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Flourishing Update - April 26, 2023

Curiosity as an Expression of Trust

Willard Metzger, BTh, BA, MTS, DMin

Executive Director, Citizens for Public Justice

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.


Recommend Resource

Living Justice: A Gospel Response to Poverty

Edited By Karri Munn-Venn and Rev. Adam Snook

Looking for a resource to discuss, reflect, and take action on poverty in your community? Living Justice: A Gospel Response to Poverty is a book for Christian faith communities trying to live out the justice mandate to love the stranger, the widow, and the orphan, and to seek just relations within society. It is a resource for people interested in learning more about the situation of poverty in Canada, exploring the Christian call to respond, and searching for ways to engage and create change. It includes reflections, discussion questions, activities, and prayers that will provide insight into the situation of poverty in Canada, the challenges and opportunities we face as a society, and actions that we, as Christians, can take.


Upcoming Events

The Stories We Tell

(A FREE FCI and CCCU event)

Trinity Western University and online

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

7:00pm PDT

For more about the topics explored and presenters involved, click here.


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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