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Flourishing Update - April 3, 2024

Spiritual Growth through Spiritual Exercises with God

Kelvin Lo, Board Member and Treasurer

Good Shepherd's Chinese Christian Church

Check out this short 5 minute video, the third video in our series on

Contemplative Spiritual Practices as a Congregational Focus.


Recommend Resource

Spiritual Disciplines: Practices That Transform Us

by Adele Ahlberg Calhoun

Maybe you long for a more intimate prayer life or deeper insight from God's Word but just don't know how to get there. In Spiritual Disciplines Handbook, Adele Calhoun gives us directions for our continuing journey toward intimacy with Christ. While the word discipline may make us want to run and hide, the author shows how desires and discipline work together to lead us to the transformation we're longing for―the transformation only Christ can bring. Instead of just giving information about spiritual disciplines, this handbook is full of practical, accessible guidance that helps you actually practice them.


Upcoming Events and Resources

Christian Mission In The Meantime: What The Ascension Means For Engaging The Mission Of God Today

Speaker: Dr. Gordon T. Smith

Thursday, April 11, 2024 | 6:30-7:45pm MT

Ambrose University | Calgary, AB

In-Person & Online

Dr. Gordon T. Smith has served as president of Ambrose University since the summer of 2012. Alongside his duties as president, Dr. Smith also holds the position of professor of systematic and spiritual theology at Ambrose. Dr. Smith will be concluding his tenure at Ambrose in the coming months. Dr. Smith has particular interest in topics such as the nature of conversion and religious experience, spiritual discernment and effective decision-making, the sacraments, and the question of calling and vocation.


One Conference 2024

April 25-26, 2024

Calgary, AB | Group 3+ $99/person | Individual $149/person  

One Conference is an opportunity for Canadian Church Leaders to gather together to experience a spiritual refreshing, gain renewed focus, and be effectively equipped to lead the church of tomorrow.

With wholehearted worship, powerful keynotes, and thoughtful breakout sessions, our goal and commitment to you is that you’ll leave One Conference with a renewed sense of optimism and courage to help lead the church forward.

Join us as we gather to see where God is moving and how we can be part of His redemptive plan. 


Catholic Parish Summit

June 12-14, 2024 | Harrogate, UK

Individual - Basic: £199  

Individual - Premium: £249

Under 30: £130

Sending disciples. Equipping leaders. Launching transformation. The Catholic Parish Summit is about inspiring parish leaders with a vision of a renewed Church that is missionary and apostolic at its core, and equipping them to cast off their parishes into mission — so that they can bring people to Jesus. If you’re involved in parish ministry in any way, this summit is for you.

Whether you’re a priest, pastoral worker, bishop, ministry leader, deacon, or a Catholic who desires more for your parish — there’s a seat for you at CPS.


The Global Leadership Summit 2024

August 8-9, 2024 | October 17-18, 2024 | Early Bird Pricing: Online - $179 USD |

In-Person - $179 CAD (various cities)  


The overwhelming question facing organizations across Canada is, “Where is the next generation of leaders?”  Effective leaders are built through experience and insightful training. Investing in the GLS annually will expose your developing leaders to an environment and tools that will accelerate their growth. 

As you plan your summer and fall, be sure to get GLS dates in your calendar now. 


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