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Flourishing Update - April 19, 2023

Resilience and Community

Paul Born

Co-founder, Tamarack Institute

Check out this short 5 minute video in our April weekly video series on Derek Cook's book, The ART of Hope: Healing the Wounded City.

 

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Deepening Community

By Paul Born

Community shapes our identity, quenches our thirst for belonging, and bolsters our physical, mental, emotional, and economic health. But in the chaos of modern life, community ties have become unraveled, leaving many feeling afraid or alone in the crowd, grasping at shallow substitutes for true community.

Paul Born describes the four pillars of deep community: sharing our stories, taking the time to enjoy one another, taking care of one another, and working together for a better world. To show the role each of these plays, he shares his own stories—as a child of refugees and as a longtime community activist.

 

Upcoming Events


The Stories We Tell

(A FREE FCI and CCCU event)

Trinity Western University and online

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

7:00pm PDT


Join researchers and church leaders across theological contexts and Canadian regions who will interact with recent research findings from four congregational case studies across Canada.


 

The ART of Hope: A Healing Approach to Ending Poverty

at Ambrose University

Monday, May 1 from 9am-12pm MDT


Explore a new approach to poverty reduction and community building by applying the principles of Abundance, Resilience and Trust (ART).




 

Eyes to See: Engaging Faith Communities in Poverty Dialogue and Action

(A Canadian Poverty Institute Event)

Thursday, May 11- Friday, May 12, 2023

Are you a church leader interested in engaging your congregation in actions to address poverty? Join Shaun Groves and Compassion Canada in this two-day workshop to build knowledge and skill to lead conversations and initiatives about poverty in your community. Based on the book Eyes to See by Compassion Canada.

This workshop will be offered live at Ambrose University in Calgary with remote link to a satellite location at the offices of the Canadian Missionary Alliance in Mississauga, Ontario. Those outside of Calgary and the Toronto Area can join online.


 

IGNITE: Cultivating United Prayer Across Canada

Ottawa -- Apr 14; Calgary -- Apr 20; Kelowna -- Apr 28; Regina -- May 5


Now is the time to pray for the healing of our country. Join our hosts for inspiration and training on how to cultivate a strong culture of prayer in your church, culminating in a public evening event seeking God's holy face in prayer and worship with humility and wonder.


 

Property Strategy Course for Church Board Members

(A Trinity Centres Foundation event) Dates TBA This TCF online course is a series of toolkits, aimed at supporting church board members. TFC's hope is to educate faith communities across Canada as they leverage strategic partnerships and government programs required to build the financial sustainability of their properties. In repositioning these properties towards the many charities who need space, new structures will also allow faith communities to remain in their communities and see new seasons of growth.


 

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