, thought-provoking speakers and an amazing community come together in Ashville NC, November 8-11, 2018. This year’s speakers include Ed Bacon - activist priest, Heidi Kim – staff officer for Racial Reconciliation TEC, Larry Maze -retired bishop and faculty at Haden Institute’s Dream and Spirituality Conference, and Catherine Meeks - E.D. of Absalom Jones Center for Racial Healing and author of Standing on Their Shoulders. Cost ranges from $480 for commuters (program & nine meals) to $660 for residential (single room, program & nine meals).
Certificate in Missional Leadership and Formation
A cohort-based program which fosters skills in discerning mission, understanding culture, cultivating formation, and facilitating change aimed at leaders in the church who want to respond effectively to the significant challenges facing the church today. Limited to ordained ministers.
Conflict Management and Congregational Leadership (CMCL) Certificate
The Conflict Management Certificate Program, at the Institute of Peace and Conflict Studies believes that each person can learn how to deal with conflict in a healthy, effective manner. Stress, anger and broken relationships need not result. Instead, conflict can provide an opportunity to explore new ideas and work more competently/productively with others. Enhance your leadership skills and focus more clearly on the mission of the church rather than the conflicts which divide. The program is based at Conrad Grebel University College, , and grows out of the peace and justice tradition of the Mennonite faith.
Renison Institute of Ministry
The Renison Institute of Ministry lives out its founding vision of creating a welcome gathering place for inquiry, reflection, celebration, and Christian formation for service and ministry through its program of courses and events. Our courses and events are specifically designed for adult learners. Most do not require prior courses. There are no exams but there is much learning! Winter 2019 courses include Dietrich Bonhoeffer: An Introduction to his Life and Thought; The Master of Life and the Peacemaker: Narrative and Reality in the Haudenosaunee Theological Landscape; and Harry Potter and God: Love and Lumos
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Real Presence: Sending - a Liturgy Canada Conference
February 2, 2019
This day will focus on Sending - going out into the world to do God's work. What does the final act of the Sunday Eucharist - the Sending or Dismissal - actually do? Is it a time for announcements and other things that wouldn't fit into the Word or Sacrament? Or does it simply signal the end of the ritual? This conference will help us restore the Sending as an essential act in our Eucharistic Celebration, an act with the potential to reveal the deeper meaning which the Eucharist has for the life of the world. Lunch included. The conference will be held at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, 3455 Lakeshore Road, Burlington. The cost is $35 per person with a special rate of $125 for a parish.
Following Jesus Together as Anglicans and Mennonites: Kimchi Workshop
April 6, 2019 (9:00am-4:00pm)
Imagine the church as a jar of kimchi (some Canadians think of kimchi as a Korean sauerkraut). What if we spend a day as a group of Anglicans and Mennonites making kimchi, and exploring what it means to live as Christians who are as different from one another as cabbage is to garlic? This workshop involves making kimchi (no experience required) interspersed with prayer, learning activities, and discussions about how to understand and embrace diversity. How can we follow Jesus when we follow His teachings with such variety? How can Christians live in unity even while they worship and believe in many different ways? At the national level, Anglican and Mennonite theologians are engaged in an ongoing dialogue. Meanwhile, at the local level, this workshop will bring participants together in two churches across the street from each other – starting in one church and finishing in the other. A day for kimchi-making and community-making! The workshop leader is Pastor Pablo Hyung Jin Kim Sun.
Locations: Church of the Holy Saviour (33 Allen St. E., Waterloo) and Waterloo-Kitchener United Mennonite Church (15 George St., Waterloo)